Welcome to the DTS family! We’re excited that you’re taking your first steps as a new student. Below are items you will need to complete before and during your first semester. Please plan to prioritize (1) setting up your DTS Account (@dallasseminary.edu) and (2) registering for classes.
When you were accepted, you should have received an email granting you access to your firstname.lastname@example.org email. You can also set it up by clicking on the link below. If you have any trouble setting this up, please contact the DTS IT Team at: email@example.com or 214-887-5230.
We’re excited for you to take your first classes! Most master’s students will need to register for introductory courses like BE5101 and ST5101 in their first semester.
Reach out to your Admissions Counselor for input on your first semester classes. After your first semester, your Academic Advisor will walk you through the remainder of your degree program.
Below are some tools to help you plan your first semester:
Registration Deadlines for Masters and PhD Students
If you are accepted after these dates, you have a 2-week window to register for courses without incurring a late fee or other delays.
If you need any help selecting a course, contact your Admissions Counselor. If you need help registering, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-887-5350.
DTS donors make more than $5 million in scholarship dollars available every year which helps ensure that very few students need to take out student loans.
The requirements for need-based scholarships for US students are:
The deadlines for need-based scholarships for new US students are:
If you are an international student studying in the US on a visa, you will need to prove funding for your first year of studies in the United States as part of the visa process. Once you have started taking classes in the United States, you may then apply for scholarships for your second year of studies. More information will be communicated to you during the visa process.
This is a required 6-week course designed to help first year master’s level students reflect upon their current reality and develop a plan to meet potential challenges, both inside and outside the classroom, in order to complete their studies at DTS.
This course is best done prior to enrolling in classes or during the student’s first semester. This course is free to enroll in but all assignments are required for completion credit.
Any enrolled DTS student taking a course for credit will be given access to Logos Bible Software before the beginning of their first course. First, DTS will have your Logos account created. Once the account is ready, you will receive notification via email from Faithlife. In most cases, your new Logos account will be associated with the personal email you have on file with DTS.
Once you receive notification from Faithlife, click the button below to begin using Logos.
All new students are encouraged to complete the Getting Started with Logos course before classes begin.
Additional training opportunities and detailed information about Logos for DTS students can be found at www.dts.edu/logos.
If you have questions, contact Chris McMaster at email@example.com.
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All vehicles on the Dallas campus must display a valid DTS parking decal on the front windshield. Parking decals must be ordered every year.
Starting in the Spring Semester?
Please click on the following link below to order a Student ID Card. Student ID Card’s will be completed by the third week of classes. Once they are ready, an email will be sent and students can pick-up their ID Card at the front desk of the Student Life Office located in the Bailey Student Center.
Omnilert is the DTS Alerts System that sends out SMS messages related to campus closings, emergencies, events and deadlines.
All students at Dallas Theological Seminary receive a free membership to RightNow Media. RightNow Media has over 15,000 Bible study videos from over 250 top Christian publishers and ministries. RightNow Media has studies for small groups, families, students, leadership development, and much more.
To sign up for your free account, go to https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/DTS (Links to an external site.)
OR you can just text RIGHTNOW DTS (not case sensitive) to 41411 and a link will be sent to your phone.
The Test of Biblical and Theological Knowledge (TBTK) is taken by all incoming students and by all graduating students. The purpose of this assessment is for the faculty to get a sense of the overall biblical and theological knowledge of an incoming or graduating class. The seminary does not look at an individual student’s score on this assessment, only the overall average of the incoming or graduating class.
This test is a closed Bible, closed book assessment that is to be taken by yourself without any help. The test is not to be copied, imaged, photographed, or otherwise reproduced.
This test is 150 questions, 75 Bible and 75 Theology. There is a time limit of 75 minutes which starts once you proceed. This gives you an average of 30 seconds per question.
All new students will receive a Canvas course invitation link through their @dalllasseminary email before the start of their first semester. Please accept the TBTK course invitation and take the test before the end of your first semester.
DTS is committed to maintaining an environment conductive to learning for all students and a professional workplace for its employees. As such we take active measures against discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment, including any type of violence or misconduct.
Our entire policy can be read at www.dts.edu/title-ix , you can also download it here –
DTS and Ministry Safe have partnered to offer Child Protection Training. This proactive education seeks to equip current students and DTS alumni with a clear understanding of child sexual abuse, sexual abusers, effective preventative protocols, a compassionate model of care addressing the needs of abuse survivors, and an appropriate response to abuse allegations arising in church and ministry environments.
To register, go to https://safetysystem.ministrysafe.com/register/dts
You will be asked some basic info to get you registered on the Ministry Safe training site:
Under Employee/Volunteer, select “volunteer”
Under Type of Training, select “Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (2018)”
Once you complete the Ministry Safe training (which will take you about an hour to complete), there is a brief quiz on the Ministry Safe training website. After you complete this quiz with a passing score, you will receive a certificate on the Ministry Safe training website.
Your final step is to upload this certificate and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you have previously completed Ministry Safe at your church or your place of service, you can simply upload a copy of your certificate from your previous training and send it to the above email address.
For more information on Student Life resources including Spiritual Formation, Ministry Formation, Counseling Services, Chapel and Student Groups click on the link below: