Academic Information

Registration for 2013-2014 Courses

Information on registration is available from the Registrar's home page at (look for the link to "first theological" registration materials). If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Enrollment Services Office at 215-248-6302 or, René Diemer, at 215-248-6305 or

Registration for Fall 2013 is now open.  Additional information will be available on the LTSP website.

Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance

LTSP strives to be a safe place where people can worship, learn, work, teach, receive and provide care in a safe and healthy environment. Safety for all in the seminary communities and those in our charge is why we require an official criminal background check. Therefore, students admitted in seminary programs must submit to a criminal background check prior to their registration for classes at the seminary.

Complete the Criminal Check Authorization form and return by mail or fax to the Enrollment Services Office.

Office of Enrollment Services
Brossman Center - Alice Popovic
7301 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa 19119

or Secure Fax: 215-248-7315

Faculty Advisors

Students will be notified of the faculty member assigned to be their academic advisor during the first week of semester classes. Your advisor will assist you in registering for future terms and is available to consult with you on academic concerns.  If you have questions about this process, please contact the Coordinator for Student Services, Heidi Rodrick-Schnaath.

Disability Policy

The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia is committed to providing an environment in which all students have full access to educational opportunities and community life. In order for the seminary to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to students with either short or long-term disabilities, you must contact the Coordinator of Student Services at 215-248-6312.

Computer Requirement

It is required that all students have regular access to appropriately equipped computers; therefore, it is strongly advised that all students purchase computer systems (laptops preferred) and software according to the suggested guidelines (found here). Students are invited to include computer hardware and software expenses in his/her cost of attendance for purposes of seeking financial aid and/or student loans.

The Bible Studies faculty will be requiring all students to use bible software as part of their biblical studies. Two software packages (Accordance for Macintosh and BibleWorks for Windows) will be supported by LTSP, and we are able to offer special pricing for those packages. NO OTHER PROGRAMS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR GRADUATE LEVEL BIBLICAL STUDIES. You can join in a bulk order which will be placed before fall - information will be provided before the order is placed.