Apply to the Seminary
PROCESS OF APPLICATION FOR
THE NORTH AMERICAN COLLEGE
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Pontifical North American College. In order to submit your application, please follow the steps below. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Admissions:
|Rev. Daniel F. Hanley
Director of Admissions
|STEP 1:||Consult the Admissions Timeline for the current year in order to familiarize yourself with applicable deadlines and arrival dates.
[2018 Admissions Timeline – Word | PDF]
|STEP 2:||The STUDENT applicant completes the following forms:
[2018 Student Application – Word | PDF]
[2018 Student Forms – Word | PDF]
As part of the application material the seminarian can sign up for early arrival in Italy and summer Italian study. The applicant, in consultation with the Director of Vocations reviews the program information provided for the Italian study opportunities of the current year and indicates his choice on the form provided. This link provides helpful information for this decision. If the seminarian is not participating in early language study, he will still need to fill out this form in order to indicate his arrival date.
[2018 Summer Italian Programs – Word | PDF]
The DIRECTOR of Vocations/Seminarians completes the following forms:
[2018 Vocation Director Forms – Word | PDF]
|STEP 3:||Ship the entire admissions application including all of the above forms from the STUDENT applicant and the Director of Vocations by express courier ONLY (e.g. FedEx, DHL, UPS) by the admissions deadline. (Make sure you indicate that you are shipping documents and indicate that they have no value. Otherwise, customs charges will be applied.)
|STEP 4:||The applicant must apply for an Italian residence visa. This process can only be fully completed after acceptance and the flight to Italy has been determined, but the applicant can begin the process as soon as the application is sent by making an appointment with the Italian Consulate assigned to his region. There are two timing dynamics of which you should be aware:
|Upon acceptance you will receive a specific official letter written in Italian from the Rector that allows you to apply for a visa. WITHOUT THIS LETTER YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SUBMIT A VISA APPLICATION AT YOUR CONSULATE APPOINTMENT. BE SURE THAT THE TYPE OF VISA REQUESTED IS A “TYPE D: STUDY” VISA. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Admissions or the Vice Rector for Seminary Life.
[2018 Visa Application Instructions – Word | PDF]
|STEP 5:||After acceptance, the applicant or Director of Vocations reviews the group flight information provided for the current year and submits the Travel Information Form directly to the Travel Agency.
[2018 Travel Information – Word | PDF]
Once you have been officially accepted by the North American College and completed these steps, please proceed to the Orientation Page of our website prepared by our students to view the information they have prepared for you this year.