FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General

What is USM's calendar & weekly schedule?

USM classes begin at the end of August and continue through May. See First Year Calendar for specific dates.

During the school year, we meet weekly, Monday through Thursday from 8a – 2p and including weekend services. 

Where is the school located?

Dallas, Texas

Does USM accept international students?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept international students to our nine month program at this time. However, you can still attend our Online School from anywhere in the world!

Is USM accredited?

No. USM is not an accredited college or university and therefore is not eligible for credit transfer or loan deferment.

Can I receive college credit for USM?

Yes. After completing one year of UPPERROOM School of Ministry in Dallas, your time in USM can be transferred to The King’s University or Faith International University for some college credit.

Admissions

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is July 1, 2024.

How much is the application fee?

$40 (nonrefundable)

What are the requirements to apply?

A photo of your driver’s license or other valid ID, digital passport style photo, a copy of your high school or college transcript or GED (NOT a diploma; unofficial copies are accepted), application fee, 3 references: 1 professional, 1 pastoral, 1 personal.

Finances

What does tuition cover?

Tuition covers all classes, books, and the Fall Retreat. Tuition does not cover any living expenses while in Dallas.

Can I work while attending school?

USM requires approximately 25 hours per week, so it is possible to work part-time during the school year. However, students planning to work during USM may find it difficult to balance homework and a job.

Do you provide financial aid?

No. We do not provide financial aid.

General

What is the calendar & weekly schedule for USM Online?

USM Online begins the week of September 11 and ends December 9.

Assignments for USM Online are handed out at the beginning of each week and are due Saturday evening. Students are encouraged to complete the work whenever is most convenient for their schedule during each week.

Does USM online accept international students?

Yes. USM Online is available to students anywhere in the world, as long as they have access to a computer and reliable internet.

Can I receive college credit for USM?

Yes. After completing one year of UPPERROOM School of Ministry in Dallas, your time in USM can be transferred to The King’s University or Faith International University for some college credit.

Admissions

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline for USM Online is August 15, 2023.

How much is the application fee?

$15 (nonrefundable)

What are the requirements to apply?
  • Application Fee: $15 (nonrefundable).
  • Completed application.
  • Digital passport style photo.

Finances

Do you provide financial aid?

No. We do not provide financial aid.