The Saint Paul Seminary Office of Records and Registration
Students approved for graduate work by the Admissions Committee may register by using the University of St. Thomas web registration or in person at The Saint Paul Seminary Office of Records and Registration.
The Office of Records and Registration is located in Room 110 of the administrative building.
Sara Fritz, The Saint Paul Seminary School Records and Registration Coordinator
The Saint Paul Seminary
2260 Summit Avenue St. Paul, MN 55105
The Graduate Financial Aid Page lists all Tuition, Fees, Room and Board Rates.
Prospective students who want to undertake study beyond the baccalaureate, but do not meet all the requirements for regular admission or who may not intend to earn a graduate degree, may apply for graduate nondegree admission. The applicant must submit official transcripts of all post-secondary education, as well as a detailed resume. Nondegree students must have the Academic Dean's permission for admission to classes and may not receive financial aid from The Saint Paul Seminary. Nondegree students who wish to audit a course must have the permission of the Academic Dean.
A current student may register to audit a course with the approval of the course instructor and the academic adviser. Nondegree students who wish to audit a course must have the permission of the Academic Dean.
While auditors are not expected to take the final examination or to complete written assignments, they are required to attend all classes and to complete the reading necessary to participate fully in the class. Audited classes do not receive credit toward a degree.
Changes after registration are initiated by using the Drop/Add form. Students must consult with their academic advisor when adding or dropping a course and obtain the adviser's signature. Students who drop a course within the first ten days of the semester will receive a full tuition refund. After ten days, students receive a partial refund based on a sliding scale according to the date of the change in registration. This schedule of dates is published each semester and is available online here.
A "W" (withdrawal) grade is given when a student has decided to forfeit the course after the deadline for formal withdrawal has passed. This deadline occurs near the midpoint of the course. Students intending to withdraw from a course must notify the instructor and their academic advisor and complete a withdrawal form available from The Saint Paul Seminary Office of Records and Registration.
Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools
Students enrolled in a degree program at one of the member schools are eligible to take courses at one of the other seminaries at the same tuition rate and with automatic credit transfer to the student’s school. Students are registered on a space-available basis, with priority going to students of the school at which the course is scheduled. Students registering under the consortium agreement pay tuition through the student’s home school. Residential courses scheduled in the fall-summer terms are available under this program, subject to the policy of the offering school. Online courses are excluded.
The process for enrollment is the following:
- Students wishing to take courses from other MNCTS schools must obtain written permission from their academic advisor to confirm that the course is appropriate to their academic goals and transferable to their primary program of study.
- Prior to enrolling in the course, students must fulfill any prerequisites or other condition required of the program sponsoring the course.
- Students register for courses by contacting The Saint Paul Seminary School Records and Registration Coordinator who will process the registration or direct students to the appropriate office through which they must register.
All degree-seeking students at The Saint Paul Seminary are required to be enrolled continuously each semester from initial matriculation until all degree requirements are completed and graduation has occurred. Any student who is not registered for at least one course in any semester (excluding summers), will be automatically registered with a continuous enrollment designation and assessed a fee of $100 by the University of St. Thomas. For students in the Master of Arts in Theology degree program, the continuous enrollment fee will not be assessed for semesters in which the student is registered for thesis direction or research portfolio submission. Continuous enrollment registration maintains a student’s active status and allows access to university resources. The fee covers administration costs, library usage, and other expenses associated with maintaining an individual’s status as a degree-seeking student. Students should be aware that the continuous enrollment status has 0 credits attached and, therefore, does not qualify a student for loan deferment.
For extenuating circumstances (e.g., active military service, significant personal health concerns, family crisis, etc.), a student may request a leave of absence; however, such leaves are normally granted for no more than two consecutive semesters. Requests for a leave of absence must be made in writing prior to the first day of class for the semester(s) in which the student wishes to take a leave. Leaves of absence are granted solely at the discretion of the Academic Dean in consultation with the Program Director. Unless a leave of absence is granted, the only way to avoid the billing of the continuous enrollment fee is to formally withdraw from the degree program in writing, which will preclude the awarding of any degree.