General Admission Requirements
Diploma: Admission requires completion of a secondary school degree or successfully passing the *General Educational Development (GED) tests for entry into the Teleo School of Ministry.
Bachelor Degree: Admission into the bachelor degree program requires completion of an associate of arts degree or the transfer of 30 semester hours of undergraduate general education credits that meet the Minnesota Office of Higher Education general studies requirements.
Master Degree: A bachelor’s degree is required to enter the master’s degree program within Teleo Graduate School of Ministry. Students with a lower grade point average (GPA) may be accepted on a conditional status. If the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.00 after completing one year of study, the conditional status is removed, and the student’s classification is changed to regular status. If a student does not maintain a GPA of 3.00 after one year, then the student will be academically dismissed. Applicants with a lower GPA may choose to pursue a non-degree certificate of completion in a T-Net Training Center.
*General Educational Development (GED) tests are a group of four subject tests which, when passed, provide certification that the test taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic skills.
Spiritual Requirements: Belief and Character
Applicants must agree with, personally adhere to, and support Teleo University’s Doctrinal Statement. By completing and signing the application, the applicant promises to respect and comply with the student standards of conduct of Teleo University.
Applicants are to give evidence of Christian character and must maintain a lifestyle consistent with biblical standards of a daily walk with Christ. Teleo University serves students in many cultures around the world, and we acknowledge that some practices will be considered acceptable by Christians in one culture but not another. Therefore, Teleo University insists that the Scriptures be the guide for godly conduct for both students and faculty. Where Scripture is clear, we will be clear, but where it is not, there will be freedom and grace.
Christian Service Requirements
Serving is an integral part of Christian life. Students enrolled in Teleo University are non-traditional students who are serving as pastors, church planters, and Christian leaders in the local church. Christian service is not something added to the course work it is integrated into the entire educational experience at Teleo University at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Serving and loving non-Christians and helping disciples grow is a way of life for those seeking to finish the Great Commission.
Policy and Provision for Female Students
Teleo University is proud to serve all evangelical denominations in training pastors and church leaders to finish the Great Commission. Our doctrinal statement is intentionally inclusive. It states what Christians have believed through the centuries around the world. Most denominations offer more detailed statements on specific doctrines, but Teleo University only requires agreement on these essentials.
Denominations and churches often hold to different views on women in ministry, but Teleo University does not impose either view on students or denominational partners.
Complementarian: This view generally teaches that while women are created with equal value to men in the eyes of God, they have been delegated a different role in the church that does not allow them to teach or to exercise authority over adult males.
Egalitarian: This view generally teaches that in the church, women are free to teach and exercise authority and serve in precisely the same way as men.
Policy Statement: All female pastors, evangelists, church planters, and spouses who desire to enroll in Teleo University, whether they are complementarian or egalitarian, will be allowed to do so. Provisions have been made within the curriculum and assignments to accommodate female students who are from denominations or a church that hold a complementarian position or whose cultural context limits them.