OCCASIONAL STUDENT

CAREY’S VISION IS TO EMPOWER FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN LEADERS FOR EVERY GENERATION, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITY.

CAREY believes that our educational mission is to equip individuals with the the knowledge and skills to live more intentionally, thoughtfully and faithfully in the church and the world. Our goal is to help our student engage their culture and circles as thoughtful Christians, to be lifelong learners and to be effective workers in their local churches and communities.

 

OCCASIONAL STUDENT

WHAT IS “OCCASIONAL STUDENT” STATUS?

The Occasional Student status is designed for you if you wish to pursue theological studies without the need to enter a formal program of study for any reason. You may be:

●  Hoping to “test the waters” prior to making a full commitment to seminary studies

●  A life-long learner seeking personal growth or professional development

●  Seeking opportunities to study on a course-by-course basis

●  Hoping to get a taste of what it is like to study at CAREY

For Occasional Student candidates, the application process is easier and more streamlined, enabling you to begin your theological studies as quickly as possible.

WHY STUDY AS AN OCCASIONAL STUDENT?

THROUGH THIS PROGRAM YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • To “test the waters” of theological education

  • To continue your pursuit in life-long learning

  • To study for credit prior to committing to a formal program

  • To experience what it is like to study at CAREY

You may take up to nine credits as an occasional student up to a limit of two courses per semester. Exceptions can be made if you are pursuing ongoing personal study pending approval. If you are an international student, you may take online courses from your home country.

After studying as an Occasional Student, you have the option to enroll into a certificate, diploma or degree program, pending application and acceptance through CAREY’s normal admissions procedures. Studying as an Occasional Student does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program at Carey Theological College. If you are admitted into a program, completed eligible courses may be used to fulfill the requirements of that program.

OCCASIONAL STUDENT FAQS

What is “occasional student status”?

Individuals wishing to “test the water” to see if seminary is for them or to take courses at Carey Theological College for credit without admission to a degree program may do so through our “occasional student status”.

Acceptance as an occasional student does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program at Carey Theological College.

What are the admission requirements?

1. Possess an undergraduate degree.

2. If you're coming from outside of Canada to study as an Occasional Student, and you plan to study for less than six months, you may not require a study permit.

3. International students may take online courses from their home country.

4. All applicants need to meet Carey’s English language requirements.

5. Simply fill out an application form at https://learn.carey-edu.ca/apply/

How many courses can I take as an occasional student?
Usually limited to 9 credits (typically 3 courses), though this number can be extended for ongoing personal study in consultation with the Academic Dean. No more than 2 courses per semester.
How much does it cost?
Tuition: $345 per credit hour, plus $100 non-refundable deposit (this will be applied to your tuition fee once you register for a course).
May I be automatically admitted to a regular program once I finish 9 credits as an occasional student?
No. If at a later date an occasional student wishes to enroll into a diploma or degree program, s/he must be accepted through Carey’s normal admissions procedures. If admitted into a program, the courses s/he has completed may be used to fulfill the requirements of that program, provided they fit the program outline.