Admissions Application for Non-Degree Seeking, Visiting Student and Auditor

Admissions Application for Non-Degree Seeking, Visiting Student and Auditor

Non-degree, visiting, or audit students can take graduate-level course work for personal enrichment, to jump start their seminary education, or to get a taste of the rigors of graduate-level work before applying to a specific degree.

Non-Degree Applicants

Students who would like to take classes for personal enrichment or continuing education are encouraged to apply for admission as a non-degree student.

  1. Complete Step 1 of the online application and select “Master NOND” for your program.
  2. Submit a $15 application fee by clicking here or you can mail your payment to Denver Seminary.
  3. Submit an official transcript showing the conferral of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  4. DMin Only: Submit an official transcript showing the conferral of a graduate degree from an accredited institution.

Non-degree students are limited to 15 semester hours of credit at the Master’s level, or 3 semester hours of credit at the DMin level. After that, they must be admitted into a degree program to continue taking classes. Students who hold a Doctor of Ministry degree may take DMin classes as a non-degree student. Students who hold a Master of Divinity degree may take one DMin class as a non-degree student with appropriate authorization from the Doctor of Ministry Director. For returning non-degree students, additional items such as references, transcripts, a Christian testimony, and other documents may be required.

Auditor Applicants

Individuals wishing to take a class for no credit are encouraged to apply for admissions as an auditing student. Credit for audited classes may not be granted at a later date but a record of the course will be recorded on the student’s transcript. Registration is dependent on space availability in the class and some classes may not be appropriate for auditing students.

  1. Complete Step 1 of the online application and select “Master Audit” for your program.
  2. Submit a $15 application fee by clicking here or you can mail your payment to Denver Seminary.
  3. Submit an official transcript showing the conferral of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  4. DMin Only: Submit an official transcript showing the conferral of a DMin degree. Only students who hold a DMin degree will be eligible to audit DMin classes.

Students who wish to audit classes with no transcript record may do so under limited circumstances. Please contact for an Application to Audit without Record to view those prerequisites.

Non-Degree Converting to Degree Applicant

Students currently or previously enrolled as non-degree seeking students who determine they would like to pursue a certificate or degree from Denver Seminary are subject to the same admission requirements as all other degree-seeking students. Courses taken for credit which are passed with acceptable grades can be applied to an appropriate degree or certificate. A course taken as an audit may not be converted to credit at a later date and applied to a degree or certificate program.

Visiting Student Applicant

Students from other accredited graduate schools are welcome to study on a limited basis. A visiting student may not become a degree-seeking student unless they complete the requirements outlined for a transfer student. Application procedures for a visiting student are as follows:

  1. Complete Step 1 of the online application and select “Master NOND” for your program. Please email to let us know you would like to be a visiting student at Denver Seminary.
  2. Submit a $15 application fee by clicking here or you can mail your payment to Denver Seminary.
  3. Submit a letter from the registrar of your current school indicating that you are in good standing and are authorized to complete the courses at Denver Seminary as part of your program’s coursework.
  4. Submit a transcript from your current school (this may be unofficial).