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*Note: The information handbook is currently being updated.  Follow the links below for information on these specific topics.  A printable version of the handbook will be posted when it becomes available.

Additional information about the Course of Study School is also available from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry at


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request an official transcript of the Course of Study courses I've taken?

Requests for official transcripts must be made to Pamela Fulton at GBHEM.

How do I request an UNOFFICIAL list of courses I've taken at COS School of Ohio?

Contact the COS office at

I have to withdraw from class.  Is my registration fee transferable?

Registration fees are nonrefundable, nondeductible, and nontransferable. 

I've taken course work at other school.  Will the credit transfer to Course of Study?

See the GBHEM Course of Study Administrative Policies Transcript Evaluation Policy.  Materials should be sent to:
   General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
   PO Box 340007
   1001 Nineteenth Ave., South
   Nashville, TN  37203-0007             
Phone: 615-340-7400

Where do I find information about Advanced Course of Study?

MTSO offers a certificate in the Advanced Course of Study. To request more information, contact the Admissions Office at MTSO.

There's no syllabus for a future class I'm interested in.

Syllabi are sent to the COS office from faculty two to three months prior to the beginning of the term.  It will be posted to the Schedule webpage as soon as it has been processed and is ready for use.

How much reading will there be for classes?

Required reading is described in each course syllabus which includes a Cokesbury Book Order Form. See Bookstore section for more information.

I do not want to be included in the MTSO Student Directory. How do I opt out?

Print, complete, and return the MTSO COS Request to Withhold Directory Information form.



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