In a word, no, we do not require a university degree, since we provide all the philosophical as well as theological formation necessary for the priesthood. We have guys who enter our seminary right out of high school and men who were working (in everything from the military to IT to construction) before they entered in addition to some who left college in order to enter our house of formation, others who have undergraduate and graduate degrees, etc. Sometimes college students who are thinking of entering want to postpone their entrance until they have graduated, and our advice in this type of situation varies in every circumstance. However, it is worth noting that accumulating a lot of college debt can make your situation much more difficult (although it does not preclude acceptance), and that it is very easy to lose track of a religious vocation at most universities. In those cases, you need to undertake a prudent process of discernment in order to purify your intentions—you should not be foolish, but neither should you be motivated by pride or procrastination, or by the desire to see out your plans for yourself at the expense of God's plans for you, remembering that a year's delay means at least 365 masses that you will never be able to say!
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