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Crown College 2017-2018 Catalog

General Academic Information


                                                                                                                           

   

 


 Academics Introduction

Through the inspired Scriptures, believers learn standards for holy living, are built up in their faith, and develop a framework in which all knowledge can be understood and expressed. Rather than being pressed into the mold of the world's values, the believer is instructed to permit the Holy Spirit to reshape his or her thinking and perspectives. In so doing, the individual believer is equipped as an agent of redemption in a world order which the Scriptures refer to as "this present evil age." "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2 NIV)

The rationale for the educational plan at Crown College, as expressed through the curriculum, is biblically based. The will of God is known through a renewed mind. The study of God's Word and the integration of that Word into all disciplines is the first step in the building of a renewed mind and consequently, an important step in confirming God's direction for vocational choice and indeed, for all of life. The years of collegiate preparation are then also years of ascertaining the will of God.

All course work at the College is designed to integrate biblical studies with experience in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and fine arts so as to provide a Christian view of God, man, and the universe. The personal development of a Christian worldview is given high priority in the educational process.-

Crown College provides its education programs through the School of Arts & Sciences (on-campus degree programs) and the School of Online Studies and Graduate School (also known as Crown Online).

Instructional Goals

The college seeks to provide an education that is Christ centered, academically excellent and globally connected to undergraduate and graduate students. These values are evident to the extent as Crown College students:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and attitudes appropriate to their fields and levels of studies.
  2. Demonstrate written and oral expression observing the conventions of their discipline.
  3. Integrate a field of study with a Christian perspective.
  4. Illustrate a life of learning enabled with critical thinking skills
  5. Apply ethical principles that are consistent with Biblical values.
  6. Apply intercultural understanding and engagement to serve in a diverse world.
  7. Appreciate cultural and ethnic diversity.   

Academic Advising

Each student enrolling at Crown is assigned an academic advisor who assists the student in course selection and is available when the student needs advice. Although the student is ultimately responsible to insure that graduation requirements are met, the advisor provides assistance in planning the program and selection of courses best suited to the student's interests and requirements.  The advisor guides students toward becoming academically successful students reaching the goal of earning an degree.

Academic Dishonesty Policy and Procedures

Arts & Sciences Students

It is expected that students will be honest in all their academic work and will be responsible for their own work. Scholastic dishonesty is a serious violation of both academic standards and biblical teachings, and is an affront to other students and the faculty. Academic dishonesty includes the following:

  1. Cheating on assignments and tests.
  2. Plagiarism. The student is responsible for knowing the legitimate and illegitimate use of source material in writing term papers as stated in the standard textbook of the College for writing term papers.
  3. Submitting a paper or project in which part or the entirety was done by someone else. (This would not include designated group assignments in which the student is a participant.)
  4. Submitting the same (or essentially the same) paper or project in more than one course without prior consent of the instructors involved.
  5. Any act which violates the rights of other students from completing their academic assignments (e.g. deliberate withholding of necessary academic material, willful harm to another student's work).

Students found involved in academic dishonesty will be penalized by the instructor. The penalty may include reduced credit or no credit on the assignment/test, additional assignments, or other measures deemed appropriate by the instructor. A student who feels that the charge is unjust or that the penalty is unfair may make an academic appeal.

The instructor may refer a student directly to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies who may invoke a penalty that could include academic failure in the course, suspension from the College, or dismissal.

Crown Online Students

This policy applies to all students who are seeking academic credit: (courses, internships, and projects). Each student is responsible for his or her own work and is expected to remain honest in all academic activity. Scholastic dishonesty is a serious violation of both academic standards and Biblical teaching.

  1. Academic dishonesty includes:
    1. Cheating on assignments and tests: using or attempting to use non-approved materials, information, aides, or other assistance to complete an assignment or test. Students may not take examinations or evaluations in place of another student.
    2. Plagiarism: The student is responsible for knowing the legitimate use of source material in written papers (Direct quotes and paraphrased material must be properly cited; Information gained that is not common knowledge will need to be acknowledged and properly cited.)
  2. Fabrication, Forgery and Obstruction:
    1. Any act which violates the rights of other students from completing their academic assignments (Deliberately withholding information; Willful harm to another students work).
    2. Submitting a fabricated or forged explanation of absence to a professor. c) Provide fabricated, forged, or obstructed information to college offices for student information or records.
  3. Multiple Submissions: Submitting the same (or essentially the same) paper or project in more than one course without prior consent of the instructor.
  4. Computer Misuse:
    1. Students are not allowed to use the institutional computers or software programs in disruptive, unethical, or illegal behaviors in completing of their academic program.
    2. Students may not monitor or tamper with a student, college personnel, or faculty electronic communications.

Professor and Department Process of Handling Alleged Violations of the Learner Code of Conduct

  1. The professor contacts the student to discuss the Academic Integrity Policy and its violation.
  2. When the professor believes the violation may warrant official academic action, he/she contacts the department chair or dean to provide documentation and discuss the case.
  3. In consultation with the professor and advisor, the department chair or dean determines what course of action to pursue and notifies both the professor and advisor of the course of action.
  4. If official action is taken, the advisor in consultation with the chair or dean sends the student the offense letter.
  5. Advisor contacts the student to make sure the student understands the violation and appropriate resources are sent to the student.
  6. The decision can be appealed by the student to the Appeals Committee within 7 days of receiving the letter from the academic advisor.

Appeal Process:

  1. The student must submit the appeal to their Academic Advisor in writing within 7 days of receiving the notification of sanctions by the professor.
  2. The Academic Advisor will submit the appeal to the Appeals Committee for review.
  3. The Committee will review the information and determine to uphold or withdraw the sanctions imposed by the faculty.
  4. The Committee will communicate their decision in writing to both the student and faculty within 7 days of their decision.

Academic Standing and GPA Calculation

All current students who are not on academic probation are in good standing at the College.

A student's individual grade point average is determined by dividing the total grade points earned by the total hours attempted in graded courses. Grades from transfer institutions are not recorded on Crown College transcripts and are not included in GPA calculations. For purposes of evaluating academic progress, accumulated credits are determined by adding transfer credit (if any) to credit earned at Crown College. The policies set forth below determine academic standing.

