Pre-Theology Program


Pre-Theology Program

Candidates for the Seminary program who have not completed all of the academic pre-requisites will be enrolled in the Pre-Theology Program. A seminarian may complete his Pre-Theology as part of the B.A. program if he has not completed his undergraduate degree. This program prepares the student for admission to First Theology.

The courses listed in the First Year and Second Year tabs comprise 60 semester hours of the Pre-Theology Program.

Admission Procedure

Those applicants seeking admission to the seminary program must furnish:

  • A completed and signed Seminary Division application form;
  • Psychological evaluation by a psychologist experienced in testing candidates for the seminary. The testing center, or professional, must be approved by the school;
  • One page account (as called for by the application) describing the candidate’s life, the candidate’s process of discernment of his priestly vocation and commitment to celibacy;
  • Three letters of recommendation;
  • Letters of evaluation from the rector of each seminary previously attended;
  • Letters of evaluation from any diocese or religious community with which the candidate was or is associated;
  • Official certificates of candidate’s baptism and confirmation prepared within six months of the date of application, and a copy of the candidate’s parents’ marriage certificate;
  • Medical certificate of good health, stating the candidate is able to undertake studies for the priesthood and is free from contagious diseases (this must be prepared by a licensed physician within six months prior to application); HIV and drug testing required;
  • Academic transcripts of all post-secondary education, proof of the highest degree earned, and all standardized test results available (G.R.E. Institution code 3429). All must be official and issued directly to Holy Apostles Seminary;
  • Criminal background check;
  • Non-refundable application fee.

All information may be obtained from, or sent to:
Holy Apostles College and Seminary
Director of Seminary Admissions
33 Prospect Hill Road
Cromwell, CT 06416-2005

First Year Pre-Theology Schedule

First Semester Second Semester
ENG 181 Research and Writing LAT 202 Latin II
LAT 201 Latin I PHS 490 Metaphysics
PHH 301 History of Ancient Philosophy PHH 304 History of Medieval Philosophy
PHS 311 Logic LLT 300 Liturgy
PAS 161 Catechism Pillars I & II PAS 162 Catechism Pillars III & IV

 

Second Year Pre-Theology Schedule

First Semester Second Semester
SPA 101 Spanish I SPA 102 Spanish II
PHH 401 History of Modern Philosophy ENG 300 Great Christian Literature I
PHS 551 Philosophical Anthropology PHS 415 Philosophy of God
PHS 414 Epistemology PHH 404 Contemporary Philosophy
SAS 101 Sacred Scripture PHE 501 Ethics

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