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ACADEMIC CALENDAR
The academic calendar for the Pastoral School can be found at the link below. Occasionally slight adjustments are made to the calendar. These changes are announced on the Dean's List Blog.

2016-17 Academic calendar

TRANSCRIPTS
The registrar will issue one unofficial transcript to each graduating student upon request. Official transcripts are issued upon request of the student and sent directly to other academic institutions, potential employers, or diocesan bishops. The fee for official transcripts is $25.00 each. Transcripts will not be issued unless a student has met all financial obligations to the School.

ACCREDITATION
The Pastoral School of Chicago and Mid-America has declined to seek academic accreditation by any accreditation agency as such accreditation does not meet the goals of the School. Academic quality is maintained through oversight by the Diocesan Bishop, the Dean, and its governing board.

BOOKS AND RESOURCE MATERIALS
Required texts and readings will be assigned for each course. Most textbooks can be accessed on-line via the e-classroom. Students may purchase texts from any bookstore. We encourage students to purchase books from our partner bookstore:

Archangels Books

ORDINATION AND WAIVERS
Upon completion of the Pastoral School’s course of study in Pastoral Theology, ordination is at the sole discretion of the student’s Bishop. Any requirements or conditions set forth herein may be waived by the Bishop at his discretion, and ordination of a candidate may occur at anytime during the course of study as the Bishop may deem necessary.

PASTORAL SCHOOL MERCHANDISE
Please visit our Cafe Press store to purchase Pastoral School merchandise. These items make unique and interesting gifts and a portion of the proceeds from the sales benefit the Pastoral School:

Pastoral School Cafe Press Store

ARCHIVE
Please find older information, news, etc., at the link below:

Archived News Items