Please click on a category to view the related questions. If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please email contact@stark.edu.

 

Registration

To register for classes, schedule an appointment online or contact SCS to meet with your advisor. In order to provide the best assistance to students an advisement appointment is necessary to complete registration.

Before your appointment review the current course offerings and complete any necessary financial aid applications.

At your advising appointment, your advisor will review your degree plan with you, consider the progress you have made and plan to make, and address any questions you may have. After confirming which classes you intend to take, your advisor will help you complete the necessary registration forms.

The final step in the advisement appointment is a consultation with the Financial Director, in order to establish a payment plan for your student account. The Financial Director will provide information and assistance for scholarships and financial aid, and apply any financial aid to your student account.

**Please note that your student account must have a zero balance before you may register for courses.

To add a class, schedule an appointment online or contact SCS to speak with your advisor. Your advisor will help you complete the necessary forms for adding a course. Your signature is required to approve any course additions. Your student account will be adjusted, and you will need to make new arrangements with the Business Affairs Office.

To drop a class before registration has closed, contact SCS to schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. Your advisor will help you complete the forms for dropping a course. Your signature is required to approve the course drop. Your student account will be adjusted, as will any payment arrangements you have made with the Business Affairs Office.

To drop a class after registration has closed, first take into account the drop fee, the loss of work already completed in the course, and the loss of tuition for the course. Contact both your advisor and professor to explore options for completing the course. If you decide to drop a course already in progress, your advisor will help you complete the necessary forms. Signatures from both student and instructor are required to approve a course drop. After a course begins, a drop fee of $40 per course is incurred. Because SCS makes scholarships available to all students, once classes begin there is NO refund of tuition and you are liable for the full amount of tuition agreed upon at registration.

Technology

As a student with SCS, you have a G Suite for Education Account. This account includes Google email (aka Gmail), Drive (which includes Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets and Google Presentations), Calendar, Google Classroom, and more. For more information regarding the services that come with this Google Account, you can sign in using your SCS email address (as your username) and your SCS gmail password at: google.com/gmail

For more tips and “how to” information regarding the Google services, please bookmark and visit this page that we at SCS have found helpful: gcflearnfree.org

1. Log in to your SCS Google email account. (If you cannot log in to your SCS gmail account, please contact the school at (361) 991-9403.)

2. Once you are logged in, click on the pinwheel to the right of your page. Then click on “Settings”

3. Next you will be taken to a page with general labels at the top of the page. Click on the link titled “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”

4. You will be asked to add a forwarding address. Type in your primary email and confirm.

5. You will then receive a confirmation email to your primary email account. You must click on the link in the email to begin forwarding emails.

Note: Do not use the enter/return key while using CampusSiS. You may reset the page and lose any data entered. CampusSiS is a TAB-based program. Use the TAB key to navigate through each field.

1) Log in to CampusSiS
2) Enter your Stark email address.
3) Enter your password. (If you forget your password, click “Help” and CampusSIS will send a new password to your email.)
4) Click the “Login” Button.
5) Click the green “Welcome Back” button that appears underneath “Login” in order to be redirected to your CampusSIS dashboard.

Please note: Your CampusSiS account is a different account from your SCS Google Apps for education account. CampusSiS is a Student Information Systems database which includes accessing the following:

Course schedule
Degree audit
Profile information
SCS student fees/tuition payment information
SCS library book search
Class resources
Class Forums
Class Directory
Grades
And more!

Log in to your email by going to google.com/gmail

If you cannot log in to your SCS gmail account, please contact the school at (361) 991-9403.

Please Note: Your SCS email account is a Google Apps for Education account. The same username and password will be used to access all of your Google Apps for Education apps such as Google Drive, Calendar, and more! For tips on Google Drive, please visit the following website: gcflearnfree.org

Also, please note your Google Apps for Education account is a completely different account from your CampusSiS account. The passwords are not tied to each other.

Watch this video or read the steps below:

How to Access Google Drive from Stark College & Seminary on Vimeo.

Tuition & Financial Aid

See this how to document for checking financial aid determine tuition payment amounts.
For payment due dates, please see the Academic Calendar in the SCS Catalog or check your SCS email for your original tuition invoice which includes payment due dates.

To check your tuition balance use your CampusSiS account. Follow the steps below:

1) Log in to CampusSiS
2) Enter your Stark email address.
3) Enter your password. (If you forget your password, click “Help” and CampusSIS will send a new password to your email.)
4) Click the “Login” Button.
5) Click the green “Success Click to Enter” button that appears underneath “Login” in order to be redirected to your CampusSIS dashboard.
6) On the top right under “Module,” click on “Student.”
7) Next, click on “My Finance.”
8) Scroll to the bottom of the screen to check your balance.
9) Click “Make a Payment” to make a payment.

To view the instructions with pictures, please click HERE.

SCS Students seeking to apply for financial aid with SCS should fill out the SCS Financial Aid Application. Current students will be notified of their award amounts via their student email. Prospective students will be contacted via the email they use to fill out the application.

