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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Course of Study Satellite School

    Click here for the Wesley Course of Study website, with courses now being held at the Upper New York Satellite School at the UNY Conference Center.

    Click the following links for:

    Wesley Theological Seminary
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    Admissions Information
    General Information About Courses
    Daily Class Schedule
    Costs Per Course
    Contact Information



    Requirements for enrollment in Course of Study include:

    • High School diploma
    • Recommendation by one’s District Superintendent
    • Recommendation by the designated officer of one’s Conference Board of Ordained Ministry (Local Pastor Registrar)
    • Completion of Candidacy Studies (approved candidate for local ministry)
    • Completion of Local Pastor’s Licensing School
    • Timely completion of the registration process (see below)

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    Upper New York Conference Center
    7481 Henry Clay Blvd.
    Liverpool, NY 13099

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    General Information About Courses

    • Minimum enrollment requirement of 6 students per course. Full refunds (including registration fee) will be granted if a course is cancelled because of insufficient enrollment.

    • Course syllabi will be posted on the Wesley Seminary website site approximately 3 months prior to the beginning of each course.

    • Students are expected to acquire books for courses on their own, since there is no bookstore on campus. Normally books can be ordered through Cokesbury or other online resources.  Wesley also uses Blackboard, and on-line learning tool.  You will receive log on information after we receive your first registration.  Please contact the Instructor of the course or the Course of Study office at Wesley Seminary if you have questions.

    • It is expected that a significant portion of the reading, and written assignments, will be completed by the first meeting of class. Please be sure to study the syllabus for each course as soon as it is posted to allow sufficient time for preparation.

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    Fall 2019
    Oct. 18-19 & Nov. 15-16
    122, 222, 521

    Winter 2020
    Jan. 17-18 & Feb. 28-29
    121, 224, 424

    Spring 2020
    March 27-28 & April 24-25
    321, 323, 522

    Click here for more course information.


    Click here to download the registration form and to find instructions on how to submit the form upon completion.

    Tentative Daily Class Schedule

    Each course will meet on a Friday/Saturday format as follows:

    1 - 1:30 p.m.: Arrival and check-in
    1:30 - 2 p.m.: Worship
    2 - 5:30 p.m.: Class
    5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner
    6:30 - 9 p.m.: Class

    7:45 - 8:30 a.m.: Coffee and conversation
    9 - 1 p.m.: Class

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    Costs Per Course

    Tuition: $350
    Registration fee: $75

    Students will be billed for these charges and payment will be made to Wesley Theological Society.

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    Wesley Seminary is currently working with a hotel to have a contract for rooms and will post an update when we have more information about rates. Typically, Wesley makes the reservations for students with a rooming list.

    • Student is responsible for paying the hotel at the time of service. 
    • Room charges for students who do not show for class will be added to your Wesley student account.

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    Contact Information

    Sara Sheppard
    Managing Director, Course of Study 
    (202) 885-8688

    Doug Tzan
    Director, Course of Study


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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."