New Student Information

Congratulations on your acceptance to Gordon-Conwell Thelogical Seminary–Boston, the Campus for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME). We’re excited to welcome you into the Gordon-Conwell community.

Please know that all new students are required to participate in:

  1. New Student Orientation (Virtual)
  2. Orientation/Convocation/Formation (OCF) Day
  3. Online Student Orientation

Please feel free to contact our Student Services Coordinator and Registration Services with any questions at (617) 427-7293.

New Student Orientation (Virtual)

Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:45 pm Log-on/Greetings
6:00 pm Program begins
8:00 pm Program ends

Online (Zoom*)

* A link will be provided via email a week prior to the event. Please be sure that you have downloaded the latest version of Zoom before joining us. This will be important for the breakout room functionality to work properly.

Essential Registration & Academic Information


In keeping with Massachusetts State regulations, you will be required to have certain immunizations. Please contact the Registration Team for more information.

Health Insurance

All students at GCTS enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours must have “suitable” health insurance, in order to remain compliance with Massachusetts state law. If you already have health insurance, you can complete an online waiver form here. (Deadline to submit the waiver is January 28, 2022.)

Students who do not provide other “suitable” health insurance will be automatically enrolled and billed for Gordon-Conwell’s student health insurance plan. For more information regarding GCTS’ students health insurance, click here.


Once you have submitted your Notification of Intent you will receive registration information from your First Year Student Advisor. View current and upcoming course offerings.

Competency Exams

Want to test out of Exploring the Old Testament, Exploring the New Testament, Greek and/or Hebrew? Visit the registration page on Canvas to learn more about the exams and reserve a spot.

Transferring Credits

Want to transfer credit? Submit your evaluation early by completing the Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form.

You Can Afford Seminary

Financial aid is available.

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