To qualify for graduation from the Seminary, students must fulfill the specific program requirements stipulated in this catalog regarding their degree. In addition, each student must satisfy the following general requirements for graduation:
Academic Credit Requirements
Of the total number of credit hours required for graduation in the student’s degree program, he or she must complete 30 semester hours at Mid-America. Each student’s cumulative grade point average must be a minimum of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 in order to be eligible for graduation.
Witness One:Seven Program Requirements
The Witness One:Seven program is an integral part of the training of every student enrolled at this Seminary. Students may not graduate without completing the Witness One:Seven requirements for each semester enrolled. The nature, scope, and requirements of the Witness One:Seven program are clarified in that section of this catalog.
Before graduation, each student must settle all financial obligations to the Seminary, including all payments for tuition, fees, bookstore accounts, library accounts, as well as any outstanding balances to Mid-America Student Housing for rent, late fees, etc.
Personal Behavior Requirements
As a prerequisite for graduation, each student must in the opinion of the faculty display a consistent Christian conduct and attitude and must demonstrate reasonable suitability for effective Christian service.
Graduation Ceremony Requirements
To be awarded his or her degree, each student must participate in a formal graduation ceremony held by the Seminary. Any request to graduate in absentia must be made for a valid reason beyond the student’s control and must be approved in advance by the faculty. Forms for this petition are obtained through the registrar’s office.