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Registration Policies/Status

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admissions@united.edu | 800.322.5817


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  • Standards for Admission for Degree and Non-Degree Programs

    All students admitted to United are asked to provide evidence of a growing faith, potential for exercising creative ministry in a professional capacity, personal maturity, and ability to relate well to others.

    All applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Administrative Policies Relating to Federal Guidelines

    Veteran’s Information
    Degree programs at United Theological Seminary have been approved by the State approving agency for Veteran’s Training. Veterans must complete the procedures required to establish entitlement to an academic program. Students who are veterans can contact the Registrar for further information and must report to the Registrar any change of status in enrollment or withdrawal.


    Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment)
    Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (Buckley Amendment), students have the right to inspect and review their educational records held by the seminary and to request correction of any inaccurate data. United will disclose student information only to those who are authorized and have legitimate need for such information. No records will be released without a written and signed request from the student. No third party requests will be honored without a signed waiver. For further information and assistance, contact the Registrar’s Office.


    Equal Opportunity Act
    United Theological Seminary prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, or veteran status with reference to the seminary’s admission policies, academic standards and policies, in the granting of scholarships, loans and other financial aid. Inquiries regarding the application of this policy should be addressed to the Academic Dean.

  • Registration Status Options/Forms

    Advanced Standing
    Shared Credit is granted to students who request it on the basis of previous graduate level work completed for a degree at other accredited institutions.

    Transfer Credit may be granted to applicants who seek to transfer credit that has not earned a degree to United from other schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Advanced standing is not granted for on-line courses.

    Applicants seeking advanced standing must submit a written request to the Office of Admissions for their transcripts to be reviewed. Once all official transcripts are received, the Admissions Officer will prepare an Evaluation of Advanced Standing to be submitted to the Academic Dean. The Academic Dean will review this evaluation and sign it as being officially acceptable. The evaluation is then sent to the Registrar who notifies the student of the results of his or her request.


    Non-Degree Graduate Student Status
    For a variety of reasons, prospective students may wish to take classes without applying for admission into one of the formal programs of study at United. In such cases applicants may choose to enroll as “non-degree graduate students.” Non-Degree Graduate Student status is available to qualified applicants who wish to take courses without designating a specific degree program. Students who register with non-degree graduate student status may take up to nine semester hours after which they must apply for admission into a degree program or for the B.G.T.S., C.T.S., or Advanced Course of Study, to continue studies at United.

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    Visiting Student Status
    Individuals may attend Master’s level academic classes as “Visiting Students”  if they do not want to receive hourly course credit for doing so. They may receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) if arrangements have been made through the School for Discipleship and Renewal before the class begins.

    Registrations will be accepted during the 2 weeks preceding the beginning of each course offered in the Master’s program, provided there is room in the class and with the permission of the instructor. Permission is to be sought through the School for Discipleship and Renewal, not directly from student to instructor. The fee will be $450 ($50 for persons 60 years and older).

    Registrations will be processed through the School for Discipleship and Renewal. To register contact:

    Glenna Holdeman, Administrative Assistant
    institute@united.edu | 937.529.2282

    Laura Weber; School for Discipleship and Renewal Coordinator
    lweber@united.edu | 937.529.2278

    Peter Bellini, Director
    pbelleni@united.edu | 937.529.2245

    Checks should be made out to United Theological Seminary with “School for Discipleship and Renewal” in the memo line.

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    Fill it out and mail with check or credit card information to:
    United Theological Seminary
    Attention: IAT Office
    4501 Denlinger Road, Dayton, OH 45426

    Prospective Visiting Students may also call the School for registration assistance and further details related to this opportunity for continuing education: 937.529.2282.