Registration Form, ThM/PhD-Level

Fall 2011

 Registration Instructions:

  1. Review the 5.2.1.a Annual Notification of Rights under FERPA information.
  2. Compare your Unofficial Transcript (in self-service) with the Degree Completion Worksheet for your degree program and the catalog section of your degree program. 
  3. Submit this completed form to the Registrar's Office via: mail, email, fax or in-person (see below) during the Registration period. (For further details, please see Registration).
  4. New students must fill out Sections 1-3 and 5-8 and sign the form.
  5. Returning students must fill out Sections 1- 2 and 6-8 and all other applicable sections, and sign the form.

Section 1

Full Name: _______________________________________________  Student ID:________________________

Full Mailing Address: __________________________________________________________________________

WTS Email:**________________________________________  Phone (primary contact):___________________

Program/Emphasis (check what applies):

_____  ThM - Biblical Studies _____  OT _____  NT    
_____  ThM - Theological Studies _____  AP _____  CH _____  ST
_____  PhD - Hermeneutical & Biblical Interpretation     _____ OT _____  NT  
_____  PhD - Historical & Theological Studies _____  AP    _____  CH _____  ST


Section 2 - Student Status  (check only one)

Coursework Phase Students:

_____ I am a new student.  (This will be my first semester as a Westminster PhD/ThM student).
_____ I have not completed all required coursework.
I have not completed all required coursework and would like to get approval not to take courses during the 
  upcoming semester.  (In order to mantain "current status," the student must also submit a petition with
  advisor's approval signature.  Form is available from student forms

Post-coursework Phase Students (students who have finished all required coursework) :

_____ EXA 922 Preliminary Exam Extension* (I have not completed all preliminary exam requirements- PhD only)
_____ EXA 932 Language Exam Extension* (I have not completed all language exam requirements)
EXA 941 Comp Exam Preparation** (I have completed my language and preliminary exam requirements
    and I am studying for my comprehensive exams- PhD only)
_____ THES 781 Thesis Proposal Preparation** (I have completed my language exam requirement and I am
    working on my Thesis Proposal- ThM only)
____ DISST 981 Dissertation Proposal Preparation** (I have passed my comprehensive exams and I am working on
    my Dissertation Proposal- PhD only)
_____ THES 791 Thesis Research** (My proposal was approved and I am working on my Thesis- ThM only)
_____ DISST 991 Dissertation Research** (My proposal was approved and I am working on my Dissertation-
    PhD only)
Registrar will notify student if approval must be obtained.
** If preparation is beyond deadline - see appropriate Degree Completion Worksheet - student will be registered for an
  extension.  Registrar will notify student if approval for extension must be obtained.

Section 3 - Westminster Courses
  (please see Section 9 notes)


Updated as of August 25th,2011

AP 721The Apologetics of Cornelius Van Til18:30-10:25 amTCraigOliphint
AP 931Philosophy for Theologians111:05-1:00 pmT6/DillardOliphint
AP 953The Challenge of Islam18:30-10:30 amThYoungEdgar
NT 871Exegesis of James12:05-4:00 pmThCraigKeene
NT 921Readings in N.T. Intro & Theol1   Crowe
NT 981History of Interpretation12:05-4:00 pmTCraigPoythress/Crowe
OT 761Biblical & Inscriptional Aramaic111:00-1:00 pmTCraigGreen
OT 861The Suffering Servant18:30-10:25 amThCraigFantuzzo
OT 981Readings in O.T. Intro & Theol1   Kelly
PT 421PTheological Biblio & Research Method 4:05-5:00 pmTCraigFinlayson

Advisor Approval (Required of all PhD/ThM students taking Westminster Courses)
 _______________ ________________________________________________  _______________
Advisor Initials Advisor Signature Date

Section 4 - Independent Study Course(s)Students wishing to take an independent study course must submit an Independent Study Request form to the Registrar's Office during the Registration period. 

Section 5 - External Course(s): (PhD - Historical & Theological students only)

Course(s) to be taken at another accredited seminary or university.  Student must also submit an External Course Request form. 

Course ID Course Title Institution Term/Sem
(circle one)
____________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Fall  Winter  Spring
____________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Fall  Winter  Spring

Section 6 - Expected Graduation Year:
   I expect to graduate in May 20_____.

Section 7 - Student Privacy Rights

I have read the Annual Notification of Privacy Rights under FERPA.   Yes _____     No _____

I am submitting a Request to Withhold Directory Information.            Yes _____     No _____

Student's Signature:__________________________________________   Date:____________________ 

Section 8 - Other Information:

(Please check all that apply.)
_____  I currently have or have been awarded a Westminster Scholarship.
_____  I am a J1/F1 VISA student (Please see note 2 below).

_____  I have applied/will apply for a loan for the upcoming semester.


  1. Check all course descriptions for limitations.
  2. International Students on VISA must be full time:  During coursework phase, full time is defined as three courses per semester.  After coursework phase, full time is defined as the first semester after all coursework is completed through the sixth year in the program (PhD) and the first semester after all coursework is completed through the second year in program (ThM).  Per the catalog, if the student has transferred from the ThM to the PhD or from the PhD to the ThM, the date of the student's matriculation into the initial program will be used to determine the number of years in the program.

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