Academics

Auditor Program

If you are interested in auditing master’s level courses at the Seminary without being enrolled in a degree program or receiving credit, consider applying as an Auditor. This option is suitable for alumni, clergy, and lay leaders looking for continuing education opportunities.

Students who already have earned a bachelor's degree may apply to be an Auditor, a status that would entitle one to take one or two courses per semester (up to 6 audit hours). This would not, however, constitute admission to a degree program.  

Applications for the fall semester must be submitted no later than August 15, and by January 15 for the spring semester. There may be limitations on the number of Auditors admitted, and the courses in which they are permitted to enroll. Status as an Auditor is reviewed annually and is subject to renewal. 

If you wish to apply, please assemble the following materials and return them to the Admissions Office by the deadline. You will find the necessary forms in the download box to the right on this screen:
  1. The completed Auditor application form.
  2. A brief letter outlining your reason for applying to study as an Auditor and mentioning the course(s) in which you hope to enroll for the upcoming semester.
  3. The completed reference form, sealed in an envelope. The person supplying the reference should be your Rector or Pastor, or another church professional who is well acquainted with your life and work in the Church.
Once your application materials have been received in the Admissions Office, you will be contacted to arrange a time to come to campus for a brief, informal interview with the Director of Admissions.

If you are accepted as an Auditor, you will receive a letter notifying you of your acceptance and will then be able to register for classes through the VTS Registrar. A bill for tuition will be made available to you by the Business Office once you have registered. Tuition for Auditors is at the rate of $150 per “audit” hour.
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Virginia Theological Seminary
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Alexandria, VA 22304

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