Cross Registration

Cross Registration

Degree-seeking students at Candler may register for courses, usually at no additional cost, at schools of the Atlanta Theological Association (ATA) or at nearby colleges and universities through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) program. Conversely, students from ATA schools may take courses at Candler, pending availability, at no additional cost.

Candler students cross registering at an ATA school

With the exception of classes taken toward the completion of a ThD degree, courses completed at non-Emory institutions, including ATA schools, are counted as transfer credit. Students cannot take courses outside Candler during their graduating semester unless the host school guarantees grade submission by Candler’s due date prior to the start of the graduating term.

  • An MDiv candidate may cross register for a maximum of 18 semester hours at non-Emory institutions, with no more than 12 hours taken at any one ATA institution and no more than six hours taken in any single semester. Specifically required courses, such as OT501, OT502, NT501, NT502, HC501, ST501, ES501 and P501 may not be completed at other ATA institutions.
  • An MTS candidate may cross register for a maximum of nine semester hours at non-Emory institutions, with no more than six taken in any single semester, when justified by the student’s area of interest and in consultation with the director of the program.
  • A ThM candidate may cross register for no more than three credit hours in non-Emory institutions.

To register for a course at an ATA school, view the course schedules listed below and submit the cross registration form to the Candler Registrar. You will be notified when the Candler Registrar’s office receives approval from the host institution.


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ATA students cross registering at Candler

To register for a course at Candler, view the course schedule and submit the cross registration form to the register at your home institution by August 1 (for Fall), December 1 (for Spring) and May 1 (for Summer). Do not contact instructors directly to be enrolled. You will be notified after the dates above if you have been approved to enroll in the course.

Note:  If you are a non-Candler student and you are interested in a course at the Emory Graduate Division of Religion, you must follow the ARCHE policies and procedures.


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Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) program

The ARCHE program is administered by the Emory University Registrar’s office. Information and deadlines including the registration form can be found on their website.


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