Given the intensive nature of the courses both in content and class time, the student is expected to attend every session.
In the event of an emergency, the student is responsible for contacting the professor(s). If the professor is unavailable, the student may contact the Dean or Registrar. The student is responsible for class content which he/she misses. One unexcused absence will place the student on probation. Two unexcused absences will result in automatic dismissal.
2. Ethical Behavior
Since this is a School of Ministry, students are expected to conduct themselves in the highest standard of ministry. See paragraph 591 of the 1995 Discipline of the Evangelical Church. Acceptance and enrollment in the school constitutes willing agreement by the student to abide by this handbook and the other rules of the school. Violations of this standard such as lying, cheating and plagiarism, will result in suspension and probably dismissal. See Due Process, Section 4. Wise financial stewardship is a crucial area for the minister. Students are expected to keep their bills current.
Students will receive a letter grade upon completion of the course.
A+ = 97-100 C+ = 77-79
A = 93-96 C = 73-76
A- = 90-92 C- = 70-72
B+ = 87-89 D+ = 67-69
B = 83-86 D = 63-66
B- = 80-82 D- = 60-62
A = 4.0, B = 3.0, C = 2.0, D = 1.0, F = 0
A student must maintain a 2.5 GPA average to successfully matriculate. Failure to do so will result in the student being placed on academic probation. The student then has one year to raise his/ her GPA or be dismissed.