At The Seattle School, the Alumni Association is a part of – not separate from – the degree. The Alumni Association seeks to be a community committed to the vocational sustainability of its membership. It is a lifelong membership, therefore, the benefits and privileges listed below are ongoing (with the exception of Alumni Portfolio Groups and the one free copy of an academic transcript).

Alumni Portfolio Group

Portfolio Groups are small gatherings of Alumni that meet five times during the first year following graduation. These groups are led by Alumni from earlier years and are designed to offer a space for processing the transition into early vocation that follows the end of the student journey.

As a part of this work, recent alumni are invited to gather and review a “portfolio” of the knowledge, skills, and capacities they have developed during their time as a student. In addition, these groups provide a space to identify and cultivate the community and resources needed to live into vocational sustainability.

Graduates receive an invitation to participate in a Portfolio Group in July, following Commencement.

Library Privileges & Research Assistance

The Seattle School Library is pleased to offer our graduates lifetime borrowing privileges. Alumni may borrow library materials, up to 10 items at a time, for a period of two weeks (one week for audiovisual materials). These privileges are for on-site borrowing of physical materials only. Alumni are eligible for up to two renewals.

In an effort to support lifelong learning, the library staff provides limited reference and research services for our alumni. Requests for research or consultations may be made while you are on campus (making an appointment is strongly encouraged) or from off-site via email or phone. You may request specific items or ask for a literature search on a specific topic. We will select a limited number of relevant articles or chapters and email them to you. We primarily draw from the materials in our collection, however a limited number of particularly pertinent items not available in our collection may be ordered via interlibrary loan. Please note that the needs of current students and faculty always take precedence; this service may be limited at the discretion of our library staff.

For local alumni wanting to do their own research, full access to the library’s electronic resources is available onsite. These databases include PsychINFO, ATLA, ATLA Serials, Academic Search Complete, PepArchive, ProQuest, and numerous full-text books & journals. Licensing agreements do not allow us to provide remote access to these databases to our alumni. One exception – access to ATLAS, a full-text collection of over 250 key theological journals, is available to our alumni remotely.

Contact the Library and Use the Library’s Resources

Licensure and Ordination Support

Our Alumni Programs Coordinator, Daniel Tidwell, works closely with alumni as they pursue job placement, counseling licensure, and ordination. Each situation is different and The Seattle School has a variety of ways that we can support your process, including documentation of course content, letters of support, and connection with other Alumni who have been through similar state licensure or denominational ordination processes.

Connect with Daniel at dtidwell@theseattleschool.edu, for assistance in accessing the resources and support that you need in your own process.

Counseling Licensure Resources

Lifelong Learning & CEUs

We know that the journey of vocational training and personal transformation does not end at graduation. We hope that our alumni will never stop learning and are committed to curating opportunities for continued education and development as a professional and as a person.

Alumni Enrichment Voucher

The Seattle School desires a lifetime relationship with our alumni and we are committed to fostering opportunities for continued learning and development. The Alumni Enrichment Voucher allows alumni to attend one academic course each year free of charge. Peruse the Class Schedule for upcoming offerings. Courses available for alumni enrichment are marked with an asterisk. Alumni may enroll for enrichment in a course up to 3 days prior to the beginning of the class. CEUs are available for $30 per seat hour, if desired.

To enroll in your free enrichment course:

Download the Alumni Enrichment Voucher Submit an Alumni Enrichment Application

Continuing Education

The Seattle School is authorized to grant continuing education credits for your participation in our academic course offerings, conferences, and events. The Seattle School will provide an official record of the seat hours earned in the course. Continuing Education Credits may be used to meet licensure and ordination requirements. CEU credits cost $30 per recorded seat hour.

Request Continuing Education Credits Upcoming Events Offering CEUs

Virtual access to select courses and conferences can be made available to our alumni. If you are interested in an upcoming event or course that you would like to participate in virtually, inquiries can be made by contacting Shauna Gauthier, the Alumni Outreach Coordinator at sgauthier@theseattleschool.edu.

For additional questions, please contact academics@theseattleschool.edu.

*It is the responsibility of the participant to ensure that the course meets the continuing education requirements of her/his licensure/ordination board.

Loan Repayment Advising

Our Director of Student Financial Services, Carolyn Christmas, is careful to be up-to-date on questions for loan repayment and loan forgiveness. Carolyn is not only available to current students but also to alumni in these matters. Connect with Carolyn.

Learn about the Loan Forgiveness Program

Resume Writing Tools & Assistance

Articulating who we are and what we have to bring to the table in a few short pages can be a daunting task. We’ve compiled some resources to assist you in writing compelling and professional resumés and cover letters.

Research

Discovery is part of the task. Finding a job is much more than sending in a resume. Take the time to research and discern whether or not you the organization and the position are a good fit for you. Walking with confidence gained from knowledge will enhance your search.

Art and Form

Having been a part of a community that promotes artistic expression, graduates sometimes tend to translate this into artful resumes and cover letters. A certain level of uniqueness does indeed make your pieces stand out. However, take care to maintain a clean, clear and crisp resume that also communicates content.

The Seattle School Language

During your time at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, you’ve learned a cultural vocabulary – one that is meaningful and ripe within these walls. Often, these terms find their way into resumes and cover letters. Take care to avoid the use of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology-esque terms.

Additional Resources

These links are provided as a service. The Seattle School does not endorse or hold responsibility for the content of these sites.

Transcript Requests

One free official transcript is mailed to all alumni the week following their graduation. Each additional official transcript costs $5.00. Please note that The Seattle School will be closed from December 23-January 2 and no transcripts will be sent during this time.

To request an official copy of your transcript please complete the form below. Transcript requests will be processed within 3 days of receiving a completed request form and payment. All transcripts are mailed USPS. If you require expedited shipping, please notify the Registrar’s Office by phone (206.876.6100) or email (academics@theseattleschool.edu) when you submit your request. An additional fee may be applied to cover expedited shipping costs. Official transcripts can be sent via fax, if preferred, but cannot be sent via email.

Please note that the transcript request procedure includes replying to a message that will be sent to the e-mail address that you provide. This message may end up in your junk/spam mail folder. Transcripts will not be released until this step is completed so please watch carefully for this message.

If you need an unofficial copy of your transcript, you can print one using the Degree Audit feature located in your MyCampus account.

Transcript Request Form