Academic Probation and Suspension

 Arts & Sciences Students   

An Arts and Sciences undergraduate level student is placed on academic probation at the end of any semester, summer session, or specified period determined by the academic dean, in which that student's cumulative grade point average falls within one of the ranges listed below:

 

Accumulated Credits Grade Point Average
  0-16 credits Below 1.700 GPA
  17-32 credits Below 1.800 GPA
  33-47 credits Below 1.900 GPA
  48+ credits Below 2.000 GPA

Arts and Sciences students on academic probation:

  1. Must retake all required courses in which they have a grade of "F" in the first available semester.
  2. Will limit work hours to 20 hours per week or less
  3. Will work with his/her advisor(s) and the director of the study lab to develop and follow an academic improvement plan.
  4. Will be required to attend the Crown Study Lab as specified in the academic improvement plan.
  5. Will be required to attend a weekly study skills session.

Failure to comply with these requirements may lead to suspension after one semester.

Eligibility for participation in intercollegiate sports is determined according to the regulation of the relevant intercollegiate athletic associations.  Please refer to the section on Athletic Eligibility.  

Students will have one semester to raise their cumulative grade point average to an appropriate level. Students who earn "F" grades in all of their graded classes in one semester will be academically suspended.

Students who have been suspended for academic reasons may appeal the suspension if they have earned an average of at least 2.0 for the semester immediately preceding the possibility of suspension. The appeal should be addressed to the academic dean.

Students suspended because of unsatisfactory progress may apply for re-admission after one semester. Consideration of each applicant for re-admission will be based on the merits of the individual case and will take into account whether the applicant is or is not prepared to do an improved quality of work.

Crown Online Undergraduate Students

A Crown Online undergraduate level student is placed on academic probation at the end of any semester, summer session, or specified period determined by the academic dean, in which that student's cumulative grade point average falls within one of the ranges listed below:

 

Accumulated Credits Grade Point Average
  0-16 credits Below 1.700 GPA
  17-32 credits Below 1.800 GPA
  33-47 credits Below 1.900 GPA
  48+ credits Below 2.000 GPA

Crown Online undergraduate level students on academic probation:

  1. Will have limitations on their academic load.
  2. Must retake all required courses in which they have a grade of "F" in the first available term.
  3. Will develop and follow an academic improvement plan with their academic advisor.

Students will have one term to raise their cumulative grade point average to an appropriate level. Students taking a minimum of 9 credits who earn "F" grades in all of their graded classes in a semester will be academically suspended. 

Students who have been suspended for academic reasons may appeal the suspension if they have earned an average of at least 2.00 for the term immediately preceding the possibility of suspension. The appeal should be addressed to the non-traditional Academic Affairs Committee.

If the appeal is not successful, students will need to withdraw from the classes for which they are registered. Academic suspension means that students are not permitted to enroll for the next term. Students wishing to return at a later time must re-apply for admissions  . Applications of academically suspended students must be reviewed and approved by the Admissions Council.

Graduate Students 

Students failing to attain and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. Students will have one semester to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0. At the end of the semester on Academic Probation, students who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to 3.0 will be placed on Academic Suspension. In addition, students who take a minimum of 9 credits in one semester and earn "F's" for all 9 credits will be academically suspended.

Students are ultimately responsible for their own success or failure during their probation semester, although their academic advisor will work with them to create a success plan.

Suspended students are not allowed to take classes for one semester before reapplying to come back. Part of the reapplication process requires a letter of appeal to the Admissions Council including a plan of how to raise their GPA. Part of the plan to raise their GPA is that students will be required to retake classes with a grade below a C in the first available semester. If re-accepted, students must earn a 3.0 term GPA in order to continue. Keep in mind that a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.

Academic Support Resources

Crown Study Lab

The Study Lab is available to provide students with support in their academic studies here at Crown College. The Study Lab provides tutoring assistance in the areas of: American Civics, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Composition, Mathematics, Nursing, Old and New Testament History, Speech, and several other areas of study. Tutors are selected based upon their academic abilities and their ability to communicate with others. Additionally, students can receive assistance with organization, study skills, test taking strategies, and make-up examinations.

  • The Study Lab is conveniently located in the Watne Memorial Library.
  • Open to all students of Crown College.
  • Services are provided at no cost.
  • Is open during convenient hours throughout the week.

For more information please call Professor Patty Pitts (Director of Academic Programs) at 952-446-4211 or by email at pittspa@crown.edu

Disabilities Services

The Office of Disability Services of Crown College coordinates services needed by students who have physical, learning, emotional, and psychological/psychiatric disabilities. All requests for accommodations, whether physical or academic must be made through the Office of Disability Services.

Our commitment is to provide reasonable accommodations and services to students who have disabilities so that students with disabilities have equal access to the opportunity for academic success as student without disabilities, not to provide special treatment or advantages that students without disabilities do not receive.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Identify him/herself as a student with a disability by making an appointment with the Director of Disability Services to discuss the disability as well as reasonable accommodations.
  • Provide adequate documentation of your specific disability. This documentation should be no more than 3 years old and be signed by an appropriate professional qualified to diagnose the disability. Any Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan should also be provided when available.
  • Discuss with each professor the necessary accommodations for his/her classes.
  • Please note that accommodations will not be provided until approval is given by the Director of Disability services.

For more information on the Office of Disability Services please contact Dr. Tom McCracken (Director of Disability Services) at 952-446-4216 or by email at mccrackent@crown.edu.

Tutoring Services (Crown Online Students only)

Crown contracts with Tutor.com to provide one-to-one, 24/7 tutoring in the areas of basic math, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, social studies, grammar, and literature.

