Applying to CBS (Year 1)
Who Should Apply?
- Watch three short videos which will give you some important information about the Catholic Biblical School (CBS). They can be found below under the heading What You Need to Know First.
- Complete the online application form in full between May 1 and August 30 to begin CBS in September. Click here to access the application.
- Email the Catholic Biblical School Director, BJ Daly Horell at Catholic.Biblical.School@aohct.org to set up your virtual interview.
- Submit a tuition deposit of $190 (half the annual tuition*).
What You Need to Know First
Before you can schedule your enrollment interview, you need to watch the 3 briefing videos linked below. Please note, you will be asked to sign in to watch these videos.
- Virtual Learning 2020-21: This 6-minute video introduces the safe learning options available to first-year CBS students during the COVID 19 pandemic.
- Essential Learning Components: This 9-minute video highlights the five learning activities you commit to when you enroll in the Catholic Biblical School.
- Unpacking CBS “Homework”: This 8-minute video describes the hands-on practice in biblical interpretation provided through weekly lessons and home studies.
Other Things to Consider Before Registering:
Study “Tracks” and Archdiocesan Certificates
- The Certificate Track (“not for credit”) includes all students working toward the two archdiocesan certificates, starting with the two-year “Basic Certificate” and culminating in the four-year “Advanced Certificate.” Certificate students complete all five required Learning Components each year to stay “on track.”
- The Saint Thomas Seminary Track (“for credit”) includes students who not only complete all Learning Components each year, but who take on additional standards and requirements to achieve the St. Thomas Seminary Certificate and earn up to 18 college credits. Syllabi for all four CBS core courses are provided on our Course Details page.
- The Participant Track includes students who are serious about their studies but may not have time or flexibility to complete all five required Learning Components in each unit of study. “Participants” do not achieve archdiocesan certificates but can earn alumni status after four years, depending on individual achievement.
Choosing Your Class Location
The Academic Calendar
For more information, please contact:
BJ Daly Horell
Archdiocesan Director of the Catholic Biblical School
860-242-5573 ext. 2679