“I am lead to boast about the education received as well as ‘free’ insight offered from the Abbot. I must admit, I wasn’t sure I could pull this off – a Master’s degree while juggling so many other things in life, but thanks to his gentle, always humorous guidance, I was able to realize a long term ambition.”
When to Enroll

Students may enroll at any time by simply completing and mailing in the application form with required forms, see list on application form.

How to Enroll

Persons desiring to enroll must make application to the Office of Admissions. Applicants must submit a completed application along with bust photo, application fees and student copies of transcripts, if available. (It is the student’s responsibility to contact schools previously attended and request that official transcripts be sent directly to Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary. See application for further details.

After an application has been completed and approved it will considered active for six months. If the prospective student does not enroll within that time, all records will be discarded. Should the prospective student wish to enroll after that time, he or she will be required to submit a new application along with all documentation and fees.

Acceptance Policy

Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary welcomes students over the age of 18 providing they have the academic backgrounds necessary to assure successful completion of the programs of study. Some exceptions may apply.

Notice of Non-Discrimination Policy

Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary admits students of any religion, gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, and/or admission policies. However, studies for Holy Orders, regardless of jurisdiction, are restricted to heterosexual “catholic” males and studies are restricted to the ethos of the Seminary/College.

The College/Seminary reserves the right to refuse application(s) from any individual who does not reflect the College/Seminary’s mission and purpose.

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Transfer Credit

Students who wish to transfer credits from previous academic work must submit official transcripts within 90 days of enrollment. Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary will accept copies of transcripts for preliminary evaluation during the admissions process. Courses in which the student received a “C” grade or higher will be considered for transfer, if the content reasonably meets the requirement of the chosen program.

Transfer Limits

Any advanced standing, whether it is transfer credits or credit received from the Portfolio Learning Assessment shall in no instance preclude a minimum of 60 semester hours of study with Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary.

Portfolio Learning Assessment

Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary recognizes that learning takes place outside the traditional classroom. This learning can be through on-the-job training in business, workshops, seminars and pastoral experience, etc.

Students who have gained substantial knowledge and skill in appropriate areas may apply for credit by evaluation. Such students are required to submit a completed portfolio. Life experience credits may not exceed 25% of credits needed for the degree.

The college will determine the number of credits given for life learning experience after reviewing an applicant’s work history and previous college training. In no case will an applicant be issued a degree or diploma without having completed at least 60 credit hours of work through Saint Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary. Prospective students desiring this type of credit should complete and submit The Student Portfolio Guide along with the $125.00 submission fee. This is non-refundable and will not be applied to the overall cost of the program. Additionally a portfolio assessment fee of $45.00 is required for each credit converted from experiential and/or on the job training to college credit.


Portfolio Learning Assessment is limited to undergraduate studies. No P.L.A. will be allowed at the graduate and postgraduate levels nor any other programs.

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Program Tuition
CE, S.T.L., CS $60.00 (per credit hour)  
Th.B $85.00 (per credit hour)
Th.M $100.00 (per credit hour)
Th.D $120.00 (per credit hour)

Textbooks are not included in tuition.

Fee Description Fees
Application fee $75.00
Graduation fee $200.00 (per degree)

*Non-credit courses may be upgraded to credit level courses by completing the program requirements for that level and paying the appropriate tuition less non-credit tuition already paid.

Special Service Fees
Portfolio Submission fee $125.00
Portfolio Assessment fee $45.00 (per credit hour)
Re-Activation fee $50.00
Transcripts $25.00
Duplicate Diplomas $75.00
Returned Check fee $35.00
Overseas Student fee $400.00
Withdrawal fee $75.00
Change of Program fee $75.00


At the time of registration the student may pay their tuition in full and receive a 10%.This does not include books and other special fees. No discounts are available on the NCCA courses.


There are no refunds for tuition, fees, and related materials unless St. Stephen Harding Theological College and Seminary cancels the course(s) for which the student has enrolled.

Students who are dismissed from the College/Seminary will not receive any refund of monies already paid to the College/Seminary.

Should a student withdraw from the College/Seminary and having paid tuition in advance and having received the 10% discount the remaining, unused, tuition will not be refunded.

Special Fees Explained
  • The Portfolio Assessment Fee is required for each credit converted from experiential learning and
    on-the-job training to college credit.
  • The Reactivation Fee is charged to students who have dropped behind in their studies and have failed to communicate with the school over a six-month period.
  • The Overseas Student Fee covers other costs, which arise when corresponding and providing educational services with students in a foreign country.

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