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Academic Warning
Academic Warning
Students will receive an academic warning each semester their GPA falls below the required minimum. Repeated academic warnings may result in disenrollment.
 
Academic Warning Standards
Program Standards
Master of Divinity (MDiv)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Worship and Church Music (MWCM)
Semester GPA under 2.0
or two or more instances of course failure
Master of Theology (ThM) Semester GPA under 2.5
or one or more instances of course failure
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Semester GPA under 3.0
or one or more instances of course failure

If a student's cumulative GPA falls below the required minimum GPA for graduation, the student will receive a warning from the Dean of Academic Programs separate from the academic warning.

 
Notification of Academic Warning
After the semester, when the modular grade check period is over, students will be individually notified of academic warnings.
 
Disenrollment due to Accumulated Academic Warnings
Students will be disenrolled after receiving two academic warnings (three for MDiv students)
Students who are to be disenrolled due to accumulation of academic warnings may appeal once for release using the following procedure:
  • Submit a Petition Letter to the Academic Committee
    (through the Academic Office)

  • Academic Committee’s Review

  • Students will be Notified of Result


Honors Distinction
Students who have not failed any classes, maintained a higher cumulative GPA than the required standards, and maintained good conduct throughout their time as students will graduate from the school with honors. Those who are distinguished as graduating with honors will have the details of their status noted in their diploma at graduation.
 
Level of Honors Award Cumulative GPA Requirements
Highest Award Summa Cum Laude Above 3.9
Second Highest Award Magna Cum Laude Above 3.8
Third Highest Award Cum Laude Above 3.6
 
Note
Students who have transferred in from other schools cannot be considered for honors.
Students guilty of first-time cheating or second-time plagiarism offenses may not be eligible for recognition of honors at graduation.

Grading
Grading
After the end of every semester, professors will post grades on New Online Services. Grading is based on the evaluation methods posted in the syllabus for each class. The following is the school’s grading scale.
 
Letter Grade Grade Point (GPA) Score
A 4.0 95 - 100
A- 3.7 90 - below 95
B+ 3.3 87 - below 90
B 3.0 84 - below 87
B- 2.7 80 - below 84
C+ 2.3 77 - below 80
C 2.0 74 - below 77
C- 1.7 70 - below 74
D+ 1.3 65 - below 70
D 1.0 60 - below 65
F 0.0 Below 60
P/NP Pass/No Pass (Not calculated in the GPA)
IP In Progress (Only for Thesis/Dissertation)
W Withdrawal (Not calculated in the GPA)
I Incomplete (Not calculated in the GPA
GR Grade Replaced (Not calculated in the GPA)
- The previous grade changes to ‘GR’ when a student retakes a course
Grades for retaken courses will appear as GR. However, grades for thesis/dissertations will not change.
I (Incomplete) grades can be given in the following cases (no. 1-4) with the approval of the Dean of Academic Programs. I grades are limited to cases when a student has attended 3/4 or more classes.
1. Death of grandparents, parents, spouse or parents-in-law, siblings, children
2. Traffic accidents or serious illness which requires hospitalization
3. English PhD program classes
4. Practicum classes of the Christian Counseling Department
5. Pregnancy
I (Incomplete) grades should be changed to a final grade by 2 weeks before the beginning of the next semester . Otherwise, the grade will be finalized as an F (or NP).
 
Attendance
Missing more than 1/4 of a course will result in a failing grade. If a student misses 4 or more classes out of the total 15 weeks of classes per semester, he or she will get an F grade.

Absences for the following reasons may be regarded exceptional with a submission of the Report of Absence to the teaching professor. However, if the total number of absences including the following cases comprises 1/3 of the classes or more, the student will fail the class.
1. Death of one’s own or spouse’s [grandparents, parents, siblings], death of spouse or children - up to 1 week
2. Call up for military service - up to 3 days
3. When a student participates in TTGU’s special event with the approval of the Dean of Academic Programs - for the number of days the Dean of Academic Programs approves
4. Natural disaster
5. Traffic Accident, childbirth, hospitalization*, severe illness with doctor’s report or legal communicable disease * In case of hospitalization for childbirth, male students may have up to 5 consecutive days of excused absence within the spouse’s childbirth hospitalization period
 
Note
Church ministry, 1st week absence due to course add/drop etc. are not excused absences