The Office of the Registrar services the registration and academic record-keeping needs of the school. The primary ways in which the Registrar’s office engages the seminary community is through scheduling, registration, advising, and fulfilling transcript requests.
Students at the seminary will need to interact with the Registrar’s office as they progress through their program. The office can be reached by email (contact form) or phone (913-667-5700 ext. 107). If you wish to visit the Registrar’s office in person at the Administrative Center in Shawnee, KS, please schedule an appointment.
IMPORTANT: Registration requires admission to a degree/diploma program.
Lent 2023 (January 9 – April 3)
Registration Opens (new students) – October 3, 2022
Registration Opens (all students) – October 31, 2022
New Student Orientation – December 12, 2022
Online Registration Closes (all students) – December 19, 2022
Change of Registration Period Ends (all students) – January 16, 2023
Spring 2023 (January 23 – May 12)
Registration Opens (new students) – November 30, 2022
Registration Opens (all students) – November 30, 2022
New Student Orientation Opens – January 17, 2023
Online Registration Closes (all students) – January 4, 2023
Change of Registration Period Ends (all students) – January 30, 2023
Easter 2023 (May 8 – July 31)
Registration Opens (new students) – February 6, 2023
Registration Opens (all students) – March 6, 2023
New Student Orientation – April 24, 2023
Online Registration Closes (all students) – May 1, 2023
Change of Registration Period Ends (all students) – May 16, 2023
View the 2022-2023 Academic Calendar to find term start dates, add/drop dates, and more.
Students can register online for courses through the student records system, Populi, which can be accessed through myCBTS.
The Korean program encompasses multiple sites across the United States. Courses are taught in the Korean language. Schedules can be found in the Korean Programs section of the website. View the listed schedules to find classes in your location.
Course work for doctoral students occurs over 6 one week intensives during the first two years of the program. Each intensive has a period of work to prepare for the intensive and a time afterwards to complete work.
Any updates to enrollment or request for information in the Registrar’s office, requires an official request. Forms are an important piece of that process. Here is are links to some frequent requests. Current students can find more form under the “Links” tab in Populi.
Additional forms related to late registration and withdrawal are available upon request from the Registrar and Student Success Advisor.
The academic catalog is a record of important academic information such as programs, grading and policies. It is important for each students to familiarize themselves with its contents.
Central welcomes students who wish to transfer credits into the seminary. Transfer credits are evaluated by the faculty. The transfer credit process can take some time to complete, so transfer students are encouraged to start the process well before their first term.
Transferring to Central
The following statements are from the Academic Catalog:
Students transferring from other theological schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) must meet regular admission requirements.
Graduate courses completed with a grade of C or higher will be considered for transfer credit. To transfer courses, the prospective student must provide an extensive course description or syllabus to the Registrar’s Office. A nonrefundable fee of $25 may be assessed to a prospective student to evaluate the transcript. If the prospective student applies to Central, the $25 fee will be credited toward their application fee. Approved transfer credits will be placed on a student’s transcript after 9 credit hours of satisfactory work have been completed at Central Seminary.
A transfer credit evaluation does not guarantee admission. Students from other ATS-accredited theological schools applying for the Master of Divinity degree or one of the Master of Arts degrees must meet regular admission requirements. Students are advised to request the transfer credit evaluation before executing an enrollment agreement with Central.
Transferring to Another School
Transferability of Credits Disclosure
*Central Baptist Theological Seminary’s policy on transfer of credits can be found in the Academic Catalog.
While it’s important for me to understand [theology] academically, Central did a great job of helping me to then translate my academic understanding to pastoral communication for the congregation.
There is no busy work. The time required is very reasonable.
Current Student, MDiv
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From day one I meshed with people in my class. We developed a relationship and trust. And with my instructors…were authentic and vulnerable, and they were so welcoming.
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