Princeton is one of the oldest and most prestigious seminaries in the nation, has a great academic reputation, and (we were surprised at this one) a very family-friendly environment. It’s also the only one of the three I’m applying to that offers a dual degree (M.Div + M.A. in education). So even though I’m still going to apply to Columbia Seminary (in Decatur, GA) and Austin Seminary, I’m very happy that my first choice (so far) is now officially an option.
Of course, even though I applied for admission to the fall 2007 semester, I’ll be requesting a deferred admission for one year so Amy and I can tie up loose ends here in Frisco, and prepare for the big transition back to full-time school.
Although I have come to appreciate much about my undergraduate school, and the school where I did graduate work towards my teacher certification, this is the first program I’ve applied to that I was not sure I’d even be accepted–but really, really, wanted to. Opening the letter was definitely one of those butterfly moments.