FAQ

New Students

How do I get my textbooks?

An important goal for SCS is finding the best price for student textbooks. Because of this imperative, the means of acquiring textbooks may vary on an individual basis.

Students are required to purchase their own books but SCS will provide students with ordering information (i.e. general pricing of books) and assistance. In some cases, the most economical option for purchasing textbooks is online. An excellent online search online search engine for use books is Addall and Amazon.

If you have any questions regarding textbooks, please contact the SCS Librarian.

To find your textbook list you do not need to log in to CampusSiS. You will need to click on your appropriate degree program under “Current Students” at the bottom of the SCS homepage at www.stscs.org. For example, if you are in the Certificate in Ministry program click on “Certificate in Ministry.”

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Next you will enter the Certificate in Ministry page. There you will click on the icon that says, “Booklist.”

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This will take you to a PDF with the required textbooks of each class for that specific semester. Find the classes you are registered for and use this to look up prices of books on Amazon, Addall, Barnes and Nobles, or any other book company.

How do I register for classes?

To register for classes, schedule an appointment online at www.stscs.org/appointment or contact SCS to to meet with your advisor. In order to provide the best assistance to students an advisement appointment is necessary to complete registration.

Before your appointment review the current course offerings and complete any necessary financial aid applications.

At your advising appointment, your advisor will review your degree plan with you, consider the progress you have made and plan to make, and address any questions you may have. After confirming which classes you intend to take, your advisor will help you complete the necessary registration forms.

The final step in the advisement appointment is a consultation with the Financial Director, in order to establish a payment plan for your student account. The Financial Director will provide information and assistance for scholarships and financial aid, and apply any financial aid to your student account.

Your registration is finalized after you have paid one-third of your student tuition.

**Please note that your student account must have a zero balance before you may register for courses.

How do I request a transcript?

Official Transcripts

To request official transcripts from different universities use the links below:

Unofficial Transcripts

Students can find their transcript information using CampusSiS. To find your unofficial transcript information follow the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

 

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

 

Next, click on “My Courses.”

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Finally, click on “My GPA Report” and it will show you your unofficial transcript.

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Current Students

What is my Google Apps for Education Account?

As a student with SCS, you have a Google Apps for Education Account. This account includes Google email (aka Gmail), Drive (which includes Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets and Google Presentations), Calendar, and more. For more information regarding the services that come with this Google Account,  you can sign in using your SCS email address (as your username) and your SCS gmail password at: https://www.google.com/a/stscs.org

For more tips and “how to” information regarding the Google services, please bookmark and visit this page that we at SCS have found helpful: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

How do I access Google Drive?

Watch this video or read the steps below:

One way to access your Google Drive account is to use your STSCS email address and password to log in at https://drive.google.com/.

Apps IconYou can also access Google Drive if you are already logged in to your STSCS email (Gmail) account. Look in the upper right hand corner of your browser window, next to your email address. Select the Apps icon.

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Then select the Google Drive icon

You can also access your Google Calendar, Contacts, Search, and more from this Apps icon.

For more tips and “how to” information regarding Google Drive services, please bookmark and visit this page that we at SCS have found helpful: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

How do I access my class forum?

1) Log in to your CampusSiS account
2) Select Student
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3) Select My Courses
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4) Select My Current Courses
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5) Select the appropriate Course
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6) Select Forums
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How do I find my class schedule?

Once your registration is finalized, you may view your current schedule using CampusSiS. All students will be able to see their class schedules following the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

 

 

 

 

 
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You will be taken to this page to fill in your username, password, & email. Your username is your last name; your password is the first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example: John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

 

Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

Next, click on “My Courses.”

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Finally, click on “My Current Courses” and it will show you the courses you have enrolled in for the semester.

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How do I check my grades?

Once a course is completed, you may check your class grades using CampusSiS. To check grades, follow the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

 

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

 

Next, click on “My Courses.”

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Yes, enrollment is spelled incorrectly, in spite of this you can still click on “My Enrollment History” and it will show you your appropriate grades.

 

I am graduating. What do I need to do?

Prior to graduation a student in his or her final semester must complete an “Application for Graduation.” For Certificate and Diploma students please contact SCS and we will have a form for you fill out.

