Getting Started

Follow these easy steps to get started!

 

  • Step 1 – Complete an application online at www.paynesonisweb.com or in person at the Payne Theological Seminary Academic Services Office located on the second floor of the Administration Building, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio. If you have questions, please contact the Academic Services Office at 937-376-2946 x202.
  • Step 2 – Financial aid. If you need help paying for your education, you must complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you have questions, visit the Financial Aid Office located on the second floor of the Administration Building, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio. You may also contact them at 937-376-2946 x207.
  • Step 3 – Request that your college transcripts be sent to our Academic Services Office if you have previous college credits for transfer to Payne or you are registering for a class that requires prerequisites. Transcripts should be sent to the Academic Services Office, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384. Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope in order to be considered official.
  • Step 4 – Identify your three letters of recommendation references and have them send their reference to the Payne Theological Seminary Academic Services Office located on the second floor of the Administration Building, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio  45384. If you have questions, please contact the Academic Services Office at 937-376-2946 x202.
  • Step 5 - Submit your health record to: Payne Theological Seminary Academic Services Office located on the second floor of the Administration Building, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio  45384. If you have questions, please contact the Academic Services Office at 937-376-2946.
  • Step 6 - Attend New Student orientation. Orientations are typically scheduled within the month before the start of each semester. You can register for orientation by calling the Academic Services Office at 937-376-2946.

    At orientation, you will complete the following
    --- Meet with our advising staff who will help you decide on your first quarter schedule;
    --- Obtain your schedule and your invoice from the Records and Registration Office;
    --- Pay for, or arrange for payment of your classes;
    --- If you need help paying for your classes, you can attend an optional financial aid session;
    --- Review relevant school policies and procedures;
  • Step 7 – Obtain your student ID at the Academic Services Office located on the second floor of the Administration Building, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio  45384.  Please bring an existing photo ID with you.
  • Step 8 – Payment. You will need to pay tuition and fees by the due date at the Business Office, first floor of the Administration Building, 1230 Wilberforce-Clifton Road, Wilberforce, Ohio  45384. You can also pay with a credit card by phone at 937-376-2946 x205.
  • Step 9 – Have your student ID validated. The Payne library is located on the Payne Campus in the Bishop Reverdy C. Ransome Building. After obtaining your student ID you must have it validated each year. This enables you to check out materials at both the Payne Library and the Ohio College and University network.