Tozer Seminary Admission Process

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A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, a graduate school for ministry at Simpson University, equips Christ followers to handle God’s Word competently and to respond to the Spirit’s calling for effective service to Christ and His church.

Tozer Seminary is built upon biblical and theological scholarship, spiritual formation and character development, and professional competencies and experience. From these components, we focus our attention on the seminary student’s calling, character, and competence. These characteristics are cultivated through engagement with course studies, ministry experiences, and through relationships with faculty and fellow students.


  • Christian statement
  • One academic recommendation
  • One spiritual recommendation


Submit official college transcripts directly to the Admissions Office (2211 College View Drive, Redding, CA 96003) from an accredited institution, showing completion of a bachelor's degree; or, for applicants who do not have a bachelor's degree, official transcripts sent directly to the Admissions Office from each educational institution the student has attended after high school.

Apply for Financial Aid

File your FAFSA at (school code 001291). Fill out the A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary Financial Aid Application.

Upon an offer of acceptance - commit with an advanced tuition deposit

Upon receipt of your acceptance letter, log-in to your online application and acknowledge your acceptance. You will be asked to submit an advanced tuition deposit. Your deposit will open up full access for viewing your financial aid award letter and loan options as well as open up the student portal, create a unique student e-mail, and begin course registration.

If you have been a student with Simpson University, then you already have an account and can log in. If you have forgotten this information, please contact the information help desk at (530) 226-4940.

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* We recommend contacting the people who will be providing references for you to let them know they can complete and submit their reference electronically or by paper. If they choose e-references please log in to your application and send them a reference form. If they choose paper, please print a PDF version of the reference form for them and ask them to submit it to the office of admission. Don't forget to follow up with your references to make sure they have been completed. You can check the status of your references online by logging into your application.