Course Schedules & Registration

Course Schedules & Registration

The classes you take at Candler will prepare you to make a real difference in the real world. Our faculty and staff have developed a curriculum that combines theological exploration, practical skill building and opportunities for spiritual growth.

The course schedule is updated prior to the start of each semester. You can find course descriptions in the Catalog and Handbook.

Spring 2023 Course Schedule

Summer 2023 Course Schedule

Course syllabi from previous semesters are available upon request at Syllabi for current semester classes are available on the course Canvas site for students enrolled in the class and are typically posted by the first day of the semester.

Textbook lists are available through the Emory University Bookstore (Barnes and Noble @ Emory).


Is it possible to schedule classes on just Tuesday/Thursday or just Wednesday/Friday?

Candler’s courses are offered throughout the week and at various times, but all MDiv required first-year courses (except for Contextual Education) are currently available on a T/Th only sequence. Many other required courses are also offered on T/Th, but this cannot be guaranteed. Students have the flexibility to create whatever schedule they want within the stated degree requirements and course offerings/times available. While Candler does not offer strictly online, weekend, or evening programs, we do offer courses in online, hybrid, and intensive formats to assist students who need additional flexibility in scheduling.

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Prior to the start of the semester, the Candler Registrar will update the registration schedule, indicating enrollment appointments, during which time you can use self-service registration in OPUS. Review the instructions for registering in OPUS. 

Entering students will find registration information specific to their degree program on the Admitted Student Portal.

Learn about cross registration.

Registration is available to students with no outstanding financial or other obligations to the university. Current MDiv, MRL, MRPL and MTS students must consult with their faculty advisers before attempting to register. Failure to do so will result in a hold on your OPUS account that will prevent you from registering until you have met with your adviser. Entering students register in consultation with the registrar’s office.

A late registration penalty of $50 will be charged to a student’s record if not enrolled by the end of the registration period.

Continuous registration is required for all degree programs, either for academic credit or through payment of the non-credit administrative fee. Doctoral students that fail to maintain continuous registration will be terminated from the doctoral program. A student who is not enrolled in consecutive fall/spring or spring/fall semesters must request readmission before registering for a subsequent term.

Students wishing to withdraw their registration will receive a full refund through the end of the add/drop/swap period. After that time, students who withdraw voluntarily receive a pro-rated refund according to the schedule published in the University’s Schedule of Classes each semester. Regardless of whether a student voluntarily withdraws or is dismissed, they are responsible for all financial obligations incurred through previous enrollment in the school.

Students can confirm their class schedules in OPUS once the scheduling period for the school has closed.

Be Added to a Waiting List

When a class reaches maximum enrollment it will appear as closed in OPUS. Email with your name, 7-digit student i.d. and the course you’re interested in and you will be added to the waiting list for the course. If an opening in the course becomes available during the drop/add/swap period, we will let you know via your Emory email account.

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Add, Drop and Swap Classes

If you need to make changes to your schedule after you’ve registered you have until the last day for add/drop/swap posted on the academic calendar. Any course that you drop after the deadline is considered a withdrawal and will appear as such on your transcript.

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Withdraw from Classes

To withdraw from a course, contact the Candler Registrar via email. In such cases, a grade of W (withdrawn) will be assigned and appear on the student's transcript as the course grade. Students with VA benefits or who are studying on a student exchange (F-1 or J-1) visa may need additional permission before requesting a withdrawal. Students may not withdraw from a course after the last day of classes for the semester in which the course is offered. To withdraw from all courses for the semester, contact the Candler Registrar to schedule an exit interview.

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