Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Apply to Take a Course as a Special Student in the Non-Degree Program

The Jesuit School welcomes the application of all qualified persons who wish to pursue coursework through the Non-Degree program.

Application Checklist

  1. Completed & Signed Application for Admission. You may apply to JST-SCU online by completing our Application for Admission through CollegeNet or by downloading our application form, printing, completing, signing and returning it to JST-SCU with supporting documents.
  2. Non-refundable Application Fee of U.S. $50.00 paid in U.S. dollars. (Domestic students only)* fee waived for international applicants.
  3. Statement of Purpose. Submit a brief description of your academic and/or ministerial background, indicating why you wish to study at the Jesuit School, and any particular areas of interest you may have.
  4. ONE Letter of Recommendation. Submit ONE letter of recommendation that addresses your academic qualifications for graduate level study. This letter must accompany a completed recommendation form.  Preferably this letter would be from a person who recently taught you.  If you have been out of school for an extended period of time, a recommendation from an employer, a professional colleague, or a church or community leader is acceptable.
  5. Certification/Transcript.  Non-degree students who plan to audit classes must send official certification of the most recently completed academic degree program. Non-degree students who plan to take classes for credit must submit official transcripts of the most recently completed academic degree program.
  • The GRE is not required for admission to the Non-Degree program.
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Contact Admissions
Please refer all inquires, including requests for application forms, directly to:

Admissions Department

Maureen Beckman

Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing
Phone: (510) 549-5016

Kristin Casey
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Phone: (510) 549-5013

Mailing Address:
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
ATTN: Admissions
1735 LeRoy Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709