Audit a Course

The School of Divinity welcomes clergy, lay leaders, alumni, community members, those seeking theological enrichment, and others interested in general continuing education opportunities to audit selected courses during the fall and spring semesters.

Getting Started

Step 1
Choose the course(s) you’d like to audit.

Step 2
Complete the application to audit »

Step 3
You will receive an email confirmation once your application has been processed.

Step 4
Pay your course registration fees via check or money order, made payable to WFU School of Divinity, and send to:

Susan Robinson
Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Wake Forest University School of Divinity
P.O. Box 7719
Winston-Salem NC 27109


Courses Available to Audit – Fall 2016

Fall 2016 classes begin Monday, August 29 and run through Friday, December 9.

Application Deadline for Full Term Courses: August 19, 2016
Application Deadline for Weekend Courses: September 7, 2016

Selected course descriptions »


Course Number Course Name Instructor Schedule Fee
BIB 541 Introduction to New Testament Shaner, Katherine T/Th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. $255
 BIB 543 Interpreting New Testament Gospels Shaner, Katherine T/Th, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. $255 (POI; PRE: BIB 541)
 BIB 651 Reading Our Common Scriptures Ettin, Andrew & Walls, Neal T/Th, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.  $255
HIS 682 A History of the Baptists Leonard, Bill T/Th, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. $255
 MIN 530 The Work of the People: An Introduction to Christian Worship and Liturgy Crainshaw, Jill M/W, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. $255
MIN 790E Introduction to Congregational Budgeting & Finance Gambil, Christopher Weekend Course: September 23 – 24; Friday, 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $85
MIN 790G Community Engagement, Organizing & Development Parker, John Weekend Course: September 30 – October 1; Friday, 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $85
SPI 669 Modern Spiritual Writing: Pilgrimage and Place Bahnson, Fred  Tuesdays, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. (required conference to attend Oct. 20 – 21) $255 (POI; course for experienced writers)
SPI 790B Spirituality and Ministry in Architecture & Sense of Place Frank, Thomas Weekend Course: September 9 – 10; Friday, 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  $85
SPI 790C Spirituality and Ministry in Visual Arts Frank, Thomas Weekend Course: September 30 – October 1; Friday, 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $85
SPI 790D Embodying the World’s Religions Yarber, Angela Mondays, 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. $255
SPI 790E Thriving Nourishment: Christian Spiritual Practices and Food Wiens, Nancy Weekend Course: October 7 – 8; Friday, 2:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $85
 THS 501 Christian Theology Voss Roberts, Michelle M/W, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. $255
THS 619 Readings in Queer Theology Voss Roberts, Michelle Fridays, 9:00 – 10:50 a.m. (September 9 – November 4 only) $85
THS 629 Markets, Justice, and Christian Ethics Senior, John M/W, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. $255
THS 790A Comparative Mysticism: Christianity and Islam Canzona, Joshua Wednesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. $255
THS 790B Invoking the Public Theological Voice Williams, Byron and Senior, John Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. $85
POI = Permission of Instructor; PRE = Prerequisite


Interested in a course not listed?

You can view complete course schedules here. Other courses offered this term may be audited by special request. Please contact Susan Robinson, Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs, for availability.

Next Steps

Wake Forest Email, etc.
After your payment has been received, you will receive an email notification to the email address provided on your application with instructions on claiming your Deacnet Account online.Your Deacnet username and password is your gateway to all campus electronic resources like your WFU Google Mail, WIN (Wake Information Network), DEAC (Deacon Electronic Account Center), Research Databases through the ZSR Library, etc. Please follow all instructions and complete each step required in order to setup your WFU username and password. Please make note of the your username, password, and other pertinent information before completing the account claim process.

Once you receive confirmation that you have been enrolled in the courses, check to see which books may be required for you to purchase. You can search for books on The Wake Forest University Bookstore website by inputting the required information for each course you have registered for. Comparison tools for pricing are also available.

On-Campus Parking
As an auditor you must register your vehicle with the Parking Office.  Traffic Rules and Regulations state in Article I, Section 15, Motor Vehicle Registration: “Anyone auditing a class at Wake Forest University needs to register their vehicle, no matter what the duration or length of the class may be. Class auditors parking on campus during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. may purchase a semester hang tag.”  The Parking & Transportation Office is located in Alumni Hall (building 26B on this campus map).  You can access their website for more information or contact them at 336.758.PARK.

Student ID (Optional)
Obtain your Deacon OneCard (Student ID). The Deacon OneCard is the official Wake Forest University identification card used by all faculty, staff and students. The Deacon OneCard has many functions including identification, library privileges, Deacon OneCard account access, card access and event admission on campus. The Deacon OneCard Office is located in Alumni Hall, Room 131 (building 26B on this campus map).

As an auditor you can request an official transcript from Wake Forest University as record of you auditing the course. You will not be assigned a grade; the transcript will indicate “AU” (Auditor). If you are seeking course credit, you will need to be admitted as an exploratory, non-degree student to the School of Divinity. For more information on admissions, contact the Office of Admissions at or 336.758.3748.



Susan Robinson
Administrative Coordinator for Academic Affairs  |  336.758.4157