Library Resources

Among the many resources currently available in the Watne Memorial Library are:

  • 95,502 cataloged volumes (books, DVD's, videos, CD's, electronic books, etc.) plus 118,000 current e-books = 213, 502 volumes.
  • Our online catalog not only searches our library's book collection - it also searches our online journals as well. In fact, it even searches the holdings of about 40,000 libraries around the world which include over a billion items in 470 languages dating from 4,000 years BC to items being added literally every minute. These items include books, dissertations, conference papers, DVD's, video's, CD's and much more.
  • Over a million Kindle books available (if we don't have the book you need, ask a librarian. They may download it on Kindle and check the Kindle out to you).
  • Micro-cards of every book and document published in the United States from 1639-1800.
  • 46,000 full-text journals containing literally millions of articles.
  • 50 research databases
  • Mango language learning software for learning over 60 languages
  • Cameras, video cameras and voice recorders for class projects
  • Laptop computers and Kindles that can be checked out
  • Athletic equipment that can be checked out
  • Group study rooms with white boards, TV's and VCR/DVD players
  • Private study cubicles
  • Wireless access throughout the library

Appeals and Grievances

Appeal: An appeal is a request to waive a policy, procedure, and/or regulation that has been or will be applied. The central focus of an appeal is the institutional policy and the considered merits of its waiver.

Grievance: A grievance is a complaint of alleged unfair or discriminatory practice or decision by faculty, administration, or administrative staff. The central focus of a grievance is not a policy but rather the action of the one against whom the grievance is filed. A grievance must be supported by evidence that the unfavorable decision is in violation of institutional policy or practice, or that the person has been treated in a different way than other persons in similar circumstances have been treated.

Arts & Sciences Students  

  • An Academic Appeal concerning academic policies, procedures, and regulations are most appropriately handled on an Academic Petition (available at the Registrar's Office). This form requires both the approval of the student's advisor and the Registrar. If the advisor does not approve the petition, the student has the option of submitting the request directly to the Registrar. Students not satisfied with the results may submit the original appeal to the Academic Affairs Committee for consideration. The Academic Affairs Committee may accept or reject the appeal. The decision of the Academic Affairs Committee shall be final.

  • For grievances related to specific cases with advisors or professors, students follow the general procedures for grievances listed in the most current School of Arts & Sciences Student Handbook.

Crown Online Students 

  • Appeals may concern academics, student life, financial affairs, policies and regulations, admission to and retention of students in academic programs, academic inequities, and forms of academic discipline.  At each level of appeal, both the appeal and the decision must be in writing on the appropriate form. The investigation may include personal appearances by the parties involved in the appeal.

  • Any student wishing to file a grievance may do so by using the following procedure:

  1. The student shall submit the grievance on the Grievance form requesting reconsideration of an unfavorable decision to the faculty member or administrator in question. A written response must be mailed to the student no later than ten working days after receipt of the grievance petition.

  2. If the student is not satisfied after step one, s/he may submit the original grievance petition to the immediate supervisor of the faculty member or administrator. The immediate supervisor must respond by mail no later than ten working days after receipt of the grievance letter.

  3. If the student is not satisfied after step two and if the grievance petition has not yet involved the Crown Online Academic Affairs Committee, s/he may file the original grievance petition with the Crown Online Academic Affairs Committee. The Academic Affairs Committee must respond by mail no later than ten working days after receipt of the grievance petition. The decision of the Crown Online Academic Affairs Committee shall be final.

  4. The aggrieved student who receives no response within ten days at any level in the grievance process may appeal to the next higher level. Those hearing the grievance at the higher level shall secure the written opinion of those who failed to respond at the lower level.

Arts & Sciences Students taking Crown Online Courses

Arts & Sciences students will be allowed to take classes in the School of Online Studies if they have met all criteria and have obtained all necessary approvals as outlined below.

Arts & Sciences students requesting to take a class through Crown Online must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 at the time of application
  • Senior status

Arts & Sciences students requesting to take a class through Crown Online must obtain approval via petition of the following people:

  • Student's Advisor
  • Crown Online Dean
  • Associate Dean/College Registrar

Arts & Sciences Program students will be limited to a maximum of 2 courses (or 6-8 credits) in the online program during their coursework in the Arts & Sciences Program.

Students enrolled in the Arts & Sciences non-degree seeking licensure programs are not limited to a maximum of 2 online courses (or 6-8 credits) during their coursework.

Assessment of Student Learning

As required by the Higher Learning Commission  (https://www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456), Crown College has developed an assessment plan for documenting student academic achievement. One of the primary elements in the assessment plan is the conducting of research on student learning and personal development. Students are encouraged to participate fully in such projects whenever invited to do so. The results of these assessments will enable the College to measure its effectiveness, thereby providing guidance for further improvement of instructional and student development programs.

Attendance Policies 

Arts & Sciences Students

The College takes a serious view of class attendance and expects students to be present. Class attendance is necessary for the educational process to be fully effective because significant materials, insights, perspectives, and opinions will be gained from class sessions. Moreover, students are expected to contribute to class discussion and content.

  • Instructors establish attendance requirements for their courses. 
  • Excused Absences: When permitted by the instructor and stated in the syllabus, students may request that an absence be excused. The instructor will make the decision as to whether or not to excuse the student's absence
  • Appeals for Excessive Class Absences: When a student has exceeded the maximum absences permitted in a given course because of extended serious illness or emergency, he/she may appeal for special consideration. An academic petition form, available in the Registrar's Office, must be approved no later than the last day of classes before the final examination period of the semester concerned.
  • Class attendance records will begin with the first day of classes in any given grading period. Absences due to late registration are included in the maximum absence record.
  • A schedule conflict between two courses is not normally permitted. However, it may be allowed if each course carries a minimum of three credit hours and the conflict involves no more than one class hour (50 minutes) per week. Permission must be obtained from the instructors. When a conflict is permitted, the student must alternate between the two classes on the conflict day. Students permitted such a schedule conflict are to have no unexcused absences in either course.
  • In the event of an unannounced absence of the instructor, students are not required to wait longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled beginning time of class unless word has been sent that the instructor will arrive late.

Crown Online Students

Online courses require weekday student participation (also referred to as course participation or educational activity) through the internet weekly.

Guidelines and policies issued by the U.S. Department of Education stipulate that any participation in a course is considered "educational activity" in the course. For the purposes of online classes, participation is defined as one of the following:

  • Attendance at a virtual meeting of the course.
  • Discussion with the course instructor regarding course content or course requirements.
  • Any activity in the Learning Management System (LMS) course. This includes logging into the course after submitting the learning contract. The LMS records logins automatically; it is this record that will be used to make the official determination of whether a student has logged into the course or not.

