The Evening School

Evening School Programs

Courses in the “traditional” program generally meet in the evening for two-hours weekly during a ten-week period.
The traditional program has an open enrollment policy for all who wish to register. At the beginning of a course, students may elect to audit the course or take the course for credit. An auditor is expected to complete the assigned readings for class discussions and to participate in discussions and other assignments during a class session. A student taking the course for credit would be required to complete a project or paper(s) assigned by the instructor to receive credit for the course. The cost for each registrant is $125.00 (with a 10 percent discount for households.)

Courses in the “enriched” program, are master-level courses with limited enrollment for Evening School participants. Admission into the enriched program requires an application (available online) that must be submitted by a stated deadline and completion of the Theological Education Toolbox: An Intro to Theological Education course.
If accepted into the program, an EST registrant may only participate as a student taking the course for EST credit; meaning that one is expected to complete the course's required reading and submit a paper or project to receive credit for the course. Course fees range from $200 - $400 for each registrant is $200.00 and is payable after acceptance into the program.

Q. Do I need a college degree?
No. The Evening School of Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary does not require any previous academic degrees of any kind.

Enrollment in the Enriched program requires completion of a short application, found here, and the pre-requisite course Theological Education Toolbox: An Introduction to Theological Education.

Q. Who teaches Evening School courses?
A. A variety of Virginia Theological Seminary faculty and qualified adjunct instructors teach the courses. Adjunct instructors are not faculty members, but have expertise in their fields.

Q. Where are the classes held?
A. The classes are held on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary in the Addison Academic Center.

The Addison Academic Center is next to the Bishop Payne Library. You may consult our general information page for a map and directions.

Q. Will I receive a confirmation of enrollment before the first day of the course?
A. Yes. Confirmation is sent at the time of your online registration. Further instructions are sent via email about one week prior to the beginning of the term, with information about the course(s) for which you have registered and directions to the campus and your classroom.

Q. How do I find out if a course has been cancelled, due to inclement weather?
A. Notification of course cancellations will be posted on the VTS website by 5:00 PM on the day of the course. Information will also be available at the seminary switchboard (703) 370-6600 by 5:00 PM on the day of the course.
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