You can find the available book lists for Fall 2020 courses at the following links below. Clicking on your course title will take you to a PDF document with the books for that course.

PS-1062 Congregational Care-- FALL2020

FT-1750 Ministry in the Digital World--FALL2020

BAEQ-101 Old Testament--FALL 2020



In 1969 the member schools of the Graduate Theological Union combined their vast resources to create a common library for the purpose of providing resources for teaching, learning, and research in the disciplines of religion and theology.

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library is home to more than 450,000 volumes, 1200 perodical subscriptions, and 292,000 microforms and audio visual materials. It is considered one of the largest theological libraries in the United States. The library building includes a central reading room, study areas, computer lab, and a helpful library staff. Students and instructors may also access the library holdings through the online catalog called “GRACE” and additional databases (links above).

In addition to the resources of the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, faculty and students of member schools of the Graduate Theological Union are granted complimentary borrowing privileges at the libraries of the University of California. The UC library collection includes extensive holdings in theological and philosophical literature. Faculty and staff also have access to the Green Library at Stanford University, located across the Bay from Berkeley.

Catalog and Handbooks

Below are links to the current BST Catalog, as well as student handbooks:

BST2020-2021Revised Catalog

Doctor of Ministry Program Manual 2019 – FINAL WITH APPENDICIES

PolicyManual HANDBOOK -August 2019-Updates — FALL 2019–MDIV MCL MTS–PDF Version

 Office Of The Registrar

Please call or email to make an appointment:

Kat A. Croswell Registrar/Assistant to the VP of Academics 510-841-1905 x237


Unofficial Transcripts:

To receive an unofficial transcript, email Kat Croswell at

Official Transcripts:

Official transcripts must be requested from the Office of the Registrar. Transcript requests must be made in writing. Email and phone requests cannot be honored. The fee is $10.00 for each transcript requested. Checks and money orders should be made out to BST. In order for the request to be processed, the form must be signed. Please allow seven (7) working days from date transcript request is received in Registrar’s office for the request to be processed.

For International shipping, the cost of the transcript must include processing and the Federal Express fees. Currently, international transcript requests require $45.00 pre-paid before the transcript is processed. Checks and money orders should be made out to BST.

  1. Print out and complete the Transcript Request form.
  2. Mail the form and payment to:
    Office of Registrar
    Berkeley School of Theology
    2606 Dwight Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704


BST Transcript Request

BST Student Health Insurance Form

BST Special Reading Course Procedures and Form

BST Request-for-Accommodation_form_2021

BST Disabled_students_release_form_2021

BST Disabled_students_faculty_release_form_2021

BST Request for Substitution

BST Publicity Release Form

BST Petition for Incomplete

BST Official Withdrawal Form

BST Leave of Absence Request

BST Cross Registration Request- 2020

BST Cross Registration Instructions

BST Change of Grade Request

BST Change of Enrollment Request

BST Change of Degree Request

BST Academic Policies Procedures Acknowledgement Form -DMIN

BST Transfer of Academic Unit -Credit- Form


Current Student Services


Confused by English grammar or sentence structure? Need help writing a thesis or learning academic writing conventions? Make use of BST’s own writing consultant, Jeff Kunkel, a widely published writer and clergyperson. This is a no-fee service to BST students. Jeff can be contacted at any time at and is available in person in the adjunct faculty office on Wednesdays, from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, beginning Sept. 14.


Check Your Student Mailbox Regularly Student Mailboxes are located on the left side as you walk into the Student Lounge on the 1st floor of Hobart Hall. This is the primary tool for faculty, staff, administration and student council to communicate with students via printed material. Please check your box often!


Please note that your BST-assigned student email address is the address that will be used by BST to communicate with you. If you have questions about how to access this account, please click here (link) for more information, or contact Tech Support at

Contact the BST Registrar/Director of Student Services with all other questions.


Enrolled students will have the convenience of paying their student account balances (tuition, fees, insurance, housing and other charges) through Web Advisor in the Student Menu using the Make a Payment selection. All bills are due and payable at the time of registration. Payment plans are available upon approval by the Chief Financial Officer. All financial obligations and/or agreements must be fulfilled prior to enrollment in the next term. Grades are issued, degrees conferred and transcripts issued only after all accounts are settled.

Enrolled students have the convenience of paying their student account balances (tuition, fees, insurance, housing and other charges) through Populi, our student information system. This means you will be able to pay your tuition bill or payment plan at any time of the day or night. Personal financial information is captured through an offsite, secure location and is not stored by the school. BST has contracted with Official Payments Corporation (OPC) to process Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit card payments as well as electronic check (e-check) payments. OPC is the leading provider of electronic payment options for higher education institutions.

To make your payment online, log in to your Populi account. Click the “My Profile” tab in the purple area, and then click the gray “Financial” tab underneath your name. Your balance due will appear on the right side, and click the “Make a Payment” button to be directed to the payment screen.

Payment of tuition and fees may be done through one of the following methods:

  • Online through Populi by E-Check or Credit Card
  • By mailing check or money order (made payable to “BST”) to
    BST c/o Business Office, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • In person by check or money order at the Business Office (2nd floor of Hobart Hall). No credit cards will be accepted in person.

Refund Policy:

  1. Prior to the end of General Registration: Full Tuition
  2. During late registration:  Full Tuition
  3. 3rd week of classes:  80% of Tuition
  4. 4th and 5th week of classes: 50% of Tuition
  5. After the 5th week of classes:  No Refund


Financial Aid information for degree programs:(link)

Financing A Seminary Education(link)

Financial Aid Handbook. March 2016(link)