Registration Office - Boston

Welcome to the Gordon-Conwell Boston Campus Registration Office website. Please use the drop down menu below to help answer your questions. All forms should be submitted to the Registration Office at cumereg@gcts.edu.

If you don’t find the answers you need below there is a form to submit your questions directly to the Registration Office. We will respond as soon as possible.

Boston Student Handbook

Please see our 2018-2019 Boston Student Handbook (PDF) to learn about the campus, review academic policies, and find answers to questions you may have about studying with our community. 

General Registration & Advising Information

Course Registration

At the beginning of each semester students are required to register for courses online through their CAMS student portal or by filing out a registration form and submitting it to the Registration Office.

  • Please click here for the 2018-2019 Academic Year registration form.

Semlink+ Registration:

Students have the option of taking a portion of their classes online through our Semlink+ program. You may register through the CAMS student portal. The classes are identified by course type "i". 

Please visit the Semlink+ website for more information. 

Academic Advising

Academic Advising is available to students every semester. You can request an appointment by emailing or calling your adviser to set up a time to meet in person or over the phone. Please locate your adviser based on your degree program:

Master of Divinity - Dr. Jason Hood, jhood@gcts.edu
Master of Counseling - Dr. Jacqueline Dyer, jdyer@gcts.edu
Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership - Dr. Virginia Ward, vward@gcts.edu
Diploma in Urban Church Ministry - Professor Quonekuia Day, qday@gcts.edu
Spanish Diploma Program - Rev. Lucrecia Rodriguez-Lynch, mrodriguez1@gcts.edu
Graduate Certificate Program - Dr. Jason Hood, jhood@gcts.edu 

To reach your adviser by phone please call the Front Desk, 617-427-7293 during office hours. 

Changing Degree Programs

Current Boston Campus students who wish to change their current program should complete an abbreviated application and submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  1. Degree transfer application
  2. One recommendation letter from a GCTS faculty member
  3. Personal statement (300-500 words) indicating why a change in degree is desired
  4. Students must be in good academic standing before submitting a transfer degree application. A GPA of 2.5 is required.

Students who wish to apply for a Master of Arts in Counseling (MACO) degree will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Submit a statement in answer to the following: "Why MACO? Why now?" (300-500 words).
    Please note: students must have a vocational goal requiring the specialization available in the Master of Arts in Counseling program.
  2. Must meet the general admission requirement of the seminary
  3. Must have previously completed an undergraduate or prior graduate degree program
  4. It is recommended that the application have at least 20 semester hours in psychology and/or related disciplines. Life experience will be evaluated on an individual basis and considered as modification of the academic background requirements stated above. 
  5. Must have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

All completed applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office. 

Adding/Dropping/Withdrawing from Courses

Students may add or drop a course within the Add/Drop deadline noted in the Academic Calendar. There is one Add/Drop deadline for all classes, regardless of start date. If you do not drop the class by this date you will not receive 100% refund.

There will be a $50 processing fee charged to your account for classes added/dropped after the deadline, and refunds for dropped classes will be prorated in accordance with the calendar. All courses that are not officially dropped by using an Add/Drop form will be considered attended in full and will not be granted a refund.

Students can withdraw from a course through the last day of the semester and a ‘W’ will appear on your transcript. The amount of tuition refunded will be prorated in accordance with the calendar.

Please find the current calendar here to check deadlines and refund schedules.

Please click here to find the Add/Drop/Withdraw form.

 
 

Specific Registration Office Requests/Forms

 

Pass/Fail Requests

If you would like to take a class pass/fail please fill out the form below before the registration deadline. MDiv students can take up to 4 classes pass/fail and MAUML students can take up to 2 classes pass/fail. 

Please click here for the Pass/Fail Request form.

Extension Requests

Students may petition for a coursework extension (including Semlink) through the Registrar’s Office. Whenever an extension is granted to a student withdrawal from the course is not possible—the student will fail the course if the work is not completed by the agreed extended date.

Please click here to find the Extension Request form.
 

An Extension Petition Processing Fee of $20 per course will be applied to the student's account upon submission of an Extension Petition to the Registration Office. 

