Candler Course Access

Candler Course Access (CCA) is designed to meet the demand of non-degree seeking persons interested in attending Candler courses. To be admitted to the program, CCA participants must complete the application process and receive approval from the registrar’s office and by the academic dean. Participation is limited, based on  space availability. CCA participants will be active observers in the class, with the opportunity to attend classes, meetings, engage in classroom discussion, and access course materials (including the Blackboard site); but they will not have  individual access to faculty, nor should they expect to submit  any coursework (e.g., papers or tests) for grading or evaluation. The CCA fee is $310 per credit hour and is  payable upon approval of application. This cost includes the administrative fee, course fee and continuing education unit (CEU) (if desired). Under no circumstances will course access be  granted until the fee is paid.

Application Deadlines:
Fall Semester:
 August 1
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Session: May 1

No applications or registrations will be accepted after class begins

Academic credit for individual classes can be obtained by registering with the admissions department as a special student. The admissions department can be reached at or 404.727.6326.

Application Process for CCA:

  1. Examine the catalog and semester's course schedule found at the Candler registrar's site
  2. Click on this link to register for CCA once you have found a course you want access.
  3. You will be invoiced via email if your application is accepted and you are granted access to the course.
  4. If the class is full or you are not accepted you will be notified and not charged any fee.

The fee is due one week prior to the beginning of the course. If the fee is not received by the first class meeting, admission will be canceled. 

Timeline of Approval Process 

  1. Check with Registrar to see if space is available.
  2. Application to the Academic Dean.
  3. Application to the Professor. 
  4. Notification to auditor of acceptance or rejection of application, because of class being full or other reason.


If a student must withdraw at any point during the course, he or she shall submit a letter to the program coordinator indicating the reason. The program coordinator will inform the instructor of the student's withdrawal.

C.E.U credit will be received, by an official letter sent from the Emory University Registrar's Office awarding the Continuing Education Units (C.E.U.).

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

Contact Information:
Office of Lifelong Learning
Candler School of Theology
1531 Dickey Drive
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

Telephone: 404.727.1276