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Course Schedules, Syllabi, Academic Calendar, Register for or Audit Courses

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Select and Manage Courses

Registration and Financial Deadlines

Registration for winter and spring begins November 4th for current students! Find more winter and spring 2020 registration details here.
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When can I register for courses?

The registration period for summer & fall is April 15-26.
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Course prerequisites

Many courses at Westminster require prerequisites. Find out how to determine what those prereqs are for your degree or program.
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How do I register for courses in Populi?

Find out how to add or drop WTS courses in Populi.
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How can I register for an independent study?

Learn about the process of taking a self-study course at Westminster.
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How can I register for two courses with conflicting times?

If you are unable to register for a course in Populi due to a scheduling conflict, follow the steps here to register for the course.
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Auditing a Course

Learn what's required for auditing a class at Westminster.
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How can I add or drop a course?

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How to withdraw from a course

The last day to withdraw from a fall semester course is November 14.
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How can I request an "incomplete" for a course?

Learn more about the process of requesting an extension for your course assignments.
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Course and Exam Schedules

Spring 2020 Course Schedule

Spring semester begins on February 3rd! See here for courses offered and schedules.
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Winter 2020 Course Schedule

See what courses are offered for the winter term and the appropriate registration details.
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When are final exams for fall 2019?

Finals for residential courses will be held December 5-13 this fall!
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Rescheduling final exam

You can request to reschedule a final exam using our rescheduling form.
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Summer 2019 course schedule

See what courses are offered over the summer here!
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August 2019 DMin Modules

Course descriptions for August 2019 DMin Modules
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What online courses can I take?

For MDiv Counseling students, counseling courses are available online. For others, online courses may not be available.
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ThM Modular Courses: 2019-2020

ThM week-long courses in Old and New Testament, Apologetics, Church History, Systematic Theology.
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When are the Greek and Hebrew placement and competency exams?

The language placement and competency exams are held on campus three times per year.
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What is the English Bible exam?

Students completing the MDiv, MAR, or residential MAC programs must pass the English Bible exam.
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How do I see the syllabi for my courses?

You can see the syllabus for each of your upcoming courses through our shared folder on Google Drive.
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What are the recommended Greek and Hebrew sequences?

Greek and Hebrew languages are prerequisites for many courses. Follow our recommended schedules for easy course planning.
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How to determine course electives

Find out what courses can fulfill your elective credit needs.
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Is any practical ministry experience required for MDiv students?

Yes! Mentored Ministry is a program designed to get you real-world experience in essential ministry areas.
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Can I test out of Greek and/or Hebrew Language courses?

Placement exams are available to entering students with prior experience in Greek and/or Hebrew languages.
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What is the purpose and goal of the MDiv program?

Our Master of Divinity program is a full, rich, and thorough program, aimed to prepare men and women for their future ministries.
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MAR Summative Evaluation

All MAR students are required to take the Summative Evaluation in the last semester of their coursework. Find out more in this article.
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Can I take PhD/ThM courses as a Master's level student?

MAR and MDiv students can take advanced level courses as elective credits if they meet certain requirements.
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Where can I find the MDiv Counseling degree completion worksheet?

Use our degree completion worksheets (DCW) to plan your MDiv Counseling program.
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Where can I find the MAR Biblical Studies degree completion worksheet?

Plan your MAR Biblical Studies program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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Can I earn an MDiv if I already have an MAR?

You can complete an MDiv degree program using the coursework you've done as an MAR degree student.
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Recommended course schedule for the MAR program

Use these helpful and easy-to-navigate charts to plan your MAR coursework.
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Where can I find the MAR General Studies degree completion worksheet?

Ensure that you are completing all of the requirements for your MAR General Studies program with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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How can I change my program, emphasis, or concentration?

It is possible to change your program/emphasis after you have begun you program.
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Where can I find the MAR Theological Studies degree completion worksheet?

Use the MAR Theological Studies degree completion worksheet (DCW) to plan your degree from beginning to end.
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Where can I find the MDiv Pastoral Ministry degree completion worksheet?

Organize your MDiv Pastoral Ministry program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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What is the purpose and goal of the MAR program?

Our Master of Arts in Religion program is designed for students not seeking ordination and can be customized according to their needs.
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What are the degree requirements for the online MAC program?

Learn more specific details regarding the degree requirements for the Master of Arts in Counseling program at Westminster.
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What are the time expectations for the MAC program?

Like many of our degree programs, the Master of Arts in Counseling program has time guidelines related to completion.
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Pastoral Theology Curriculum Update FAQ

Answers for MDiv students to questions about the updated pastoral theology curriculum.
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Where can I find the MDiv General Studies degree completion worksheet?

Organize your program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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Recommended course schedule for the MDiv program

Use these handy and easy-to-read charts to plan your MDiv coursework.
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What is a Degree Completion Worksheet and where can I find it?

Find out how to utilize a degree completion worksheet (DCW) for your program.
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Certificate degree completion worksheet

Organize your Certificate program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets (DCW).
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MAC degree completion worksheet

Use the MAC degree completion worksheet to plan your degree from beginning to end.
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DMin core modules for Preaching students

Orientation, Pastoral Theology, Foundations for Preaching and Homiletics Through the Ages are the current requirements.
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What are the DMin core modules for pastoral ministry and counseling students?

Our DMin modules set the foundation for your doctoral work.
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What is the MAC, including its purpose and its goal?

Our counseling degree program allows students to follow a path that will help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
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What modules are available for DMin students with a Pastoral Ministry Concentration?

Here are the modules available to students who choose the Pastoral Ministry Concentration.
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What are the DMin preaching concentration modules?

Learn all about our modules for the DMin Preaching Concentration.
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What modules are available for DMin students with the Counseling Concentration?

