Unclassified / Continuing Education Application

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for you interest in the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. This application form is intended for prospective students who wish to take up to 12 credits in a two year period without applying to a degree program.

To register for courses you must also complete the registration form AFTER you have submitted your application. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our office by phone at 563.589.3115 or e-mail at UDTSAdmission@dbq.edu.

To be admitted as an Unclassified student you will need to:
  1. Complete this application form
  2. Provide a Reference from a Pastor or a church governing body (Judicatory) official. United Methodists must provide a reference from their Board of Ordained Ministry granting approval to take distance course(s).
  3. A second reference is strongly recommended.
  4. IF the applicant is currently a student anywhere, then the Confidential Report of Academic Standing must be completed.
  5. An official transcript: all applicants must send a copy of the final transcript from the institution granting their highest degree.
  6. All applicants must submit a narrative statement (300 words or less) indicating the reason they are applying as an Unclassified Student for UDTS graduate theological studies.
  7. Applications are not complete until the applicant submit the non-refundable application fee of $30. To pay by credit card, call Student Accounts at 563.589.3708 or 563.589.3212. Or, mail a check payable to UDTS to:
    University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
    2000 University Avenue
    Dubuque, IA 52001

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS - Please read before starting application.

I have read the technology requirements and understand that they are essential for successful completion of distance courses offered by the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

Personal Information





















Current and Permanent Address Information

Please provide at least one address. If you have an alternate address, then please complete the second address section as well.











Education History - Undergraduate

Please list the colleges where you earned your degree(s).

Name of School Location (City, State) Dates Attended Major (s)

Education History - Graduate School

Please complete this section only if you have earned a postgraduate degree.

Name of Graduate School Location (City, State) Dates Attended Major (s)

Church Affiliation









Pastor Information





Admissions Questions






Recommendation Letters

Normally, we require one recommendation. However, please be advised that under certain circumstances we may ask for an additional reference.





Please explain in 300 words or less, your reasons for applying to UDTS as an unclassified student. Describe what courses you wish to take, and why.

You may also e-mail your essay directly to Seminary Admission at UDTSAdmission@dbq.edu.