For your convenience, our application materials are available here in PDF format. (You will need Adobe Reader to view them. If you do not already have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download it here.)
Application Materials Available for Download
1. Seminary Application Form
2. Reference Letter Form
(You will need 2 copies
Instructions: Fill in the top portion of the form, sign it, and give it to the person who will be writing your letter of recommendation with a postage-paid envelope pre-addressed to the seminary (see below for address).
Important: It is the responsibility of the person writing the reference letter to mail that form to the seminary. Please do not send the recommendation form and/or letters with your application.
(or) High School
(Applicants for the graduate program do not need to include High School transcripts).
4. Health Form
5. Immunization Record Form
Fill in the forms, sign and date. Please note that parts of these forms must also be completed and signed by the examining physician.
In addition, you should also submit:
6. A Letter of Endorsement from your Diocesan Bishop
7. A Letter of Endorsement from your Parish priest
8. A 1-2 page typed biographical statement
Reflect on your professional background and interests, as well as your reasons for applying to St. Tikhon's Seminary.
Forms & Information for International Applicants
(10.) International applicants residing in the US must also submit the International Student Transfer Form
with their application materials, as well as your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score(s). Please enter the following institution code when completing your test application form: "8670"
(11.) International students needing to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT), may also download the OPT Request Form
Once all forms have been completed, place in a document sized envelope, enclose a check for $15.00 addressed to "St. Tikhon's Seminary", and mail to:
Office of Admissions
St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary
PO Box 130
South Canaan, PA 18459-0130
If you have any additional questions, please call us at 570-561-1818, or submit an email via our Contact Page.