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THE COLLEGE

course and lab fees are not refundable.

6.

Withdrawing from School.

Withdrawal is

processed on a form available from the Office

of the Registrar. Any refund due the student

is determined according to the refund policy

found in the “Student Account Policies” section

of this catalog.

SCHOLASTIC HONORS

It is recognized that the ability to concentrate and

persevere in scholastic work is an important part of

the preparation for effective Christian ministry. The

following scholastic honors are recognized:

Semester Honors:

Granted to undergraduate

students completing 15 or more semester units who

attain the following grade point average:

President’s List 3.80

Dean’s List 3.60

Graduation Honors:

Granted at graduation to

students who have completed at least 60 semester

units at The Master’s College and have attained the

following cumulative grade point average:

Summa Cum Laude 3.85

Magna Cum Laude 3.65

Cum Laude 3.50

TMC CLASS ABSENCE POLICY

No faculty member is required to take class attendance

in his/her course or to use class attendance as a

factor in student grading. If a faculty member uses

attendance as a factor of his/her class grading policy,

he/she must allow at least the following number of

excused absences with no negative grade effect:

• 5 absences in a 3-session/week class

• 4 absences in a 2-session/week class

• 2 absences in a 1-session/week class

Excused absences include unavoidable circumstances

beyond the control of the student, significant illness,

and college-sponsored travel to represent TMC (e.g.,

intercollegiate athletic events and musical group

performances). Faculty members may, but are not

required to, make any allowances for unexcused

absences. Faculty members are required to allow

students to complete grade-related in-class work

(e.g., assignments, quizzes, tests) for excused class

absences. Faculty members may, but are NOT

required to, allow students to complete grade-related

in-class work for unexcused absences. For scheduled

excused absences (e.g., college sponsored travel), the

faculty member may require grade-related in-class

work to be submitted prior to the absence. For

unexpected excused absences, the faculty member

must allow the student a reasonable time to complete

and submit the missed work. Faculty members may

institute a grade effect for excused absences beyond

the minimum.

ACADEMIC ADVISING

When students are admitted to the College, an

academic advisor is assigned to assist them in planning

their program of courses. Student orientation is

provided at the beginning of the year for general

information, and academic advisors assist students

prior to each registration. Students are encouraged

to maintain close contact with their advisor in order

to plan their college program properly. Students

on academic probation receive special advising and

must enroll in courses designed to help them meet

the academic demands of college life.

Although the College seeks to provide students the

assistance that they need in their academic career

through academic advisement, final responsibility

for meeting all program, residence and graduation

requirements rests with the students. One of the

most important tools is this catalog. Students

should become thoroughly familiar with the catalog

in order to keep up with their own records and to

make certain that they are meeting graduation re­

quirements, including general education courses and

grade point average. The academic requirements of

the catalog under which a student enters become the

student’s academic contract. Academic requirements

may be lowered but never raised under a particular

catalog. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain

possession of this catalog for future reference.

ACADEMIC PROBATION

Students entering on academic probation are limited

to 15 units per semester. They must earn a minimum

GPA of 2.00 at the end of the semester to be removed

from probation. All students whose cumulative GPA

falls below 2.00 will be placed on academic probation

for one semester. If their cumulative GPA remains