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STUDENT CLASSIFICATIONS

Undergraduate Students : Those students holding a previously earned A.A. degree or equivalent from a recognized institution and working toward a B.A. in Religion degree.

Graduate Students : Those students holding a previously earned college degree and working toward a graduate degree.

Special Students : Those students taking courses of their own choosing for credits but are not following a regular course of study.

Auditors : Those students are attending classes but seeking no credits. Part-Time Students: Those students maintaining a semester of academic work of six hours or fewer.

Full-Time Students : B.A. students with a semester pace of academic work of a minimum of 15 to 18 hours. M.A. and Master of Divinity students with a semester pace of academic work of a minimum of 12 to15 hours. Doctoral students with a semester pace of academic work of a minimum of 9 to12 hours.

Continuing Education Students : Students who enroll for non-credit courses, seminars, workshops or conferences for the purpose of personal enrichment, spiritual formation, or ministry development. These learning activities are not for University credits and are not any part of the institutions degree programs. Participants who complete each course or activity will receive a CEU certificate or diploma on Biblical Studies if desired.

Practicum : Each student must complete six (6) hours of practicum study (1.5 hours per semester). As part of this practicum a monthly performance log must be kept. The student will present this log for review to the assigned staff each month. A list of articles, scriptures and other items used for devotions are required. Seventy-five percent attendance is required for chapel, regular church services and other activities assigned as part of this practicum experience.

COURSE ATTENDANCE

Midwest University believes that all students are fully responsible for attendance policies and requirements indicated in each course syllabus.
Attendance, in courses for academic credit, is mandatory. Each student should recognize that many vital educational experiences at the University cannot be fully realized when class attendance is irregular. As a general rule students are expected to attend all class sessions of every course. While each instructor is responsible for her/his own course attendance policies, students who are absent for more than three (3) hours in an Intensive Course and six (6) hours in a semester course will be recommended for possible disciplinary action including a potential failing grade for the course. In the event of unavoidable absences, the student is responsible for contacting the instructor and is responsible for the completion of all missed course assignments.
The instructor may give advanced written warning to a student for excessive absences.
The instructor will consult with the Dean of the School regarding students who may become subject to academic penalties for incomplete or unacceptable make-up work or for excessive or unexcused absences. Midwest University, through the Office of Academic Affairs, reserves the right to involuntarily remove enrolled students from classes when course attendance policies are not followed.

ADDING/DROPPING A COURSE

Adding a Course : Students must notify the Office of the Registrar as to the course or courses he/she is interested taking. After financial arrangements have been cleared with the University financial office, the Registrar will then make the necessary course provisions for the student.

Dropping a Course : Students must notify the Office of the Registrar and fill out necessary withdrawal forms. The University has a refund policy for courses that are dropped with the approval of the Registrar. The contact date with the Registrar office determines the basis of the pro-rata refund. The refund based on a pro-rata portion of the tuition with a withdrawal date that is on or before the forty percent (40%) point in the period of enrollment.

GRADING SYSTEM

An "I" grade will remain for one semester immediately following semester during which the student made such a grade, and will be automatically changed to an "F" if the required academic work(s) is/are incomplete as contracted with the instructor.

The significance of letter grades is as follows :

Graduate A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D F
96-100 91-95 86-90 81-85 76-80 71-75 66-70 61-65 56-60 0-55
Points 4.00 3.75 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.00 0.00

The following symbols are also used on the transcript :

NC WP WF I AU
No Credit Withdraw While Passing Withdraw While Falling Incomplete Audited Course

ACADEMIC PROBATION

Undergraduate students must maintain the minimum of a cumulative 2.0 in all academic work. Graduate students must maintain the minimum of a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all academic work. If not, they shall be suspended for academic reasons.
The office of Academic Records and Registrar will notify the student whose cumulative GPA is below an expected level. Such a student may take any number of credit hours for the following semester, but is required to rectify as soon as possible to an acceptable level, no later than within one semester. The student who is unable to earn a GPA of the expected level for two consecutive semesters shall be suspended for the minimum of one semester. Once suspended, the student should re-apply for probationer admission.

WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE

A student desiring to withdraw from the University is required to notify the Office of Academic Records and Registrar and fill out necessary withdrawal forms. When the student wishes to re-enroll, he/she is expected to file readmission forms through the Office of Admissions and to follow the whole admission process thereafter.

READMISSION

Any former students seeking readmission after an absence of one to three years are required to apply for readmission, which is the same as the original application for admission.
The student who has been placed on academic suspension is eligible to apply for probationary readmission only after one semester has passed.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

The distance education program requires each student to complete a minimum of 12 credit hours on the Wentzville campus.

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