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1. ADMISSION STANDARDS

 

1) GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS & PROCEDURES

 

A. Standards of California Theological Seminary (CTS)

Admission to California Theological Seminary is open to students whose goals are in accord with the School's purpose, who are willing to abide by the School's policies, whose educational objectives may be met by the School's programs, who are seriously committed to academic excellence, who show promise of success in their pursuit of an education, and who are self-reliant, flexible, and willing to sacrifice in breaking new ground in spiritual service appropriate to today's complex world.

In keeping with CTS' purpose and focus, admission to School programs normally is granted to applicants from the Protestant evangelical constituency.

As a community committed to service, CTS seeks to maintain a campus environment that is conducive to a cooperative lifestyle based on sound ethical values. Students and staff are expected to abide by School policies that enhance community life, and to act with consideration for others, maintaining a high standard of moral conduct. Individuals are encouraged to develop their own private lifestyle based on these principles.

In facilities, grounds and activities CTS policies prohibit the use of violence, firearms (security personnel excepted), non-prescribed drugs, tobacco, and alcoholic beverages.

 

B. Non-Discrimination

 

California Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, race, color, or ethnic and national origin.

 

C. Academic Qualifications

 

Academic Qualifications for different programs vary, as indicated in each section. Applicants must have been in good standing at the last institution attended; exceptions require approval by the Admissions Committee.

 

D. Procedures

 

The Admissions committee screens applications for admission. CTS reserves the right to limit the number of admission to specific programs each year. Students admitted to degree who demonstrate satisfactory progress will be eligible to proceed in their selected programs.

Application and reference Forms are available from the Office of Admissions. The application for admission should be filed with the Director of Admissions at least one month prior to the start of the term in which the student wishes to enroll. Some programs at the graduate level have earlier deadlines. Students may be admitted for any term, but should be aware that certain programs include some courses that are prerequisites for other courses.

CTS does not offer the award of credit for prior experiential learning or ability to benefit.

 

2) DEGREE PROGRAM OF BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION (B.A in Religion)

 

A. Qualifications

 

Admissions to the baccalaureate degree program in Religion normally is granted to applicants who meet the School's General Qualifications & Procedures; who have a high school diploma with at least a 2.00 (C) grade point average (GPA) or have equivalent academic preparation, as determined by CTS; who have attained at least 2.00 GPA in any university and other post-secondary studies attempted; and who show promise of success in the pursuit of the B.A. degree.

 

B. Procedures

 

Applicants should submit the following documents to the Director of Admission, using the forms provided by CTS: undergraduate application form and fee, confession of faith, and examination results if required.

Applicants should arrange to have sent, directly from the preparer or the institution, to the Director of Admission: three CTS recommendation forms, and official transcripts from the high school of graduation (or evidence of high school equivalency, such as GED results) and from each college, university, and other educational institution attended since high school.

 

3) DEGREE PROGRAM OF MASTER OF DIVINITY (M. Div.)

 

A. Qualifications

Admission to graduate degree programs for the M.Div is granted to those who meet the School's General Qualifications & Procedures and whose records indicate their ability to pursue advanced study and research. Admission normally requires a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited liberal arts institution or seminaries.

 

B. Procedures

 

Applicants should submit the following documents to the Director of Admission, using the forms provided by CTS; the graduate application form and fee, and confession of faith.

All applicants should arrange to have sent, directly from the preparer or the institution, to the Director of Admission: three CTS recommendation forms, and official transcripts from each college, university, and other educational institution attended since high school.

 

4) DEGREE PROGRAM OF MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING (M.A in Christian Counseling)

 

A. Qualifications

 

Admission to graduate degree programs for the M.A in Christian Counseling is granted to those who meet the School's General Qualifications & Procedures and whose records indicate their ability to pursue advanced study and research. Admission normally requires a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited liberal arts institution or seminaries.

 

B. Procedures

 

Applicants should submit the following documents to the Director of Admission, using the forms provided by CTS; the graduate application form and fee, and confession of faith.

All applicants should arrange to have sent, directly from the preparer or the institution, to the Director of Admission: three CTS recommendation forms, and official transcripts from each college, university, and other educational institution attended since high school.

 

5) DEGREE PROGRAM OF DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.Min)

 

A. Qualifications

 

Admission to graduate degree programs for the D.Min is granted to those who meet the School's General Qualifications & Procedures and whose records indicate their ability to pursue advanced study and research. The minimum requirement for the D.Min program is a master’s degree.

 

B. Procedures

 

Applicants should submit the following documents to the Director of Admission, using the forms provided by CTS; the doctoral application form and fee, and confession of faith. All applicants should arrange to have sent, directly from the preparer or the institution, to the Director of Admission: three CTS recommendation forms, and official transcripts from each college, university, and other educational institution attended since high school.

Applicants for the D.Min Program should submit an autobiographical essay. In the essay, applicants should include pertinent personal background information (a prepared resume may be attached for this purpose) describing the most recent schooling, professional work, current reading, plans for the future, overall learning objectives, and reasons for applying to the CTS doctoral program.

