We offer the opportunity to audit classes at Westminster in order to encourage growth and learning. 

Auditing privileges include:

  • Regular class attendance
  • Copies of all printed material distributed to the class
  • The opportunity to ask occasional relevant questions in class
  • Full library privileges

Auditing Restrictions: 

Course availability for audit is subject to the approval of the instructor. 

Auditors are not permitted to participate in classroom exercises or recitations, or to make seminar presentations, nor will assignments or examinations be reviewed and/or graded by the instructor.

Auditing of English Bible Survey, Advanced Theological Writing courses, Mentored Ministry Integration Seminars, DMin modules, Independent Study courses, hybrid courses and online courses is not permitted. 

Permission to audit a biblical language course required for any degree (Greek, Hebrew, and/or Aramaic) is only granted by the registrar’s office to current students who have previously taken the course or its equivalent and who, due to extenuating circumstances, have received approval from the professor. 

No more than 20 credits per semester (fall or spring) and no more than 5 credits per term (summer or winter) may be audited.

Auditors are registered in the week prior to the start of the semester. No auditors may apply beyond the Add/Drop period.

Current students

If you are a current, full-time student, you and your spouse (if applicable) can audit up to the amount of credits in which you are currently enrolled. To register to audit, you should submit the Audit Registration Form online. Upon approval, Academic Affairs will register you for the course. If you are not a ThM/PhD student, you must obtain the instructor’s approval in order to audit a ThM/PhD course.

If you are only registered part-time (click here to determine), you will be required to pay the auditing fees unless it is your last semester. The current cost for auditing is 10% of tuition. Restrictions on auditing are mentioned above.

Church Leader Audit

The church leader audit provides an opportunity for people in positions of church leadership to audit courses. Westminster offers one free course audit per semester/term for those in official ministry positions in the local church who are approved for church leader audit status. This status is available for four people per church per semester. 

Eligible courses are only from the MDiv and MAR degree programs of study. Restrictions mentioned below apply. 

To apply for the church leader audit, you will need to submit to the registrar's office an Audit Registration Form and a letter of recommendation from your sending church stating your current role in leadership.  

General Auditor

A person who is not a current student may seek permission to audit a course by submitting the Audit Registration Form and a letter of reference from a pastor or church elder.

Once you have been approved to audit a course, you will need to submit the appropriate fee to the billing office. The current cost for auditing is 10% of tuition.

A general auditor wishing to audit a ThM/PhD course must also provide proof of a Master’s degree or its educational equivalent, including the year the degree was conferred, and the reason for wanting to audit the course. Restrictions mentioned above apply.

To view the whole auditing policy, please review Academic Catalog.

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