WHAT IS POPULI?
Populi is BST’s new student information system, where all of the business of being a student is recorded. Your registration, transcripts, and financial balances are all located in Populi now.
WHAT ABOUT COLLEAGUE, WEBADVISOR AND MOODLE?
Populi has replaced Colleague and WebAdvisor – everything that used to happen in Colleague and WebAdvisor now happens in Populi. Moodle is a different system – it is a learning management system, which is basically an online classroom. Moodle is still in place and will continue to be used alongside Populi.
HOW DO I GET TO ACCESS THIS FANTASTIC NEW SYSTEM?
Currently registered students should have received an email sent to your BST email address with instructions for how to log in. The email will come from firstname.lastname@example.org (via Google Admin) on behalf of Berkeley School of Theology – if you think you missed your log in email, check your spam folders for that email address. If you need further assistance, see below for how to get help.
DOES THIS MEAN I CAN MAKE MY TUITION PAYMENTS ONLINE?
It does! When you log in to Populi, your balance will be viewable under the “Financial” tab. From that “Financial” tab, you can make payments online using a credit card or electronic check. Instructions for how to make a payment in Populi can be found here. You can always pay by check with Regina in the Business Office as well.
CAN I VIEW MY UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT THERE SO I CAN SEE HOW I’M PROGRESSING IN MY DEGREE?
Yep – all that information can be found under the “Student” tab. Official transcripts are still processed through the Registrar’s Office.
WILL I BE ABLE TO REGISTER FOR MY FALL 2020 CLASSES ONLINE USING POPULI?
You sure will – for new students, we’ll always send out specific registration instructions when we get closer to the early registration time, but we want all of you to get used to the system before registration takes place.
WHO SHOULD I TALK TO IF I NEED MORE HELP WITH POPULI?
You can contact either the Asst. Director of Admissions, Michael Mathis (email@example.com), (510) 841-1905 ext 229, office is Hobart 1st Floor); Asst. Financial Aid Director / Recruiter, Sabrina Perkins, (firstname.lastname@example.org), (510) 841-1905 ext. 227 or the Registrar, Kat Croswell (email@example.com), (510) 841-1905 ext 237, office is Hobart 3rd Floor). If you are interested, there are also online resources available from Populi – click here to get to those resources.