Applicants for the D.Min Program should have substantial background in their Specialization and be able to demonstrate clearly their ability to undertake doctoral level studies and research, and the capacity for disciplined, self-directed study.

 

6) CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

 

Applicant who meet most of the requirements for admission and who, in the opinion of the Admissions Committee, may be able to meet specified conditions, may be granted conditional admission to a School program. Upon fulfilling the conditions within the designated time, the student's admission will no longer be conditional.

Those applying for graduate programs during their final year of undergraduate studies typically are admitted conditional upon completion of their baccalaureate degree.

Applicants whose admission record is not complete may sometimes be permitted to enter as Visiting Students while they are completing the admission process. In such cases, course grade records and transcripts will not be released, and registration for studies beyond the initial term will be delayed, until the required records have been received.

 

7) ADMISSION ON PROBATION

 

Applicants whose previous academic work was below the required GPA for their program, or who were not in good standing at the last educational institution attended, may be admitted on probation, upon recommendation of the Admissions Committee, and approval by the Dean of Academic Affairs. They are subject to regulations applying to CTS students on probation.

 

8) READMISSION

 

Applicants for studies on the CTS who do not register for the term for which they have been admitted must reapply for admission if they wish to enter at a later date. Students who begin studies and then discontinue them for a full calendar year without an approved Leave of Absence must apply for readmission.

Admission and program requirements existing at the time of reapplication must be met and relevant fees paid.

Students returning after an approved Leave of Absence may be required to update their application records before registering for courses. They remain under the same category as before.

 

9) VISITING STUDENTS

 

Admission as a Visiting Student, to take one or more courses for credit during one quarter, may be granted to applicants who meets the School-wide admission qualifications and who have at least (a) a high school diploma, or equivalent academic preparation as determined by CTS, for undergraduate courses; (b) a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited liberal arts institution or seminaries for M.Div and M.A courses; or (c) M.Div or M.A degree from a regionally accredited liberal arts institution or seminaries for D.Min courses.

 

10) AUDITORS

 

Students may register for courses on an audit rather than credit basis. Auditors often desire to gain knowledge in a subject without being required to attend all class sessions or to complete the assignments expected of credit students.

Admission as an Auditor, to attend one or more courses without receiving credit, may be granted to applicants who meet the School-wide admission qualifications.

Qualified applicants may be admitted upon submission of short application forms. No transcript is required.

Auditors may take one term of studies, on a space-available basis, upon approval of the class instructors. Instructors will inform auditors of any requirements (attendance, class participation, exams, or other assignments) that apply to them. Auditors desiring to continue beyond one term must obtain approval from the Director of Admission and Records.

Audited classes are not recorded on student record (transcripts). Auditors may, however, request from the Registrar verification of having audited a class. The verification is issued only if the instructor confirms that the requirements for auditors have been met. Hence, those desiring such a statement should inform the instructor early in the term.

Admission as an Auditor does not guarantee admission to take courses for credit. Those desiring to change their status must complete the application procedure for admission to the program of their choice.

 

11) LANGUAGE

 

Educational instruction at CTS is provided either in English or in Korean. In order to take classes in English, if your first language is not English, or if your previous education has been conducted in another language, you will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by fulfilling minimum TOEFL score of 500 for paper-based test for undergraduate programs and 550 for graduate programs. CTS does not offer ESL instruction. To take Korean instruction, if your first language is not Korean, or if your previous education has been conducted in non-Korean language, you will be required to evidence a level “4S” of advanced professional proficiency in Korean language, tested by Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Language Proficiency Ratings.

 

12) RETENTION OF STUDENT RECORDS

 

California Theological Seminary maintains a file, including records of the name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number, for each student who enrolls in the Seminary whether or not the student completes the educational service. The Seminary maintains, for each student granted a degree or certificate by that institution, permanent records of all of the following (transcripts): (1) the degree granted and the date on which that degree or certificate was granted. (2) the courses and units on which the degree was based. (3) the grades earned by the student in each of those courses.

 

The file shall contain all of the following pertinent student records and these records be maintained for a period of 5 years from the student's date of completion or withdrawal:

 

(1) Written records and transcripts of any formal education or training, testing, or experience that are relevant to the student's qualifications for admission to the Seminary or the Seminary's award of credit or acceptance of transfer credits including the following:

 

(A) Verification of high school completion or equivalency or other documentation establishing the student's ability to do college level work, such as successful completion of an ability-to-benefit test;

(B) Records documenting units of credit earned at other institutions that have been accepted and applied by the Seminary as transfer credits toward the student's completion of an educational program;

(C) Grades or findings from any examination of academic ability or educational achievement used for admission or college placement purposes;

(D) All of the documents evidencing a student's prior experiential learning upon which the Seminary and the faculty base the award of any credit;

 

(2) Personal information regarding a student's age, gender, and ethnicity if that information has been voluntarily supplied by the student;

 

(3) Copies of all documents signed by the student, including contracts, instruments of indebtedness, and documents relating to financial aid.

 

(4) Records of the dates of enrollment and, if applicable, withdrawal from the Seminary, leaves of absence, and graduation.

