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SMP Spring 2020 Cohort ELCE deadlines


October 31, 2019


Thompson, Mart


Application deadline: Sept. 30, 2019
ELCE deadline: Oct. 31, 2019
Vicarage application deadline: Sept. 30, 2019

 Completed applications for spring 2020 enrollment will be due from the LCMS district offices to Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions by Sept. 30, 2019. Please do not send applications to the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) Program. Applications should be addressed to:

Concordia Seminary
Ministerial Recruitment and Admissions

801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105

The complete application must be received by the Seminary no later than the due date. All Entry Level Competency Exams (ELCEs) must be passed by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31, 2019.


Students who begin the SMP Program in spring 2020 are required to attend the SMP Orientation seminar on Concordia Seminary’s campus with their mentors. The dates for the SMP Spring 2020 Orientation seminar are February 3-5, 2020. Spring cohorts also return to campus with their mentors in the fall for New Student Orientation week at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year, Aug. 25-28, 2020.