Academic Procedures and Policies

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Registration for fall semester courses occurs during the previous spring semester for current students and during orientation the week prior to the opening of classes in the fall for new students. Registration for January and spring terms occurs in November. A late registration fee will be charged for registering after the designated days. In addition to academic requirements, students must meet the following criteria in order to register and attend classes:

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All incoming students are expected to participate in the orientation program offered at the beginning of each academic year. The program includes opportunities for worship, discussion regarding the educational and multicultural emphases at McCormick, social gatherings, and times to become acquainted with classmates, returning students, and faculty advisors. Registration for classes also takes place during this period.

Summary
Overview of McCormick's Comprehensive Advisory System
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The advisory system at McCormick Theological Seminary is designed as a joint appraisal process, integrating reflection on academic studies, field studies, vocational interests, personal growth, and spiritual formation of students in the masters programs. With faculty guidance, students plan their work at the Seminary and prepare for lifelong learning and self-assessment in their particular vocation. Students at the Seminary are adult learners who are self-directed, involved, and take responsibility for their own learning.