Registration Procedures

Course Scheduling: An official schedule of courses is issued each semester before registration. Students should consult this schedule for information regarding credit hours, class times, classroom assignments and instructors. Course prerequisites and other enrollment limitations are noted under course listings in the Catalog and/or in registration materials.


Doctor of Ministry Courses: Courses for the D.Min. Program are taught during four Intensive Sessions, each two weeks in duration, conducted over two years in August and in February. Students in the program are expected to stay together as a cohort through the four Intensive Sessions, to facilitate peer learning and group reflec­tion. For this reason also, R.E. and M.Div. students are not permitted to enroll in D.Min. courses. Procedures for registra­tion, orienta­tion, developing the learning contract, leaves of absence and other policies are described in the D.Min. Handbook.


Registration: Registration occurs at stated times prior to the first day of classes. Registration requires the signature of the academic advisor and, for ESL students the signature of the Academic Dean or a designated ESL faculty member, as well as the payment of tuition. Continuing students may pre-register at the end of the previous term.

Students may add and drop courses up to seven days following the first day of classes in any term. Registration forms and add/ drop forms are available at the Registrar’s Office at Barrytown and at the New York City Extension.


Worksheets: In addition to transcripts, the Registrar keeps a record of each student's fulfillment of program requirements on a personal worksheet. Copies are given to students to help them in their program planning.


Auditing: Students may enroll in a course as auditors with permission of the professor. Auditors are expected to attend classes on a regular basis.


Transfer of Credit: A student may request transfer a limited number of credits for courses taken in graduate programs at other accredited institutions. The maximum number of transfer credits that can be accepted are:

  • For the Divinity Program: 24
  • For the R.E. Program: 15
  • For the Foundation Program: 3

Credit from academic courses will be accepted if:

  • The course covered the same material as a course offered at the Seminary; and
  • The student has earned a minimum grade of C with full credit.

Transfer credits normally apply to credit earned prior to attending UTS. Students enrolled at UTS who interrupt their studies to attend another school may not transfer those credits without prior approval from the Academic Dean. Transfer credits should be considered upon entry into a degree program. Transfer credit request forms and additional information are available from the Registrar.

Transfer credit will not be accepted for the Doctor of Ministry Program.


Waiving a Required Course: Under certain conditions a required course may be waived. For further informa­tion inquire at the Registrar's Office.


Withdrawal from Courses: Withdrawal from a course after the add‑drop period requires the approval of the instructor and the Academic Advisor. Course withdrawals are permitted up to but not including the last week of the term. Failure to withdraw from a course results in a grade of F for the course.

Students will be considered to have withdrawn from a course if they miss 9 or more classes (or 4 weeks of an Extension Center course) during the first 7 weeks without giving written notification.