If a student has participated in the course according to the above definition, a "W" is recorded on his or her transcript. The only time a course will be dropped from the transcript is when absolutely no educational activity in the course is recorded. Students are urged to view and download the course syllabus before the course begins.

Auditing 

For the student who wishes to attend classes but does not desire credit, a course(s) may be audited. Those auditing may fully participate in all activities of the course, but are not under an attendance policy and are not required to take examinations or meet other course requirements. The special student application process listed in the Admission section of the catalog is applicable for those who only wish to enroll for one audited course. Audit credits are not included in the determination of full-time credit load. Audit tuition rates are available through the Student Billing Office.

Catalog Requirements

Students are responsible for the academic program as stated in the College Catalog that is current at the time of their matriculation at the College. Students, in consultation with their department chair or academic advisor, may choose to follow the major requirements of a subsequent catalog.

  • The major requirements of one catalog must be followed in its entirety.
  • Students who discontinue studies and subsequently return to the College are responsible for the academic program as stated in the College Catalog that is current at the time of their re-enrollment to the College.
  • Students in the Teacher Education or Nursing Departments must meet the current license requirements at the time of graduation which may require students to switch to the most current cat log.

Chapel and Christian Service (Arts & Sciences Students only)

Chapel

Students participate in required chapel services. Chapel services are designed to glorify God, advance the global mission of Christ and promote a Kingdom lifestyle for the Crown College community through worship, biblical instruction, encouragement, prayer and fellowship. See the Crown College Student Handbook for specific requirements.

Christian Service Program

The Christian Service program exists to provide opportunities for students to serve God and to minister to the needs of others with The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church-at-large, and the world. It is the desire of Crown College that the Christian Service program will help students:

  • Explore their ministry gifts
  • Prepare for a life of humble service
  • Impact the community, the church, and the world
  • Pattern their life after the example of Jesus Christ

It is the students responsibility to use their God-give talents and abilities in fulfilling this requirement.

Each student who earns a degree or certificate from Crown College must complete the Christian Service requirement to graduate. The number of required Christian Service credits is based on the particular degree or certificate a student is earning:

Degree/Certificate

Required Units

Certificate

1

Associate Degree

2

Bachelor's Degree

4

The number of required Christian Service units may be adjusted for transfer students or Crown PSEO students according to the number of transfer academic credits applied toward their degree or certificate.

Transfer Credits

Required Units

0-23

4

24-53

3

54-89

2

90 and above

1

Christian service credit from other Bible or Christian colleges will not transfer.

Classification of Students

Students may register for no more than one level beyond their classification unless they obtain the written consent of the professor.

  Freshmen: Students with fewer than 24 semester credits.
  Sophomores: Students having at least 24 semester credits.
  Juniors: Students having at least 54 semester credits.
  Seniors: Students having enough credits to graduate with a four-year degree at the end of the current academic year. This classification generally is made for those with at least 90 credits.

Course Numbering

000-099 Pre-Freshman Courses (do not satisfy degree requirements)

100-199, 1000-1999  Freshmen Level Courses

200-299, 2000-2999  Sophomore Level Courses 

300-399, 3000-3999 Junior Level Courses 

400-499, 4000-4999 Senior Level Courses

Credit for Prior Learning (AP/CLEP/IB/PLA)

Matriculated students at Crown College may earn up to 30 semester credits toward degree program requirements with satisfactory results in the following approved testing programs. Students must request that official test scores be sent to Crown College. Credits by examination may not be used to raise a grade or remove a failing grade in courses already taken at Crown College. Credit application is listed below. Consult the Registrar's Office for more details.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

 Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations-The Advanced Placement Program is developed by the College Board (CB) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). It is a cooperative, educational endeavor of secondary schools, colleges, and the College Board. It consists of college-level courses and examinations for students in secondary schools. The examination grade is sent to the colleges of the student's choice which then grant credit.

AP EXAMINATION TITLE SCORE CROWN APPLICATION CR
Art: History 3 Humanities or Fine Arts Elective 3
Art: History 4 Humanities or Fine Arts Electives  6
Art: Studio Drawing 3 Humanities or Fine Arts Elective  3
Art: Studio Drawing 4 Humanities or Fine Arts Electives  6
Art: Studio 2-D or 3-D Design 3 Humanities or Fine Arts Elective  3
Art: Studio 2-D or 3-D Design 4 Humanities or Fine Arts Electives  6
English: Language and Composition 3 ENG 131 - English Composition  or ENG 1510 - College Writing and Research   3
English: Language and Composition 4

ENG 131 - English Composition  & ENG 132 - Writing and Literature  OR

ENG 1510 - College Writing and Research  & ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis  

6
English: Literature and Composition 3 ENG 132 - Writing and Literature  or ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis   3
English: Literature and Composition 4

ENG 131 - English Composition  & ENG 132 - Writing and Literature   OR

ENG 1510 - College Writing and Research  & ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis  

6
French Language 3 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 3
French Language 4 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 6
French Literature 3 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 3
French Literature 4 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 6
German Language 3 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 3
German Language 4 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 6
Latin Vergil or Literature 3 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 3
Latin Vergil or Literature 4 Language Elective or Humanities Elective 6
Spanish Language 3 LAN 245 - Spanish I  or Language Elective 3
Spanish Language 4 LAN 245 - Spanish I  & LAN 246 - Spanish II  or Language Electives 6
Spanish Literature 3 LAN 246 - Spanish II  or Language Elective 3
Spanish Literature 4 LAN 245 - Spanish I  & LAN 246 - Spanish II  or Language Electives 6
European or World History 3 HIS 133 - World Civilizations to 1500  or HIS 1510 - Topics in World Civilizations   3
European or World History 4

HIS 133 - World Civilizations to 1500  & HIS 134 - World Civilizations since 1500  OR

HIS 1510 - Topics in World Civilizations  & History Elective

6
U.S. History 3 HIS 231 - American Civilization to 1877  or HIS 2520 - Topics in US History   3
U.S. History 4

HIS 231 - American Civilization to 1877  & HIS 232 - American Civilization since 1877  OR

