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 gifts and your commitment to engage in meaningful service, Eden’s faculty, staff, and students are happy to welcome you into this community of learning and faith.


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 25, 5:00pm – 8:00pm (central time) -and-
Monday, August 26, 9:00am – 7:00pm (central time)

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all entering students.  It’s also a crucial event to help you benefit from all the opportunities and services available to you.  At orientation you will meet your entering classmates, learn your way around Eden’s online systems and campus, and begin to navigate the school’s policies and degree programs.

If you live within driving distance of St. Louis, please plan to join us for orientation in person.  If you are staying overnight, we’d be happy to put you up in a (free) dorm room, or you can stay in a nearby hotel.  If you’d like to stay in the dorms, please indicate so in your RSVP.  For students who live more than a day’s drive away, orientation will also be available on Zoom.

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

Fall 2024 Course Registration is not yet available.

Financial Aid

Investing in your future takes resources and we understand that. Thank you for filling out your Financial Aid Forms during your application process.

Here’s how to proceed with your Financial Aid:

  1. Accept your Scholarship – If you received scholarship, you’ll need to formally accept your award by completing the below linked form. It requires a Thank You letter from you, the form includes a template. The Scholarship Acceptance Form will give you information about requirements and policy regarding your scholarship award as well as give you space to enter your Thank You letter. Scholarship Acceptance Form
  2. Register for Fall 2024, upon registering for courses an account with Campus Ivy will be set up on your behalf.
  3. Log in to Campus Ivy. Campus Ivy is our 3rd party student loan processor. After you register, you will receive an email from Campus Ivy (check your junk/spam folder) wherein you’ll have 72 Hours to click on the link provided to log into your account. In order to proceed with student loans you’ll be prompted to upload required documents. An outline of Student and Financial Aid Officer Responsibilities are provided below:

Student Responsibility

Financial Aid Officer Responsibility

    • Enrollment Agreement
      • FA Officer to complete
    • NSLDS
      • FA Officer to complete
    • Funding Estimate
      • FA Officer to complete and then will send to you for signature.
    • Identification Student
      • FA Officer to upload on your behalf

4. Make an appointment with Dana McNamara in Financial Aid to proceed with your 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. Beginning August 5, 2024 you may 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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