Good morning, folks-- I joined the Puritan Board just a moment ago so that I could get you folks to weigh in on this question. I'll graduate this December, and I am looking for a seminary to attend. SBTS seemed like a solid choice for theological education. They have a stout faculty-- well published and well reformed. On top of that, SBTS has been hiring outside of their institution, which may help curb the intellectual stagnation on campus. The other plus is I live in the Louisville area. Once again, it seemed like a no-brainer. That was until I reached out to SEBTS. While both seminaries have an Advanced MDiv program, my current degree would enable me to do the Advanced MDiv at SEBTS. SBTS requires languages in their Advanced MDiv program, but I did not take any in my undergrad. This is why an Advanced MDiv w/ SBTS is off the table. The biggest difference that I see between an MDiv and Advanced MDiv would be the number of required credits. SBTS requires 94 (that number includes languages), while the Advanced MDiv requires 61 credits. That is, at least, a full year's difference. I would then be looking to do a ThM, but those are future plans. As such, they are tentative. Anyways, I wanted to ask you all to weigh in and evaluate with me the academic rigor and theological fidelity of both institutions. I would also note that my elders are helping me navigate through education questions and next steps. We have not yet talked about SEBTS, but I wanted to get info about it first. One of my elders are still in seminary though; the other left SBTS because of other demands.