To distinguish various levels of achievement on term papers, coursework, and examinations, the School of Correspondence employs the following grading symbols and point structure:
A = 95 - 100 Points Exceptional
A- = 90 - 94 Points
B+= 87 - 89 Points Above average
B = 83 - 86 Points
B- = 80 - 82 Points
C+= 77 - 79 Points Average
C = 73 - 76 Points
C- = 70 - 72 Points
D+= 67 - 69 Points Below average
D = 63 - 66 Points
D- = 60 - 62 Points
F = 59 Points and below Failure
W = Withdraw, not counted in G.P.A.
UW = Unofficial Withdraw failing, counted in G.P.A.
P/F = Non-academic Pass/Fail, not counted in G.P.A.
I = Incomplete, not counted in G.P.A. until changed
Students who desire to dispute their final course grade may do so by writing to:
School of Correspondence Education
Attn: Academic Committee
39407 Murrieta Hot Springs Road
Murrieta, CA 92563
The Academic Committee will respond in writing within two weeks. All committee decisions are final.
Examinations, Notes, and Assignments
All examinations and assignments offered by the School of Correspondence are open- book and un-proctored. However, course requirements must be completed without the assistance of another individual. The student must submit original examinations, notes, and assignments to the School of Correspondence for grading. Each student is encouraged to make copies of their coursework for their own records in case not all materials are received by the school due to human or mechanical error.
All examinations and coursework must be properly formated with appropriate headings and content according to Course Guide instructions. All research papers or reports submitted for grading must follow the instructions given in the Course Guide.
Due to the nature of correspondence education, all classes require textbook evaluation papers and written notes based on audio lectures. These papers and notes must reflect the content of the author and/or lecturer regardless of the student's conviction regarding what is being read or spoken. Simply writing Scripture passages or unrelated material is unacceptable and is not fulfilling the course requirements.
Time for Degree Completion
The Certificate of Completion, Associate of Theology (A.Th.) and Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S.) degree programs are designed to be completed at the students own pace andnot to exceed seven (7) calendar years from the student's initial enrollment. Any extension to these time limits must be requested in writing to the School of Correspondence and approved before any extension may be granted.
Course Withdrawal/Change of Status
Changes in a student's academic load, such as withdrawing from a course, requires the completion of a "Withdrawal Form" which can be obtained in the back of your Course Guide. Students withdrawing from a course within the first five weeks of the course start date will receive a "W" (withdraw). Any withdraw after the end of the fifth week will earn a "UW" which will affect the student's GPA.
Students who have enrolled in a course and do not complete their requirements by the four month (16 weeks) due date, may purchase an extension for a $50 fee per month (per class) not to exceed two consecutive months. As a result, the student's official grade will be entered as an "I" (incomplete) through the extension period and subsequently changed to their final grade upon the completion of the course or the expiration of their extension, whichever comes first. If the student does not make arrangements on or before the expiration of the course due date to purchase an extension, he/she will not receive credit for any late assignments. Purchasing of an extension must be completed by calling the SCE office before 4:30 pm (PST). There will be no verbal extensions issued by the Correspondence School. All extensions will be verified in writing. Two copies of the extension verification letter will be sent to the student, one of which must be included with coursework when returned for grading. Assignments are considered late and, therefore, unacceptable if it is postmarked after the class due/extension date.
Students whose cumulative G.P.A drops below 2.0, will be placed on academic probation for the following module. Students on academic probation will be restricted to three (3) credits the following module enrollment period. If the students G.P.A. does not improve at the conclusion of the next module, he or she will be asked to counsel with the School of Correspondence in order to set up a system of academic accountability or be suspended from the college. The student who is suspended for academic reasons will not be considered for reenrollment until the student appeals to and is accepted by the academic committee.
Calvary Chapel Bible College trains persons for Christian ministry and leadership; it demands a high standard of character and conduct as measured by the Scriptures. Students who by the evaluation of the faculty and administration do not demonstrate these qualities during their degree or certificate program will not be recommended for graduation. In addition, students must be recommended by the faculty to obtain "graduation status" prior to graduation. Fulfillment of degree requirements does not guarantee a recommendation to graduation. The School of Correspondence reserves the right to dismiss students at any time for any reason. Prior to degree completion the student may be required by Calvary Chapel Bible College to furnish additional and/or updated information to ensure accuracy and complete application file per bureau for Private Post Secondary Vocational Educational Institutions. Students must submit the "Petition for Graduation" form at the time of enrollment into their final class prior to graduation. The form may be obtained through the SCE business office. There is no graduation fee.