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Are you 'Pre-Sem'inary?

We offer a support network for students considering further study in theology or religion.

  • Have you ever thought about becoming a pastor, a music minister, a missionary, a priest, a youth minister, or a worship leader?
  • Are you discerning a possible call into a field such as Christian education, parish nursing, or church-based relief work?
  • Have your professors inspired you to consider graduate work in theology or religious studies so that you might one day teach theology, religion, or Biblical studies?

The “Pre-Sem” list is for anyone who is even vaguely considering a career in or connected to the church. We continue to expand our list of students who are considering further study beyond Hope College at a theological seminary, a university divinity school, or a graduate program in religion.

Our Pre-Sem eNewsletter via e-mail keeps you informed about:

  • Recruiters from seminaries and divinity schools who are visiting Hope or who have set up special weekends for prospective students to visit their campuses.
  • Scholarship opportunities and hints for securing the funds for graduate work in religion and theology.
  • Money that is being made available right here at Hope College to help support you in your process of discernment.
  • A database of information about seminaries, divinity schools, and graduate programs in religion, theology, and Biblical studies as you try to discern what school and program might be best for you.
  • Internship opportunities in your area of interest to help you explore your sense of vocation.

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Pre-Sem Society - seminary discernment group for students Details

Seminary Day - seminary representatives come to Hope's campus Details

Seminary visit on your radar screen? Could you use some financial help? Check out our offer!

Post-graduate theological education and scholarships?