Sorting it Out;
Application, Registration, Payment of Fees, and Financial Aid
Our unique relationship with the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, requires that you give careful
attention to matters of application, registration and payment of fees. While some of the process and the
documentation that we ask that you provide may appear to be redundant, if you follow the steps below The United
Theological College (UTC) will be able to track your application, arrange your entrance interview and respond to
any questions that you might have along the way.
STEP 1 - Applying to McGill University - Bachelor of Theology
(at the same time as you apply for studies at UTC).
a) McGill's on-line application form is available on the Web at www.mcgill.ca/applying/online/.
b) Print a copy of your completed on-line application and a confirmation of its submission.
c) An application fee is payable on-line by credit card, refer to www.mcgill.ca/applying/online/fees/
d) Required documents:
Two letters of recommendation - The Bth reference form (in pdf) for your referees is available at
http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/theological/bth/. Normally one letter will address your academic
capacity and the other will speak of your potential for ministry.
Personal Statement - the form (in pdf) is available at
Official transcripts for all post-secondary studies, commenced or completed at this point.
e) Documents must be sent to the address(es) listed on www.mcgill.ca/applying/online/documents/
f) A SECOND SET OF THE RECOMMENDATION LETTERS AND YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT MUST ALSO BE SENT TO :
The United Theological College / Le Séminaire Uni
3521 rue Université
H3A 2A9 Attn: Entrance Committee
Note : Standard practice is that references and official transcripts must be posted by the referee or academic
institution, and not by the applicant. Unofficial transcripts and copies are not acceptable.
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STEP 2 - Applying to The United Theological College. (www.utc.ca)
UTC documents will be found at www.utc.ca
You must mail to UTC:
1. A hard copy of your McGill on-line application. The additional data that we will require is minimal.
2. A completed “Applicant Information Sheet”
3. UTC application fee of $ 60.00 payable to The United Theological College either by:
by credit card with the Credit Card payment form
on-line (indicating „application fee‟ in course description)
4. The requested material in the “Preparation for Entrance Interview” document
This material will complete our file, help us get to know you, and to be intentional about particular areas of
conversation in an entrance interview.
UTC Entrance Interview
When the College has received all material related to both your McGill and UTC applications, we will
contact you to arrange an entrance interview. Normally, this interview takes place in person but other
arrangements can be made if distance is a factor.
UTC / McGill Admission
Subsequent to a successful entrance interview, UTC will present your application to McGill with College
support of your admission. Normally, candidates will then receive confirmation of their admission to McGill
within a month.
Payment of Fees
All students in studies at the United Theological College pay tuition fees to the College and student fees
to McGill University.
UTC Tuition fees listing
Tuition Fees at UTC can be found at
A full semester load is calculated on 5 courses or 30 credits.
The United Theological College has financial aid available in the form of scholarships and bursaries.
Please review the “Financial Aid” page on the UTC website for detailed information.
PLEASE, call (514) 849-2042 ext 200, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We will gladly assist
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Preparation for Entrance Interview
At The United Theological College (UTC) we are wanting to ensure that students applying to the College
have an understanding of our approach to theological education and how we work and live together as a
community of faith. We are also interested in getting to know applicants and have some experience of
how they learn and the strengths and gifts that they would bring to this community. To this end, we ask
applicants to prepare some brief written pieces for us and then to meet with two members of Faculty, a
member of the College‟s Board of Governors and a representative from our ecumenical consortium for a
conversation about study at UTC. This entrance interview is normally conducted in person, though
applicants living at considerable distance may be interviewed by phone. Normally interviews occur after a
completed application has been submitted to the College with a parallel application having been submitted
to McGill University. Following the interview, the College represents the applicant at the Admissions
Committee of McGill‟s Faculty of Religious Studies.
Your written responses to the following questions will form a part of your file to be reviewed for your UTC
entrance interview. Your responses are considered confidential and viewed only by the Entrance
Committee. They will not be shared with individuals or committees at McGill.
1. An autobiographical statement (maximum 1250 words).
2. A reflection on your understanding of ministry and vision of what ministry might look like for you in
the future. What do you understand to be the gifts and liabilities that you would bring to this
ministry? (maximum 1000 words)
3. A reflection on your experience of diversity in the Church. How have you been challenged
personally by the opportunities for, and realities of, diversity, in your context? (maximum 1000
Please forward this information to the College with the rest of your material.
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