For HSU Undergraduate and Logsdon Seminary students, the application is available online through Hardin Simmons University.

SCS also hosts a graduation celebration on the SCS campus each spring semester for all graduates.

How do I request a transcript?

Official Transcripts

To request official transcripts from different universities use the links below:

Unofficial Transcripts

Students can find their transcript information using CampusSiS. To find your unofficial transcript information follow the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

 

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

 

Next, click on “My Courses.”

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Finally, click on “My GPA Report” and it will show you your unofficial transcript.

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How do I add/drop a class?

To add a class, schedule an appointment online at www.stscs.org/appointment or contact SCS to speak with your advisor. Your advisor will help you complete the necessary forms for adding a course. Your signature is required to approve any course additions. Your student account will be adjusted, and you will need to make new arrangements with the Business Affairs Office.

To drop a class before the first schedule class meeting, contact SCS to schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor. Your advisor will help you complete the forms for dropping a course. Your signature is required to approve the course drop. Your student account will be adjusted, as will any payment arrangements you have made with the Business Affairs Office.

To drop a class after the first scheduled class meeting, first take into account the drop fee, the loss of work already completed in the course, and the loss of tuition for the course. Contact both your advisor and professor to explore options for completing the course. If you decide to drop a course already in progress, your advisor will help you complete the necessary forms. Signatures from both student and instructor are required to approve a course drop. After a course begins, a drop fee of $40 per course is incurred. Because SCS makes scholarships available to all students, once classes begin there is NO refund of tuition and you are liable for the full amount of tuition agreed upon at registration.

How do I check my STSCS email?

  1. Log in to your email by going to mail.stscs.org
  2. Your username is: first name.last name@stscs.org  (Example: The username for John Doe is john.doe@stscs.org)
  3. Your password  by default (or your first time log in) will be your birthdate with two exclamation marks in the following format: MMDDYYYY!!
  4. If you are a new student, SCS may not have your birthdate on file. Your password would then be your primary phone number that SCS has on file with two exclamation marks in the following format: 1234567890!!
    If you cannot log in to your SCS gmail account, please contact the school at (361) 991-9403.

Please Note: Your SCS email account is a Google Apps for Education account. The same username and password above will be used to access all of your Google Apps for Education apps such as Google Drive, Calendar, and more! For tips on Google Drive, please visit the following website: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

Also, please note your Google Apps for Education account is a completely different account from your CampusSiS account. The passwords are not tied to each other.

How do I log in to HSU Central?

HSU Central is only for Undergraduate and Graduate students attending SCS. There are two ways you can log in to HSU Central.

The first way you can log in is by using the Homepage log in tab at the very top of the homepage. Hover over “Log In’ and HSU Central and CampusSiS should pop up.

The other option is going into your Current Student page and clicking on the HSU Central icon

Both options will lead you to Hardin-Simmon’s HSU Central website . You will need to click on the HSU Central logo

 

You will then have to log in with your username and password

 

SCS does not have your username and password information. If you do not know this information, you will need to contact HSU Tech Support at 325-670-1288.

Logging In

What is my Google Apps for Education Account?

As a student with SCS, you have a Google Apps for Education Account. This account includes Google email (aka Gmail), Drive (which includes Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets and Google Presentations), Calendar, and more. For more information regarding the services that come with this Google Account,  you can sign in using your SCS email address (as your username) and your SCS gmail password at: https://www.google.com/a/stscs.org

For more tips and “how to” information regarding the Google services, please bookmark and visit this page that we at SCS have found helpful: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

How do I access Google Drive?

Watch this video or read the steps below:

One way to access your Google Drive account is to use your STSCS email address and password to log in at https://drive.google.com/.

Apps IconYou can also access Google Drive if you are already logged in to your STSCS email (Gmail) account. Look in the upper right hand corner of your browser window, next to your email address. Select the Apps icon.

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Then select the Google Drive icon

You can also access your Google Calendar, Contacts, Search, and more from this Apps icon.

For more tips and “how to” information regarding Google Drive services, please bookmark and visit this page that we at SCS have found helpful: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

How do I access my class forum?

