The Advising Center wants to help you make informed decisions as you progress toward graduation. Please select your degree from the menu to the left for degree-specific resources and tips.

We are excited that you can earn face to face (old language: residential) credit in more locations!!

  • If you are in some programs/degrees (CGS, MBTS, MACS, MABEL, Academic MA) there are no changes, since these do not have a face to face (residential) requirement. You might now consider one of our vocational ministry preparatory degrees, though (see degree change below). 
  • If you are in the ThM, STM, MABC, MACE, MACL, MACM, or MAWM, you can now earn face to face (old language “residential”) credit nearly anywhere DTS offers courses (see the charts below).
  • Courses previously completed will count, so some of you are closer to meeting the face to face (residential requirement) now than you were yesterday!
  • Though meeting the face to face (residential) requirement is now easier for many of you, completing degree requirements might still be a challenge. Review the charts below and the “What do I need to know as I plan toward completing _____ degree?” chart on your degree’s advising page to the left.

Your academic advisor is the person who advises where you intend to complete the majority of your face to face courses.

Counts as Face to Face
Any course where at least 49% was/is completed face to face with the professor (applies to courses previously completed)
Look for these course sections on your degree audit or the course schedule page: GA, PGI, DC, NA, TA, HO, WL, AU, SA, HK, NZ, Dallas courses
EML801/802 Ministry Residency
MW Immersive Studies (MW2xx or MW905 Special Topics that correspond to immersive course)


Does not count as Face to Face
RS102(ThM), Thesis (ThM), RS103 (MACL) Applied Research Project (MACL)
Remote Video (RV) & older video course (VA, VG, VS)
Life Size (LS)
Internship, Apprenticeship
Course where less than 49% was completed face to face (examples: AR, WA-ST105WA for fall 2018, BE109NA for fall 2018)
Independent Studies


Here are some other resources you might find helpful along the way:

Degree Change Process and Information

Leave of Absence Information