5.6 Distance Education

Westminster currently offers the following course through Distance Education:

AP 101

Introduction to Apologetics

3 credits

See the degree program requirements in section 6 for the courses that may be applied to the masters level degree programs and section 5.4 for the courses that may be applied to the Certificate programs. Students on either a J or F visa may take a maximum of 3 semester credit hours through distance education, in the fall and spring semesters.

Students must take a minimum number of credit hours on Westminster’s campus, as stated in the transfer of credit policy in section 5.2.3.d. Since courses taken through Distance Education are not considered courses taken on Westminster’s campus, the number of course credits taken through Distance Education will reduce accordingly the number of course credits approved for transfer credit into a Westminster degree program.

In order to take a distance education course, a student must be admitted to Westminster and register during the normal registration periods. A fee for course materials, in addition to tuition, is also required. See Financial Information sections 8.3.a and 8.3.c.

Students taking distance education courses must have regular, high-speed internet access. A student email address is provided by Westminster. For distance education courses, Westminster recommends that students use a computer that runs on Microsoft Windows XP or later, or Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later; iPad with iOS 4.3 or later; iPhone 4.0 or later, iPod Touch 4th generation or later running on  iOS 4.3 or later.

Westminster is mandated to meet the requirements of the state in which a student resides in order to offer distance courses to those students. Requirements vary by state and Westminster is working to comply with regulations of each state's department of education.

The Registrar’s Office needs to approve each student’s course registration for distance courses, to ensure Westminster is authorized to offer courses in the student’s state of residence. Please note, currently Westminster currently does not have authorization to offer distance courses to students living in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Utah


This list is subject to change. Please email accreditation@wts.edu with questions regarding your state or to request an updated list.