Visiting Student Admissions Requirements

A visiting student can enrol in a limited number of courses at Tyndale Seminary. There are four types of visiting students:

  1. Occasional Students
  2. Post-Graduate Certification Students
  3. Letter of Permission Students
  4. Audit Students

To be admitted, you need to:

  1. Have an undergraduate degree
  2. Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant (international students may take online courses from their home country)
  3. Meet Tyndale’s English language requirements

Occasional Students

This option is for you if you completed a baccalaureate degree and wish to take graduate-level coursework before formally applying to a Tyndale Seminary degree program.

  • You may normally complete five courses for credit, which may be applied to a program of study at Tyndale Seminary. This may be extended in consultation with the Registrar.
  • If you later desire to pursue a degree or diploma program, you must meet regular admissions standards and go through the full application process.
  • Admission as an Occasional Student does not guarantee acceptance into a degree or diploma program at Tyndale Seminary.

To be considered for Occasional Student status, complete the Visiting Student Application Form at

Post-Graduate Certification Students

This option is for you if wish to complete coursework required for post-graduate certification, such as the College of Registered Psychotherapists (CRPO) and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) certification, or the Certified Spiritual Director (CSD) designation.

  • You must have already completed a master's degree
  • You must contact the Major Coordinator to discuss course enrollment and receive approval for enrollment in restricted courses:
    • For CRPO and AAMFT certification: Dr. Susan Ellfeldt, Assistant Professor of Counselling, Program Coordinator
      416-226-6620 ext. 6787 or sellfeldt [at] tyndale [dot] ca
    • For CSD designation: Dr. David Sherbino, Spiritual Formation Major Coordinator
      416-226-6620 ext. 6741 or dsherb [at] tyndale [dot] ca

Admission by Letter of Permission (LOP)

This option is for you if you are registered at another graduate theological institution. You are eligible to take courses at Tyndale Seminary provided that you submit a Letter of Permission from your home institution.

  • This letter should indicate the course(s) you wish to take and your current academic standing. If any of the desired courses require the completion of prerequisites, you must provide proof that the requirements have been met. This can be indicated in the Letter of Permission or by submission of a transcript.
  • At least three weeks prior to the end of the semester, you must contact the Office of the Registrar to finalize the official transfer of grades.

To apply for Admission on a Letter of Permission, complete the Visiting Student Application form at


Audit Students

This option is for you if you wish to audit a course for non-credit purposes.

  • You are not required to fulfill the course work requirements, but must adhere to normal attendance requirements. The instructor is under no obligation to grade any materials submitted by you.
  • You may be restricted from certain classes and the number of audit students per class may be limited.
  • Students desiring to change a course from audit to credit or from credit to audit must do so within the add/drop period. Please check with the Office of the Registrar for specific add/drop date.

To audit a course at Tyndale University, complete the Visiting Student Application Form at

Tyndale degree graduates are eligible to audit one free course after convocation, without a time limit.