For the laity: For countries participating in the Bologna Process, this Institute requires a second level academic degree for Italy, the degree letters "old order" or the degree or master in archaeology, art history, or equivalent disciplines.
For clergy: The license in theology is required.
1. Students who wish to specialize in Christian Archaeology are required to complete an application and attend a subsequent interview for admission. Applications are accepted at the Institute’s Secretary Office from October 1 – 18, 9:00am to noon (excluding Sunday). The admissions interview will take place October 19 at 8:30 am. After completing the admissions interview (note that the number of accepted students is limited to 15), registration takes place from October 19 to November 5 at the Institute’s Secretary Office. New students, in addition to the documents required by articles 23 and 24 of the Statute, should also send seven (7) passport-photographs. It is implied that the registration fee, €1,000.00, includes the cost of the Institute’s annual study trip.
2. Enrollment fees for students in their second and third years will take place at the Institute’s Secretary Office from October 1 to November 5, 9:00am to noon (excluding Saturday).
3. New students receive a Course Confirmation booklet at the time of registration. They, in addition to the Second and Third year students, are required to turn in the booklet to their professors for signatures at both the beginning and end of term. At the conclusion of examinations for each year, students present the booklet to the Secretary Office for a signature confirming the completion of examinations.
4. Auditors will present their preferred classes to the Secretary office in order to receive a card, which indicates the courses that they want to attend and the subject of the professors. These students are also required, at the beginning and end of term, to attain the professors’ signatures.
The auditors are required to turn in 4 passport photos and € 150.00 per course.
5. The next Academic Year will begin on 5 November 2010 with the mass of the Holy Spirit, celebrated at the basilica of Santa Prassede at 9:00, and will conclude with the final examinations in June 2011.
6. Examinations for the Baccalaureate, License, and Third Year will be carried out in the month of June, according to the dates indicated in the Institute’s Calendar.
7. Written work for a License: The subject and the title, approved by competent professors, must be delivered to the Secretary Office by November 30, 2010; the completed work (from 50 to 100 pages) by May 20th 2011.
8. Delivering the title of the Doctorate Thesis: No later than 15 December of the Academic Year following the conclusion of the Third Year examinations.
9. Since the Academic Year of 2006-2007, the Institute has used the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).