Use the student portal or email the Registrar with your class preference (spot is not reserved until confirmed by the Registrar).
International Students – Katy Sundararajan is the school’s designated school official for SEVIS. Contact Katy for all matters related to your I-20. You must allow 3 – 5 days for processing of I-20 items.
2016-17 Academic Calendar
Th.M. Program Begins
Canvas Online Training – all students
DL Online Orientation begins
Junior In Residence M.Div. Orientation
Middler/Senior In Residence M.Div. Orientation
Fall Semester Begins
Labor Day – Seminary Closed
Drop/Add Deadline Fall
Spring Semester Registration Due
First ½ IR Semester Ends
Fall Break In Residence
On Campus Intensives Distance Learning
Distance Learning After Intensive Break
Fall Semester Ends
Christmas Break Begins IR & DL
Fall Semester Grades Due
January 2, 2017
(those in Newbigin should check with NHS for on-site dates)
Drop/Add Deadline J-term
Intercultural Immersion Trip
Canvas Online Training (new students spring semester)
DL Online Orientation Begins (new students spring semester)
Orientation For IR students (new students spring semester)
Spring Semester Begins
Drop/Add Period Deadline Spring
J-term Grades Due
Distance Learning Winter Break
Feb 27 – March 3
First ½ Semester In Residence Ends
Cut Off For Submitting Financial Aid Apps for 2017-18 year
(returning M.Div/MA/GCUPM,GCDM,YL students)
Spring Break IR & DL
Registration For Fall Semester Due
Doctor of Ministry Program begins (continues to April 30, 2017)
Senior Blessing Worship In Residence/Award Luncheon
Spring Semester In Residence Ends
Senior IR Grades Due
May 8 noon
Senior Blessing Worship Distance Learning
Distance Learning Spring Semester Intensives
Spring Semester Distance Learning Ends
Doctor of Ministry Seminars
Summer Term (Distance Learning)
May 17 – June 23
Summer Term (In Residence)
May 15 – Aug 25
Spring Semester Grades Due
Summer Term Drop/Add Deadline
Th.M. Program Ends
Summer Term Grades Due (DL)
Summer Term Grades Due (IR)
Catalogs in .pdf form
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Office of Academic Affairs do?
The Academic Dean and his team encourage and oversee the degree programs, the courses, the faculty, and the students at Western Seminary.
I haven’t applied yet. What are the deadlines for admission?
You may see the deadlines for admission here. After you are accepted and we receive your confirmation fee of $250, you will be able to register for classes and will be sent a financial aid application.
How do I drop or add a course?
You may drop or add courses before the second week of an academic semester and the tuition will be refunded. Send an email to the professor of the course and the registrar indicating your desire to drop or add.
How do I withdraw from a course after the drop deadline?
You may withdraw from a course after the drop/add deadline by sending an email to the professor and the registrar. You will be responsible for a pro-rated amount of the tuition for a class if you withdraw after the drop/add deadline. A grade of WP or WF will be entered on your permanent record.
Where do I find my grades?
Grades are accessed through the student portal.
What information is available through the student portal?
Class registration, grades, and advisor assignments.
How do I withdraw from the seminary?
You must complete a withdrawal form (located on Canvas). It must be signed by the VP of Finance and the director of the library and then submitted to the Academic Dean.
Transfer Students / Transferred Credits
For Transfer Students and Admitted students taking courses elsewhere:
WTS accepts credits earned at other graduate institutions accredited by the ATS. Courses with grades lower than B- are ineligible for transfer. WTS will accept up to 6 credits in which the student earned a “pass” instead of a grade. An academic assessment will identify class status and determine the steps toward completing the degree program at Western Theological Seminary. Transfer students must earn at least 30 semester credits at WTS to earn the M.Div. and at least 24 credits at WTS to earn the MA.
The Writing Studio is offered to students who would like to improve their writing skills. Tutors are equipped to help students learn how to conceive, develop, organize and clarify their writing efforts. The Writing Studio is a free service for enrolled students
Here to help!
The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to provide a variety of services to all members of the WTS community. For information on any services not listed here contact the Registrar directly (616-392-8555 x120).