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Sometimes the best way to learn what an institution is to see for yourself!

The North American Lutheran Seminary in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, welcomes you to do just that. You could plan a personalized visit or come to one of our Be a Seminarian for a Day events. During these visits, you will sit in on a class or two, meet staff and faculty, and share lunch and worship with current students. Contact us for more information.



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Personalized Visits

The Admissions Office hosts individual campus visits for prospective students when requested. We are committed to your safety in visiting and the safety of our whole campus community, and with this in mind certain limitations and restrictions may apply. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience! Questions? Contact us to plan your personalized visit.

Be a Seminarian for a Day Events

The Admissions Office will be hosting online information sessions for prospective students. Participants will meet several staff and faculty members, as well as current students, and be given information on life at the NALS.

Upcoming Sessions:

To register, please email the Admissions Office at [email protected].

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InterTerm Intensive Courses

InterTerms can be a great way to visit and experience the North American Lutheran Seminary! Every January and June for several weeks Trinity School for Ministry and the North American Lutheran Seminary presents interterm classes and events. These consist of both Master’s level courses and free lectures. You may decide to take the course for credit or audit.

Every January and June, folks come from all over the country to Ambridge, Pennsylvania to take advantage of one- or two-week-long intensive courses offered by the North American Lutheran Seminary and Trinity School for Ministry. During these weeks, online students have the opportunity to join residential students in completing required coursework. Pastors and lay people often use the classes offered during these weeks for continued personal and professional development, worshiping and learning alongside both their peers and future leaders of the church. Visitors also have many opportunities to hear from knowledgeable scholars through a variety of free workshops and symposia offerings. Interterm courses are ideal for several categories of people:

  1. Seminarians and NALC candidates for whom the following classes are graduation requirements. (Interested non-NALS students should contact us for more information on how to register for a course.)
  2. Lutheran pastors who are interested in continuing professional and pastoral education. (You may wish to audit the class at the reduced rate of $300 per class.)
  3. Lutheran lay leaders who may find these courses beneficial for your own continued growth in knowledge and faith as well as strengthening for your leadership. (You may also wish to audit.)

Accommodations and Dining

At its Ambridge location, the NALS is just a short drive from the Pittsburgh International Airport and downtown Pittsburgh. Accommodations can be found at locations around the airport as well as in Ambridge itself, just a few short feet from the seminary front doors. Ambridge is a very walkable community with plenty of places to dine or grab a coffee just minutes away. For those who desire to venture farther, a short drive will bring one to the town of Sewickley or Monaca where there are even more dining options. Check out our map of favorites!