See the Financial Aid page for a full list of financial aid information.

Yes! For more information on using your veteran benefits at SCS, please contact Cheryl Temple at 361-991-9403 or ctemple@stark.edu.

Unfortunately, the Hazlewood Act can only be used at public institutions of higher education in Texas. SCS is a private institution, and therefore ineligible to accept Hazlewood funds. Visit our Financial Aid page to find out more about the aid we offer.

When you enroll at SCS, we ask you sign an agreement that says, in part, “I wish to decline all student loans available to me through the Federal Student Aid program while attending SCS.”

At SCS, we care about your financial future, and we know that leaving school with crippling debt not only limits where you are able to minister, it can also be a source of stress and chaos in your life for years to come. Because of this, one of our fundamental principles is affordability. We will continue to strive to keep our tuition low, and we will continue to offer scholarship and grant opportunities to every student that attends SCS.

To find out more about about our tuition, scholarships, and grants, please visit the Financial Aid section of our website, or call Cheryl Temple at (361) 991-9403.

Classes

Prior to graduation a student in his or her final semester must complete an “Application for Graduation.” Please contact SCS and we will have a form for you to fill out.

SCS also hosts a graduation celebration on the SCS campus each spring semester for all graduates.

Students can find their transcript information using CampusSIS Login. To find your unofficial transcript information follow the steps below:

  1. First, Login to CampusSiS
  2. Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”
  3. Next, click on “My Courses.”
  4. Finally, click on “My GPA Report” and it will show you your unofficial transcript.

You do not need to log in to CampusSiS. You will need to click on your appropriate degree program under “Academic” in the main navigation. For example, if you are in the Certificate in Ministry program click on “Certificate in Ministry” in the dropdown menu.

Once your registration is finalized, you may view your current schedule using CampusSiS. All students will be able to see their class schedules following the steps below:

1) Log in to CampusSiS
2) Enter your Stark email address.
3) Enter your password. (If you forget your password, click “Help” and CampusSIS will send a new password to your email.)
4) Click the “Login” Button.
5) Click the green “Welcome Back” button that appears underneath “Login” in order to be redirected to your CampusSIS dashboard.
6) Click on “Student.”
7) Next, click on “My Courses.”

See this how to document for completing course evaluations in CampusSIS. Please note that you will not be able to navigate to other modules in CampusSIS to view grades or make a payment until you complete the course evaluations.

Once a course is completed, you may check your class grades using CampusSiS. To check grades, follow the steps below:

1) Log in to CampusSiS
2) Enter your Stark email address.
3) Enter your password. (If you forget your password, click “Help” and CampusSIS will send a new password to your email.)
4) Click the “Login” Button.
5) Click the green “Welcome Back” button that appears underneath “Login” in order to be redirected to your CampusSIS dashboard.
6) Click on “Student.”
7) Next, click on “My Courses.”

COVID-19 Response

Our summer schedule is available to view (insert link to schedule). Our summer semester starts June 8. Registration for summer opens Monday, April 6. You can schedule your registration appointment from this link on our website. We are working out details for the 2020 Fall semester and will update students regarding fall registration as soon as decisions are made.

Please fill out this from and we will work to grant you access to the technology you need: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdh-F6EW6LFsK09PbaBU9U-rC6-DBxPdZkjSk_3lAdVLYgK6w/viewform

SCS will operate Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM –  5 PM. The campus will remain closed to all students and personnel during the duration of the virus, but staff may be contacted by phone and email. Additionally, SCS will have someone available via phone on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 5-7:30pm.

As we navigate uncharted territory due to the coronavirus or COVID-19, we will continue to abide by the directives of our civic leaders to help slow the spread of the virus. As a result, May commencement ceremony (graduation) will not be cancelled, but postponed to the following dates:

 

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020 – McAllen graduation
  • Friday, August 7, 2020 – Corpus Christi, San Antonio, & Victoria graduation

 

While graduation is rescheduled, degrees will be conferred on academic transcripts as scheduled. Transcripts will be mailed to students beginning June 10.

SCS will have a Virtual Help Desk operating during our business hours. Please call us at 361.991.9403, and we will arrange for a member of the staff to meet with you via Zoom.

Spectrum is offering free internet to students during this time. Visit https://www.spectrum.net/support/internet/coronavirus-internet-offer-students/ for more information.

All chapel services have been suspended for the rest of the spring semester. If you have a question about how this may impact your ability to graduate, please contact your advisor.
Chapel waivers will be available for May graduates who may be lacking credits to graduate.

Please go to the library page  to access EBSCO’s online resources and other information. To check out a book or needed copies, please fill out the resource request form below: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yFbPCqlXMJFUtI8hOwkQjrOixgTIy9BbkSR4zjdhnqA/edit?usp=sharing

For further library questions, email Director Krissy Nichols at knichols@stark.edu.

The final payment for the Spring semester is due April 1st. To make a payment, please make a payment online through your CampusSIS account. Review these directions for more information. If you are having difficulties making your payment online, please email Celina Fetty at cfetty@stark.edu

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