HIS 2520 - Topics in US History  & History Elective

6
Human Geography 3 GEO 221 - World Regional Geography  or Global Awareness Elective 3
Comparative Government and Politics 3 POL 232 - Introduction to Political Science  or History Elective 3
U.S. Government and Politics 3 POL 232 - Introduction to Political Science  or HIS 2510 - American Government   3
Psychology 3 PSY 130 - General Psychology   3
Macroeconomics 3 ECO 331 - Principles of Macroeconomics   3
Microeconomics 3 ECO 332 - Principles of Microeconomics   3
Biology 3 SCI 243 - General Biology I  or SCI 1531 - Foundations of Biology   4
Biology 4

SCI 243 - General Biology I  & SCI 244 - General Biology II  OR

SCI 1531 - Foundations of Biology  & Lab Science Elective

8
Chemistry 3 SCI 245 - General Chemistry I  or Lab Science Elective 4
Chemistry 4 SCI 245 - General Chemistry I  & SCI 246 - General Chemistry II  or Lab Science Electives 8
Environmental Science 3 SCI 200 - Ecology  or SCI 205 - Ecology   4
Physics B 3 SCI 247 - Physics I   or Lab Science Elective 4
Physics B 4 SCI 247 - Physics I  & SCI 248 - Physics II   8
Physics C-Electricity and Magnetics 3 SCI 247 - Physics I  or Lab Science Electives 4
Physics C-Mechanics 3 SCI 248 - Physics II  or Lab Science Elective 4
Statistics 3 MAT 225 - Statistics  or MAT 2230 - Statistical Concepts   4
Calculus AB 3 MAT 243 - Calculus I  or Math Elective 4
Calculus BC 3 MAT 243 - Calculus I  & MAT 244 - Calculus II  or Math Electives 8
Music Theory 3 MUS 156 - Music Theory I  & MUS 157 - Music Theory II  or Fine Arts Electives 8
Music Theory 4 MUS 156 - Music Theory I , MUS 157 - Music Theory II , MUS 250 - Music Theory III  or Fine Arts Electives 12
 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP Subject Examinations are recommended for students with extensive preparation and advanced knowledge in subject fields. Students are advised to take CLEP tests as early as possible in their college program. They must request that official test scores be sent to Crown College.

CLEP EXAMINATION SCORE CROWN APPLICATION CR
Composition and Literature    
  American Literature 50 ENG 250 - Short Story  or ENG 2510 - Survey of American Literature   3
  *College Composition Modular 65 ENG 131 - English Composition  or ENG 1510 - College Writing and Research   3
  English Literature 50 English or Literature Elective 3
         
Foreign Languages      
  College French      
  Level 1 (two semesters) 50 Language Electives 6
  Level 2 (three semesters) 59 Language Electives 9
  College German      
  Level 1 (two semesters) 50 Language Electives 6
  Level 2 (three semesters) 63 Language Electives 9
  College Spanish      
  Level 1 (two semesters) 50 LAN 245  & LAN 246  Spanish I & II or Language Electives 6
  Level 2 (three semesters) 63 LAN 245 , LAN 246 , &  LAN 335  Spanish I-III or Language Electives 9
         
Social Sciences and History      
  American Government 50 POL 232 - Introduction to Political Science  or HIS 2510 - American Government   3
  History of the U.S. I 50 HIS 231 - American Civilization to 1877  or HIS 2520 - Topics in US History   3
  History of the U.S. II 50 HIS 232 - American Civilization since 1877  or History Elective 3
  Principles of Macroeconomics 50 ECO 331 - Principles of Macroeconomics   3
  Principles of Microeconomics 50 ECO 332 - Principles of Microeconomics   3
  Intro to Psychology 50 PSY 130 - General Psychology   3
  Intro to Sociology 50 SOC 230 - Sociology   3
  Western Civilization I 50 HIS 133 - World Civilizations to 1500  or HIS 1510 - Topics in World Civilizations   3
  Western Civilization II 50 HIS 134 - World Civilizations since 1500  or History Elective 3
         
Science and Mathematics      
  General Biology 50 SCI 243  and SCI 244  General Biology OR SCI 1531 - Foundations of Biology   & Lab Science Elective 8
  General Chemistry 50 SCI 245  & SCI 246  General Chemistry I and II or Lab Science Electives 8
  College Algebra 50 MAT 131 - College Algebra  or Math Electives  3
         
Business      
  Principles of Management 50 BUS 335 - Principles of Business Organization and Management  or BUS 3540 - Management Principles   3
  Intro to Business Law 50 BUS 421 - Business Law   3
  Principles of Marketing 50 BUS 350 - Principles of Marketing    3
         
* Submission of a research paper to the Registrar's Office is required in addition to scoring 65 on the CLEP test.
 

International Baccalaureate Credit (IB)

The Vice President/Academic Affairs has approved International Baccalaureate credits as eligible for transfer to Crown College. Eligible tests include those which are: 1) similar to the courses offered at Crown College, and 2) required in the particular major program which the student pursues at Crown College. An official transcript from IB is required, and only test results with a minimum score of 4 will be considered.

Crown limits credit by all proficiency sources (CLEP, IB, AP, DANTES, etc.) to 30 total credits.

(HL means Higher Level)

IB EXAMINATION TITLE SCORE CROWN APPLICATION CR
HL Biology 4 SCI 241 - Principles of Biology  or SCI 243 - General Biology I  or SCI 1531 - Foundations of Biology   4
HL Biology 6

