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 Dates

IMPORTANT: Registration requires admission to a degree/diploma program.

Lent 2023-2024 (Jan 8 – Apr 1, 2024)

Registration Opens (new students) – Oct 2, 2023
Registration Opens (all students) – Oct 30, 2023
New Student Orientation – Dec 11, 2023
Online Registration Closes (all students) – Dec 18, 2023
Change of Registration Period Ends (all students) – Jan 16, 2024

Easter 2023-2024 (May 6 – July 29, 2024)

Registration Opens (new students) – February 5, 2024
Registration Opens (all students) – March 4, 2024
New Student Orientation – April 22, 2024
Online Registration Closes (all students) – April 29. 2024
Change of Registration Period Ends (all students) – May 13, 2024

View the Academic Calendar to find term start dates, add/drop dates, and more…

Registration Process

Students can register online for courses through the student records system, Populi, which can be accessed through myCBTS.

  • If you need to change your registration after online registration has closed, use the Change of Registration form under the “Links” tab in Populi.
  • If you have questions about your course schedule or are unable to register in Populi, please contact the Registrar’s office.
  • To receive academic credit, registration is required every term.  Registrar’s office will not assume that a student is taking classes.

Course Schedules

Masters and Diploma Program Schedules

English Program (12 week terms)

Korean Program (15 week semesters)

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.

DMin Program schedule

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.

Catalogs & Handbooks

Academic Catalog

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.

Archived Catalogs

Transfer Students

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

Request a Transcript

Transferability of Credits Disclosure

  1. Credits earned at Central Baptist Theological Seminary may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Central Baptist Theological Seminary.
  2. You should obtain confirmation that Central Baptist Theological Seminary will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.
  3. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Central Baptist Theological Seminary to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Central Baptist Theological Seminary prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement.
  4. The ability to transfer credits from Central Baptist Theological Seminary to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Central Baptist Theological Seminary if you enroll in another educational institution.
  5. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution.
  6. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Central Baptist Theological Seminary and of any other educational institutions to which you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Central Baptist Theological Seminary before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

Information on Transferring Credits

*Central Baptist Theological Seminary’s policy on transfer of credits can be found in the Academic Catalog.

Contact The Registrar’s Office

Registrar Contact Form