Non-Degree, Continuing Education, or Auditor Registration

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This is the information and registration page for students who have not been formally admitted as LTSP students. If you have been admitted to the seminary, go to the main registration materials page and select a different category.

If you have not been admitted to the roll of the seminary but are interested in taking some Seminary courses, click on the category immediately below that best describes you:

Then, if registration is open per below, proceed to Registration Procedures and Other Information

Registration for Summer 2014 Will Open Soon

Deadline for on-time registration is Friday, May 23

Select the category below that best describes you:

You have not earned an accredited bachelor’s degree.

You are not eligible to take regular LTSP courses for academic credit. If you are interested in one of the Urban Theological Institute’s certificate programs (Saturday mornings), please contact the Admissions Office at 215-248-7302 or admissions@ltsp.edu.

With instructor permission, you may be able to take one of our regular courses (400’s and below) on an audit or continuing education basis. Please review the course schedule and contact the appropriate instructor via email for the course in which you are interested. If the instructor approves your registering for the course, forward his/her approval email to registrar@ltsp.edu, and you will be given additional instructions for registration. Please specify in your email to the registrar your reasons for wanting to take the course.

You have earned an accredited bachelor’s degree but have not earned a theological master’s degree.

You are eligible to register for courses at the 100 through 400 levels, so long as any prerequisites are met (or instructor permission is granted).  You can take courses in any of three categories:

1.    "Non-Degree" students take courses for full academic credit with grades (normally letter grades).  Such courses are then eligible for transfer to appropriate degree programs at this institution or elsewhere according to the prevailing standards.

The tuition per course unit for academic credit in 2013-14 is $1,560. There is an additional $75/semester seminary services fee.

Possible additonal fees that may apply include a late registration fee ($50) and vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form below.

You will need to provide evidence, by official transcript sent directly from the granting institution, of your bachelor's degree.

You may complete up to six units (one unit equivalent to three semester hours) for academic credit before needing to apply to the Seminary's MDiv, MAR, MAPL, or Special/Certificate programs.

2.    "Continuing Education" is for personal or professional enrichment only. You may, upon request, receive Continuing Education Units upon completion of the course (4 CEUs per one-unit course). You will participate fully in the course, doing all readings and assignments and receiving a final grade (normally a letter grade). However, you will not earn transferable academic credit.**

Tuition per course unit for continuing education credit is $600There is additionally a $75 seminary services fee.

Additional fees that may apply include a late registration fee ($15), and a vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form, below.

You will need to provide evidence, by official transcript send directly from the granting institution of your bachelor's degree.

**Should you decide later to seek transfer of the course into a degree program here or elsewhere, you may do so by petitioning the registrar and remunerating the cost differential between the continuing education rate paid with registration and the then-current applicable degree rate.

3.    "Auditors" take courses for non-credited continuing education or personal enrichment and receive no grades. Auditors attend regularly and complete reading assignments but do not write papers or take examinations. Auditor enrollments are subject to the approval of the course instructor.

The regular tuition rate for auditing students is $500 per course unit. 

A special Senior Citizen audit rate of $300 per course unit applies to auditors who are age 60 or older by the first day of the term. This rate is also available to spouses of students in LTSP degree programs.

Possible additional fees that may appy include a $75 seminary services fee (if registering for an online course), a late registration fee ($15), and a vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form, below.

A limit of one audited course per term applies, but there is no limit on the cumulative number of course that may be audited. 

Ready to see what's available? Go to Procedures, below.

You have earned an accredited first theological degree (e.g., MDiv, MAR, MTS) and will not be taking courses toward a current PhD or ThD program.

You are eligible to register for courses through the 600 level. 600-level courses are transferable to STM and DMin programs here or elsewhere, as are "upgraded" first theological degree-level courses (add a "G" suffix to a course ID you seek to upgrade).  You can take these courses in any of three categories:

1.  "Non-Degree" students take courses for full academic credit with grades (normally letter grades).  Such courses are then eligible for transfer to appropriate degree programs at this institution or elsewhere according to the prevailing standards.

The tuition per course unit for academic credit in 2013-14 is $1,660. There is additionally a $75 seminary services fee.

Possible additional fees may include a late registration fee ($50) and vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive).  See the Financial Information form, below.

You will need to provide evidence, by official transcript sent directly from the granting institution, of an MDiv degree or equivalent. (Note that future DMin program credit will normally be granted only for courses taken at least three years post-MDiv.)

You may complete up to two courses for credit before needing to apply to the STM, DMin, or Advanced Graduate Certificate programs.

2.  "Continuing Education" is for personal or professional enrichment only. You may, upon request, receive Continuing Education Units upon completion of the course (4 CEUs per one-unit course). You will participate fully in the course, doing all readings and assignments and receiving a final grade (normally a letter grade). However, you will not earn transferable academic credit.**

Tuition per course unit for continuing education is $600There is additionally a $75 seminary services fee.

Possible additional fees may include a late registration fee ($15), and vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form, below.

You will need to provide evidence, by official transcript sent directly from the granting institution, of an MDiv degree or equivalent.

**Should you decide later to seek transfer of the course into a degree program here or elsewhere, you may do so by petitioning the registrar and remunerating the cost differential between the continuing education rate paid with registration and the then-current applicable degree rate.

3.  "Auditors" take courses for non-credited continuing education or personal enrichment and receive no grades. Auditors attend regularly and complete reading assignments but do not write papers or take examinations. Auditor enrollments are subject to the approval of the course instructor.

The regular tuition rate for auditing students is $500 per course unit. 

