Registration for each term takes place during specified times set by the Registrar. Degree students should submit registration cards signed by their academic advisor during those time periods. A late fee of $50 is charged for registrations submitted after the registration deadline.
A student who wishes to add a course after a term begins may do so, with the written permission of the instructor and by arrangement with the Registrar, within the period set by the official academic calendar. During the same period, a student may also drop a course without a transcript entry. After the drop / add period, a student may withdraw from a course by completing a drop form before 50% of the course has transpired. In this case, a W will be recorded on the transcript. Any course dropped after this time is considered a failure unless special permission to withdraw is granted by the Academic Affairs Committee because of extenuating circumstances.
During the January (J-Term) or summer term, no course may be added after the beginning of the term. During the January (J-Term) or June summer term, a two- or three-week course may be dropped without transcript penalty only during the first two weekdays of the course. A one-week course may be dropped without transcript penalty only during the first weekday of the course.
Students who have been admitted to Trinity Lutheran Seminary may audit courses on a space-available basis. The student is expected to attend classes and to do the readings. Courses audited are listed on a student’s record, but the student is not required to take examinations or submit papers and receives no grade. Audited courses do not result in any academic credit but they do appear on transcripts. Spouses of full-time degree students may apply for admission and register as auditors on a space-available basis for no charge, provided they are not candidates for a seminary degree.
The seminary is a member, with the Methodist Theological School in Ohio and the Pontifical College Josephinum, of the Theological Consortium of Greater Columbus. All courses at each school are open to qualified degree students of the other two seminaries. Trinity Lutheran Seminary degree students should contact the Trinity Registrar directly to request any MTSO or PCJ courses they may wish to take.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires written authorization for release of a student's academic transcript. Transcripts are usually run within a week of receiving the authorization form. Delays may occur during the Christmas or Easter periods.
Privacy of Student Records
The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, gives students certain rights concerning their educational records.