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Mail your completed application to:

ATTN: Admissions
Wartburg Theological Seminary
333 Wartburg Place, P.O. Box 5004
Dubuque, IA 52004-5004

or you may also send a scanned copy to:

Candidates for the TEEM program are nominated by their synod and approved by the ELCA.  Each candidate works with a Capacities Assessment Panel to design a path of study to complete all of the TEEM requirements.
Expected start date:
First: Middle:  Last:  Preferred:   
Current Mailing Address:
  Address 1:  
  Address 2:  
  City: State:  Zip:   
  Home Phone:  Cell Phone:   
  Work Phone:   
  Social Security Number for transcript and student account purposes:  
Marital Status:  
   Engaged, wedding date if known  
   Married, date    
   Separated, date    
   Divorced, date    
   Widowed, date    
  Name of spouse/partner:  
  Spouse/partner's occupation:  
  Children's Names   Date of Birth   Entering Grade  
Person other then spouse/partner to notify in case of emergency:
  Address 1:  
  Address 2:  
  City: State:  Zip:   
  Home Phone:  Work Phone:   
  Cell Phone:   
  Have you started candidacy through your synod office?  
  Have you received a positive entrance decision?  
  Congregation to which you belong:
  Address 1:  
  Address 2:  
  City: State:  Zip:   
  ELCA Region/Synod:  
  Region and synod through which you have applied for candidacy, if different from above:  
  ELCA Region/Synod:  
  If not a member of the ELCA, please indicate your denomination/church body and regional unit:  
  Undergraduate G.P.A.:   Undergraduate Major:  
  What languages do you speak? write? read? What is your level of fluency?  
   Language   Level of Competence  
  Type of Work - Please list current or most recent work history first Years  
How do you plan to finance your TEEM Certification program?
  Educational loans outstanding: $  
  Personal loans: $  
1. Completed Application

2. Autobiography of 4 to 7 pages, typewritten and double-spaced. Please note that you may utilize your candidacy essay in lieu of writing an additional essay for the admissions committee.

Please describe in your autobiography:  1) Events, circumstances and persons in your life that have affected your faith and sense of call; 2) Your family of origin and how it has shaped who your are; 3) Your current life situation (your physical, spiritual, emotional and financial health); 4) How others have encouraged you to explore theological study and/or the possibility of a church vocation which reflects on your current understanding of the ministry to which you feel called; 5) Assess your strengths, weaknesses, gifts, convictions and concerns related to ministry.

3. Copy of recommendation letter from your Bishop

4. Copy of ELCA Approval Letter

5. References from these 2 people using Wartburg's reference form.

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Your Pastor: not a family member  
  City: State:  Zip:   
  Home Phone: Work Phone:   
Lay member of your congregation:  
  City: State:  Zip:   
  Home Phone: Work Phone:   

6. Official transcripts for all your academic work since high school from the registrar of each institution (if applicable)

All application material may be submitted electronically to admissions@wartburgseminary.edu or mail using the address on
first page.
  How did you learn about Wartburg Seminary?  


Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the effect of a disability should contact Wartburg's ADA Compliance Officer to coordinate reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify after admission to Wartburg Theological Seminary, and prior to the start of the term. Please give us the necessary lead time to discuss your accommodation needs before the start of class.


Non-Discrimination Policy

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. ยงยง 1681 et. seq., and federal regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, it is the policy of Wartburg Seminary to consider candidates for academic admission, for financial assistance, and for employment, without regard to gender, race, age, marital status, disability, religion, national or ethnic background, and sexual orientation, or any characteristics protected by law. As an organization of the church, however, the seminary may consider religious factors, including policies of the church and decisions of synod candidacy committees.


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