For Registered Students

Email Communication

Email is our primary means of communicating with you. Staff and faculty will send messages confirming your registration in a class, letting you know about a course schedule change, or providing updates about financial aid and payment deadlines. Please plan to check your account often. You can also set up email forwarding to another account that you check frequently. Now that you have a GCTS email account, expect all email correspondence to go to this account.

Student Forms

If you’ve already completed these forms, you are not required to submit them again.

  • Entering Student Survey
    • One of the requirements of matriculation is completing the Entering Student Survey by the first day of the semester. The information you enter is confidential and is used to continue to improve GCTS (we ask for your student ID only so that we know that you completed the survey). If you encounter any issues, please contact the Assessment Committee at [email protected]
  • Student ID Card
    • Your student ID card will allow you to check out books with our partner libraries and receive student discounts at local businesses. Complete the Charlotte Campus Photo ID Request Form now!
  • Authorization to Release Information
    • To protect your privacy, we will never release information about your grades, registration, or student account balance without your advance written permission.  If you anticipate that a spouse, employer, or other party may have a legitimate interest in your student records during the course of your studies, please submit this form so that we can work with them accordingly.
  • Advanced Standing Credit
    • Our degree programs are designed to provide comprehensive Bible and theology training for students, starting from the basics and building toward advanced concepts. If you graduated from a Bible college with an undergraduate degree in biblical studies, you may be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing within your first semester at Gordon-Conwell—Charlotte.  If you think that your educational experience qualifies you to do so, contact the Registration office to inquire about next steps.
  • Transferring Graduate-Level Credit
    • If you have already engaged graduate-level studies at another institution, those courses may be eligible for transfer into a degree program. To consider courses for transfer, credits must be from another institution accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS), have been taken within the last ten years with a C grade or better, and must equal three credit hours per course. To request a transfer credit evaluation, submit your Transfer Credit Evaluation Request online. GCTS-Charlotte must have official transcripts on file to complete the transfer credit evaluation.
  • Competency Exams:  We offer competency exams for Bible courses and language/grammar courses.  Click the links below to sign up.
    • Greek and Hebrew

    • OT and NT

    • The dates for competency exams for the Spring 2021 semester are as follows:
      • Saturday, December 19, 10am-12pm EST

      • Saturday, January 16, 10am-12pm EST

      • Tuesday, January 19, 2-4pm EST

    • Please note only reserved students may take exams because they require access to Canvas.
    • Students who are not able to take exams during these times should contact [email protected]

Before Courses Start

  • Complete Online New Student Orientation (ONSO)
    • ONSO should take approximately five hours total for you to complete.
  • On-Campus Orientation
    • Due to Covid-19, our on-campus orientation has been moved to a digital experience. Our on-campus Orientation provides an opportunity for you to begin building relationships and community with your fellow students, Charlotte faculty, staff, and friends of the seminary. You will have time to meet with your faculty advisor and begin your degree program advising, as well as learn more about soul care and spiritual formation while in seminary. Our fall New Student Orientation is our kick-off event for the year, so if you are entering during the summer semester, plan to join us at the next available NSO!Please note that we do not offer childcare during Orientation.
  • Course Syllabi
    • Once you’ve registered for classes, be sure to download and review the course syllabi for each of your classes.
    • Pay attention to the semester beginning and ending dates. Even if your first class meeting occurs a few weeks into the semester, you must start course readings and assignments on the first day!
  • Books
    • You can find required textbooks on your course syllabi. The Charlotte Bookstore posts the textbook lists every semester, as well as emails out to students. Students can place their textbook orders online and have them shipped or held for pickup.
  • Paying Tuition
    • Students will find payment deadlines listed under Student Accounts. Please note that staff for student accounts and financial aid are located at our South Hamilton campus, which has different hours of operation than the Charlotte campus.

Campus Life

  • Parking
    • There is ample free parking to either side of the campus buildings; your student ID cards allow access through the central doors (but not the side doors).
  • Dining
    • Dining, shopping, and rest stations are within a three-mile drive of the Charlotte campus. Rivergate Shopping Center offers a variety of restaurants and shops (including Target and Best Buy for technology needs). There’s also a drive-thru Starbucks!
    • Students are welcome to bring snacks and meals; our student lounge offers a small galley kitchen with microwave and refrigerator, as well as a coffee bar and vending machines.
  • Harold Lindsell Library
    • You will be able to check out books and access the online database once you have requested and received your student ID card. The library is open throughout the week, and our staff look forward to assisting you with your research and studies.

Digital Live

Digital Live brings the live classroom experience to any student anywhere with a high-speed internet connection.

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