Seminary Info

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an Audit option?

In 2019, we added the option of Auditing the program. Audit students pay the same cost per year, and receive access to all material but without the burden of taking exams. This means that Audit students do not have the option to graduate.

Can I switch from Audit to Full Student?

Students interested in switching from Audit to Full Student should contact the administration (  This will be handled at an individual level.

How can I register as an Audit Student?

You may register as an Audit Student using the same application process as registering for Full Students. This includes the Application, Personal Statement, and the Priest Recommendation. 

What are the Graduation Requirements?

  1. Passing grade in four years of Hymns Classes
  2. Passing grade in three years of History, Rites and Theology
  3. Passing grade in Coptic Fundamentals (Year 1)
  4. Passing grade in Canons of the Diaconate
  5. Passing grade in Leadership
  6. Attendance of at least three conventions
  7. Completion of an Oral Exam from any convention not attended

Is attending the convention required?

In order to graduate, students must attend at least three conventions. Audit students are not required to attend any conventions. Attendance of a convention constitutes attending all sessions at a convention. 

What if I do not pass a course?

When a student does not pass a course, they will be required to register for the same year again.

When is the Graduation Ceremony?

The Graduation ceremony is held every few years depending on the number of graduates. It is held on the Thursday prior to the annual convention. The Graduation is blessed with the presence of HG Bishop Youssef and HG Bishop Basil. Graduation ceremonies have been held on the following days:

  • May 31, 2018
  • September 15, 2022.