Reference Form (With Waiver)

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Christian Theological Seminary is a fully accredited ecumenical graduate school. We offer eight graduate-level degree programs, each rooted in a rich history of biblical scholarship, theological openness, and spiritual discernment.
As part of the application process, each prospective student must request three persons to write references that CTS can use in its attempt to appraise the applicant's readiness to study at CTS. You have been listed as a reference for the applicant identified below. Please use this form to provide your candid evaluation based on your experience of the applicant.

What you tell us is only for the use of the seminary's admissions personnel and committee. The applicant had the choice to waive the right to see what you write. If the applicant did not approve the waiver, then he or she may, upon request, see your reference. 

This applicant has WAIVED the right to review the references submitted on his or her behalf.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form on behalf of the applicant.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Networking, Recruitment & Admissions at 317-931-2300 or

Please submit your reference within 10 business days from the date the applicant sent you this link.

Degree Program(s)

Your Information

How long have you known the applicant? *
Are you a family member or close personal friend? *
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Your Recommendation

How would you describe the applicant’s involvement in ministry? *
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Submit your Reference

Please review your answers carefully.  Once you submit the form, you will not be able to edit it.  When you are ready, click on the submit button to send the form to Christian Theological Seminary. You will receive an email confirmation that the form has been sent. If you have any questions please email or call 317-931-2300.  Thank you.