Categories of Students

Degree-seeking students

A student who has been admitted to a master'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 enroll for one or more courses without the intention of completing a program at Western Seminary is a non-degree status student. The student must satisfy the general admisson requirements of the Seminary; under certain conditions, credits accrued are later accepted for degree requirements at Western Seminary or may be transferred to another graduate institution. A student enrolled in the non-degree status may complete up to 12 credits without being granted degree admission.

Audit Students

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