Seminary Student Handbook
Student-related policies, procedures, and protocols — as well as a comprehensive list of all credit-bearing graduate courses at Seattle Pacific University (i.e., Seminary courses plus approved BUS, EDU, MFT and ORG courses) — have been assembled into a single document that you can view or download here: SPS Student Handbook (PDF).
Please note the brand new Mentorship and Counseling Reimbursement Policy:
SPS students may request to meet with a pastoral mentor to support their vocational and professional discernment process at no expense. These assignments will be limited to three formal meetings with an assigned mentor per academic year, and will be arranged with an understanding that they will forgo the funds that might otherwise be available to reimburse any counseling or spiritual direction services.
As an alternative to the mentoring, Seattle Pacific Seminary (SPS) will provide a 50% reimbursement for expenses that students incur for counseling and/or spiritual direction. This reimbursement will be available for up to $300 per student for each academic year you are enrolled in the Seminary. SPS cannot recommend a specific therapist or spiritual director to you, but will provide a list of counselors who are known to the Seminary, and are sympathetic to your Christian faith commitment.
Click here to view or download the PDF with more information.
Seminary Contextual Education Handbook
Policies, procedures, and protocols pertaining to contextual education (a.k.a. “field education”) have been assembled into a single document that you can view or download here:
Matriculants before Autumn 2017 - SPS Contextual Education Handbook
Matriculants in or after Autumn 2017 - SPS Contextual Education Handbook
Here are the following fillable forms students will need when enrolled in Contextual Education (THEO 6940 or 6941):
Contextual Education Contract
Contextual Education Supervisor Application Form (Supervisor Only)
Contextual Education Quarterly Student Evaluation (Supervisor Only)
Contextual Education Summative Student Evaluation (Supervisor Only)
If you would like to put together a draft before submitting the official online documents above, you are welcome to use these below documents to gather the pertinent information. Note that these are not the official forms - the official forms are above. Download the draft templates below:
Contextual Education Student Contract (Draft Template)
Contextual Education Quarterly Student Evaluation (Draft Template)
Financial Aid Handbook
Newly admitted students and eligible continuing students may apply for Seattle Pacific Seminary scholarships or available financial aid. Click here to view or download a list of those resources: SPS Financial Aid Handbook.
Graduate Student Handbook
Polices and procedures that pertain to all students enrolled in graduate courses at Seattle Pacific University are assembled in a single document that you can view or download here: 2015-2016 SPU Graduate Student Handbook (PDF).
Information Literacy Handbook
A reference on how to write a good theology paper at Seattle Pacific Seminary assembled in a single document that you can view or download here: SPS Information Literacy Handbook (PDF).
SBL Citation Guide
The School of Theology and Seattle Pacific Seminary follow SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) citation style, which is based on Chicago style. Visit the SPU Library website for SBL citation information and examples.
SPS New-Student FAQs
Here are some typical first-year questions about where to go, how to do important things on campus, and how to find more information. SPS New-Student FAQs (PDF).