International Students The admission procedure for international students requires additional information and processing time due to Seminary policies and the requirements of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. The International Student Admissions Policies section of this catalog contains more detailed instructions.
Auditing Courses With the professor’s approval, students, student spouses, friends of the Seminary, and other interested parties may audit seminary courses if there is space available. Auditor applications are available from the Registrar. Audit fees apply; see Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid for more detail. Individuals who are not students of Southeastern must also complete a credit-only application through Admissions. Non-credit courses such as Theological German and Theological Latin are not available to auditors.
Unique Admissions Requirements for Graduate Degree Programs Master of Church Music Based upon The Association of Theological Schools accrediting requirements, persons seeking admission to this program should (a) possess a baccalaureate degree approved by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) or (b) meet the standards of the bachelor of music degree as prescribed by NASM. Students not possessing an undergraduate degree in music will qualify for admission into the program via criterion (b) above by completing the Church Music Diploma offered by The College at Southeastern. Southeastern administers placement exams for all graduate applicants to the M.C.M. program. If deficiencies are indicated, remedial work will be required without graduate credit. The Admissions Office is available to answer any questions regarding admission into the Master of Church Music.
Master of Arts (Ethics, Theology, and Culture) Admission to the Master of Arts (Ethics, Theology, and Culture) degree program is based on the following application elements. Note that application for admission to the M.A. (Ethics, Theology, and Culture) program should be made at least 60 days prior to matriculation. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
A set of completed standard application forms and the M.A. (Ethics, Theology, and Culture) application form Minimum 3.0 GPA in an accredited baccalaureate degree program. Applicants with degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States will be considered on an individual basis Five confidential reference forms (non-family): 1 pastor; 2 personal character; 2 academic A graded research paper from a graduate or undergraduate course, or the GRE Writing Assessment Applicants for whom English is a second language must achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (100 on the internet based TOEFL) or present an equivalent demonstration of ability to read and write English at a graduate level
Graduate Transfer of Credits in Master’s Programs Credits earned at other schools may be applied toward degree programs at Southeastern, subject to certain conditions: the credits must be of a comparable graduate level, in a subject appropriate to the student’s degree program at Southeastern, and awarded by a recognized accredited school. Other guidelines may also apply. Students transferring credits to Southeastern must maintain a C average on courses taken at Southeastern in order to graduate (students enrolled in advanced degrees must maintain a B average). Persons seeking to transfer to Southeastern must make application through the normal admission process. Upon request, Southeastern’s Registrar will evaluate the official transcript and inform the student of the credit that may be transferred. Transfer students in the master’s programs must complete at least one-half of their degree hours through Southeastern and must complete the equivalent of one year of full-time academic study at the main campus or at an extension site that has been approved for degree-granting status. (The one-year requirement amounts to at least half of the required hours for the
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