Many students find it a financial necessity to work part-time
while enrolled at CAL GRAD, and are involved in paid positions in
local business establishments and churches in the greater Los
Angeles and Orange County areas. The staff can offer some assistance
in finding part-time employment through its network of alumni
and local church contacts. International students are usually
restricted in the kind and amount of employment they can undertake.
CAL GRAD does not offer housing for its students. However, staff
can provide information and advice on finding suitable housing.
Students can make arrangements for rooms with local families
through the administration office, local churches, and local
newspapers. Some students join together to rent an apartment.
Most married students find housing on their own in the general
vicinity of the school or in some other convenient location.
CAL GRAD will make every effort to assist students in locating
and/or providing for purchase all of the required books, as
well as recommended books, for the courses that are offered.
Counseling is available to students through several means.
Administrative officers and faculty are available by appointment
for general counseling. Specific needs may be met through numerous
counseling services in the metropolitan area.
In order to assist new students in adjusting to California
Graduate School of Theology's life and in planning their academic
programs, a brief orientation is scheduled during the registration
period. In addition, academic counseling is planned to help
new students become more familiar with the courses and curriculum
offered, and to assist them in course selections. The academic
Dean and faculty are experienced scholars as well as ministers
with many years of pastoral experience behind them.