Welcome to The General Theological Seminary! Here is some information to assist you during your time as a General Learner:

Get your student swipe card by completing the form at this link. Do this as soon as you are able. If you have questions about your swipe card, contact the Front Desk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  directly.

 

Book lists and syllabi are posted to the Course Resources page, as they are received. You can email your professor directly if you have questions.

 

Do you have general questions about being a General Learner and aspects of being part of our community? Read through the Resources & FAQ page. The page covers a range of topics.

 

The Seminary entrance is at 440 W 21st Street, halfway between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue. Buzz yourself in at the gate, and then enter the door at the left. Go ahead and check out this campus map to see where your class will be meeting. The staff at the front desk are very helpful, so ask them if you have any questions.

 

Go ahead now and add the bookmark to this Resource - it answers many day-to-day questions. There's also an explanation about how to access the campus wifi system, which the Registrar attached to your confirmation of registration email. Summer term General Learners will not be assigned a gts.edu email account. Please sign up for our mailing list, at this link.

 

There's also the MyGTS Portal, which you can log into to see the course documents (such as the syllabus!) that the faculty post, as well as your schedule and other information. Be sure that the drop-down is for the correct term, and if you forgot your password, use the link below the sign-in to get a new one. If you can't log into your MyGTS Portal, contact the Registrar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  directly. If you've forgotten your password, click on the "forgot my password" link just below the MyGTS Portal log-in.

 

Most faculty utilize the Portal, but not everyone does. So, if there are no documents within the Portal (such as a syllabus), contact your instructor directly. S/he may not have posted them.

If you are inspired after your class - as so many are! - Check out the Prospective Students section of the website, and contact our admissions office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , about applying for one of our programs. You don't have to have an entire plan before contacting them - It's great to start a conversation and see where it might lead.

 

Would you like to take more classes at GTS as a General Learner? Keep an eye on the "Take a Course" tab for upcoming courses - we're offering fantastic opportunities all summer long. You can find the schedules for upcoming terms on the "Registrar and Course Offerings" page.

 

When you want to order your transcript, you'll find the Transcript Request Form on the "Course Offerings & Registrar" page.

 

If you are an out-of-towner looking for a place to stay near GTS while taking an intensive course, check out the list of accommodations chosen for their location and/or prices. Please note: We do not endorse any of the accommodations - it is a list we have culled.

 

Again, welcome. Our General Learners, like our matriculated students, add a variety of expertise and a common interest in learning about theology. They also happen to be studying in the greatest city in the world, on a gorgeous campus with a park inside of it. Here's the weather forecast for the next few days, and if you're looking for a place to eat lunch, you can try one of these restaurants or get a snack on the High Line, and then a view of the Statue of Liberty.

 

Enjoy your session at GTS!