Frequently Asked Questions About the Online School

Registration & Costs


Individual:       $170.00 per course

Groups:            $125.00 for five or more


Auditing a course allows you to receive all course materials and engage in the discussion board. No credit is given to auditors.


Students taking the course for CEUs are required to do the weekly reading assignments; participate weekly on the discussion board and complete a 3-5 page integrating paper assigned by the instructor. The number of CEUs vary by diocese. We will be awarding a certificate upon completion of the course that will show that you have completed 20 hours of work for CEUs. Each individual diocese will then be able to decide how many CEUs to award for the number of hours per course.

Who can take an online course through Seminary of the Southwest?

Anyone may register to take a course as an auditor, or for CEUs.

How long do the courses last each semester?

All courses in the fall and spring semester last 7 weeks.

What kind of technology is needed to take the course?

Classes take place on a password-protected website.

Technology needed to take a course online includes - Windows XP or higher OR Mac OS 10 - the latest version of Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer - The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (provide link) - Word processing software such as Microsoft Word or Wordperfect - QuickTime Player (provide link)

More technology questions?

Email our Technology Director at

Do I have to be at my computer at a certain day and time?

All courses are asynchronous which allows students to take the course at their convenience.

How do I know when to begin the class?

Seminary of the Southwest will send an email to the student one week before the class begins with instructions on how to log on to take the course.

Are there books for each course, and if so, where do I get the books?

The syllabus is attached to each course description with information on books that need to be purchased. All books can be purchased on or will be provided by the instructor in PDF form.

How do I pay?

Students register online through RegOnline.

What if I can't complete the course?

Students who register for the course and are then unable to take the course can withdraw prior to the first week of class with a full refund. Students who withdraw during the first week of class will receive an 80% refund. No refunds will be made beginning with the 2nd week of class.

For more information, please contact the Online Administrator at