General Petition

Students may use the General Petition form to address any other request concerning their programs.

Please click here to find the General Petition.
 

NT/OT Competency Exam and Biblical Languages Proficiency Exams

The NT/OT competency exams as well as Greek and Hebrew proficiency exams are administered at the beginning of the Spring and Fall Semesters as specified on the Academic Calendar. You must register before the date provided on the Academic Calendar.


Please find the current calendar here to check deadlines.

Please click here to download a PDF version of the Competency Exam form, or click here to electronically reserve your spot.

Boston Theological Institute (BTI) Registration

Students may petition for BTI courses during Fall, Spring, and January sessions. BTI registration follow the same registration policies for regular GCTS courses. The BTI Registration forms can be filled out online through the BTI website. Click here for more information.

Courtesy and Official Audit

Active students and GCTS alumnae/alumni may register as courtesy auditors in any given semester based on space availability. This will not appear on any transcripts and it is limited to one courtesy audit a semester.

Please click here to find the Courtesy Audit form.

To register for an Official Audit please use the regular registration form and mark ‘AU’ in the column provided. You will be charged $150 and ‘AU’ will appear on your transcript. 

Please note that all registration ends by the add/drop deadline in the Academic Calendar. Please find the current calendar here to check deadlines. 

Transfer Credit Evaluation Form

Students who have completed Master's level courses at an accredited seminary can petition to transfer credits in to count towards a GCTS Master's degree. 

Please click here for the Transfer Credit Evaluation form. 

Graduating Students

In order to ensure that you have completed the necessary requirements to graduate please fill out the Graduation Application. The Registration Office will be in touch with you upon receiving the form. 

Leave of Absence/Withdrawal Form

If you are officially withdrawing from the seminary, or you need to take a leave of absence for a specific period of time, please complete the form and submit it to the Registration Office at cumereg@gcts.edu.  To return after a leave of absence simply submit a request in writing to be reinstated.  Please follow the policies and instructions as written on the form.

Please click here for the Leave of Absence/Withdrawal form.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the criteria for academic probation?

Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0 (the required GPA to graduate) will be automatically placed on academic probation. Students will receive a letter in the mail if this occurs and will be prohibited from taking more than 6 credits a semester until the GPA is above 2.0. If a student's GPA remains below a 2.0 for two consecutive semesters they will be asked to withdraw for a period of one year. 

Please read the full policy in the Boston Student Handbook. 

Why am I locked out of my email/CAMS/SAKAI?

Mostly likely because you need to reset your password. GCTS passwords need to be reset every 180 days. In order to reset your password please follow these instructions.

Please take a look at this IT presentation for help accessing your GCTS email, CAMS and SAKAI.

There are several other reasons why you may have trouble accessing your account. Please see the IT Service Desk website and FAQs if you are having further troubles.

If you are unable to access your account please call the Service Desk at 978-646-4357 or email servicedesk@gordonconwell.edu.

Do you need help forwarding your GCTS email to your personal email? Click here for instructions.

When do I get a student ID card? Can I get mine replaced?

Student ID cards are issued to every new student at the beginning of their first semester. If you did not receive an ID card or need a replacement card printed please fill out the form below. Replacement cards are $5.00 each. 

When is my tuition due?

Tuition payments are noted in the Academic Calendar. If the payment is not made by the first deadline you will be automatically placed on a payment plan for the remainder of the semester with a $50 fee.

Please find the current calendar here to check deadlines. 

Please click here for more information on how to make payments.

How can I see my grades?

Grades can be accessed through the CAMS student portal after filling out course evaluations online. Grades are not mailed to students’ home addresses or available by telephone. 

How can I request a copy of my transcript? 

Official Transcripts can be obtained through the CAMS student portal under “Order My Transcript.” Your student account must be paid in full prior to placing a request for an official or unofficial transcript.

Please click here for more information.

 

 

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Contact Information

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Boston Campus            
Registration Office
90 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119
Tel: (617) 427-7293 Fax: (617) 541-3432
Email: cumereg@gordonconwell.edu

Office Hours

Fall & Spring Semester Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.