1) Log in to your CampusSiS account
2) Select Student
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3) Select My Courses
My Courses

 

 

4) Select My Current Courses
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5) Select the appropriate Course
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6) Select Forums
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How do I log in to CampusSiS?

Watch this video or read the steps below:

Note: Do not use the enter/return key while using CampusSiS. You may reset the page and lose any data entered. CampusSiS is a TAB-based program. Use the TAB key to navigate through each field.

1) Go to www.stscs.org
2) Select Log in
3) Select CampusSiS
4) Log in with the following credentials:

  •      Username: lastname
  •      Password: flpassword
  •      Email: first.last@stscs.org
    •      Example: John Doe
    •      Username: doe
    •      Password:jdpassword
    •      Email:john.doe@stscs.org

5) Select the Tab key (on your keyboard) to see the Log In Button
6) Select Log In
7) Select Continue

Please note: Your CampusSiS account is a different account from your SCS Google Apps for education account. CampusSiS is a Student Information Systems database which includes accessing the following:

  • Course schedule
  • Degree audit
  • Profile information
  • SCS student fees/tuition payment information
  • SCS library book search
  • Class resources
  • Class Forums
  • Class Directory
  • Grades
  •  And more!

How do I log in to HSU Central?

HSU Central is only for Undergraduate and Graduate students attending SCS. There are two ways you can log in to HSU Central.

  1. The first way you can log in is by using the Homepage log in tab at the very top of the homepage. Hover over “Log In’ and HSU Central and CampusSiS should pop up.The other option is going into your Current Student page and clicking on the HSU Central icon. Both options will lead you to Hardin-Simmons’s HSU Central website.
  2. You will need to click on the HSU Central logo.
  3. You will then have to log in with your username and password given by HSU (this is not your CampusSiS Log in information). SCS does not have your username and password information. If you do not know this information, you will need to contact HSU Tech Support at 325.670.1288.

How do I log in to my Gmail?

Watch this video or read the steps below:

  1. Log in to your email by going to mail.stscs.org
  2. Your username is: first name.last name@stscs.org  (Example: The username for John Doe is john.doe@stscs.org)
  3. Your password  by default (or your first time log in) will be your primary phone number with two exclamation marks in the following format: 3611234567!! 
  4. If you cannot log in to your SCS gmail account, please contact the school at (361) 991-9403.

Please Note: Your SCS email account is a Google Apps for Education account. The same username and password above will be used to access all of your Google Apps for Education apps such as Google Drive, Calendar, and more! For tips on Google Drive, please visit the following website: https://www.gcflearnfree.org/googledocuments

Also, please note your Google Apps for Education account is a completely different account from your CampusSiS account. The passwords are not tied to each other.

How I do I forward my school email to my primary email?

1. Log in to your SCS Google email account, go to www.gmail.com

2. Your username is: first name.last name@stscs.org  (Example: The username for John Doe is john.doe@stscs.org)

3. Your password  by default (or your first time log in) will be the primary phone number we have on file for you with two exclamation marks** in the following format: 1234567890!!
If you cannot log in to your SCS gmail account, please contact the school at (361) 991-9403.

4. Once logged in, click on the pinwheel to the right of your page. Then click on “Settings”

5. Next you will be taken to a page with general labels at the top of the page. Click on the link titled “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”

6. You will be asked to add a forwarding address. Type in your primary email and confirm.

7. You will then receive a confirmation email to your primary email account, you must click on the link in the email to begin forwarding email.

 

How do I find my class schedule?

Once your registration is finalized, you may view your current schedule using CampusSiS. All students will be able to see their class schedules following the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

 

 

 

 

 
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You will be taken to this page to fill in your username, password, & email. Your username is your last name; your password is the first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example: John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

 

Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

Next, click on “My Courses.”

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Finally, click on “My Current Courses” and it will show you the courses you have enrolled in for the semester.

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How do I check my grades?

Once a course is completed, you may check your class grades using CampusSiS. To check grades, follow the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

 

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

 

Next, click on “My Courses.”

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Yes, enrollment is spelled incorrectly, in spite of this you can still click on “My Enrollment History” and it will show you your appropriate grades.

