Continuing Education Audit

Because Lancaster Theological Seminary is committed to the education and development of all leaders within the congregation, we offer the opportunity for persons in the community to participate in seminary classes at a nominal cost. The Lancaster Seminary Continuing Education Audit program is non-credit and designed for personal enrichment. 

Certain courses offered during the seminary's regular semesters may be available for Continuing Education Audit (CE Audit) with the permission of the professor. Clergy, lay leaders and others who are interested in exploring how theology impacts their every-day lives, are welcome and encouraged to register as Continuing Education Auditors. Auditors may request to receive Continuing Education Units (CEU) upon successful completion of the course.

The Auditor's Responsibility

Auditors should complete the readings in order to be informed and prepared to participate in discussions. Auditors are not expected to complete written assignments. Auditors are permitted to use the Philip Schaff Library on the seminary campus. Because parking is at a premium, on-campus parking is reserved for faculty, staff and credit students.

The Seminary's Responsibility

Once accepted, the auditor may attend all sessions of the requested course and receive a copy of the syllabus and any other instructional handouts distributed to the class. Instructors are not expected to provide feedback or evaluate any work that the continuing education auditor chooses to undertake. Should such feedback or evaluation be desired or necessary for any type of certification or denominational standing, one must apply for admission to take the course for academic credit by contacting the Admissions Office.

Cancellation or Withdrawal

Should Lancaster Seminary cancel the course, or if written notification of withdrawal by the auditor is received by Registrar prior to the second class meeting, the fee will be refunded in full. The fee is forfeited if the auditor withdraws after the second class meeting or if written notification is not received as outlined above.


2016-17 Fee is $175 per credit hour


To apply, complete the application form found here and return it to the registrar via email, Fax 717 393 0423, or mail to: Registrar, Lancaster Theological Seminary, 555 W. James Street, Lancaster, PA 17603