New Student

You've been accepted to Eden Theological Seminary!

Dear new student:

Congratulations on your acceptance to Eden Theological Seminary!  In recognition of your academic and personal commitment to engage with the world and humanity in a meaningful way,  Eden Seminary is happy to welcome you into community with professors, staff, fellow students and friends who are all working towards making the world better for us all.


Dana McNamara, MDiv
Interim Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

New Student Onboarding Information and To-Do:

New Student Orientation

First: mark your calendar for New Student Orientation,

Sunday, August 20, 5:00pm – 8:00pm (central time) -and-

Monday, August 21, 9:00am – 6:30pm (central time)

New Student Orientation is a mandatory event to begin your degree program wherein you will meet your new entering student cohort, get to know Eden, and be oriented on all of the items accessible to you as a student.

Orientation is held in-person and online, via Zoom

Please RSVP to Orientation using this short form:

Commitment Form

If you’ve made it to this page, you’ve probably already submitted your Commitment Form. In case you have not yet, please click the below button to do so now.

Register for Courses

The part you’ve been waiting for!  Please click on the button below for your registration packet; it includes the Fall 2023 Course Schedule and notes from the registrar about which classes to take as a first year student. Please make an appointment with the Registrar, Michelle Wobbe, for course registration.

Click here to make an appointment with the Registrar.

Financial Aid

Investing in your future takes resources and we understand that. Please read through the “How To” instructions linked below and apply for Financial Aid at Eden accordingly. In short, there are three applications necessary from you, 1) Eden Scholarship Application, 2) Eden Financial Aid Information Form, and 3) Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

How to Apply for Financial Aid 2023-2024 – Instructions regarding your options for Financial Aid

Eden Financial Aid Information Form 2023-2024 – You will let Eden know how you will handle paying your tuition, i.e. cash, scholarship, student loans, etc.

Eden Seminary Scholarship Application – To be completed by all students seeking scholarship from Eden

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – To be completed by all students seeking scholarships and student loans

Dana McNamara: [email protected] or 314-918-2642

Contextual Education

For MDiv, MAPS, and MCL students only. Eden calls their field education program, Contextual Education as we hope that you’ll be able to learn about how ministry looks and operates in different contexts. Set up an appointment with the Director of Contextual Education, Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, to discuss your placement for the upcoming year.

Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker: [email protected] or 314-403-0917

Eden Bookstore

Eden has two bookstores, kind of confusing, we know!  Eden has a physical bookstore located on campus where course books, merchandise, and progressive Christian literature are available. Eden’s online bookstore is where we recommend students purchase their course materials; it’s online and Eden receives a small commission! Further questions? You can direct them toward the Theological Librarian/Archivist and Bookstore Manager, Scott Holl.

Scott Holl: [email protected] or 314-252-3141

Physical Store Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • By appointment or chance
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