John Leland Baptist College offers academic credit on a quarter system. Each quarter hour of academic credit represents clock time instruction of one fifty-minute class period per week for ten weeks with an additional final exam period in the eleventh week. The College reserves the right to configure instruction time in formats different than traditional fifty-minute sessions. Thus, a three-credit course may meet on a once per week basis, a twice per week basis, or a three times per week basis based on the College’s plan for distributing courses.
The College regards the activities of the classroom as the focal point of academic work. The insights, perspectives and content gained, as well as the overall contributions of the student to the class, are all products of the student's presence. While some absences may be necessary, faculty members expect students to attend all classes. Each faculty member is free to construe whatever percentage grade-point deduction for class absences he or she deems appropriate for their course.
Because John Leland Baptist College is determined to keep its academic standard high, the student should expect to spend on the average of two hours of preparation time outside of class for each fifty-minute class period. This amount of time will vary depending upon the student’s own abilities and background. For example, if a student is enrolled in a three-hour class that meets three times a week for fifty minutes, the student should plan to spend approximately six hours each week in preparation for the class. This is to include reading and other homework assignments, studying for quizzes, exams, and research and writing in courses requiring a formal paper.
Students will receive credit for work done at other recognized institutions which corresponds to courses at John Leland. Only course work for which the grade was a C or better will transfer.
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
Students who have attained sufficient knowledge through work done at an unrecognized school or some other means may obtain credit by special examination. A student desiring such credit must apply in writing for each examination he or she desires. An exam will be prepared and scored by a faculty member under the supervision of the Academic Dean. The decision of pass or fail is final. The cost for each exam is $125 and is not refundable in case of failure. Credit by examination cannot exceed 12 semester hours.
A student may register for a course as an auditor if space in a given class is available. Auditors are not allowed to participate in the activity of the class. Auditors are technically “observers”; however, a professor at his or her own discretion may at times open the class to everyone in which an auditor would be free to participate.
Auditors are expected to attend regularly. An Audit (AU) designation will appear on the student's transcript if the student has attended the class on a regular basis. An AUNR (Audit: No Recognition) designation will appear on the student’s transcript if the student fails to attend at least 60% of the class time.
Grade Point Average
To be eligible for graduation, a student must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (C) in all courses taken at John Leland. Failures (F) are considered as 0 in averaging the student’s grade point average.
Students in a bachelor's degree program are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A student must have completed 48 quarter hours to be classified as a sophomore, 96 hours to be classified as a junior, and 144 hours to be classified as a senior. Students not working toward a degree are listed as Unclassified.
ACADEMIC GOOD STANDING
To maintain academic good standing, a student must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. However, in the case of transfer students, only course work done at John Leland will be used in determining a student’s academic standing.
Students who fail to meet the above requirements are placed on academic probation.
At the end of any semester that a student goes on probation a second time, he or she is dismissed from the College. Students dismissed from the College may petition the Reinstatement Committee for permission to continue. The Reinstatement Committee will be made up of an undisclosed number of faculty. A decision not to readmit a student is final.
"FOR CHRIST AND THE CHURCH"