Next Steps in the Enrollment Process

We're right there with you! We want to ensure that you have a successful start to your education journey. This page contains everything you need for the next steps during your enrollment process. And of course, please feel free to reach out with questions.

Step 1- Get Ready!

Accept your Offer of Admission

Congratulations on submitting your application! Over the next few weeks, we will be receiving the materials (e.g. transcripts, recommendations, background check) required by your program. When all your materials are received, your application will be reviewed by the Admission Committee for a decision.

Accept your Offer of Admission

If you have been accepted into your program, and decision letter will be posted to your application record. If you have not already done so, accept your admission by clicking on the “Decision Reply” link in your letter so that we can create your Redlands email and new student record.

Accept your offer of admission

Activate your Redlands Email and Access your MyRedlands Student Portal

After accepting your offer of admission, watch for two emails “University of Redlands Account Information” and ”University of Redlands Password Credentials.” These emails contain vital information needed to access your Redlands email and the MyRedlands Student Portal that you will utilize throughout your time as a student.

Use your credentials to access the MyRedlands Student Portal and look for this icon:Email icon.PNG

Apply for Financial Aid

  1. If you expect to be considered for financial aid (need-based grant or merit scholarship), make sure you complete your FAFSA. Our school code is 001322.
  2. When a decision is made, the information will be posted along with your acceptance letter.
  3. Reach out to Student Financial Services if you need assistance at

Contact Military & Veterans Services

If you have previously served, are serving, or are a military dependent, please visit Military and Veteran Services (MVS) for additional resources to support your educational pursuits. You may also contact our Director of Military & Veteran Services directly with your thoughts and questions:

Director of Military & Veteran Services
Monique Pope

Attend Orientation

Orientation provides the information new students need to successfully start their program. All newly admitted students will receive an email with details for the date and time of SFTS New Student Orientation.

Please continue to check your email regularly for further event information throughout the year.

Step 2- Get Set!

Register for Classes

Access Self-Service Student Planning through your MyRedlands account to register for classes. Your enrollment counselor will walk you through this process.

Students who wish to attend in-person classes are required to submit proof of COVID vaccination or medical exemption.  

COVID-19 Student Vaccination Documentation Form 

COVID-19 Student Exemption Request Form 

Access Moodle and Canvas

Moodle or GTU-M is the seminary’s online learning management system. Here you will find all the resources you need to complete your courses. GTU-M is accessible through your MyRedlands Student Portal. Locate the below icon in the portal:

GTU moodle icon.png

IMPORTANT: SFTS Doctor of Ministry (DMin) students use Canvas learning management system. Canvas is also accessible through your MyRedlands Student Portal. Locate the below icon in the portal:

Canvas icon.PNG

What are Moodle and Canvas?

Moodle (DMin only) and Canvas are the campus learning management system (LMS), used by instructors and students as the online hub of instructional activity. Students use them to manage their course requirements, find course materials, submit homework, assess their course progress, and communicate with instructors and classmates about course assignments and requirements. Both platforms can be used to supplement in-person lectures, or to manage blended/hybrid or fully online courses. They are hosted in the cloud, and work comfortably on mobile devices.

Purchase your Textbooks

There may be reading and/or other assignments required prior to the first night of class, therefore we recommend you purchase your textbooks as soon as possible.

Textbook information can be found in the syllabus (find your class in GTU-M or Canvas), or on the bookstore website. Speak to the Dean’s office if you have questions about your textbooks.

Online Bookstores

Step 3- Welcome!

SFTS Student Resources

Spend some time getting to know our Student Resources page with helpful links to navigate your journey, including:

  • Academic advising
  • Field Education
  • Health insurance and housing
  • Student forms
  • Online advising


Check your Billing Statement

Billing statements are available in the Self-Service portal under “Student Finance.” Students are billed the first week of the term and have 30 days from the billing date to pay their balance.

If you have questions, reach out to Student Financial Services at


Get Acquainted with Your Faculty!

Who will you be studying with and what is their ethos and expertise? Hear faculty voices with short videos about our values, and explore our Meet the Faculty pages. As a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union, you also have access to over 200 faculty in the largest consortium of interfaith and interreligious graduate theological study in North America.

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