6.10 Doctor of Ministry
6.10.1 Admission to the
Program
6.10.2 Registration
6.10.3 Degree Requirements
6.10.4 D.Min. Program
Length and Time Limit

6.10.2 Registration


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6.10.2.a Pre-Registration

Students can view details about the D.Min. program in the D.Min. Preview Module Guide on Kees, Westminster’s Course Management System. The D.Min. Preview Module Guide contains course offering information, course syllabus, and registration procedures. Students may contact the Registrar’s Office prior to the registration period at registrar@wts.edu in order to express course selection intentions.

6.10.2.b Registration

Registration opens late March/early April. Students are encouraged to register as early as possible to ensure that all pre-module assignments are completed by the first day of the module. Students must register for D.Min. modules no later than July 15 (see the Academic Calendar if the 15th falls on a weekend). After the registration deadline, late registrations must be approved by the D.Min. program director. If approved, a late fee will apply. Registration is contingent upon receipt of a transcript showing completion of any prerequisite degree. Registration deadlines are stated in the Academic Calendar. No student in the D.Min. program is permitted to register after the first day of the module.

6.10.2.c 'Drops', Withdrawals and related issues affecting academic record or enrollment status

All requests to drop or withdraw from a module, withdraw from the program, or any other request that may affect a student’s academic record or enrollment status must be communicated in writing to the Registrar’s Office for consideration of approval. If the Registrar’s Office does not receive written communication, that request will not be recognized by the administration. Written communication may be in the form of email, fax, or letter.

6.10.2.d Incomplete Requests (Requests for extension to complete post-modular assignments)

If extenuating circumstances (unusual and unavoidable circumstances which hinder completion of assigned work) prohibit students from submitting post-modular assignments by the deadline, a grade of incomplete may be requested.

Incomplete Request Petition: In order to request a grade of incomplete, the student must submit to the Registrar’s Office a written petition by the deadline indicated below. The petition must include the extenuating circumstances which the student believes warrant an incomplete and written approval from both the professor and Director of the D.Min. program.  (Approvals emailed by the professor and D.Min. director to the Registrar’s Office are acceptable.) Upon receipt of the petition, the Registrar’s Office will seek the appropriate faculty committee approval. If the incomplete request is granted, the student will be assigned an interim grade of “I” and a new deadline (up to 4 weeks maximum from the original deadline) to submit all post-modular assignment work.  At the professor’s discretion the grade will or will not be reduced. The final grade assigned by the professor will replace the “I” grade on the student’s transcript. If the assignment is not submitted by the new deadline, the student will receive a failing grade for that module. If the request for an incomplete is not granted, the Registrar’s Office will automatically assign a grade of “W” for the module.

The deadline to submit an incomplete petition is December 15 for the PR 1 module only and November 15 for all other August modules. If offered, the deadline for a January module is April 15. If a petition is submitted after the deadline, a failing grade for that module will be assigned.

6.10.2.e Degree Completion Worksheets

A Degree Completion Worksheet (DCW) indicates the requirements necessary to complete a particular degree program and is designed to aid in student academic planning and advising. It is important that students become familiar with and make use of the DCW for their particular D.Min. concentration. DCW’s are available on the Registrar’s Office section of the Seminary’s website.

6.10.2.f Financial Information

Tuition/fee payment for the D.Min. program is based on a yearly fee structure (please see the Financial Information section of the catalog). The yearly fee remains the same regardless of the number of modules or credit hours taken in a given academic year and does not include any prerequisite courses that are taken at Westminster while enrolled in the D.Min. program.

Please see section 8.3.a for the yearly tuition/fee payment deadline. For more information regarding how to submit payment, please contact the Finance Office. Please see section 8.4 for information on refunds.