Here are the current modules available to those students with a Counseling Concentration.
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Full Course List of the Updated Pastoral Theology Curriculum

Beginning fall 2019, the Pastoral Theology department will offer its new and re-tooled core courses and some brand new electives.
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Can I transfer credits to Westminster?

Yes, it is possible to transfer credit from an accredited institution to count towards your Westminster degree.
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How can I transfer credits from another accredited graduate theological school?

Learn more about the guidelines of transferring credits from other accredited graduate schools.
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How can I transfer credits from an unaccredited institution?

Follow these guidelines to request transfer of credits from an unaccredited school or educational institution.
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How many credits can I transfer from CCEF, and is there a fee?

See the policy regarding transferring credit from CCEF (Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation) to your WTS degree.
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What is considered part- and full-time?

Learn how to determine your enrollment status.
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Requests

Student forms

Transcript requests, course conflict approvals, withdrawal requests, and more can be made using our student forms.
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Petition

If you are seeking an exception to seminary policy, you will need to submit a petition to the registrar's office.
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How do I request my official transcript?

Discover the step-by-step process for requesting an official transcript.
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Official Letter Request

If you need an enrollment verification, you can request an official letter to verify that you are or were a student at WTS.
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How do I get a WTS library card?

Library cards may serve as student ID for student discounts, since your photo is on the card. Find out how to get a card here.
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How can I have my directory information withheld?

If you would like your information excluded from Westminster's Directory, you will need to inform the Registrar's Office.
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How do I apply for a leave of absence?

When extenuating circumstances arise, here's how you can apply for a leave of absence (LOA).
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How can I withdraw (or be withdrawn) from Westminster?

Withdrawal from the seminary may occur in a few different ways. Review these guidelines to ensure that you aren't withdrawn unintentionally.
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Is readmission or reinstatement allowed?

Find out how to return to Westminster after a period of withdrawal here!
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Advanced Degrees (ThM and PhD)

Where can I find the PhD Historical & Theological Studies degree completion worksheet?

Plan your educational path from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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What is the purpose and goal of the ThM program?

The purpose and goal of the ThM program is simple, but will impact your life in many profound ways.
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Where can I find the ThM degree completion worksheet?

Plan your ThM program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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What is the Modular ThM program?

Learn about the Modular ThM program, including its purpose and policies.
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ThM Program Timelimit

There are time limitations and restrictions related to the ThM program; find out more here.
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ThM Comprehensive Exam Preparation

Meet with your advisor to plan for your ThM comprehensive exam. Here are the basics of what you can expect and how to schedule the exam.
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What are the requirements for the Master of Theology (ThM) degree program? 

Learn about our Master of Theology (ThM) degree program, including requirements, learning goals and language study.
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What are the ThM capstone requirements at Westminster?

Learn about the thesis and two-course capstone with major research papers.
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Thesis Submission Steps

Process and timeline for turning in your ThM thesis.
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Format Review: The Basics

Format guidelines, helps, and what you can expect from your format reviewers.
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Research Language Exam Format

Information regarding the time limit, exam format, and helps allowed for the German, French, Latin, Dutch language exams.
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Registering for the Research Language Exam(s)

To take a German, French, Latin, or Dutch exam, start by emailing academicaffairs@wts.edu.
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As a PhD student, do I have to take an external course?

PhD students in the Historical & Theological Studies are required to take two external courses to fulfill their degree requirements.
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PhD Comprehensive Examinations for New and Old Testament

Scheduling and preparation for written comprehensive examinations (comps) in your primary focus and area seminars as well as the oral exam.
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PhD Comprehensive Examinations for Apologetics, Systematic Theology, and Church History

Scheduling and preparation for major and minor written examinations and the oral exam.
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Dissertation Submission Steps

Process and timeline for turning in your PhD dissertation.
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PhD Dissertation Rubric

This is the rubric your professors use to evaluate your dissertation.
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Oral Defense (PhD)

How to schedule, who will be there, and how to prepare.
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Where can I find the PhD Hermeneutics & Biblical Interpretation degree completion worksheet?

Plan your program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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Program Extension Request (ThM & PhD)

If you are approaching your final year, you may petition for a single extension.
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DMin

Where can I find details about the DMin Program and Applied Research Project

Reference the DMin Manual and Applied Research Project Guide for details about the program, project, and project submission process.
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Program Extension Request (DMin)

If you are approaching your 6th year in the DMin, and you are unable to finish in that year, you will need to petition for an extension.
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Who is my DMin advisor?

Your advisor is a mentor who will support you in developing your culminating applied research project. Find your DMin advisor in Populi.
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What are the requirements of the Doctor of Ministry (DMin) program?

Our DMin program is established on a rich foundation of learning and discovery, and allows for specific concentration.
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What concentrations are available for the DMin program?

The DMin program, like many others, has specific related concentrations, purposes, and goals.
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Miscellaneous DMin Program Details

There are many minor details and side notes related to the DMin program, but here are just a few of the most common notes.
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What is the purpose and goal of the Doctorate of Ministry program?

The Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) program, is a wonderful opportunity to succeed in the ministry mission to which God called you!
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Where can I find the DMin General degree completion worksheet?

Plan your DMin General program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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DMin Preaching degree completion worksheet

Plan your DMin Preaching program from beginning to end with our degree completion worksheets.
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What are the time expectations for the DMin degree program at Westminster?

Learn about the time expectations related to our DMin degree program.
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Where can I find the DMin Pastoral Ministry degree completion worksheet?

Use our degree program worksheets to plan your DMin Pastoral program.
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Where can I find the DMin Counseling degree completion worksheet?

From beginning to end, plan your DMin Counseling educational path with our degree completion worksheets.
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