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council will make a decision on the appeal, which

will be communicated in writing to the student by

the Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Appea l s o f St uden t Deve l opmen t

Department Disciplinary Decisions

Should a student’s conduct put his or her standing

with the school in jeopardy because of violations

of student policy, the issue shall be brought before

the Student Life Deans. If, after their careful

consideration of the issue, they conclude it is in the

best interests of the individual and the College for

the student to be dismissed, it is in their power to

take such action. Should the student wish to appeal

that decision, he or she may do so through the Vice

President of Student Life within 48 hours. The appeal

must be made by the student; appeals from outside

parties will not be processed. An Appeals Committee

will convene consisting of the Vice President of

Student Life acting as the presiding officer (with no

vote), one faculty member, the student’s RD, one

member of the Student Life staff, the Student Body

Chaplain, and, if the appealing student desires, two

character references of his/her choice (with no vote).

The Vice President of Student Life may also invite

any student with relevant information to provide

testimony to the committee. Once the committee

has convened, the presiding officer will invite the

appropriate Dean and RA into the meeting, along

with the appealing student, and as many as two

character references chosen by the student. The

Dean will be asked to state the issues, after which

the appealing student will be given every opportunity

to state his appeal. When all parties are satisfied

that the issues have been clearly communicated

and understood, the Dean, appealing student, and

character references will be asked to leave, although

the committee may request the return of the Dean

or the student for further clarification. After any

needed deliberation, the committee will come to a

decision. Both the Dean and the student in question

will then be asked to return. If the committee was

not in agreement with the dismissal decision, they

give their reasoning and recommend a change in

the decision. If the committee upholds the Dean’s

decision, no further provision for appeal is available.


A Directed Studies (DS) course is defined as a course

that is being taken in a non-regularly scheduled class

format. The policy for taking DS courses at The

Master’s College is outlined below:

1. A student is allowed to take a maximum of 13

semester units of TMC DS coursework during

his/her undergraduate program.

2. A student may be enrolled in no more than two

DS courses at any one time.

3. A student may have no more than one DS

course still in progress during the third week in

March to be eligible to participate in the May

commencement ceremonies.

4. A student may enroll for a DS course at any time

during the school year, excluding finals week.

• If the student enrolls at any time during a

semester, the course will be added to the

student’s schedule for that semester, and

the cost for that semester will be adjusted as


• If the student registers between the Fall and

Spring semesters, the course will be added to

and posted as a part of the student’s Spring


• If the student registers for the course at any

time between the Spring and Fall semesters, the

course will be added to the student’s summer


5. A grade for a DS course can be posted no sooner

than one week per semester unit following the

student’s official enrollment date in the course.

6. A student may withdraw from a course (and

receive a “W” grade) only during the first

13 weeks of the contract. If the work is not

completed by the deadline (a maximum of 4

months), the Registrar’s office will assign a grade

of “F” to the student for this course.

7. The percentage of tuition refunded to a

student dropping a DS course will be based

on the number of weeks the student has been

enrolled in the DS course and will be parallel to

the tuition refund schedule for regular Fall and

Spring semester courses.

8. A per-unit fee will be charged to the

student to cover faculty and institutional

expenses. The per-unit fee is non-refundable after

the first two weeks of enrollment in the course.