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Non-Degree Courses

Each semester some of our master’s-level classes are opened to people who are not enrolled in one of our degree programs but who may be interested in either trying out seminary (Special Students) or who simply want to deepen their knowledge and understanding (Auditors).

Special Students

As a Special Student, you are expected to fully participate in course work and exams, and you will receive academic credit that may be applied if you later decide to pursue a degree. You must go through the admissions process each semester you wish to take a course(s).

How to Enroll

Fees

  • Application Fee $25 (one-time fee)
  • Student Activity Fee $30 (per semester)
  • Annual Registration Fee $60(once an academic year)
  • Tuition $230 per credit

Application Procedure

  • Submit the Special Student Application (see green box below) along with the application fee of $25 (check or money order) must accompany initial application.
  • FIRST TIME Special Student applicants must complete a brief (20 minute) admissions conference.
  • Complete a criminal history check, including driving records. The cost for this service is the responsibility of the student (charges and past offenses do not automatically disqualify an applicant). Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
  • Once you have been notified that you are admitted as a Special Student, contact the Registrar by phone (512-404-4826) or email to  register for the course.
  • Pay your fees two weeks prior to the first day of class. 
Auditors

Auditors are eligible to take available classes, but you are not expected to complete class assignments or take exams.

How to Enroll

Fees

  • The auditing fee is $150 per course; for participants age 65 and over the auditing fee is $100 per course

Application Procedure

  • Select a course from the listings above.
  • Contact the course instructor by email to secure permission if required (email addresses are provided in the course listings and also in the faculty directory).
  • Submit the Auditor's Application (see blue box below), copy of permission from the instructor, and fee to the Office of Admissions.
  • Complete a criminal history check, including driving records. The cost for this service is the responsibility of the student (charges and past offenses do not automatically disqualify an applicant). Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
  • Once you have been notified that you are admitted as an Auditor, contact the Registrar by phone (512-404-4826) or email to  register for the course.
  • Pay your fees two weeks prior to the first day of class.