and Academic Policies
Students are responsible for knowing and understanding academic policies and procedures of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Not knowing these policies as presented in The Seattle School publications is not a valid reason for granting any exceptions to established policies.
A student orientation program is presented to incoming students in order to provide them with the information necessary for a smooth transition into graduate school life.
Orientation at The Seattle School is both required and essential for incoming students. During these two days, students will take care of practical issues, such as getting student IDs and learning about transportation options. They will be oriented to what it means to be a student at The Seattle School, including Practicum Orientation and meeting Teaching Assistants. Spouses are welcomed and encouraged to attend the entirety of orientation. During orientation, incoming students meet with faculty, staff and fellow students in both formal and informal settings and additional opportunities for course registration and advising are provided. Additionally, workshops providing assistance to students in the areas of writing are offered in August and over the Fall Trimester. Because the orientation programs have proven to be of such value for students and spouses, the graduate school asks incoming students to view it as mandatory.
First year students are strongly encouraged to make advising appointments to meet with the Registrar during the registration period. Upper level students are advised to see either the Registrar or a faculty member in their specific program or concentration.
A student who has not met their financial obligations to The Seattle School for previous classes by the registration date for the following term will be unable to register for courses. They will be able to register for courses once their financial obligations are met. If outstanding financial obligations are not met by the third week of the subsequent term, the student will be assigned to an inactive status.
Courses with enrollments of less than six students during open registration may be cancelled and, if so, students will be informed. A student who needs a cancelled course for graduation may arrange for an Independent Study with assistance and approval from the Academic Dean and Registrar.