Request to Raise Online Credit Limit
It is our desire that you succeed with your studies here at Western Seminary. If you can show that you can do well in the distance education environment, we are interested in considering your request to increase the allowed credit limit for you. The OLC standard credit limit is only related to fully online courses (not hybrid and campus courses). Please carefully consider this process we have outlined below. It is in your best interest that you do not overestimate or overload yourself as you fit seminary into your already active life.
We estimate that a student will invest about 45 hours of their time for each hour of credit taken during a semester. Some students find distance education courses challenging because of the amount of self-motivation and self-discipline required.
If approved, the higher registration limit will remain in place unless you receive a grade of “B-” or lower. If that occurs, you may be dropped to the original limit, and have to submit another request form to raise your limit again.
Our Online Campus staff is here to help you succeed. If you find yourself running into questions, or struggling with the increased work load, please contact us immediately.