 

How do I check my balance and make tuition payments?

To check your tuition balance a student can do so using CampusSiS. Follow the steps below:

This only applies to Certificate and Advanced Diploma students. Undergraduate and Graduate students must pay their tuition on HSU Central.

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

 

 

 

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

 

 

Next, click on “My Finance.” In this section you will be able to view your tuition balance.

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The best way to make a payment is through the finance section in CampusSiS. Simply click on “Make Payments” and pay for your balance.

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The other option for making payments is to contact the SCS Staff Bookkeeper. Payments can also be made in person at SCS during normal business hours, over the telephone, or by mail. SCS accepts cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Please make checks payable to South Texas School of Christian Studies.

How do I find books in the library?

To find books in the SCS Library a student can do so using CampusSiS. Follow the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

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Next, click on “OPAC Search”

Finally, you will be taken to the Online Catalogue Search where you can find books in the SCS Library. You can search by title, author, subject, barcode or call number.

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Financial Aid

If my church sends in a check for my tuition, will SCS automatically match it?

No. SCS only matches funds for churches with whom we have signed a church matching covenant. We are always open to discussing new church matching partnerships, so if your church is interested, have your pastor contact the Office of Student Affairs to find out more.

How much can I get from church matching?

There is no limit to how much a church can contribute toward your tuition, however SCS will only match the amount listed in the church matching covenant.

Can I use church matching funds to pay for fees, books, or other school-related expenses?

SCS will only match funds that go toward tuition expenses. Your church may choose to provide funding for additional expenses, but that amount will not be matched.

Can I use church matching funds to pay my bill from a previous semester?

No. While your church can elect to give toward your past balance, SCS will only provide matching funds for current accounts.

If my church matching funds exceed my tuition costs, what happens to the remainder?

SCS matching funds in excess of tuition costs will be funneled back into the church-matching fund and used to help other students. Church funds received in excess of student bills will be returned to the church.

What happens to my church matching if I drop a class?

Church matching follows the provisions outlined in the Financial Settlement Agreement.

Which program do I have to be in to get church matching?

The SCS matching fund program applies to Certificate, Diploma, Associate of Arts, Undergraduate, and Graduate students, both full-time and part-time.

Can I get church matching funds in the summer?

Yes! SCS matching funds are eligible for all available class terms, including but not limited to fall, spring, summer, May term, and J-term.

My church has signed the covenant and is ready to write a check. Where do they send it?

Checks should be made payable to SCS. Notation should be made on the church check identifying the student by name.

I pay my bill directly to the HSU Business Office. Does my church still send matching funds to SCS?

Yes. All church matching checks need to come to SCS so that we can verify the student information as well as the amount. We will then send your church’s funds as well as the SCS matching funds to HSU.

Can my church pay by credit card?

No. For bookkeeping purposes, we ask that all church matching contributions come in the form of a check made payable to SCS.

Can my parents donate to my church’s scholarship fund and have the money used for my church matching?

No. Contributions to the scholarship funds should not be motivated by a desire to assist a specific student, but rather a general desire to assist students from the church who are pursuing their education at SCS. In addition, the IRS restricts the ability of family members to financially support relatives who are students through scholarships. Any questions regarding this issue should be independently directed to a competent attorney, CPA, or tax consultant.

Does my church have to be Baptist to participate in church matching?

Absolutely not. SCS exists to equip students regardless of denominational labels.

How do I check my balance and make tuition payments?

To check your tuition balance a student can do so using CampusSiS. Follow the steps below:

This only applies to Certificate and Advanced Diploma students. Undergraduate and Graduate students must pay their tuition on HSU Central.

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

 

 

 

 

 

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Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

 

 

Next, click on “My Finance.” In this section you will be able to view your tuition balance.

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The best way to make a payment is through the finance section in CampusSiS. Simply click on “Make Payments” and pay for your balance.

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The other option for making payments is to contact the SCS Staff Bookkeeper. Payments can also be made in person at SCS during normal business hours, over the telephone, or by mail. SCS accepts cash, checks, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Please make checks payable to South Texas School of Christian Studies.

Can I use my VA educational benefits to pay for classes at SCS?

