Register for Coaching Courses

How you register depends on your status with the seminary and your learning goals.

Read through the following options to determine the registration process that fits you.

Do you want to earn the Certificate in Transformational Coaching (CTC)?

Step 1 for all CTC participants is to review the CTC Handbook and apply using the CTC Application for Admission form.

Once accepted, you may register for your coaching classes. Details will be in the acceptance email or use the CTC Handbook to guide you in the best way to register. Audit participants need to apply at least 4 weeks prior to their first class. Credit students need to apply at least 6 weeks in advance.

Is this your first coaching class?

Great, you’ll want to register for Intro to Coaching (CO 500 - formerly MCS 510).  Unless you plan on earning a degree at Western Seminary, you’ll likely want to enroll as a non-degree seeking student and register for the classes an audit student (if you do not hold a bachelor’s degree, you’ll register as an enrichment student — audit and enrichment are distinctions our accrediting agency requires us to make). And don’t let the term “audit” throw you:  most students take the classes as auditors and full participation is expected from all students. Audit students are not required to do homework assignments outside of class, however they are required to complete at least five hours of reading and get coaching feedback as part of the class experience (for CO501-508 - formerly MCS 511-518). There is no distinction between credit/audit/enrichment in terms of applying your training toward the CTC or ICF credentialing.

For your first coaching class, our application process for coaching auditors is now online. No paper applications are needed. To register and create your student account, please go to S.I.S., our student information system. https://www.westernseminary.edu/app/sis/login.php

If this is your first time having an account with Western and you haven't created a username/password yet, then click "I don't have an account" at bottom of page. From there follow the prompts. Once you log on to S.I.S. the first time there will be some obligatory notices, please read and check through those. Once done, there should be a menu on the right with an option for registration. If you don’t see a registration tab, then please contact Michelle Workman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Note: if you have paid in advance for your coach training through the CTC program, you’ll want to consult the CTC Handbook on how to sign up for your classes. If you want to take coaching courses as a credit student, see the section below about enrolling as a new degree-seeking student.

Have you taken other coaching classes?

Welcome back. You may register through S.I.S. https://www.westernseminary.edu/app/sis/login.php. If you have paid in advance for your coach training through the CTC program, you’ll want to consult the CTC Handbook on how to sign up for your classes. And if you are ready to enroll in the Certificate in Transformational Coaching, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get that process started.

Are you a current degree-seeking seminary student?

If so, then you already know the drill and you can register for coaching classes the same way you’d register for any other class using S.I.S. https://www.westernseminary.edu/app/sis/login.php. Remember you must take Intro to Coaching (CO500 - formerly MCS510) before taking any other classes. You can take coaching classes for credit (each class is 1 credit), or as an audit student. Please note that the audit rate for coaching classes is now $415/course (a rate that is significantly higher than the audit rate for other seminary classes, but less than the $565 credit rate for courses).

Do you wish to earn an MA degree  from Western Seminary?

Super! You will need to complete the Online Application for the seminary. And please talk to one of the seminary’s enrollment counselors so they can walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have. Contact an enrollment counselor.

Are you not sure if you want to earn a degree or not?

We have an option for you, too. You will want to enroll as a non-degree student and take the classes for credit ($565/class). As a non-degree student, you are admitted for one semester and up to 12 credits without applying to a degree or certificate program. After 12 credits, you will need to be admitted to a program to continue to take courses at Western. Non-degree students are subject to the same deadlines and fees as regular students. Contact an enrollment counselor.

Whichever process you use, be sure to start the process as early as possible. It takes approximately 10 days to complete a class registration request, and classes do fill up.

Have Questions

Please contact the Coaching Coordinator at the campus where you plan to enroll. If you plan to enroll at more than one campus, contact our Portland Coaching Coordinator.

PORTLAND: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 877.517.1800 x1912
SACRAMENTO: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 916.205.1619
SAN JOSE: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 877.900.6889 x415