What is a Special Student?
Special Students are those students who take one or multiple classes at Starr King without being fully enrolled in one of our certificate or degree programs. If you successfully complete the class and decide to enroll in one of our certificate or degree programs, these Special Student courses will transfer.
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*Spots for special students are limited and on an as-available basis.
Special Student Registration
Please note: The registration procedures on this page are for Special Students who are NOT enrolled in a degree or certificate program at Starr King or other Graduate Theological Union (GTU) school. These registration instructions apply to residential, immersion, intensive, and online courses.
Students enrolled in a degree program at Starr King School (or any other GTU school) should follow the registration processes outlined by their school’s registrar. Starr King’s registration procedures are explained in the Student Handbook.
Starr King registration periods are consistent with the Graduate Theological Union registration periods. See the academic calendar for important dates.
Early registration is strongly recommended as many classes have limited enrollment and fill during early registration period.
Steps to Register for a Course (for students not matriculated in a SKSM or GTU school degree program):
- Fill out and submit a Special Student SKSM Course Registration online form and pay the $25 non-refundable processing fee.
- SKSM Course Registration forms and non-refundable processing fee are due to the Registrar by the last day of the registration period. Please submit the Course Registration form and registration fee as soon as possible, as some courses fill up quickly.
- Once your Course Registration has been received and you are enrolled, you will receive a Welcome Letter with login information to your new Populi, Moodle and school email accounts. Then at the end of Late Registration period you will receive an invoice with payment instructions from our Student Accounts Office. Payment will be due on the last day of the late registration period.
The tuition for Special Students is the same as a Degree Student, though Special Students are not eligible for Financial Aid. Learn more about Tuition and Fees here.
If you are someone taking a course for the first time and have questions about using Populi or Moodle, please visit the Online Education FAQs for more information.