Yes! If you qualify for VA educational benefits through the GI Bill or the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you can use those funds at SCS.  To find out more, contact Jessica Barker in the Financial Aid Office.

Can I use Hazelwood Act benefits at SCS?

Unfortunately, the Hazelwood Act can only be used at public institutions of higher education in Texas. SCS, Hardin-Simmons University (our undergraduate partner), and Logsdon Seminary (our graduate partner) are all private institutions, and therefore ineligible to accept Hazelwood funds. Visit our Financial Aid page to find out more about the aid we offer.

Can I take out student loans to pay for classes at SCS?

When you enroll at SCS, we ask you sign an agreement that says, in part, “I wish to decline all student loans available to me through the Federal Student Aid program while attending STSCS.”

At SCS, we care about your financial future, and we know that leaving school with crippling debt not only limits where you are able to minister, it can also be a source of stress and chaos in your life for years to come. Because of this, one of our fundamental principles is affordability.  We will continue to strive to keep our tuition low, and we will continue to offer scholarship and grant opportunities to every student that attends SCS.

To find out more about about our tuition, scholarships, and grants, please visit the Financial Aid section of our website, or call Jessica Barker at (361) 991-9403.

Library

How do I find my HSU ID barcode?

There are two options to finding your HSU ID barcode. One option is to look on the back of your HSU ID card, underneath the barcode there should be a long list of numbers. That is your HSU ID number and what you use to enter into EBSCO.

The other option is to login into HSU Central and enter in you username and password.

Once inside HSU Central you will see a “Self Service” Box. Click on “Academic Profile.”

 

Finally, click on “Library Barcode.” Your number will appear on the following page.

 

How do I find books in the library?

To find books in the SCS Library a student can do so using CampusSiS. Follow the steps below:

First, access CampusSiS by visiting the SCS website and hover over Log in at the top part of the website. There will be a drop down menu that will display to log in servers. Click on CampusSiS. (Notice: CampusSiS does not work on Internet Explorer)

You will be taken to this page where you will need to fill in your information, including your username, password, and email. Your username is your last name; your password is your first initial of your first name and the first initial of your last name then the word password. Finally, your email is your first name.last name@stscs.org. For example (Notice: Please do not use John Doe as your student account), John Doe would be Doe for the username, jdpassword for the password and john.doe@stscs.org for the email.

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Once this is completed click tab and then click the log-in button. Do not use the return or enter button during log-in.

Following the log-in page there will be a “Continue” button. Click continue and it will lead you to the homepage of your CampusSiS account. Click on “Student.”

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Next, click on “OPAC Search”

Finally, you will be taken to the Online Catalogue Search where you can find books in the SCS Library. You can search by title, author, subject, barcode or call number.

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How do I write a research paper?

Writing a research paper takes a great deal of preparation and planning. In every program at SCS, students are expected to use Turabian 8th edition to format a paper. There are several copies of the Turabian Manual in the library. You can also purchase the book in various stores and online websites.

Example Research Paper

For further assistance please contact the SCS Librarian.

How do I find articles online?

Undergraduate and Graduate students can access EBSCO in order to find articles online. You will need a valid HSU ID card. On the back of the card is a thirteen-digit number required for accessing library services off HSU’s main campus.  Follow the steps below to access EBSCO:

First, visit the SCS website and click on Library. Look for EBSCO under “Additional Sources”

You will be taken to this page where you will need to type in your HSU number. This number is located on the back of your HSU ID card. When you have finished entering the number, click “Submit.”

 

 

 

Having logged in, you will be given an opportunity to select which databases to search. It is suggested that you select EBSCOhost Web-All Databases”

 

 

Next click on the database resource you wish to search. The “ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials” is useful for research in areas such as theology, biblical studies, church history, etc. You can add additional databases later.

You may add any database you wish to include in your search by checking the box next to the database. Use databases include:

  • New Testament Abstracts
  • Old Testament Abstracts
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection

 

When you are finished adding databases, click “OK” to return to the main search page. Here you can enter search keywords and set additional search parameters. When you are finished entering search information, click “Search” to find your results.

For further assistance please contact the SCS Librarian