Skip to Content

Skip to Content

Home > Admissions > Non-Degree Students and Auditors

Non-Degree Students and Auditors

Students who do not intend to enroll in a degree program may register for a limited number of courses as an auditor or as a non-degree student.

Applying as a Non-Degree Student

Non-degree students at Vanderbilt Divinity School must apply using the non-degree online application. Non-degree students may register for up two courses per semester by permission of the Academic Dean. They receive academic credit and a transcript for their coursework but are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Steps to Apply as a Non-Degree Student: (A printable version may be found HERE.)

  1. Initiate a Non-Degree student application online:
  2. Alert the Office of Admissions that your non-degree application has been initiated. Our office will manually waive many of the regular application requirements to expedite submission.
  3. Complete the specific application requirements for the non-degree application.

Applications and supporting documents must be completed and on file in the Office of Admissions by July 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester.  

Auditing a Course

Local members of the Nashville community and surrounding areas are are eligible to audit a course at the Divinity School at the minimal cost of $100 per semester. Vanderbilt University students may audit a course for $10 per semester. Permission to audit a course is granted by the individual professor based on space availability and course format.

Prospective auditors should contact Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Victor Judge, to indicate your interest and receive information about upcoming course offerings. Dean Judge may be reached at