Seminarians are expected to take courses as prescribed in the curricula which apply to their programs and classes. Prior permission is required for any variance. This permission is recorded on the Completion, Waiver, Substitution or Delay of Required Course Form. This form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Dean before registration in an alternative course.

There is normally a limit of two Special Reading Courses (independent study) during the seminary program. Exceptions to this policy are approved by the Academic Advisor in consultation with the Office of the Dean.

Classes are scheduled with the recommended course sequence in mind. Variance in the program may result in schedule conflicts. In the case of a schedule conflict, the regularly scheduled required course has priority.

Registration for all courses takes place under the direction of our university Registrar's Office at the time and place announced prior to each semester via the Academic Calendar. The one exception is courses offered by UC Berkeley; registration for these courses can be well in advance of Cal Lutheran registration. Therefore, seminarians wishing to take such courses should make early inquiry regarding dates. A full-time degree seminarian may take one course per semester at the University at no charge.

The Registrar's Office sends registration instructions to seminarians via e-mail in advance of pre-registration and general registration for each term.  The Office of the Dean will also send course scheduling variances and changes as necessary.

For course registration questions, please contact Robyn Ballard, PLTS Liason on the Cal Lutheran campus, at (805) 493-3106 or

Please note: Requests for admission to limited-enrollment classes may be submitted two or more weeks before classes begin.