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 (In-Person & Virtual)

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
5:30 pm Refreshments/Check-in
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

As a new student at Gordon-Conwell, there are Registration and Academic Policies you need to be aware of before beginning class.


By Massachusetts State regulations, you are required to have certain immunizations to take classes. Please submit the forms below as soon as possible if you have not already done so as part of the Admissions process.

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 September 17, 2019.)

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. Please see our current & upcoming course offerings below:

Course Offerings

  • Want to test out of Exploring the Old Testament, Exploring the New Testament, Greek and/or Hebrew? Please contact the Registration Services at [email protected], for information about the competency exams (only available for Master’s degree students).
  • Want to transfer credit? Submit your evaluation early. Please contact the Registration Services at [email protected] for more information. Below you find the

Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form

You Can Afford Seminary

Financial aid is available.

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