Holistic formation, in and out of the classroom
Embodied learning is about much more than good information and good technique. Life at The Seattle School is rich with community and the culture we create together. We embrace a holistic model of formation that touches nearly every part of student life. You’re invited to participate and create on behalf of your community.
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat events do I need to attend as a student?
All events for students will be on our website’s calendar here. Your weekly community newsletter (arrives in your student email account on Monday mornings) will also announce any important events students need to attend. You will often receive additional information and invitations for events that are relevant for you by email.
Your student email address is your email@example.com. Login at mail.theseattleschool.edu. When logging in for the first time, you will be prompted to create a password. Login at mail.theseattleschool.edu. The Seattle School uses G Suite for email, and as a student you have access to many G Suite Applications. Learn more and get training here.
The MyCampus student portal is one of the primary ways you can interact with both courses and administrative items. All course materials including syllabi, booklists, readings, and assignments are held in MyCampus. You can also communicate with your instructors, other students, and staff of the school using the email features. This is also the place where you can see your term by term tuition bills, view and accept any financial aid awards, and update your personal contact information. Here is a MyCampus help menu if you get stuck or want to explore all of the features of this tool.
As we await updates from the CDC and from Governor Inslee about the progress of COVID-19, we look forward to being able to safely welcome you to campus. Email Becca Shirley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information about current options and to coordinate a time for a visit. Meanwhile, watch this virtual tour!
The Office of Students and Alumni collects referral information from alumni practitioners in this directory, which may be a helpful place to start as you are looking for a therapist. Students who are pursuing an MACP degree will need to fulfill the program’s psychotherapy requirement, which is explained in detail here.
Academic QuestionsWhat courses should I take to stay on track for my degree?
You can find course rotations for all programs, tracks, and concentrations on our Course Rotations Page.
Our Common Curriculum is a shared, year-long formation experience for students in our Master of Divinity, MA in Theology & Culture, and MA in Counseling Psychology programs designed to develop thoughtful, adaptive leaders and practitioners. Read more about our Common Curriculum.
On Monday mornings, the school sends out a weekly community newsletter which will inform you of important dates, events, and need to know information. When a date has been set for registration, you will be notified in the newsletter and you will then be able to register for classes through MyCampus. Learn how to register for classes in MyCampus.
The Fall 2020 term officially begins on September 8, and most classes will start meeting September 14. You can more information on the Academic Calendar. Be sure to check your individual syllabi in MyCampus to know when your specific classes will start.
Kristen Houston, Robyn Sodders, and Stacie Englund are available to meet with you regarding academic questions. Email Stacie at email@example.com and she will direct you to the person you need to contact depending on your question.
Illness-related absences, including family care absences from any synchronous lecture or seminar classes related to COVID-19, will be excused and not penalized. No doctor’s note or other documentation will be required for these absences. Please note that due to their experiential nature, practical training courses (Listening Lab, Practicum, and Internship) may have more detailed instructions and may include more stringent attendance policies. When applicable, these will be detailed in the course syllabus.
There is a wealth of full-text information available in the EBSCO, ProQuest, and Pep Archive databases available on the library’s webpage. If you are unfamiliar with using them, there are links to tutorials available. If the item you want isn’t available in full-text, feel free to request an interlibrary loan; library staff will do their best to try to get it for you. In these times, feel free to ask for more rather than less, since some things may just not be possible to obtain. A number of publishers and organizations are offering free access to their resources until at least the end of this academic year. As we are made aware of them, the library is adding them to the resources searched when using the search box or the library webpage or by adding direct links in the “Other Databases & Reference Tools” section. This includes links to certain parts of JSTOR, full-text access to Harvard Business Review publications, and others.
All courses, lecture and practical training alike, will be graded CR (credit given) or NC (no credit given). A minimum score of 75% is required to receive a credit grade. No GPA will be calculated or reported on student transcripts for these terms. Students who wish to receive letter grades, including GPA calculations must petition to the Registrar’s office no later than the add/drop deadline posted on the academic calendar. Petitioning does not guarantee approval and petitions for individual courses in a term will not be accepted.
Your health is, of course, paramount and you should make appropriate decisions for yourself about your potential exposure. Please be in contact with your Internship Supervisor if you have concerns about reporting to your site and work with them on accommodations. Please report any close contact with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 at your internship site by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid QuestionsWhen will students hear about CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Grant funds?
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology signed and returned a Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students to the Department of Education on May 13, 2020. The purpose of our application was to support our students with COVID-19 related expenses correlating with the sudden onset of online education. We intend to distribute all funds to eligible students within the time period allowed, up to June 30, 2021.
Our institution received $29,389 under the CARES Act – HEERF Student portion.
As of July 30, 2020 $7,050.25 has been distributed to 13 students with eligible expenses. To date, we have 218 students enrolled for Fall 2020 with the potential to receive funding for eligible expenses as allowed under the CARES Act- HEERF requirements.
The CARES Act – HEERF application has reopened as of September 15, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the Benevolence Committee within 10 days of the end of each calendar month. This rolling application process will continue until all funds have been dispersed.
As of October 29, 2020, an additional $15,078.22 has been distributed to 16 students with eligible expenses.
Ligaya Avila is our Financial Services Coordinator and can be reached at email@example.com. Her office is located on the fourth floor, next to the Academic Services Office.
Go to the Paying for School page to find out how to pay for school and the process for applying for scholarships. All financial questions can be directed to Ligaya Avila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important for students to stay enrolled in classes for the duration of the term and participate as defined by the faculty. The open add/drop period for each term is posted on the Academic Calendar. Dropping or withdrawing from courses could mean that students will not meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for both academic standing and financial aid benefits. This may present problems in maintaining eligibility for future financial aid and veterans benefits. More about Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies can be found in the Academic Catalog.
Student Life QuestionsWhat should I do if I have a disability and need to establish academic accommodations?
Students with disabilities may receive appropriate accommodations by contacting Daniel Tidwell-Davis, Supervisor of Accessibility & Vocational Programs at email@example.com
The Seattle School understands that students who are underrepresented in our classrooms and in the field have different experiences and benefit from connection and support. The Office of Students & Alumni works with student leaders to offer groups for Students of Color and LGBTIQA+ Students, as well as providing one-on-one pastoral care and connection with Alumni who share experience as professionals who have underrepresented identities. In addition, there are other student groups that form when there is interest around connection and support for other areas of underrepresentation. Examples of other groups include: Students in Recovery, Students over 40, and Students with Disabilities. For more information you can contact Daniel Tidwell-Davis, Supervisor of Accessibility & Vocational Programs in the Office of Students & Alumni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every year there are several active student-led groups at The Seattle School. These groups advertise in the weekly newsletter, and new students are encouraged to get involved and form their own student groups if there’s not already a group focused on their interests. Daniel Tidwell-Davis and Becca Shirley will introduce student groups at a Student Lifecycle Gathering in the fall. For more information, contact Becca Shirley at email@example.com.
A realm of Student Leadership called Mosaic is dedicated specifically to facilitating connections among the partners and spouses of students at The Seattle School. John and Sheelagh Carleton are the current Mosaic facilitators; contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Leadership is a part of the Office of Students and Alumni (OSA) and our physical office can be found on the third floor on campus. More information is on our student life page. If you have any questions regarding Student Leadership, you can email Becca Shirley or the Quad (student facilitators), at email@example.com.
Matriculate| transitive verb: to enroll as a member of a body and especially of a college or university.
The Matriculate series on the Intersections Blog is intentionally curated to inform, inspire, and resource incoming students. We will be posting 2-3 times per week on topics orientating your to our learning community.