Academic Policies

Auditing a Course

Auditing costs $100 per course plus the $25 comprehensive fee. The grade of “AU” will be placed on the student’s permanent transcript. Students are not required to complete any coursework.

First Session Enrollment

During his or her first session, it is strongly recommended that a student only enroll in one online class to allow the student to adjust to the pace, software, and expectations of Maranatha Online courses.

First Week Participation

All online courses begin on Tuesday. If the student has not participated in the course by noon (Central Time) the first Friday, the student will be dropped from the class and financial aid will not be processed.

Online Academic Probation

The status of Online Academic Probation will be applied to any online student who either (1) earns a semester GPA of less than 2.00, or (2) maintains a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00. Online students who earn this status are permitted to take only one online course per online session. This status is reevaluated at the end of each semester. Once the cumulative and most recent semester GPA exceeds 2.00, the status and restrictions will be lifted.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Students are responsible for providing their own textbooks and required course materials by the first day of a course.

Transfer Policies

All transfer determinations are officially made by the Registrar. Any other assessments should be considered preliminary. See also the page on Lifetime Learning Credit.

Undergraduate / Graduate Dual Credit

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program may complete up to 17 graduate credits at Maranatha to apply toward both the Bachelor’s degree and a future graduate degree. For courses taken through the Seminary, students must have completed the undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) of Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Baptist Heritage, Christian Life and Leadership, Bible Doctrine 1, and Bible Doctrine 2 before taking graduate-level courses. During the first session of Seminary studies, the student must complete “GST 510, Prolegomena” as a prerequisite to other graduate courses.