REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULING
All full-time and part-time students are required to complete all admission procedures and pre-registration. In order to receive credit for any course, a student must be properly enrolled in the course and the univeristy office must have a record of enrollment. Registration day for each semester will be published on the Family of Faith Christian University calendar for each school year. Students registering after the official day of registration will pay a late fee. Incoming students will receive their schedules at orientation. Returning students must pre-register during the designated time each semester. The normal full academic load is considered to be 15-16 semester hours. A course load of less than 12 semester hours is considered part-time status, and a course load of more than 18 semester hours requires approval from the Vice President of Academic Affairs before registration for the semester. Students may add or drop a course without academic penalty during the first two weeks of the semester; however, an add/drop fee will be assessed whenever a course is added or dropped after the first day of classes.
Students must follow the program plans as listed in the catalog published for their year entry. If the university changes program requirements, continuously enrolled students may choose to either continue with the original program requirements or change to complete ALL of the revised program requirements. Any student not maintaining continuous enrollment must meet the requirements of the catalog of the most recent year of entry. Course substitutions are only allowed in extreme circumstances and must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
The letters in each course number represent the curriculum area of the course:
- BIB Bible and Theology
- BUS Business
- CHD Christian Healing Deliverance
- CSP Christian Service Program
- ENG English
- GEN General Education
- HIS History
- INT Intercession
- MAT Mathematics
- MIN Ministry
- PED Professional Education
- SCI Science
- WOR Worship
- CML Cross-cultural Missions
- CPL Church Planting Leadership
- MEL Marketplace and Entrepreneurial Leadership
The last digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours awarded for a given course. The middle number helps distinguish courses at the same level and with the same number of credit hours. The first digit of the course number indicates the level at which the faculty recommend the course be taken:
- 100 Entry-level courses
- 200 Sophomore level courses
- 300 Junior level courses
- 400 Senior level courses
- 500 ADVANCE degree completion courses
- 600 ADVANCE degree completion courses
AUDIT OF COURSES
Any course may be audited with the approval of the university registrar. No enrollment procedures are required, but proof of payment must be received from the university registrar and furnished to the course instructor before admission to class. An audit fee plus any appropriate lab fee for each course must be paid in advance. Audited courses will not be recorded on a student’s transcript.
Audit students are expected to attend all classes, complete all homework, but they will not take any exams. No course credit will be given for audited courses.
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
Family of Faith Christian University accepts up to 30 credits from exams taken through the following programs:
- Family of Faith Christian University specialized exams in English Composition, College Algebra, and General Biology I;
- International Baccalaureate;
- Advanced Placement; and
- Military Training.
The Family of Faith Christian University exams are offered one week before the semester begins. Students interested in taking any of these tests should register with the Registrar. There is an administrative fee for each exam. A fee will be applied to all credits accepted as a result of examination. Please see the university office for more information.
A student may receive credit for other freshman and sophomore level courses by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject examinations. Anyone desiring to take these tests must see the Vice President of Academic Affairs. After scores are received, an interview will be scheduled to determine credit to be awarded.
International students who have successfully completed International Baccalaureate (“IB”) courses may receive credit for those courses if the courses are compatible with the program of study at Family of Faith Christian University. The student must submit an original copy of the transcript showing the final course grade and, if necessary, an English translation of the transcript and explanation of the marking system used. A fee may be applied for credits awarded.
If a student completed an advanced placement (“AP”) course or courses in high school and successfully completed the course final exam, credit may be awarded for that course. The student must submit the original copy of the official notification of the final score. A fee may be applied to credits awarded.
Military veteran students who have completed military training related to their chosen field of study at Family of Faith Christian University may receive course credit for that training. The student must submit a transcript and/or certification of completion and written explanation of how the training relates to the specific course of study. A breakdown of time spent in training (classroom verses practical) must be included. Specific course credits may be awarded after a conference between students and members of the Family of Faith Christian University faculty and/or administration. A fee may be applied to credits awarded.
CREDIT BY DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCY (CDC)
Credit by Demonstrated Competency (CDC) is awarded to students in recognition of knowledge gained through non-university courses, on-the-job training, personal study, or other means whereby specific knowledge is gained. Credit may be granted for knowledge gained that is equivalent to content taught in a specific course at Family of Faith Christian University and corresponds to a specific degree plan for which the applicant is enrolled. A maximum of 30 hours can be awarded for CDC. Applicants for CDC will submit a portfolio that specifically documents knowledge gained for each specific course. The specific portfolio requirements are available in the Family of Faith Christian University Policy and Procedures manual. CDC requests must be submitted prior to the last semester of the junior year. There is a fee for review of each course request. If the credit is applied to a specific course, tuition will be charged for the credit hours awarded for that course unless the student elects to substitute the course with a higher-level course taken at Family of Faith Christian University, in which case no tuition will be charged.
TRANSFER OF CREDIT
The university will consider the transfer of credit hours from accredited university-level institutions for courses that are similar in content to those offered at this university. If the applicant transfers from a non-accredited university-level institution, transfer credit will be based upon the course description and the educational qualifications of the instructor. The applicant may be required to furnish a course description catalog from the transferring institution before judgment will be made concerning the transfer of credit. The administration of the Family of Faith Christian University reserves the right to refuse the transfer of credit hours from any institution that does not meet academic standards that are deemed reasonable. Only those courses carrying a grade of at least a “C” will be considered for transfer. Regardless of the applicant’s grade point average at the transferring institution, a grade point average of 2.0 or more must be attained in courses at this university to satisfy graduation requirements. In addition, a student must complete a senior year of at least twenty-four (24) semester hours.
TRANSFERRING FROM CERTIFICATE TO DEGREE
Students may transfer from a certificate to a degree program after approval is obtained from the Admissions Committee. A statement of intent to transfer should be made to the registrar who will submit the student’s letter and a copy of his transcript to the committee for a decision. Upon approval of the transfer, credit will be given for those courses in which a “C” or better was obtained. No credit will be given for audited courses. Credit for courses transferred from other institutions will follow the same guidelines as stated in the “Transfer of Credit” policy.
Students currently enrolled in a certificate program who transfer to a degree program must meet all admissions requirements for the degree program, including high school diploma.
If any student is forced to withdraw from the university, regardless of the circumstances, it must be done in an official manner. If a student withdraws in good standing, i.e. passing the class at the time of withdrawal, and all current fees are paid, the student’s permanent record shall indicate that the withdrawal is reversible, and the student may return in subsequent semesters without completing admission procedures as a new student. A notation of “WP” will be placed in the student’s transcript indicating a withdrawal in good standing.
If any student withdraws without good standing, admission procedures as a new student must be completed and all outstanding fees must be paid before re-entry will be considered. Students withdrawing without good standing shall have a record in the Registrar’s Office that indicates a dishonorable withdrawal and a grade of “WF” shall be recorded for all courses during the semester of withdrawal.
Any course without sufficient enrollment may be canceled by the university administration without prior notice. Any student signed up for a course that is canceled will not pay the add/drop fee.