Student & Program Classification
Class Status The number of credit hours already completed determines student classification as follows::
Freshman [1st year] | 0-30
Sophomore [2nd year] | 31-60
Junior [3rd year] | 61-90
Senior [4th year] | 91-120
Each student is classified as full-time (12 credit hours or more) or part-time (less than 12 credit hours). Other classification is as follows:
DEGREE STUDENT: A student enrolled in a program leading to a Baccalaureate degree (B.A. Religion, B.Th., B.R.E.) who successfully meets the standards of the program.
DIPLOMA STUDENT: A student enrolled in a three-year program leading to a diploma who successfully meets the standards of the program.
CERTIFICATE STUDENT: A student enrolled in a one or two-year Certificate program. This program does not qualify for graduation from the college, but simply provides for the earning of a certificate.
OMEGA CERTIFICATE STUDENT: A student enrolled in the 9-month OMEGA program.
SPECIAL STUDENT: A student who desires to take elective courses not related to a certificate, diploma or degree program. A Special Student may not take courses above the 200 level unless the student is a transfer student with advanced standing. A Special Student may not retain Special Student status after the completion of 30 credit hours.
DEFERRED CREDIT STUDENT: A student who has not completed the application for official enrolment. Credit is recorded, but not released on a transcript until the application procedure has been completed and approved.
ADVANCED STANDING AND TRANSFER STUDENTS: The college recognizes previous studies for transfer credit or advanced standing provided that such studies were at an accredited college-level institution.
A maximum of two years of Distance Education studies (60 credit hours) is acceptable for credit toward graduation at Summit. Any Distance Education studies must be from a recognized college-level institution.
These limitations apply in all cases of transfer credits:
- No student may graduate from Summit with less than one year (at least 30 credit hours) of regular enrolment in the college.
- Although prior college-level studies may be recognized, graduation from Summit is dependent upon the fulfilment of all requirements including specific Bible and theology requirements.
- No more than 3 credits of the final 16 credits toward graduation may be from a transfer of credit.
- Courses which a student seeks to transfer should have a grade minimum of C or its equivalent.
- In the case of non-accredited institutions, a maximum allowable credit of 30 credits may be considered pending a student's first semester results at Summit.
- Decisions on individual cases may be appealed to the Admissions Committee which has the final word in each case.
- Ministers wishing to earn the Baccalaureate degree may be granted up to 8 credit hours for ministerial experience.