Admission to the Bachelor of Theology and Diploma in Theology Programs

Spiritual Requirements

To demonstrate satisfactory Christian character and maturity for admission to WAAST, the applicant must

  • Be a member of a church in full fellowship with the Assemblies of God or such other church group as is approved by the Board of Administration. In all cases, if there is a lack of space, Assemblies of God members will have priority. Students from African churches not in full fellowship with the Africa Assemblies of God Alliance (AAGA) will be required to pay a higher rate for tuition and housing. This may be waived if the church is giving financial support to the general budget of the school.
  • Be recommended by the appropriate official of the Assemblies of God Church in his or her country.
  • Be filled with the Holy Spirit with the biblical evidence described in Acts 2: 4.
  • Give testimony of the call of God on his or her life and commitment to full-time ministry for God.
  • Have at least 2 years of full-time ministry experience.

Academic Requirements

For the Bachelor of Theology Degree

  • The applicant must possess the academic qualifications required in his or her country for admission to the local university.
  • The applicant must pass the WAAST entrance exam.

For the Post-secondary Diploma in Theology

  • The applicant must be a graduate of a Bible institute that is endorsed by ATTS or by another accrediting association, or hold an accepted diploma, such as a General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE) or West Africa Education Certificate (WAEC) (equivalent to 10 or 11 years of primary and secondary education).
  • The applicant must pass the WAAST entrance examination.

Health Requirements

The applicant must be certified by a qualified medical authority and deemed capable of carrying the course of studies.

Approval Process

New students are accepted into the BTh and Diploma programs one time each year, and that is for the first semester, beginning at the end of February. Applications are considered for approval only after the entire packet of information has been submitted to the Registrar’s office.

The admission procedure is as follows:

1. The prospective student should obtain an application packet from the WAAST receptionist and pay the prescribed fee. He or she can download the application from this Web site and pay the processing fee when submitting the completed packet.

2. The prospective student should send the proper documents to verify his or her academic qualifications. For any post-secondary academic work, transcripts from other Bible institutes, Bible colleges, or universities should be sent to WAAST for evaluation.

3. The application packet should be completed and returned to WAAST.

4. The church recommendation letter is to be signed by the national leader of the Assemblies of God church in the student’s home country or his designated representative. If the prospective student is not a member of the Assemblies of God, he or she needs both a recommendation letter from the national leader of the Assemblies of God church and his or her own denominational leader.

5. The prospective student should select one of the dates when the entrance exam is offered, register in advance for that examination session with the WAAST receptionist, and pay the examination fee. The student is encouraged to contact WAAST for his or her results. In certain cases, when a student lives a great distance from the Lomé campus, he or she may be able to sit for the entrance exam at one of WAAST’s extension locations. (Please inquire if you have questions.)

6. After the Registrar has received all the materials, including passing scores on the examinations and all the forms in the application packet, the file will be presented to the Board of Administration for approval. If approved, the prospective student will be notified by the Registrar’s office.