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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Policy Name:Seminary Advanced Placement

Issuing Office:

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, Office of the Dean

Policy Author:

Dr. John Durden, Chair, Curriculum and Assessment

Contributing Offices:

Registrar

Affected Parties:

Seminary Students who meet the criteria outlined in the policy.

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

Graduate Catalog http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=25497

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Liberty University School of Divinity students admitted to the Seminary may petition the Graduate Transcript Evaluation Office for permission to substitute advanced electives for select foundational courses that are a significant duplication of course content covered in similar courses taken by the student at the undergraduate level.

Policy Rationale:

To enable Seminary students with the appropriate background to replace foundational courses with higher level courses in the same discipline.

SACS Criteria:

SACS Principles of Accreditation 3.4.5; 3.4.6; 3.6.4

Policy Keywords:

Advanced Placement

Implementation Description:

This is current policy.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Procedures:

Advanced Placement can be applied if petition meets the following criteria:

  1. Advanced Placement based on completed coursework will be able to Liberty University graduates only.
  2. Liberty University students may only request Advanced Placement for 300-400 level undergraduate courses taken at Liberty University in the specific subject area.
  3. These 300-400 level courses must have been passed with a grade of B or higher.
  4. Only the courses below are available for Advanced Placement  substitution:

CHHI 520

NGRK 520

OTCL 505

CHHI 525

NGRK 525

OTCL 520

HOMI 500

NGRK 505

OTCL 620

NBST 515

OBST 515

THEO 525

NBST 520

OBST 520

THEO 530

5.If approved, student must take electives in the discipline(s) of the Advanced Placement substitution (Example: approved CHHI 520 substitution, student must take elective with a CHHI prefix).

Students who earned the bachelor’s degree at another institution must take the Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE exam) in order to qualify for Advanced Placement.

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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

Seminary Advanced Placement

Submission Date:

8 July 2014

Policy Area:

University-wide

Unit-specific

 

Applies To:

Resident

Online

Both

 

Action Being Taken:

Revision

New Policy

Migration

Discontinue

Permission Level:

Public

Student

Staff

Admin

 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, Office of the Dean

Policy Author:

Dr. John Durden, Chair, Curriculum and Assessment

Contributing Offices:

Registrar

Affected Parties:
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Seminary Advanced Placement Policy

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Issuing Office

School of Divinity

Affected Parties

Seminary Students who meet the criteria outlined in the policy.

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

Graduate Catalog http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=25497

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Policy Language

Liberty University School of

Religion

Divinity students admitted to the Seminary may petition the Graduate Transcript Evaluation Office for permission to substitute advanced electives for select foundational courses that are a significant duplication of course content covered in similar courses taken by the student at the undergraduate level.

Policy Rationale

:

To enable Seminary students with the appropriate background to replace foundational courses with higher level courses in the same discipline.

SACS Criteria:

SACS Principles of Accreditation 3.4.5; 3.4.6; 3.6.4

Other Regulatory Criteria:

Enter Other Regulatory Criteria here.

Definition of Glossary Terms

:

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

Advanced Placement

Implementation Description:

This is current policy.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

Enter Policy Administrators here.

Policy Review Cycle:

Enter Policy Review Cycle here.

Procedures:

None specified

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Procedures

Advanced Placement can be applied if petition meets the following criteria:

  1. Advanced Placement based on completed coursework will be able to Liberty University graduates only.
  2. Liberty University students may only request Advanced Placement for 300-400 level undergraduate courses taken at Liberty University in the specific subject area.
  3. These 300-400 level courses must have been passed with a grade of B or higher.
  4. Only the courses below are available for Advanced Placement  substitution:

    CHHI 520

    NGRK 520

    OTCL 505

    CHHI 525

    NGRK 525

    OTCL 520

    HOMI 500

    NGRK 505

    OTCL 620

    NBST 515

    OBST 515

    THEO 525

    NBST 520

    OBST 520

    THEO 530

  5. If approved, student must take electives in the discipline(s) of the Advanced Placement substitution (Example: approved CHHI 520 substitution, student must take elective with a CHHI prefix).

Students who earned the bachelor’s degree at another institution must take the Institutional Challenge Exam (ICE exam) in order to qualify for Advanced Placement.

Sanctions

: Enter Sanctions here.

None specified

Exceptions

:

Enter Exceptions here.

Other Policy Link Locations:

Enter Policy Link Locations here.

POLICY APPROVAL (Official Approver Use Only)

Need for Legal Counsel Review?

Yes         ☐ No

Approved By:

Enter Policy Approver here.

Approval Date:

Enter Policy Approval Date here.

Implementation Date:

Enter Policy Implementation Date here.

Final Policy Number:

Enter Final Policy Number here.

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