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Academic Background Questionnaire (D.Min., Ph.D., & Th.M. Applicants)
Please answer the following questions to aid the admissions committee in rendering a decision regarding your application for admission to Regent University.
Please provide your name
Please provide your date of birth
Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
Please provide the email address you used when applying for admission.
As an applicant to one of our graduate programs, you have already completed a bachelor's degree or will prior to your enrollment with us, if admitted. Thinking back on your undergraduate experience, please describe your overall grade performance.
I earned A’s in almost all classes (typically 3.5-4.0 GPA)
I earned mainly B’s and a few C’s in classes (typically 2.75-3.4 GPA)
I earned mainly C’s in my classes (typically 2.0-2.74 GPA)
I earned mainly D’s or failing grades (typically 0.0-1.9 GPA)
The following questions will aid the admissions committee in evaluating your goals for your chosen degree program and the reasons behind your application to Regent. Please answer each question with the minimum sentence requirement indicated, offering the most important details you would want the committee to consider in their review.
In 2-3 sentences, please share the details surrounding your testimony and making the choice to become a Christian.
Our view of the Trinity is one that we discuss often and in-depth. In 2-3 sentences, how would you describe the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit?
In 3-4 sentences, discuss your understanding and view of the authority of scripture. While scripture is welcome in your response, please include your understanding of any passage utilized and how the passage answers what you believe about the authority of scripture.
The Regent School of Divinity is focused on the study, praxis and proclamation of Renewal Theology. Renewal Theology focuses on the active and deeply personal work of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in our personal life and the world around us. In 2-3 sentences, what is your view of the present and active work of the Holy Spirit in both your own life and the world around us? While scriptural references are welcome in your response, please include your understanding of any passage utilized and how the passage describes your understanding of the renewing work of God.
Complete the paragraph: “I selected the D.Min./Ph.D. in Renewal Theology/Th.M. program at Regent because…” Indicate expectations and growth goals. (150-250 words)
Discuss your understanding of your chosen degree. How does it compare/contrast from the M.Div. and the Ph.D./Th.M./D.Min.? Secondly, how do you expect your chosen degree to impact your ministry, and would you be able to impact your ministry in the same way without the degree? (150-250 words)
How do you hope your study at Regent will enhance your calling? (250-300 words)
Acknowledgement of Admissions Policy and Certification of Answers Given
By checking this box and submitting this questionnaire, I certify that I have reported my grades to the best of my knowledge and understand that Regent University may use this information to determine my eligibility for admission prior to the receipt of my official transcripts at their sole discretion. I acknowledge that it is the policy of Regent University that all applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and high schools attended, and any decision of admission afforded to me does not change the transcript requirement. I understand that my official transcripts will be used to confirm all self-reported grades and other course information provided here, and any false statements made by me in the self-reporting of my grades may invalidate further consideration for admission or result in rescinding of the offer of admission, if applicable. I further certify that all of the responses in this questionnaire are my own work, without the assistance of others.