2013 FALL SEMESTER REGISTRATION
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2013-14 Fee Schedule (available April 30, 2013)
Seminary Account: Be sure your Seminary account is clear, that all forms and documents required by Admissions, Field Education or the Registrar have been submitted as requested and that library resources are returned when due. See Section 6 of the Student Handbook for complete details and procedures. Registrations are not valid until tuition is paid in full, a Stafford Loan has been certified, and/or a deferred payment plan has been approved by the Business Office.
Tuition and Fees for Fall 2013-14: Upon approval of the fee schedule by the Board of Trustees (expected April 26), a pre-bill that reflects the tuition and fee charges for Fall 2013 will be available via your SONISWEB account. (The pre-bill may not reflect anticipated adjustments such as government loans, seminary scholarship or tuition discount that may be applicable.) Payment may be made from the pre-bill and is due not later than August 15, 2013. Registrations are not valid until tuition is paid in full, a government loan has been certified, and/or a Request to Defer Payment Form has been submitted to and approved by the Business Office.
Registration Holds: Even if your adviser has cleared you for on-line registration, you may be placed on Registration Hold for any of the following:
Outstanding balance on your Seminary account
Outstanding documents or resources such as transcripts, clearances, references, library resources, etc.
Any holds will be noted in your SONISWEB account.
Audit: See Section 5.4 of the Student Handbook for policies and procedures regarding Audit. Submit completed and signed Request for Student Audit Form to the Registrar at the time of registration. To register via SONISWEB to Audit a course: In your SONISWEB account, click on the Registration tab. Choose the course you wish to Audit, and click on "Continue Registration Process." On the next screen, under Enroll Code, choose the radio button for "Audit" and click on "Continue Registration Process." On the next screen, click on "Return" to return to your list of registered courses.
For Master's Students:
CPE Registration: (For students not in Chaplaincy partnership with LGH) See Sections 5.6 and 6.9 of the Student Handbook for policies and procedures regarding CPE. A copy of documentation of acceptance into a program from the CPE site must accompany your registration. The credits will not be registered until documentation has been submitted.
Prerequisites and Class Size Limitations: Be sure to note courses for which there are prerequisites and/or class size limits. Due to classroom size limitations, only degree-seeking students are guaranteed a place in M.Div. required courses. At the discretion of the Dean, consideration will be given to adding a second section, which may be taught by an adjunct professor, if a course is filled with the maximum number of credit students.
Master’s students should register for 100-, 200- or 300-level courses only. Every effort has been made to schedule required courses at times that will not conflict. Keep in mind that required courses are offered every year, while most electives are offered on a 2- or 3-year rotation.
Registration for on-line course offerings: Students who wish to register for on-line course offerings (either through Lancaster Seminary or another ATS-accredited institution) must complete the External or On-Line Study Request Form for approval by Dean Mellott. The form should be submitted before April 15, 2013. Once the form is approved, you may register for the offering via your SONISWEB account within the on-line registration period.
Biblical Languages: OT101 Elementary Biblical Hebrew (6 credits) is scheduled for the 2014 Spring and Summer I terms. NT101 Elementary Greek (6 credits) will be offered the 2014 Summer II and Fall terms.
MS142 - Methods for Theological Writing: It is highly recommended that all first-year master's students register for this course.
MS101 - M.Div. students who entered in January 2013 or who will enter in Fall 2013 are required to register for MS101 intensive (Monday-Thursday, 9am - 4pm, August 26-29, 2013 and the overnight retreat September 6 & 7). MS101 is required for M.Div. students and highly recommended for MA(R) students. A retreat fee will be assessed upon registration for the course.
The Cross Cultural M.Div. requirement spans Fall, January and Spring Terms. Students planning to participate in the International Cross Cultural Seminar to Israel/Palestine in the January 2014 term must register for MS203. Upon registration for the MS203, the student must submit to the registrar a photocopy of the photo page of his/her valid passport. Registration for MS203 will not be valid until this documentation has been submitted.
EM100 Registration: Students must register for either Section 1 or 2. Each section is limited to 12 students. All students attend the Plenary on Mondays at 4:00 pm in addition to one Section. If more than 24 students register for EM100 (12 in each section), a third section will be added on Wednesdays at 9:00 am.
For Doctor's Students:
Doctor’s students should register for 600-level courses only.
EM685 - D.Min.-only elective.
Year 1 D.Min. students must register for DSSEM1F. Classes meet weekly.
Year 2 D.Min. students must register for DSEMII. Classes meet weekly.
Elective Courses: Before the beginning of each elective course, D.Min. students are expected to consult with professors concerning specific learning goals to be met for the course.
DMINCONT: Doctor’s students who are not registered for classes or other D.Min. components during any semester should register for “DMINCONT” as continuing students.
Tuition and Fees for 2013-14: Doctor’s students are billed at the prevailing rates set by the Board of Trustees on the regular quarterly cycle (August, November February and May), with payments due within 30 days of the billing date. Technology Fee and Student Activity Fee are billed in August and February.
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