Academics

Non-Degree Program

The Non-Degree Program is designed for those who want to learn more about a particular area of interest, experience the academic life at seminary before committing to a degree or diploma program, enjoy study with the greatest degree of flexibility, or take classes in conjunction with seminary study elsewhere.

Students who already have earned a bachelor's degree may apply to be a Non-Degree student, a status that would entitle one to take one or two courses per semester (up to 6 credit hours). This would not, however, constitute admission to a degree program. If you are interested in our Auditor Program, please click here.

Applications for the fall semester must be submitted no later than June 15, and by November 1 for the spring semester. There may be limitations on the number of Non-Degree students admitted, and the courses in which they are permitted to enroll. Status as a Non-Degree student is reviewed annually and is subject to renewal.  Non-Degree students are not eligible for financial aid through the Seminary. 

If you wish to apply, please complete our online application here! Once all of your application materials have been received, you will be contacted to arrange for a brief, informal interview with the Director of Admissions.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
E-mail: admissions@vts.edu
Phone: 703-461-1706
Fax: 703-370-0138

Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Virginia Theological Seminary
3737 Seminary Road
Alexandria, VA 22304

Seminary Switchboard:
703-370-6600
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