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2016-2017 ADMISSIONS

applying. As evidence of ability to pursue successfully an academic program, applicants must have the minimum GPA in

undergraduate study required by the program to which they are applying. Applicants must accompany the Unaccredited

Institution Review Form found on


with the following documents from the institution(s) where they completed their

earlier study:

An institutional catalog or other document(s) that includes the institution’s history, information on faculty credentials,

the institution’s relationship to state, regional, national, or international educational agencies, the grading system,

and course descriptions.

A list of accredited institutions that have accepted students for graduate work from the institution.

Syllabi from at least five classes appropriate to program preparation as selected by the applicant.

Students admitted to a program based on a degree from a non-accredited institution are admitted with provisional

acceptance (see the “Provisionary Acceptance” section for more information).

The Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM) does not accept transfer credit from unaccredited institutions without special

approval. A student may request advanced standing with credit through a proficiency examination for courses completed at

an unaccredited institution. For more information regarding advanced standing, see “Competency/Proficiency

Examinations” in the Academic Policy section of this catalog.


Persons desiring to audit classes may do so with the approval of the Registrar and the instructor of the course. The

University reserves the right to refuse to allow an individual to register as an auditor in any course. Auditors do not take

examinations or receive credit. They may participate in class discussions with the approval of the instructor. The auditing

fee may be found in “Tuition and Fees” on our website