What does a typical course load look like?
Since our students typically have many responsibilities outside of class (ministry, work, family, etc), students begin their graduate studies by taking one class during the first semester. Students may increase to two classes during the second semester and beyond at their discretion. Approval of the Academic Dean is required for more than two classes, or any other exceptions. If you have any questions regarding course load, please contact our Director of Student Development at 402-881-6211.
When do classes run?
The Pillar Seminary operates with a Fall and Spring semester. The Fall semester generally runs August through November, and the Spring semester February through May (with minor variations depending upon where weeks fall during a given calendar year). This leaves the busy month of December free for ministry. The annual Bible Lands trip will be scheduled for two weeks within the month of January. Students are also invited to participate, for any length of time, in an optional archaeological excavation which usually takes place between the last week of June and third week of July. If you have any questions regarding class scheduling, please contact our Director of Student Development at 402-881-6211.
How do I get into the classroom?
All classes at The Pillar Seminary are conducted and delivered via live, interactive videoconferencing. Students are required to have access to high-speed internet at rates sufficient for the software platform in use as defined by that platform. Students are also required to have both video and audio capability for the classes and, when necessary, exams. The software system currently in use is Zoom. System requirements for Zoom can be found on their website. If you have any questions regarding online classes, please contact our Director of Student Development at 402-881-6211.
Will I have an advisor?
Academic advising is provided to students by the Academic Guidance Counselor. During the registration period each semester, students will have the opportunity to meet to review courses they would like to take the following semester. Counsel regarding transfer credit, graduation requirements, sequence of courses, prerequisites, and other academic issues can also be provided by the Academic Guidance Counselor. Students should feel free to contact the office any time they feel they would like help in planning their schedules. Students are also encouraged to visit with the faculty. If you have any questions regarding the advisement process, please contact our Director of Student Development at 402-881-6211.