A limited number of auditors are permitted in most courses. Auditing privileges include regular class attendance, copies of all printed material distributed to the class, the opportunity to ask occasional questions in class, and full library privileges. Normally, auditors will not be permitted to participate in classroom exercises or recitations or to make seminar presentations, nor will assignments or examinations be reviewed or graded by the instructor.
Course availability for audit is subject to the approval of the instructor. A non-Th.M./Ph.D. student must obtain the instructor’s approval in order to audit a Th.M./Ph.D. course. An M.A.C. student must obtain the instructor’s approval in order to audit a non-M.A.C. course. Auditing of English Bible Survey, Advanced Theological Writing, Mentored Ministry Seminar, D.Min. modules, Independent Study courses, hybrid courses and Distance Education courses is not permitted. For additional courses not available for audit, see course description in Chapter 10 - Course Descriptions of the Academic Catalog. Permission to audit a biblical language course required for any degree (Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic) is given by the Registrar’s Office only to current students who have previously taken the course or its equivalent and who, due to extenuating circumstances, have received approval from the professor. No more than 20 credits per semester may be audited.
Church Leader Audit
The Church Leader Audit provides an opportunity for people in positions of church leadership to audit courses. Westminster offers one free course audit per semester/term for those in official ministry positions in the church who are approved for Church Leader Audit status. This status is available for four people per church per semester. Eligible courses are from the M.A.C., M.A.R. and M.Div. degree programs of study only. Restrictions mentioned above apply. An application form from the auditor and a Letter of Recommendation from the sending church is required. Please submit application materials as early as possible so that classes may be planned for space availability; some courses may be closed due to high enrollment. See the Admissions Office webpages or contact the Admissions Office for further information and application forms.
Registration and payment as an auditor
Anyone seeking to audit is required to secure the permission of the Registrar, complete the necessary registration, and pay a non-refundable fee for each course audited.