Richmont Admissions

Richmont's Admissions Process

All applications to Richmont are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis. The Committee reviews all applications from a holistic approach taking all aspects of the application into consideration. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions team.


Attend an Admissions Event

Get to know Richmont through one of our admissions events! Information Sessions provide an overview of the Richmont experience, Preview Days introduce our School of Counseling, and Open Houses present our School of Ministry. View our upcoming events below to register.

School of Counseling Preview Days
Fall 2022

August 27th, 10 am
Chattanooga (in-person event)

September 17th, 10 am
Atlanta (in-person event)

October 15th, 10 am
On Ground campuses (virtual event)

November 11th, 6 pm
Online (virtual event)

School of Ministry Open Houses

There are no Open Houses scheduled at this time. Please check back for the spring semester schedule.

Information Sessions

There are no Information Sessions scheduled at this time. Please check back for the spring semester schedule.

School of Counseling Preview Days
Spring 2023

January 21, 2023, 10 am
Atlanta campus (in-person event)

February 4, 2023, 10 am
Online campuses (virtual event)

February 18, 2023, 10 am
On Ground campuses (virtual event)

March 25, 2023, 10 am
Chattanooga campus (in-person event)

April 22, 2023, 10 am
On Ground campuses (virtual event)

Choose Your Program of Study

Richmont’s training occurs within the context of a structured curriculum and supervisory relationships and is designed to equip graduates to facilitate spiritual growth, mental health, and relational healing.

School of Counseling

Richmont Graduate University School of Counseling provides graduate programs that integrate counselor education and Christian faith. We are committed to academic and clinical excellence by educating counselors to be spiritually sensitive practitioners. In this program, you will:

  • Develop strong clinical skills through academic training, hands-on experience, and personal and spiritual growth.
  • Earn an accredited degree that prepares you for licensure as a Professional Counselor.
  • Integrate spirituality and counseling.
  • Counsel in a variety of settings, journeying with the client toward healing and wholeness.

School of Ministry

The vision of the School of Ministry is to prepare men and women to fulfill God’s call to transformational ministry. The mission of the School of Ministry is to advance the Gospel of Christ by increasing the capacities of students to understand God’s Word (Knowing), to become whole and holy people (Being), and to lead and serve effectively (Doing).

Knowing. Being. Doing.

Review the Admissions Requirements

Please review the specific requirements for your desired program.

  • School of Counseling application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable online)
  • One official transcript from each college attended
  • One official copy of the GRE or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores
  • Three completed reference forms. These include one character reference, one pastoral reference, and one reference from a former professor/recent employer
  • A professional essay
  • A resume of vocational experience


  • School of Ministry application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable online)
  • One essay response
  • A resume with education, work, and volunteer experience
  • An official transcript from each college attended


  • Doctor of Ministry application form with a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payable online)
  • An acknowledgment that the applicant has reviewed the Statement of Faith
  • A 40 hours Master’s degree with 11 hours of Bible and Theology in Ministry or a related field of study 
  • Three completed reference forms:
    • Pastoral Reference
    • Character reference
    • Academic or professional reference
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample 
  • Personal Interview with the Dean of the School of Ministry and Program Director 
  • A personal statement that outlines the applicant’s intent behind applying for the Doctor of Ministry at Richmont. Said application must be between 500 to 700 words typed, double-spaced.



Submit Your Application

Get started on your path to becoming a Richmont student! If you have any questions when navigating the application process, contact the Admissions Team.

Admission Deadlines

Richmont reviews applications on a “rolling basis.” This means that once you submit the application, we will review and let you know of a decision within approximately four weeks. As such, we encourage you to submit your application prior to the deadlines listed below. Applications may be accepted after the final deadline on a space-available basis only. Please contact the admissions office to discuss applying after the final deadline has passed.

Fall Term

March 1

May 1

July 1

Spring Term

October 1

October 1

November 15

Summer Term

April 1

Paying for Graduate School

We want to help you make the dream of attending Richmont a reality. Linked below, please find financial assistance opportunities that we offer to help make Richmont’s tuition affordable for those who otherwise might not be able to attend.

What to Expect After You Apply

How long do I wait for a decision? When will I find out if I received a scholarship? When will I be able to register for classes? See answers to these frequently asked questions on our “What to Expect” page.