Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar coordinates registration and courses for the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and the Doctor of Ministry programs. Information regarding requirements for SFTS programs is available in the Office of the Registrar and on the Policy Statements and Handbooks page of the SFTS website.

Student Populi
Current students may check their grade records, registration status, and account status through their student account in Populi (the Seminary’s Student Information System). To log in, you will need to use your User Name and Password provided by the Registrar.

Course Registration

General registration dates:

Summer 2019: Begins April 9th 

Fall 2019: August 19th through August 30th. Late Registration: August 31st through September 13th.

To register online through the Populi, you must first have a User Name and Password, which is provided by the Registrar prior to new student orientation. Unclassified (non-degree) students will be contacted by the registrar’s office once all required forms and tuition are submitted.

Steps for registration:

  1. To choose courses, consult the SFTS course lists and the GTU course schedule (which includes SFTS offerings as well as those of the other GTU schools). The most up-to-date version of the comprehensive course schedule can be found on the GTU website. Talk to your advisor to make sure that you are fulfilling the requirements of your degree.
  2. Courses with a limited number of seats available fill up quickly, so register early in the registration period. If the maximum number of students is reached and you did not make the list, the faculty will notify you by the end of general registration.
  3. Log into Populi. Detailed instructions for registration through Populi can be found in the at this link: Populi How Do I Register in Populi? 
  4. Changes to your registration: Adjustments and corrections to your registration may be made without penalty until the end of the late registration period, which is usually the end of the second week of class in any given term. After that deadline, the registrar will make changes in your enrollment after you obtain the instructor’s signature on a change form and pay a $50 fee. A $100 fee will be charged for initial registration during the late registration period. No changes are allowed after the 10th week of class.


The Office of the Registrar issues official transcripts, which may be sent to the student or to other designated individuals or institutions. Permission to release transcripts must be given in writing. SFTS cannot provide official copies of transcripts from other institutions. Students who wish their grades to be sent routinely to the Committees on Preparation for Ministry may request this service by filing a release form with the registrar.

Transcripts cost $15 each. No transcript will be issued for any student whose SFTS financial accounts are not clear.

Transcript Request Form international Transcript Request Form

For more information, please contact:

Kristin Dableo-Martel, Registrar & Director of Academic Services | 415.451.2825