Revised Seminary Graduation Requirements

Revised Seminary Graduation Requirements

To support home gospel study and encourage daily scripture reading, seminary graduation requirements have been revised. Now, during their four-year course of study, students will not report on whether they completed reading books of scripture (Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Doctrine and Covenants and Pearl of Great Price); instead they will report whether they read the scriptures each day at least 75 percent of the time.

This shifts the focus from checking off a box to establishing a righteous habit of discipleship that will bless students throughout their lifetimes. This also allows seminary, which previously shifted to align with the 12-month suggested reading schedule for Come, Follow Me, to work with all Church organizations to support gospel study that is home centered and Church supported.1

Additional graduation requirements for seminary include attendance at 75 percent of classes and passing assessment with a score of 75 percent or better. Certificates of completion, which are more accepted in some areas, have replaced the previously used certificates of recognition.


  1. See Russell M. Nelson, “Opening Remarks,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2018, 7–8.