SCI 243 - General Biology I  & SCI 244 - General Biology II  OR

SCI 1531 - Foundations of Biology  & Lab Science Elective

8
HL Chemistry 4 SCI 245 - General Chemistry I  or Lab Science Elective 4
HL Chemistry 6 SCI 245 - General Chemistry I  & SCI 246 - General Chemistry II  or Lab Science Electives 8
HL Physics 4 SCI 247 - Physics I  or Lab Science Elective 4
HL Physics 6 SCI 247 - Physics I  & SCI 248 - Physics II  or Lab Science Electives 8
HL Economics 4 ECO 331 - Principles of Macroeconomics   3
HL Economics 6 ECO 331 - Principles of Macroeconomics  & ECO 332 - Principles of Microeconomics   6
HL Geography 4 GEO 221 - World Regional Geography  or Social Science Elective 3
HL - Route 1 History (Europe & Islamic World) 4 HIS 133 - World Civilizations to 1500  or HIS 1510 - Topics in World Civilizations   3
HL - Route 1 History (Europe & Islamic World) 6 HIS 133 - World Civilizations to 1500  & HIS 134 - World Civilizations since 1500   OR HIS 1510 - Topics in World Civilizations  and History Elective 6
HL - Route 2 History (20th Century World History) 4 History Elective 3
HL Islamic History 4 History Elective 3
HL Islamic History 6 History Elective & Global Awareness Elective or Social Science Electives 6
HL Philosophy 4 PHI 232 - Introduction to Philosophy  or Humanities Elective 3
HL Psychology 4 PSY 130 - General Psychology   3
HL Social/Cultural Anthropology 4 ANT 231 - Cultural Anthropology  or Social Science  Elective 3
HL Language A: Literature 4 ENG 132 - Writing and Literature  or ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis   3
HL Language A: Literature 6

ENG 132 - Writing and Literature  & Literature Elective OR

ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis  & Literature Elective

6
HL Language B: 4 1st Semester Language Elective 3
HL Language B: 6 1st & 2nd Semester Language Electives 6
HL Mathematics 4 MAT 243 - Calculus I  or Math Elective 4
HL Mathematics 6 MAT 243 - Calculus I  & MAT 244 - Calculus II  or Math Electives 8
HL Computer Science 4 IT 105 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts  , IT 202 - Introduction to Database Applications   & General Elective 3
HL Information Technology in a Global Society 4 IT 105 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts  , IT 202 - Introduction to Database Applications   & General Elective 3
HL Information Technology in a Global Society 6 IT 105 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Concepts  , IT 202 - Introduction to Database Applications  , General Elective & Humanities Elective 6
HL Business & Management 4 Business Elective 3
HL Music 4 Music or Fine Arts Elective 3
HL Film 4 Fine Arts or Humanities Elective 3
HL Theater 4 Fine Arts or Humanities Elective 3
HL Visual Arts 4 FAR 123 - Introduction to Art  or Fine Arts Elective 3
HL Dance 4 FAR 271 - Introduction to Dance  or Fine Arts Elective 3
 

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - Crown Online Students only

In some situations, students may receive college credit for life experiences and other non-academic experiences. The guidelines and processes for pursuing this option are different for each program. Credits can be acquired from a number of different sources, including workshops, seminars, self-study, non-credit classes, training programs, and/or work experiences. If the training has been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE), a copy of the certificate of completion is needed and credits can be awarded based off the ACE recommendations.  If they do not fall into this category, the prior learning from these sources must be documented through a portfolio and evaluated by a faculty member in the relevant field in order for the credit to be awarded. A PLA informational packet can be obtained from the School of Online Studies.

Credit Hour Definition

The underlying principle in determining the assignment of undergraduate level credit is that there is a minimum of 50 minutes of direct instruction and 2 hours of out-of-class student work for 15 weeks per semester credit. Some courses may require more direct instruction and out-of-class student work per credit than the minimum based on specific requirements for the discipline. Contact the Registrar's Office for the full policy as it pertains to specific categories of undergraduate level courses.

Credit Load

Full-time Status: Students enrolled at Crown College for 12 or more credits per semester in undergraduate programs are considered full time and 6 or credits per semester in graduate level programs.

Arts and Sciences Students

Students who register for less than 12 credits at Crown College are considered part time. Programs vary slightly in the number of credits required for completion. Generally a student needs to average about 16 credits per semester to complete a baccalaureate degree in eight semesters. A typical student load is 15-17 credits per semester. Students on probation may be limited to 15 credits. Students wishing to enroll in more than 19 credits must petition to request permission. Students who are receiving financial aid need to inform the Office of Financial Aid whenever their credit load drops below 12 credits. When the academic future, health, or spiritual welfare of students seems to be in jeopardy because of over-employment, students may be asked to reduce their academic load or employment, or to make adjustments recommended by the vice president of student development.

Crown Online Students

Undergraduate students who wish to register for more than 18 credits must contact their academic advisor and petition to do so. Graduate students wishing to take more than 15 credits must also contact their academic advisor and petition to do so.

Crown Online Student Information (Crown Online Students only)

Computer Requirements

Documents should be submitted in Microsoft Office or PDF format. Students can obtain Microsoft Office by following the instructions located under the Help Desk tab in Our.Crown. The minimum system requirements for computers are also listed under the Help Desk tab in Our.Crown.

Netiquette (Crown Online Students Only)

Netiquette is etiquette on the Internet. Each participant of an online community needs to be cognizant of the perceptions of others. Whether the communication is in the form of an e-mail or discussion post, it is imperative that sensitivity and grace are used in all situations. Here are some tips that can help improve online communication:

  • Be clear and do not abbreviate. Avoid the use of slang.
  • Be polite and respectful. Avoid sarcasm and irony which can be misinterpreted. Do not USE ALL UPPERCASE LETTERS or multiple punctuation marks!!!! When these are used, the tone of the message is difficult to interpret.
  • Emoticons can be used, :-) BUT be careful as some do not understand them.
  • Ask for clarification when not understanding a message.
  • Include all individuals in group messages.
  • Spell check, revise and edit messages before sending them.

Online Student Conduct Code (Crown Online Students Only)

Policy Statement
Crown College Online students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner guided by respect, collegiality, honesty, and ethical behavior as part of their academic development. Learner conduct that infringes on the quality of such an educational experience is not acceptable. This policy describes the types of conduct that are deemed prohibited and unacceptable. This policy also serves as Crown's tool to fight impersonation, identity theft, text mining, and/or creation of fictitious identities in an effort to secure access to federal funds.
Prohibited learner conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: complicity, dishonesty, disruptive conduct, disrespect, document forgery, illegal activity, impersonation, incarceration, text mining, and theft, as described in the definitions section of this policy.
 

Rationale
This policy sets a high standard of conduct for members of the college community that reflects Crown College's values of human potential, achievement, decisive collaboration, innovation, and integrity. This policy also reflects Crown's philosophy of resolving issues at the most direct level and in the most equitable way possible, and defines the appropriate terms and procedures required to meet these standards.
 

