Registration Resources

The information and forms on this page will aid you in the registration process.


Returning student registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 will be open from March 23 to April 30. Click here to view course schedules.

Each student enrolled in a certificate or degree program is assigned a faculty advisor who is a full-time member of the teaching faculty or the Office of the Dean. The relationship between student and faculty advisor is considered central to the educational experience at MTSO. Faculty advisors assist students with planning their programs, identifying resources for further consultation, and formally approving course selections. While students are required to meet their faculty advisors on only a few occasions each year, faculty members are always willing to schedule additional appointments with students.

Returning students should confer with their faculty advisors in order to discuss course selections. The faculty advisor will then remove the registration lock on Populi permitting the student to register for courses. If your record still shows a registration lock, contact your faculty advisor to have it removed. New students who have not yet been assigned a faculty advisor should contact the Registrar at for guidance on first-semester course selection.

The first step in the registration process is to schedule an appointment (which does not necessarily have to be face-to-face) with your faculty advisor.

In preparation for your meeting, it is helpful to review your degree requirements and look over the published course schedules (both of which can be found at in order to surface any questions and develop a preliminary schedule. Your faculty advisor will unlock your registration once you have discussed your course plan.

Login in to Populi and navigate to the Registration Tab.

This brief article provides helpful guidance on how to register for courses for credit, audit, or to add yourself to the waitlist for a course.

To request permission to enroll in a course concurrently with or prior to taking its prerequisite, email the course instructor for approval, copying Once approval is given, the course will be added to your schedule.

If you wish to take a course pass/fail, email your faculty advisor for approval, copying Once approval is given, your grading option will be changed to Pass/Fail.

Enrollment is capped at 14 credits in Fall or Spring semesters, three credits in January Term, and six credits in Summer Term. To exceed those limits, email the dean to request special permission, copying

Registration priority is determined by seniority (class standing). Although your course selections or waitlist requests will immediately display in Populi, seniority will override course registration order in the event that any classes exceed their maximum enrollment. If you are on a waitlist, you will be notified via email if/when seats become available.

Pay attention to the published add, drop, and refund dates before making any changes to your schedule through the Populi Registration Tab.

Registration instructions

Application to audit a course (for non-admitted students)

Biblical languages information

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)

Connections three-year cycle of courses

Degree requirements

Housing information

Student health insurance

Transfer credit

Tuition and fees

Cross-Registration Opportunities

Payne Theological Seminary (PTS) in Wilberforce, OH

Trinity Lutheran Seminary (TLS) at Capital University in Columbus, OH

United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dayton, OH

If you wish to cross-register for one or more courses at Payne Theological Seminary, Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University, or United Theological Seminary (excluding online courses), email your faculty advisor for approval, copying Once approval is given, we will confirm the availability of the course in question and complete the cross-registration process on your behalf.

For questions related to course scheduling, degree audits, or registration, contact Registrar Lee Richards at

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