The Anglican School of Divinity is a nondiscriminatory, Christian educational institution. All applications are considered without regard to sex, race, national or ethnic origin. In considering every application, the Admissions Office reviews the applicant’s complete academic record and personal information.

The undergraduate and graduate programs of study are open to any individual meeting the admission requirements of ASD. Anglican School of Divinity is Anglican in its doctrinal statements and practices, though the student body is comprised of many differing denominations. Cooperation is possible with some other denominations, but only to the extent that this cooperation does not compromise the distinctive truths vital to the teachings of the Word of God.

 

Academic Policies:

Anglican School of Divinity is a leader in distance education. We are a member of several Ecclesiastical Accrediting Associations, and have received the endorsement and recognition of several provinces, diocese and religious orders.

While we maintain that we are an openly Christian school of higher learning, we offer our students the opportunity to apply what they have already learned and accomplished through prior study, personal study, and professional experience and guided learning towards their education through the Life Experience Program.

 

Credit System:

Anglican School of Divinity operates on a semester system. The unit for counting credit is as follows:

  • Each semester consists of five (5) courses within a twelve to fifteen (12 – 15) week period of time.
  • Students are responsible for attending weekly lectures.
  • Each student is responsible for the completion of all homework, projects and required reading that is assigned through the course syllabus and by the instructor.
  • Upon completion of the required lectures, reading, homework, project(s), quizzes and final exam, the student earns 3 credits for the completion of each course for a total of 15 credits per semester.

Course Completion Date:

Each student is required to complete the requirements for each course within the allotted time frame (semester). Failure to complete the requirements on time will result in an automatic reduction in grade by one letter-grade. Students may be granted an extension of one to two weeks. However, the granting of an extension is under the discretion of the instructor.

Grading System:

Grade Meaning Quality Pts.
A Excellent 4
B Good 3
C Average 2
D Poor 1
P Passing 4
F Failure 0
I Incomplete 0
W Withdrawn

0

 

Academic Honors:

All honors (if applicable) will appear on the official transcript only. No honors will appear on the degrees earned by student.

3.95 – 4.0

Suma Cum Laude

3.75 – 3.94 Magna Cum Laude
3.50 – 3.74 Cum Laude

 

Grade Appeal Process:

If a student feels that there is an error on their grade report, they must begin the appeal process within thirty days of receiving the grade report. After thirty days the grade is considered final and is not subject to appeal by the student or any third party.

The Anglican School of Divinity is not responsible for lost tests, projects, etc. Please be sure to make a copy of all material prior to submitting material to Anglican School of Divinity for grading or evaluation.

Dropping/Adding Courses:

If there is a specific problem with the course content, the Registrar’s Office of Anglican School of Divinity should be notified immediately.

Course Repeating Policy:

Students desiring to repeat a course for the purpose of having the first grade removed from the cumulative grade point average must follow these procedures:

  1. A course may be repeated once at no additional charge if the student receives a grade of less than “C”.
  2. A course may be repeated for an additional charge if the student receives a “C” or higher.
  3. The second grade, in all circumstances, replaces the first grade for the purpose of calculating the cumulative grade point average.

Any student receiving an “F” or “I” must contact the Registrar’s Office for further instructions. No student will be allowed to graduate with an “F” or “I” in a required course. Any student receiving three “F’s” will be placed on academic probation. Any graduate student receiving two “F’s” will be placed on academic probation.

Course Selection:

If a student has completed a course that is required in his or her program of study, the student may request a change of course. The student must have received a grade of “C” or better on the previously completed course, and the course must have been offered on the same level (i.e. Licentiate, Master, and Doctorate) as the required ASD course. ASD reserves the right to require any course regardless of a student’s previous courses.

Graduation Requirements:

Licentiate in Sacred Theology  – requires the completion of 135 credit hours

Masters of Ministry  – requires the completion of 30 credit hours

Master of Sacred Theology – requires the completion of 30 credit hours

Master of Divinity – requires the completion of 60 credit hours

Doctorate of Ministry – requires the completion of 30 credit hours

Doctorate of Theology – requires the completion of 45 credit hours

Doctorate of Philosophy – requires the completion of 60 credit hours

Graduation Approval:

The Office of the Registrar must approve all candidates applying for graduation. Contact the Office of the Registrar to apply for graduation.

Transcripts:

The format of ASD transcripts is as follows:

  1. All courses taken at ASD will be listed with course number, course name, course grade, course hours, and quality points.
  2. All transfer hours will be listed by total hours transferred into and accepted by ASD. No course names, course numbers, or grades will appear for transfer hours.
  3. All courses taken will be listed in order of completion, as appropriate.
  4. Degree earned and date of program completion will appear on each transcript.
  5. Honors earned, if any, will appear on transcript.
  6. No alterations will be made to transcript formats by ASD. The format is fixed for all students.
  7. No transcript will be issued until all financial, administrative, and academic requirements have been fully met by the student.

All students requesting transcripts must request the transcript in writing, including a handwritten signature. Requests must be received by traditional mail.