2012-2013 Academic Catalog
c. Reduced load admission: A maximum of 10 credit hours/semester. In order to be removed from reduced load status, students must complete the equivalent of one full-time semester (9 credit hours) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00/4.00 or higher. d. Academic probation admission: A maximum of 10 credit hours/semester. Students are removed from academic probation as soon as they have completed at least 25 credit hours of work with a cumulative GPA of 2.00/4.00 or higher. e. Provisional admission: One who applies to the seminary without the completion of the baccalaureate degree. This admission requires that the applicant must be in their final two semesters of degree completion. Provisional applicants must have less than 30 credit hours remaining for degree completion. The applicant must submit a transcript that shows in progress work as well as an official letter from the Registrar’s Office showing that the student has met or will meet all requirements for graduation.
An official final transcript verifying degree completion must be received by the Admissions Office by August 15 for fall semester enrollment, January 15 for spring semester enrollment, and May 15 for summer term enrollment. Provisional students will not be granted admission for the January term. If a transcript is not received in the Admissions Office by the posted deadlines, the applicant’s registered classes will be dropped, and the applicant will need to re-apply for admission to the Seminary in a future term.
f. Auditor: One who studies without credit. Admission policies for auditors are as follows: •
Submit the application for admission and secure four references on forms supplied by the admissions office. (The personal essay is not required.)
Request completed transcript from undergraduate institution verifying the completion of undergraduate degree.
Provide a nonrefundable $50 (U.S.) application processing fee. (The fee includes processing of the application and a personal background check.)
The audit fee for graduates is $20 per credit hour. Persons unrelated to the seminary in this way must pay 50% of tuition. Credit may not be received at a later date for hours taken by audit. Auditor hours are recorded on the permanent record. Grades and credit are not recorded. Registration is dependent upon space available in the class and instructor permission. Auditors may not enroll for private instruction or for extended learning courses. Course registration is arranged in the Registrar’s Office.
Non-matriculated auditors Spouses of enrolled students may attend classes without charge by permission of the instructor and the Registrar. Missionaries in residence may also attend. No application procedure is required, nor is a permanent record maintained for such non-matriculated auditors. Admission and course registration is arranged in the Registrar’s Office upon submission of the non-matriculated auditor form, complete with faculty signature, and prior to the add/drop date.
Readmitted students Subsequent to official withdrawal or after one year’s absence from seminary enrollment, students who wish to attend classes must reapply. Reapplication procedures include: 1. Submit the application form. 2. Provide a nonrefundable $50 (U.S.) application processing fee. (The fee includes processing of the application and a personal background check.) 3. Submit a 250-500 word statement explaining:
• Reason for leave of absence or withdrawal • How circumstances have changed • Current plan • Intended time frame for degree completion
4. Secure two new references, preferably persons who are well acquainted with work the applicant has been doing since attending Asbury Seminary. 5. Submit official transcripts of any work done simultaneous with enrollment or after leaving Asbury Seminary.
The Academic Catalog of Asbury Theological Seminary 2012-2013