Students interested in the seminary have an initial interview with the vocation director who walks them through the process of admissions. Upon completion of an application, medical form, and vocation discernment essay, students are required to submit the following documents: baptism and confirmation certificates, parents marriage certificate, a letter of recommendation from a parish priest and teacher or employer. Applicants are then interviewed by three members of the seminary faculty who make up the admissions committee, take a psychological inventory, and are interviewed by a psychologist.
Admission to Borromeo Seminary can take place at the beginning of both fall and winter semesters. Applicants are encouraged to begin the process for admission no less than three months prior to the start of the semester. Upon successful completion of the application process and acceptance into Borromeo Seminary, the student begins the application process for John Carroll University.