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New Student Orientation

This orientation will take between 8-12 hours in total but does not need to be completed in one session. This time includes a 4 hour personal spiritual retreat that should be completed within two weeks of starting your classes.

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Welcome to Northeastern Seminary!

What Do We Believe?

Rooted in biblical and historic Christian faith, Northeastern Seminary prepares Christ-centered men and women for faithful, effective ministry to the church and the world. 

The vision of Northeastern Seminary is to be a vibrant source for Christian theological formation whose students are formed in a biblical vision of gracious Christianity and impart wholeness to the world in an expansive array of vocations and contexts. We are so glad that you are a part of that!

Introduce Yourself to Your Classmates

Be sure to include a photo of yourself, your program, and why you decided to start seminary!

Module 1

Module 1

What it Means to Study God

The purpose of this module is to introduce you to the various departments on campus and to help you complete your paperwork necessary for starting classes.

Watch this message from former Vice-President and Dean, Doug Cullum about how we should learn in community, respecting the diversity of thought while listening and considering others with love and respect.

Answer the question what does it mean to study God? What am I hoping to learn about him, about myself, and about this world during my time at seminary?

Technology & Campus Tour

Academic Center

  • Academic policies and procedures that affect your graduate program. Complete this series of questions affirming that you understand these policies.
  • Complete the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Survey.  The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Make sure you set aside enough time to complete it because your progress can not be saved.
  • FERPA Form- Complete this form  if you want someone else to access your student records and return to (your student # will be filled in for you)

Financial Services

Onsite Students Only

Module 2

Technology Guide

Set Up Your School Accounts

Set your account password

Go to
Click on Student button
Create your password (if you don't have a social security number, email for the number you need to proceed)

Register for classes

View course schedules here:
Register for classes here: NES - Course Registration Form
If you need help figuring out what to take set up a meeting with Monica Ross who will help you figure out the classes that you need to take during the first semester.
You will use the student ID at the top of the welcome email you received for this process.

Download the Northeastern Technology Guide for how to access your email, online classes, and the Self-Service portal where you will find your student bill, financial aid and grades.



Module 3

Module 3

Spiritual Formation

The purpose of this module is to introduce you to the practice of spiritual formation through a personal retreat so that you can hear the voice of God more clearly during your seminary journey.

Watch the video below to hear a message from Dr. Josef Sykora about how to experience the personal retreat prior to starting seminary. We think you will enjoy this time alone with God in silence and solitude.