Academic Procedures and Policies

03-27-2018

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Memorial Candle

McCormick mourns the passing of Rev. Eunice Poethig who returned to God on May 25, 2018. She graduated in the class of 1975 and is survived by her husband, Rev. Richard “Dick” Poethig, a former faculty member.

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Basic Information for International Students

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  1. You must be registered full-time during the regular academic year to maintain your F-1 visa status and avoid future penalties. Unless authorized by a PDSO, the only exception is during your last semester of study at McCormick Seminary. 
  2. Keep your passport valid.
  3. You may work on campus up to 20 hours per week during the school year and up to 25 hours during vacation.
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The Student Standing Committee

The Student Standing Committee (SSC) of the faculty is responsible for taking appropriate action with students in academic or other difficulty that is affecting the student’s ability to make satisfactory academic progress. When the SSC receives a referral concerning a student or a recommendation for remedial action from a degree level dean, SSC will come to a decision on the issue concerned, after which the appropriate dean will communicate with the student in writing, explaining the reasons for the referral/recommendation and for the SSC decision.

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A student shall maintain a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above to be considered in good standing. A student with a grade point average below 2.00 (C), or who has withdrawn from a course may not be making satisfactory progress in the Certificate, M.T.S., M.A.M., and M.Div. degree programs, may be placed on academic probation by the Student Standing Committee of the faculty.

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The Seminary will honor the academic requirements in force at the time of matriculation for a particular degree or certificate program for the length of time as specified, after which any new requirements must be fulfilled. Degree and certificate candidates are expected to make progress sufficient to complete the degree or certificate according to the time limits as follows: Certificate, three years; M.T.S., and M.A.M. programs, four years; M.Div., six years.

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All degrees are voted by the Board of Trustees on the recommendation of the faculty. The faculty explicitly reserves the right to determine whom it will recommend for any degree, taking into account not only the candidate’s fulfillment of minimum course requirements but also the quality, coherence, and integrity of the student’s program as a whole as indicated by the reports of the assessments. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 (C) on a three-point scale is required for graduation in the  Certificate, M.T.S., and M.A.M. programs and M.Div. programs.

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The Seminary recognizes the necessity of confidentiality of student records and endorses and complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Only school officials of the Seminary and the student may have access to the student’s records, and no copy of a transcript, test score, or other evaluation will be supplied to any other person or agency without the expressed written permission of the student. Registered students may inspect their records by application to the Registrar.

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The Seminary maintains high standards for integrity in academic work, in the completion of field study covenants, and in community relationships. Evidence of a lack of integrity in any of these areas which comes to the attention of faculty members or students may be dealt with on a personal basis, or, in the case of flagrant breaches of academic honesty such as plagiarism, may be referred by the deans to the Student Standing Committee. The Seminary is committed to fairness, due process, and proper compassion.

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Students and graduates who wish to receive unofficial copies of their transcripts or who wish to have official transcripts sent to other institutions or agencies may apply in writing to the Registrar. Telephone and e-mail requests will not be honored. Transcript request forms are available through the Registrar’s office. The first transcript is provided at no charge. Each additional transcript is provided at a charge of $5. Transcripts on demand or walk-ins will be charged $10.

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Leave of Absence

Students who find it necessary to take time away from studies are required to submit to the Associate Dean for Student Academics a written request for a leave of absence, stating the reason(s) and expected duration of the leave. Students should see the Students Accounts office to make plans for addressing any outstanding financial obligations. Leaves will be granted for no more than one year at a time and are renewable upon written request for a maximum of three years leave of absence.