 

(5) A transcript showing all of the following:

i) The classes and courses or other educational services that were completed, or were attempted but not completed, and the dates of completion or withdrawal.

ii) The final grades or evaluation given to the student.

iii) Credit based on any examination of academic ability or educational achievement used for admission or college placement purposes.

iv) Degrees and diplomas awarded to the student.

 

(6) The dissertations, thesis, and other student projects submitted by graduate students.

 

(7) A copy of documents relating to student financial aid that is required to be maintained by law or by a loan guarantee agency.

 

(8) A document showing the total amount of money received from or on behalf of the student and the date or dates on which the money was received.

 

(9) A document specifying the amount of a refund, including the amount refunded for tuition and the amount for other itemized charges, the method of calculating the refund, the date the refund was made, and the name and address of the person or entity to which the refund was sent.

 

(10) Copies of any official advisory notices or warnings regarding the student's progress.

 

(11) Complaints received from the student.

 

 

2. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

 

1) The California Theological Seminary does not accept any life experiences and other non-instructional experience in evaluating the credits.

 

2) Units to be completed in residency.

 

A. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION (B.A in Religion)

 

A minimum of 32 quarter units (among them, 22 quarter units of upper division in the Major Foundational Studies, Specialization Studies and Concentration), must be taken through the California Theological Seminary.

 

B. MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM (M.Div)

 

A minimum of 36 quarter units must be taken through the California Theological Seminary.

 

C. MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING (M.A in Christian Counseling)

 

A minimum of 24 quarter units must be taken through the California Theological Seminary.

 

D. D.Min PROGRAM

 

A minimum of 32 quarter units must be taken through the California Theological Seminary.

 

 

3. TRANSFER CREDITS

 

1) GENERAL PROVISION

 

A. NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION

 

The transferability of credits you earn at California Theological Seminary is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in the educational program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending California Theological Seminary to determine if your degree will transfer.

 

This institution has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.

 

B. CREDIT FOR LIFE AND EXPERIENCE

 

Credit for life and experience is not granted at the CTS.

 

C. GRADE POINTS OF TRANSFER CREDITS

 

Transfer credits accepted from other institutions are assigned grade points according to CTS' grading system, as far as possible, when determining the cumulative grade point average (GPA) for graduation. Transfer credit is granted for appropriate courses having a passing grade: Credit or Pass; B or higher for graduate student; and C or higher for undergraduates.

 

D. PROVISIONAL CREDIT

 

Provisional credit may be granted for appropriate courses taken ten or more years ago or courses on evaluation if necessary. The student will be granted regular transfer credit for such work after admission to CTS and completion of 15 quarter units with at least a 2.00 GPA for undergraduate or 14 quarter units with at least a 3.00 GPA for graduate students or successful passage of Examination for Full Credits.

 

E. LIMIT OF TOTAL CREDITS THROUGH OFF-CAMPUS ARRANGEMENT AND TRANSFER

 

The total credits through "off-campus" arrangement and transfer cannot exceed the total of transfer credits without changing the limit of total transfer credits. In any case, the rule regarding Units to be completed in residency should be observed.

 

2) MAXIMUM CREDITS IN TRANSFER FROM ANOTHER INSTITUTION

 

A. B.A IN RELIGION PROGRAM

 

A maximum of 75 percent of the units or credit (93 units out of 126 units) may be applied toward the award of a bachelor's degree from the institutions approved by the Council.

Transfer credits may be applied toward General Education and General Electives requirements for the B.A. in Religion degree. Of the 126 quarter units required for the degree, 40 units of General Education and 32 units in general electives (total 72 semester units) may be transfer credits. Additionally, total for all lower division courses must have a 2.0 grade point average (4.0 scale).

Those students already possessing 60 quarter units or more of earned college level work with the General Education and general elective requirements completed will be admitted into the bachelor degree with a junior standing.

 

Students desiring to transfer earned units which apply to Major Foundational Studies, Specialization Studies or Concentration Studies requirements must have earned credits from other schools which are theologically Christian and Evangelical. Additionally, each course transferred must directly correspond to a course in the CTS curriculum, and have a grade of "C" or better.

A maximum of 30 quarter units of these courses are transferable, and the remaining 22 units of upper division in the Major Foundational Studies, Specialization Studies and Concentration, must be taken through the California Theological Seminary.

B. MASTER OF DIVINITY PROGRAM (M.DIV.)

 

Student who has earned academic credit on the postgraduate level from an accredited or approved college or Seminary may transfer a maximum of 36 q.u. into the M.Div. program. Transfer of such units depends upon their applicability to the program requirements and a passing grade of at least a "B".

 

C. MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING PROGRAM

 

Student who has earned academic credit on the postgraduate level from an accredited or approved college or Seminary may transfer a maximum of 24 q.u. into the M.A in Christian Counseling program. Transfer of such units depends upon their applicability to the program requirements and a passing grade of at least a "B".

 

D. DOCTOR OF MINISTRY PROGRAM (D.MIN.)

 

Student who has earned academic credit above B.A degree from an accredited or approved college or Seminary may transfer a maximum of 32 q.u. into the D.Min program. Transfer of such units depends upon their applicability to the program requirements and a passing grade of at least a "B".

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