Students may drop and add courses during the published Drop/Add period by completing a Drop/Add form available in the Heritage Center Administrative Office. Students may drop classes without transcript notations on or before the published “last day to drop classes.”
Students who register for classes, but do not attend nor officially drop their classes, will be administratively withdrawn from classes. It is the student’s responsibility to drop a class if they do not wish to attend. Students who are administratively withdrawn remain liable for unpaid tuition and fees.
Incomplete/Withdrawal/Leave of Absence
A student unable to complete an academic quarter for reasons beyond his/her control must request in writing consideration for an Incomplete, leave of absence, or permission to withdraw from classes (after the published “last day to drop classes”). Once an Incomplete or leave of absence has been granted, outstandingassignments must be completed by designated deadlines or the grade will convert to F (Fail). Withdrawals processed during this period will result in a grade of “W” (Withdrawal) being recorded on the transcript. Those students who have not enrolled in classes for one year or more must file a petition to reactivate their files and submit a new Church letter of recommendation.
Attendance and Class Participation
Timely attendance at all scheduled class sessions is expected. Any student missing the equivalent of six (6) class hours in a full course or three (3) class hours in a seminar will be required to do additional work, receive a lower grade or withdraw from the class, at the discretion of the instructor.
Students are responsible for completing class assignments, purchasing textbooks and other required course materials, and participating in class discussions. Textbooks and course materials purchased by the student become the property of the student.
A 4.0 Excellent
A- 3.7 Excellent
B+ 3.3 Good
B 3.0 Good
B- 2.7 Good
C+ 2.3 Average
C 2.0 Average
C- 1.7 Below Average
D+ 1.3 Low Standard
D 1.0 Low Standard
D- 0.7 Low Standard
F 0.0 Fail
AW Administrative Withdrawal
Grade reports are mailed to students by the end of the first week of the following term.
Academic Probation, Dismissal, Readmission
Any student failing in one quarter to earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 will be placed on academic probation. If the student does not maintain a 2.0 grade point average or demonstrate satisfactory progress in the subsequent quarter, a quarter suspension from classes may be imposed. After a quarter of suspension and satisfactory progress is still not achieved, termination or dismissal may result.
In addition, a student may be dismissed from Heritage Center for Religious Studies for any of the following reasons:
Students who have been dismissed from their studies may reapply for admission after one year. A written statement of why the student is requesting readmission and an interview with the Readmission Panel may be required.
Successful completion of the Diploma of Ministry and Certificate in Continuing Education requires a grade point average of 2.0 (grade C or better) for each course completed.
Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements for their declared programs may participate in Commencement exercises scheduled in June.
Students should file a Graduation Application with the Director of Administration and Academic Affairs and pay the application fee by the published deadline noted in the Academic Calendar.
Transcript Requests and Records
The student will be issued an Official Transcript free of charge upon graduation from any of the Heritage Center programs.
Official Transcripts will be issued to the student and third parties upon written request of the student. A transcript request form must be completed and submitted to the Registrar along with the $3.00 processing fee. All transcript requests are processed within five (5) business days of receipt.
The confidentiality of student records is observed under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Under this Act, students have the right to:
Transcripts will be released to third parties only upon written request of the student. Information such as name, address, telephone number, email address, program enrolled, verification of current enrollment, and religious affiliation are considered public information unless the student notifies Heritage Center Administration in writing not to disclose such information.
Uniform Writing Standards
To ensure consistency and quality in the submission of written assignments, Heritage Center for Religious Studies adheres to a policy for Uniform Writing Standards. Except in cases where the instructor has assigned sermon units or informal personal reflection papers, all essays, reports, papers, and research projects shall comply with the format outlined in:
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
All written assignments shall be submitted as follows:
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