Current students can find valuable information on courses, registration, and institutional policies below.
Remember, contact your advisor if you have questions about what courses to take. If you are in a GTU program (GTU MA or the Certificate in Buddhist Chaplaincy), your student record and registration will happen via the GTU student portal, Sonis. And please contact Helen Tagawa (firstname.lastname@example.org), our Registrar and Director of Student Services for any specific questions about admissions, registration, or applying for scholarships.
And, as always, read the catalog! Most of your questions can be answered by reading the catalog.
Student Information Portals
All courses offered throughout the GTU consortium, including IBS-offered courses, are are publicly listed via the GTU student information system. Please visit GTU Sonis and search for courses by semester and school to see IBS’s current listings.
Registration and program forms
|IBS Catalog||Students are responsible for downloading and reading the institutional catalog and following all policies therein.||Handbook|
|Dorm Residency Application||Contact the Registrar or Dorm Manager for information on applying for residency at the IBS dorm.||Dorm|
|Auditor Registration Form||For non-program students, please complete this form to audit a class.||Registration|
|Certificate Completion Form||Submit this form to the Registrar when you are ready to complete your program.||Checklist|
|Leave of Absence Form||If you need to take a semester off from your program, submit this form to the Registrar.||Registration|
|MABS Program Checklist||Use this form to track completion of program requirements; submit it to the Registrar with you're ready to graduate.||Checklist|
|MDIV Program Checklist||Use this form to track completion of program requirements; submit it to the Registrar with you're ready to graduate.||Checklist|
|Petition for Part Time Status||For MABS and MDIV program students only, complete this form if you intend to take less than 12 units per term.||Registration|
|Petition for Incomplete||Use this form to petition for an incomplete at the end of the semester.||Registration|
|Special Reading Course Registration Form||Use this form to sign up for a directed reading class.||Registration|
|Thesis Proposal Form||This form must be filled out when you have formed a thesis committee and are ready to write your thesis.||Program|
|Petition to Transfer Credit||Use this form when transferring units from an outside school into your IBS program.||Program|
|Petition for Advancement||Use this form if you're completing a certificate and want to advance into a degree program.||Program|
|Student Travel Grant for Conference Presentation||Students presenting their work at conferences may be eligible for funding.||Scholarship|
|Ryukoku Exchange Program Scholarship Application||Students studying at Ryukoku may be eligible for funding.||Scholarship|
|Contextual Education Handbook||For MDIV students, information about completing contextual education units, CPE units, processes and forms. (Coming soon.)||Handbook|
|Thesis Handbook||For MABS and MDIV students, a handbook on how to complete your thesis on time. (Coming soon)||Handbook|
|Cross Registration Form||This form is to be completed for IBS students when requesting a course for cross registration at a Graduate Theological Union member of affiliate school.||Registration|
|AY21-22 Dorm Resident Contract||This contract is to be signed by all residents accepted into the dorm.||Dorm|
|AY22-23 Scholarship Application||Returning students need to submit a new scholarship application every year by March 1||Scholarship|
|Contextual Education Registration Form||For MDIV students who wish to register for either FR-2400 or FE-3400, fill out this form and return it to the Registrar during the regular registration period.||Registration|
|List of pre-approved Contextual Education field sites||This is an updated list of pre-approved field sites for MDIV students completing the contextual education requirement.||Handbook|