Auditors & Non-Matriculant Study

Interested in attending seminary classes but not joining a specific program? Individuals are invited to audit courses, or take take courses before matriculating as a student at LTSP.

Auditing a course:

StudentsPersons may be permitted to participate courses as auditors (not for credit) without admission to a program. Normally, auditors are not permitted in introductory language courses.

Evidence of an undergraduate college education is ex- pected. Normally, the expectations of such students include completion of reading assignments and participation in all classes, but do not include papers or examinations. No grade is assigned, but certification of Continuing Education Units is available on request at the rate of 3.5 units for a full course or one unit for each 10 contact hours in other study programs.

Special provision is made to encourage lifelong theological education by providing a fifty-percent reduction of the audit fee for persons aged 60 and older. Spouses of current degree students are also permitted to audit classes with a fifty-percent reduction in the audit fee.

Auditors are admitted to specific courses, not programs, and may enter that enrollment process directly with the Registrar. Fees of such students must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Learn more about registering as an auditor.

Non-Matriculant Study:

A limited number of persons each year may be permitted to study for credit without having completed an application for admission. Such persons must present an official transcript of a bachelor’s degree, and they are limited to a total of six courses; to go further they must complete an application and be admitted to a certificate or degree program.

Non-matriculants are admitted to specific courses, not programs, and may enter that enrollment process directly with the Registrar. Fees of such students must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Learn more about registering for non-matriculant study.

Non-Matriculant Study (Graduate School):

Graduate School ClassIt is possible to complete up to two courses for credit without having completed an application for admission. Such non-matriculated study requires a simple enrollment and registration form (no application fee) and the submission of an official transcript of the record of a Master of Divinity degree (or acceptable equivalent) before the end of the term in which the registration occurs.

To pursue more than two courses for credit, students must normally complete an application and be admitted to one of the Graduate School programs above. (Exceptions to this rule are made for students in degree programs at other institutions who are taking LTSP courses for transfer elsewhere.) Courses taken on a non-matriculant basis may be applied within one of the degree programs after admission, subject to the specific course requirements of the program.

Learn more about registering for non-matriculant study.