J-Term and Spring Information on Links in Populi


It is important that you read the following information carefully. You will be responsible for the information on this page. If you skip this page and go right to registration, you will miss important information about how to register, and the specifics of late fees and particular courses.

New students (starting in Summer or Fall 2020):  please note that the Registrar will take care of registration for you.

The May Term, Summer, and Fall residential schedule, and Fall Intensive schedule are now available on the Course Schedule page.

Registration will open on Tuesday, April 28 at 7:00 am.  Registration will close on Tuesday, May 19 at 4:30 pm. If you fail to register at least one course by the deadline, you will incur a $50 late registration fee.  Remember to register for each term in which you plan to take courses.

Registration forms for an independent study, major paper or thesis can be found from a link on the Registrar’s Office page.

All independent study forms for May Term and Summer 2020 must be submitted to Denise Mokma by May 19 at 4:30 pm.  All forms for the Fall Term must be submitted to Denise Mokma by August 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm.  Forms for the ThM Thesis should be submitted according to the deadline in the ThM Handbook (by August 15 if writing it during the Fall term, or January 20 if writing it during the Spring term). Forms must be submitted on time to avoid a $50 late fee.

Please note the following:

Course Descriptions can be found in the Academic Catalog.

A list of electives available for 2020-2019 can be found here.

A list of course descriptions for electives (including videos) can be found here.

Additional information regarding specific programs can be found by clicking on the appropriate link below.  If you are a student in a Certificate or the Diploma program, please consult the Registrar if you have questions about course options.

Master of Arts Students
Master of Theological Studies Students
Master of Divinity Students
Master of Theology Students
Ecclesiastical Program for Ministerial Candidacy (EPMC) Students

How to Register

Please note, you must register separately for each term.

Use Populi to register. (Instructions: https://support.populiweb.com/hc/en-us/articles/223792447-How-do-I-register-for-courses-)

If you are unable to register, please check if you have an unpaid balance on your accountYou will need to pay the balance in full before you can register.  Please talk with the staff in the Financial Services Office if you have any questions.  The Registrar’s Office cannot open registration for you if you have a balance.  Please do not put this off until the last day.

If a different error message appears, please contact the IT department at semit@calvinseminary.edu

Once registered, the charges will not immediately appear on your account. If you need to know what your charges will be you can look at the Tuition & Fees page of SemLink. It’s always good to confirm that the proper charges have been applied to your account.

General Notes:

*Courses will appear in Canvas once the syllabus for the course has been posted.  Please note that syllabi for the Summer are due June 1, and the syllabi for the Fall term are due August 1.  It is possible that some professors will post their syllabi earlier.

*You do not need to register for your Formation Group or internships.  We will take care of that for you.  It will likely be registered by August 15, 2020.

* Distance students- all MDiv and MTS students should choose the D version of a course. Students in the MA in Ministry Leadership program can choose the hybrid version of the course, which includes an intensive, or they can choose the purely online version of the course. The hybrid version has a D designation, the online version has an O designation.

*To view the intensive schedule for Fall 2020, please visit the “On Campus Weeks” page of the Distance Learning section of SemLink: https://semlink.calvinseminary.edu/academics-and-registration/distance-learning/on-campus/

(Note: You need to be on campus for all of the Formation Group sessions, since you do receive credit for them.)

*Courses are automatically registered for credit.  If you want to audit a course, click on the audit box.  Distance courses cannot be audited.

*Once you are initially registered, you may change, add, or drop courses online without penalty according to the refund schedule posted on the Financial Services SemLink page.

Notes on specific courses:

The course Written Expression (471B) is a 1 credit Skill Development course that is open to anyone.  Due to the nature of the course, it cannot be taken for credit in your program.