Application for Admission for SDC

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In order to be considered for admission into the Spiritual Direction Certificate (SDC) program at Divine Mercy University, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for admission:

  • Complete the application process which includes:

After all application materials have been submitted, our Admissions office will contact the applicant regarding the interview phase of the application.

Qualifying applicants will be invited to schedule a video conference interview with Admissions. Pending the outcome of the individual meeting with Admissions, a group video conference interview with other applicants and the SDC faculty members will follow.


The Spiritual Direction Certificate program has three start dates each academic year; August, January and May.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for this program, with the deadlines as published herein.  

Applicants seeking admission to a program after the published final deadline has passed should contact Admissions for further assistance and to inquire if additional spaces may still be available. Note that seating is limited and cohorts may fill to capacity prior to published deadlines.  

Fall 2023 Deadlines:

  • Early Application Deadline 1: July 5, 2023
  • Early Application Deadline 2: July 10, 2023
  • Final Application Deadline: Aug. 18, 2023
NOTE:  This is a two-part application!  
Once you have completed *all* required fields in Part I, including the payment section, you will receive an email with the link to Part II which includes the required essays and resume upload instructions.

I. Personal Information

Present Mailing Address

Permanent Mailing Address

Telephone Numbers
Note: DMU may contact applicants via text.

Location to be considered 'home'

Most Recent Employment

II. Enrollment Information
III. How did you hear about Divine Mercy University?

Please supply supporting information so we better understand the source(s) where you discovered DMU. For example, please give the name of specific conference attended, career fair location, name of parish/church or pastoral connection to DMU, location of advertisement, name of alumnus or personal friend, etc. This information, in specificity, greatly assists with our marketing and outreach efforts.

Thank you for your contribution.

IV. Academic Experience

High School Information
Academic Institution 1
Academic Institution 2
Academic Institution 3
Academic Institution 4

V. Recommendations
Three Recommendation Forms are required for all applications of the Spiritual Direction Certificate.  The Applicant is responsible for providing the Recommender with the link to the forms and ensuring the completion of the form.

Spiritual Director
Recommender has known the applicant for
years as (check all that apply):
Pastor or Minister
Recommender has known the applicant for
years as (check all that apply):
Someone Who Knows the Applicant
Recommender has known the applicant for
years as (check all that apply):

VI. Personal Background Questions

This section asks questions related to your personal background. Each question in this section must be answered.
VIII. Payment
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