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Thank you for your interest in applying to Criswell College! We exist to train and equip students to influence culture for Christ. Completing your application is the first step of many you will take toward that end.

Whether you are applying to enter as an undergraduate freshman or graduate student are here to help you through the process. If you have any questions, feel free to email our Recruiter. Click the category below that best describes you to view the necessary application requirements.

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Application Requirements

High School Students/Incoming Freshmen
  1. Online Application
  2. Personal Essay
  3. Copy of government-issued photo ID (email to Admissions Office)
  4. Church Endorsement Form
  5. Recommendation Form
  6. Official Transcripts/Documents
    • High school transcript/GED Certificate
    • SAT/ACT scores (Attn: Enrollment Services, 4010 Gaston Ave., Dallas TX 75246)
    • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

For more details, view our full Admissions Requirements Process


Transfer Students

  1. Online Application
  2. Personal Essay
  3. Copy of government-issued photo ID (email to Admissions Office)
  4. Church Endorsement Form
  5. Recommendation Form
  6. Official Transcripts/Documents
    • High school transcript/GED Certificate** (required only if you have completed fewer than 15 hours of college credit)
    • College transcripts from each school attended
    • SAT/ACT scores (Attn: Enrollment Services, 4010 Gaston Ave., Dallas TX 75246)
    • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination

For more details, view our full Admissions Requirements Process


Graduate Students

  1. Online Application
  2. Personal Essay
  3. Copy of government-issued photo ID (email to Admissions Office)
  4. Church Endorsement Form
  5. Recommendation Form
  6. Official Transcripts/Documents
    • College transcripts from each school attended

For more details, view our full Admissions Requirements Process


International Students

  1. Online Application
  2. Personal Essay
  3. Church Endorsement Form
  4. Recommendation Form
  5. TOEFL iBT Test
  6. All course work completed outside the USA will need to be evaluated by our international transcript advisor, Josef Silny (we recommend the document-by-document evaluation)
  7. Financial Guarantee: Sponsor statement indicating support of USD $23,600 for graduate students or USD $24,000 for undergraduate students
  8. Proof of Financial Support: Original bank statements from the sponsor showing available funds for support or a bank letter signed by the bank manager
  9. Emergency Deposit: USD $1,000 for the applicant and USD $200 per dependent (this deposit is refundable upon graduation)
  10. Emergency deposit and tuition must be paid on a U.S. bank with U.S. funds
  11. Photocopy of passport showing full name, date of birth and passport expiration date

For more details, view our full Admissions Requirements Process

International and Transfer Students

If you are applying as an international or transfer student, take note of your specific instructions on the application. If you are an international student and have additional questions, email our Principal Designated School Official who specifically serves our international students.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

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