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Categories of Students

Degree-seeking students

A student who has been admitted to a mater’s or doctoral program at Western Seminary. Specific admission requirements for each program are outlined in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Certificate students

A student who has been admitted to a certificate or diploma program at Western Seminary. Specific admission requirements for each are outlined in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.

Non-degree students

A student who has been admitted to Western Seminary for one or more courses graduate study completing a degree program at Western Seminary. Applicants must satisfy the general admission requirements of the Seminary; under certain conditions, credits accrued may be accepted for degree requirements at Western Seminary or may be transferred to another graduate institution. A student enrolled with non-degree status may complete up to 12 credits without being granted degree admission.

Audit students

Students taking classes for no credit. are audit students. Courses that are audited may not be converted to credit at a later date or applied to a degree or certificate program.

International Students

Official course-by-course transcripts (English translation required; transcript must include an interpretation of the grading system) from all postsecondary schools where a degree was granted or more than one semester of coursework was completed. If a degree was granted, the official document must list the degree conferred, the date of conferral, and must include a credential evaluation for United States equivalency (including the degree conferred and the cumulative GPA determination). To assist in timely processing, applicants are encouraged to utilize World Education Services or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. See the International Students section of this catalog for additional information.