A special Senior Citizen audit rate of $300 per course unit applies to auditors who are age 60 or older by the first day of the term. This rate is also available to spouses of students in LTSP degree programs.

Possible additional fees that may appy include a $75 seminary services fee (if registering for an online course), a late registration fee ($15), and a vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form, below.

A limit of one audited course per term applies, but there is no limit to the cumulative number of courses that may be audited.

Ready to see what's available? Go to Procedures, below.

You are currently in a PhD or ThD program at a seminary or divinity school and are taking a course as part of that program.

You are eligible to register for courses at the 600 and 800/900 levels. You can take courses either for credit or for audit.

"Non-Degree" students take courses for full academic credit with letter grades. such courses are then eligible for transfer to your home degree program.

The tuition per course unit for academic credit in 2013-14 is $2,540. There is additionally a $75 seminary services fee.

Potential additional fees that may apply include a late registration fee ($50) and a vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form, below.

Enrollment requires written certification from your home institution that you are a student in good standing and that you have permission from the school to take the course.

"Auditors" take courses for non-credited enrichment and receive no grades. Auditors attend regularly and complete reading assignments but do not write papers or take examinations.  

The PhD-level audit rate is $830 per course unit. There is no senior citizen or student spouse audit rate for PhD-level students.

Additional fees that may apply include a $75 seminary services fee (if registering for an online course), a late registration fee ($15), and a vehicle registration fee ($40 per semester, or $15 for a single 1-week intensive). See the Financial Information form, below.

Ready to see what's available? Go to Procedures, immediately below.


Registration Procedures

What you will need (click on item to view and/or print):

To register, return the Registration/Enrollment and Financial Information forms and payment in full to the Registrar's Office. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by the published registration deadline to avoid assessment of the late registration fee. Late registrations will be accepted, if space is available, until the first day of a course.

Send to:   Registrar's Office
7301 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Fax: 215-248-7315
Email: registrar@ltsp.edu

Payment of tuition and all applicable fees must be made in full at the time of registration for courses. For permission for exceptions, contact John Heidgerd in the Business Office (215-248-7307 or jheidgerd@ltsp.edu).

Confirmation of your registration will be through the "Henry" online student information portal. You will be able to view your course schedule, student account information, and final grades in Henry. If you need printed copies of such materials, contact Alice Popovic (215-248-7384 or apopovic@ltsp.edu). For informaton on accessing Henry, contact the LTSP Help Desk (215-248-7385 or helpdesk@ltsp.edu).

Late registration is technically possible with payment of a $50 late fee until the second class meeting of the course. However, especially for one-week and other short-term courses, be sure to note any requirements the course may have for advance reading or preparation.

Registration Changes: After having submitted your registration, you may drop or add courses by 1) changing your registration in the Henry on-line student information system, if you have an ID and password;  or 2) submitting your changes via email message to registrar@ltsp.edu.  All registration changes must be made prior to the drop/add deadline.  Please note that a $20 course cancellation fee will be assessed if you drop a course without adding another in its place.  The drop/add/late registration deadline is prior to the second meeting of any short-term course or one week after the beginning of a semester.

Withdrawing after the drop/add deadline:
No withdrawal is possible after the drop/add deadline for auditing students.
Continuing education students may withdraw at any time by submitting written notice to the Registrar. A grade of W will be recorded on your transcript. No refund of tuition or fees is possible after the drop/add deadline.
If you are taking a course for credit and need to withdraw, you must submit notification in writing to the Registrar no later than the midpoint of the course (Friday of all one-week intensives; see the Academic Calendar for semester midpoints). A grade of W will be recorded on your transcript, and you will be eligible for a prorated tuition refund based upon the date of receipt by the Registrar of your written notification.  If you simply fail to attend or stop attending any course for which you are registered, the consequences will be your receiving a failing grade and being responsible for all course fees. In extreme circumstances (e.g., lengthy hospitalization), you may petition the Dean in writing for a late withdrawal to avoid receiving a failing grade; however, there can be no refund of any tuition or fees after the midpoint of the course or term.

Other Information

Computer requirements: Most courses at LTSP require the use of computers to access course materials, prepare class assignments, and facilitate communications. It is a requirement of students taking courses at LTSP that they have regular access to appropriately equipped computers. Contact our instructional technology staff (helpdesk@ltsp.edu or 215-248-7385) if you have questions as to software or hardware specifications or if you need assistance with a course's Moodle platform.

Guest housing: There is limited guest housing available on a weekly or nightly basis to students attending courses at the seminary. The online housing request is available at  http://ltsp.edu/january-intensive-2014-campus-housing-request-0. Contact Alice Popovic (215-248-7384 or apopovic@ltsp.edu) for additional information.

Vehicle registration and parking: Students who plan to drive to campus are required to register their cars with Campus Security and pay a $40/semester vehicle registration fee ($15 for a single 1-week intensive course). Registration confers the right to park on campus but does not guarantee an actual parking space. If you plan to drive to campus, please contact campus security (215-248-7502) for a Vehicle Registration form and add the appropriate vehicle registration fee to your total payment with registration. You will be notified of the need to have your photograph taken for a photo ID, if you do not have one, in order to receive your parking decal.

Chapel: All are invited to seminary Chapel services. The Chapel schedule is available at http://ltsp.edu/Chapel.

A map of the campus may be found at http://ltsp.edu/campus-map. Directions to the campus may be found at http://ltsp.edu/directions-ltsp.

General Registrar Information

Other forms and materials are available on the Registrar's home page. 

If you have a problem with the online materials, please contact Registration (registration@ltsp.edu)