1) Set-up your student account
Upon your acceptance, you should have received an e-mail from Admissions with your Student ID and Student Username. Using that information, you will need to set-up your student account at the link below.
Click here to set-up your account
2) Check your student e-mail
Included in your initial student login e-mail from Admissions will be your student e-mail address (studentID@students.sbts.edu). It will be important to check this e-mail often as it is the institution’s primary means of communicating with students. You can login at www.gmail.com using the password you set-up in step 1.
3) Register for Classes in April (for Summer/Fall classes) or November (for Winter/Spring classes)
Class registration is completed through your my.sbts account. Click here to access our registration help page. Note that course registration for New Students opens in April (for Summer & Fall), or November (for Winter & Spring).
4) Familiarize yourself with Canvas and My.SBTS
As a student, you will utilize your My.SBTS account. You will also have access to your “Canvas” account, which is the portal through which you will interact with your courses. You will only be able to access Canvas once you have registered for classes through my.sbts. Below is a brief description of what each portal provides:
Only available to students once they have registered for courses.
5) Register for New Student Orientation (main campus) or complete Online Orientation (online/distance students).
6) Complete Ministry Safe Training
MinistrySafe is training that was created specifically to assist organizations with developing practices and policies that help to protect children from sexual abuse. Developed by lawyers Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris, the training provides awareness to the signs of sexual abuse and to the laws related to sexual abuse. The training is required for all SBTS students before they graduate. Click here to view FAQ & instructions for Ministry Safe.
7) Login to Canvas, review syllabi and textbook lists
Once you have registered for classes through my.sbts, login to your Canvas account to access your course syllabus (which will list required textbooks for the course). You are able to purchase your textbooks wherever you prefer, but keep in mind that our Lifeway Campus Store offers price-matching for online retailers.
Have further questions?
View our New Student FAQ’s (below) or click here to view contact information for important campus offices.