Non-Degree Status

Non-degree students are those who are admitted to Western Seminary without selecting a specific degree program.  Applicants may choose to apply for seminary without a specific degree program, or may be advised to start as non-degree students in order to refine educational goals and prepare for the rigors of seminary.

Non-degree students are admitted on a semester by semester basis and are eligible to take up to 12 credits without applying to a degree program. After 12 credits, they will need to be admitted to a degree program to take courses at Western.

Non-degree students are subject to the same deadlines and fees as regular students.

Non-degree students are expected to perform at an acceptable academic standard for graduate-level study.

Student Handbook