the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Before arriving on-campus:

  • Check your student email regularly ( This is a central means of communication between the administration and student body. You will receive access information with your admissions approval letter.
  • Pre-register for Orientation, scheduled for the Friday before classes begin in both Fall and Spring.
  • Review the Orientation overview online.
  • Review academic advising information online. You may request academic advising prior to arrival by contacting Academic Advising.
  • Apply for Financial Aid (on-campus master-level students) using the online Financial Aid application. Application deadlines are August 1 for new Fall students and January 1 for new Spring students. Questions concerning Financial Aid and VA Benefits should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, Norton 154, 502-897-4206.
  • Check your housing status (if applicable) by emailing Housing or calling 502-897-4203.
  • Advanced Placement exams are available in Old Testament, New Testament, Hebrew, Greek, Systematic Theology, and Church History. Contact Academic Advising for more information.

Registering and Paying for Classes:

  • Read the registration and payment instructions provided online.
  • Complete the required Cooperative Program course (free, online, non-credit). Use course #42490 to register. You must complete the course by the end of your first semester. Please direct any questions to the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Life (502-897-4205).
  • Log into Moodle ( to register for classes, view your class schedule, access class syllabi, and receive notices from professors.
  • Pay for classes through e-Campus ( E-Campus allows you access to your personal and academic information including course registration and student email. Registration questions should be directed to Academic Records, Norton 153, 502-897-4209.
  • Before paying for classes online, note the following guidelines:
    • Visa is not accepted. You may use MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or your checking or savings account
    • If you have scholarship monies coming from outside sources (churches, state resources, individuals, or employers) and would like advance tuition credit for these monies, the Financial Aid Office must receive a letter from the outside source by August 1 for new Fall students or January 1 for new Spring students. Contact Financial Aid at 502-897-4206 with questions.
    • If you have a third party such as your employer paying your tuition, the Accounting Services Office must receive documentation verifying payment by August 1 for new Fall students or January 2 for new Spring students.
  • Questions concerning payment, third party billing, and vocational rehabilitation should be directed to the Bursar Office 502-897-4128.

After arriving on-campus:

  • On-campus students check in at the Housing Office (3123 Mullins Hall) to sign your contract and receive keys and mailbox information.
  • Register your vehicle with Security below the Pavilion.
  • Get your ID picture and card at the Security Office. Wear semi-professional attire: men should wear a collared shirt with no hats, t-shirts, or facial jewelry.
  • Employment information is available in both the Human Resources Office (Sampey 4118) and the Ministry Resources Office (Norton 154).
  • For wireless access on your laptop, choose the “SBTS_OpenWIFI” network and enter any email address to log in. Direct any questions to Campus Technology, Mullins 3143, 502-897-4006.

Additional Information:

  • The Health & Recreation Center and the Library are open to new students beginning August 1 for new Fall students and January 2 for new Spring students. Campus ID cards are necessary for both. Prior to these dates, you may purchase monthly membership to the Health and Recreation Center. Before using the weight room, a brief orientation is required.
  • Health insurance is available through GuideStone Financial Resources of the SBC. You may view insurance plans and rates on their website, GuideStone representatives will make a presentation during Orientation and will be available on campus the first two days of classes.
  • You can download the SBTS Style Manual on e-Campus. Log in, select the ‘Help Desk’ tab, then select ‘Policies and Guidelines.’ You can also purchase bound copies in the LifeWay campus bookstore.
  • View the Library’s website (also available from the SBTS homepage). Access the podcasts, tutorials, and other helps explaining how to use the Library’s vast array of holdings and research capabilities.
  • Our LifeWay campus bookstore is available to assist you with your textbooks. LifeWay carries all required and optional textbooks. Most textbooks can be purchased through our LifeWay campus store at a 20% discount with no sales tax.
  • If you have any other question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact the Center for Student Success, Norton 154, 502-897-4680.
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.