Registration begins approximately six weeks prior to the start of a new semester. Early registration is encouraged. A late registration fee will be charged.
New and continuing students are encouraged to seek academic advisement in planning their education. Advisement for new students is available through the Student Services Office. Advisement for continuing students is available through their faculty mentor.
Drop and Add
Students may add courses during the first two weeks of a 15-week semester and during the first week of a 7-week summer mini-mester. Additions after that time must be approved in advance by petition to the Administrative Committee. Students may drop courses without grade penalty during the first six weeks of a 15-week semester or first three weeks of a 7-week summer mini-mester. Any course dropped after that time will be recorded with a failing grade, unless the student has been granted permission to drop without academic penalty by petition to the Administrative Committee. All course changes are the responsibility of the student. Requests for a course change must be made in writing to the Student Services Office.
Any student who has been admitted to one of Grace School of Theology’s degree programs may register to audit a course without credit. Anyone auditing a course is considered a regular participant in the class, though completion of written assignments or examinations is not required. Audit enrollment may be limited in some courses. Audit students must meet normal attendance requirements. Audited classes may be repeated for credit.
Permission may be granted for a student to enroll in a regular course through independent study. Students who take courses by independent study lose the benefit of classroom interaction with the professor and other students. Therefore, independent studies are granted only in extenuating circumstances, and should not be undertaken solely for personal convenience. A request for an independent study should be submitted to the Student Services Office well in advance of the scheduled registration time.
Grace School of Theology believes classroom interaction between professor and students is a vital part of training. Absence from more than two class sessions during the semester (or one class session during a summer mini-mester) may result in a grade reduction for the course. Absence from more than four class sessions during the semester (or two class sessions during a summer mini-mester) will result in failure of the course. To request an exception to this policy the student may submit a petition to the Administrative Committee.