Student Rights
Crown College offers each student the freedom to learn and enjoy college life in an orderly and lawful manner. This freedom comes with obligations and responsibilities and in return, Crown College expects students to adhere to these policies. By voluntary enrollment, students assume the obligation and responsibility of conducting themselves in accordance with the reasonable and lawful requirements of Crown College in its educational functions and processes. Violations of these responsibilities may result in sanctions that can include expulsion from the institution.
 

Crown College students are expected to:

  • Be aware of student conduct, policies, and procedures as stated in the Crown College Catalog.
  • Exhibit proper behavior at all times. Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to, verbal abuse, profanity, public disturbance, fighting, destruction of property or interference with class, and computer misuse.
  • Read course syllabus to find out attendance and grading policies.
  • Present themselves in a manner that does not cause alarm for the health and safety of themselves or others.
  • Complete academic work without committing plagiarism or cheating
  • Follow Crown College drug and alcohol policy when on the Crown premises or while participating in Crown College events.

Definitions

  • Complicity is helping, procuring, encouraging, and/or cooperating with another person in the commission of a violation of the learner code of conduct.
  • Dishonesty is intentionally providing false information or forging, altering, or falsifying college documents. Learners may not misrepresent their academic record or status.
  • Disruptive conduct is engaging or participating in an activity that interferes with teaching, administration, and other college functions, whether in the online course environment or at a university-sponsored event (e.g., commencement). Examples of disruptive conduct include, but are not limited to:
  1. Threatening or belligerent language, posturing, physical acts, or gestures
  2. Vulgar or offensive language or gestures
  3. Bullying or cyber-bullying
  4. Disturbance of public peace
  5. Lewd or indecent language or behavior
  6. Inciting others to engage in disruptive conduct

(This list of examples of disruptive conduct is not exhaustive, and Crown reserves the right to determine whether behavior constitutes disruptive conduct on a case-by-case basis.)

  • Disrespect is harassing, threatening, or embarrassing others. Learners may not post, transmit, communicate, promote, or distribute content that is racially, religiously, or ethnically offensive or is harmful, abusive, vulgar, sexually explicit, or otherwise offensive or discriminatory. Learners are expected to behave in an appropriate manner and treat other learners and university faculty, staff, and administrators with respect at all times.
  • Forging documents is falsifying any document or evidence required for admission to the university, completion of a course or examination, or receipt of any other university-related privilege or benefit, whether in print or electronic form.
  • Illegal activity is any behavior that results in a criminal conviction.
  • Impersonation is assuming the identity of another.
  • Incarceration is jail time after a conviction of a crime/offense.
  • Prohibited conduct includes but is not limited to complicity, dishonesty, disruptive conduct, disrespect, document forgery, illegal activity, impersonation, incarceration, text mining, or theft.
  • Sanction is disciplinary action that may result from prohibited conduct. Disciplinary action may include one or more of the following: non-acceptance of work submitted; receiving a failing grade on an assignment; lowering a grade for a course; receiving a failing grade in a course; formal, written warning; suspension from the college; dismissal from the college; and cancellation of a previously-awarded academic credit or degree. This list of possible sanctions is not exhaustive, and Crown College reserves the right to assign sanctions on a case-by-case basis.
  • Suspension is a Crown-initiated temporary status during which a learner is denied access to the classroom and prohibited from engaging in university activities until stated conditions have been met.
  • Text mining is analyzing and then synthesizing information from electronic documents, email messages, and other free-form text written by others as a way to create summary content of written work that is presented as ones own for the express purpose of seeking an advantage in completing one's academic assignment and/or work.
  • Theft is taking property that is not ones own, or posting, transmitting, promoting, or distributing content that violates copyright or other protected intellectual property rights. Unauthorized use of university property is prohibited. Theft and abuse of computer resources is prohibited.

A written warning may result from engaging in prohibited conduct; it describes certain conditions learners must meet to continue to have access to the classroom.

Procedures

  • The purpose of this policy is to establish disciplinary procedures to guide the enforcement of the Learner Code of Conduct. These procedures are applicable to any student who is alleged with a violation of the Learner Code of Conduct.
  • These disciplinary procedures are designed to allow for information-gathering and administrative decision-making in the framework of an educational community, and to encourage students to accept responsibility for actions, which resulted in the disciplinary actions with a desire to provide adequate procedural safeguards to protect the rights of the individual student(s) and the reasonable interests of Crown College
  • Student records and information gathered during this process and/or associated with the process are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Provisional:

  1. If someone is to be suspected of violating Crown College's learner code of conduct, the Program Director or Chair is to be notified at which time, it will be determined if a Code of Conduct Complaint Form will need to be submitted.
  2. Based on the alleged misconduct, a student may be suspended for an interim period, as determined by the Program Director or Chair, which may include classroom, campus, or campus related events if the student's presence poses a threat to the safety of others until further investigation and disciplinary proceedings are conducted.
  3. The Dean of the School of Online Studies will communicate the interim suspension or restrictions in writing to the student and will go into immediate effect as the date stated on the letter.
  4. The decision for suspension or restriction will remain in place until a final decision has been made by the Appeals Committee on the pending charges of violating the learner code of conduct or until the Dean of the School of Online Studies determines the situation that imposed the restrictions and/or suspension is no longer of necessity.

Review Process:
The Appeals Committee will review the alleged situation and determine if there is sufficient evidence to show violation of the learner code of conduct. The Director of Student Services may decide to interview the individual(s) and other witnesses or request additional information on the complaint. The student(s) involved will be provided an opportunity to consult with the Appeals Committee to discuss the complaint brought forth. However, if a student chooses to not "attend" the meeting, the student then forfeits the right of complaint against the sanctions brought forth to the student.

  1. During the meeting the student will be provided with the following documentation: Explanation of the charges, summary of information gathered, opportunity to respond, explanation of sanctions taken against the student behavior, if any.
  2. If a student chooses to not attend the meeting, the Director will provide the above in writing to the student within 7 business days of the last opportunity for the student to respond.
  3. If the sanction includes expulsion or suspension, the student can request to meet in person within 20 days of the date on the notice. If a meeting is requested, the interim sanctions will remain in place until the meeting to request an appeal.

Appeal

  1. A student can appeal the decision of the Appeals Committee; the appeal must be received within 7 school days of the decision. The appeal will need to be in writing and submitted to the Dean of the School of Online Studies and Graduate School.
  2. The appeals will go to the Academic Affairs Committee: The committee will meet within 10 school days of receiving the appeal.
  3. The Academic Affairs Committee will meet to review ALL documentation of the sanctions brought against the student:  Determine whether the decision reached regarding the student was based on substantial evidence; Determine if the sanction(s) brought against the student(s) were appropriate for the violation(s) the student(s) were found to have committed; Determine if there is new evidence or information not used that could alter the decision.
  4. If the appeal is upheld, the Academic Affairs Committee has the right to reduce, not increase, the sanctions imposed on the student.
  5. The final decision of the Academic Affairs Committee will be reviewed by the Dean of the School of Online Studies and will communicate the Committee's decision to either uphold the appeal or deny the appeal to the student. If the appeal is upheld, the student will also be notified of any updated sanctions. The decision will be communicated in writing within 7 days of the Committee's final decision.
  6. A copy of the decision will be filed in the Student's record.

Sanctions

  1. The following sanctions can be imposed upon a student(s) who has violated the Learner Code of Conduct: a) WARNING: A written notice to the student stating the student is currently violating or has violated Crown College Learner Code of Conduct.  b) PROBATION: A written reprimand for violation of specific regulations. This is designated for a specific period of time.  c) LOSS OF PRIVILEGES: Denial of specific privileges for a specific amount of time.  d) ACADEMIC CREDIT LOSS: Receiving a failing grade due to academic dishonesty.   e) RESTITUTION: Compensation for loss, damage, or injury.  f) SUSPENSION: Separation of student and college for a specific amount of time, after which the student will be eligible to apply for review by the Admissions Council.  g) EXPULSION: Permanent separation from the college.  h) WITHHOLDING OF DEGREE: College reserves the right to hold degree until sanctions, if any, have been completed.
  2. Incarceration will lead to a suspension of a minimum of one year after all legal obligations are concluded.
  3. All sanctions listed above, expect for Suspension, Expulsion, and Withholding a degree, will not become a part of the student(s) permanent record, but will be placed in the student's disciplinary record.

Students in the Christian Ministry Department

Because all students admitted to study in a Christian Ministry departmental program are required to sign the Crown College Statement of Faith and Community Covenant, a violation of the Student Code of Conduct or the Community Covenant may warrant dismissal from their Christian Ministry degree program.  In addition, any significant divergence from the Crown College Statement of Faith may warrant dismissal from their Christian Ministry degree program.  In the above scenarios, the Christian Ministry Programs Chair or the Dean of the School of Online Studies will discuss the concern with the student in order to determine if switching majors would be a viable option.  In cases where the student does not wish to withdraw from the ministry program, the Chair or Dean may elect to implement the Student Code of Conduct review process as set forth in this policy statement.  This process could lead to mandatory withdrawal from the Christian Ministry degree program. 

Term Paper Style (Crown Online Students only)

Formatting, style, and documentation for term papers will follow the APA (American Psychological Association) sixth edition, second printing version's guidelines. This will serve as the faculty's reference for evaluation purposes. See http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ for guidance.

Curriculum Changes

The curriculum at Crown College is being studied and revised continuously. Therefore, this catalog may not always reflect the current features of every program. Changes in requirements, course offerings, and class schedules may occur subsequent to the publishing of this Catalog.

Core Curriculum Goals

Every baccalaureate degree major contains the following primary components: the Christian studies core, the general studies core, and major specific coursework. The core curriculum consists of general education and Christian studies. The Crown College core curriculum is designed to develop informed Christian thinkers who integrate faith and learning, communicate effectively, think critically and engage in life-long learning. The goals for the core curriculum are as follows:

  1. Students will develop competencies essential to success in academics and life-long learning
  2. Students will understand historical development and global diversity
  3. Students will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills for problem solving
  4. Students will integrate faith and ethical reasoning with the human experience
  5. Students will be able to analyze biblical sources Curriculum - School of Arts and Sciences

Curriculum - School of Arts & Sciences

Christian Studies Core Curriculum - Arts & Sciences Students

Christian Studies Core Curriculum 24 Credits
BIB 135X - Old Testament History   3
BIB 136X - New Testament History   3
*   3
CHM 201 - Spiritual and Leadership Development   or CHM 300 - Spiritual and Personal Formation   3
CHM 325 - Biblical Evangelism and Missions  or CHM 210 - Missions in Perspective   3
THE 231 - Christian Doctrine  (most majors) or THE 331 - Theology I: God's Word and Work  (ministry majors) 3
BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3
BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3

 *This integrative course must be completed at Crown College.

Christian Studies Core Requirements for Transfer or former Crown PSEO Students - Depending on the number of eligible transfer credits taken prior to entering Crown College as a degree-seeking student, the number of required classes in the Christian Studies core will decrease as follows:

Number of Eligible Transfer Credits Number of Required Christian Studies Courses
1-15 Credits 1(Complete Christian Studies Core) 8 classes (24 credits)
16-24 Credits 2(See specific requirements below) 7 classes (21 credits)
25-40 Credits 3(See specific requirements below) 6 classes (18 credits)
41-53 Credits 4(See specific requirements below) 5 classes (15 credits)
54-73 Credits 5(See specific requirements below) 4 classes (12 credits)
74-94 Credits 6(See specific requirements below) 3 classes (9 credits)
95+ Credits 7(See specific requirements below) 2 classes (6 credits)

 

  1Students who transfer 1-15 credits will take all 8 courses listed in the Christian Studies Core.  
     
  2Students who transfer 16-24 credits will take the following 7 courses:    
      
      
      
     or     
     or     
      
  BIB/THE - Bible/Theology Elective (3 credits)  
     
  3Students who transfer 25-40 credits will take the following 6 courses:  
      
      
      
     or     
     or     
      
     
  4Students who transfer 41-53 credits will take the following 5 courses:  
      
      
      
     or     
      
     
  5Students who transfer 54-73 credits or more will take the following 4 courses:  
      
      
      
      
     
  6Students who transfer 74-94 credits or more will take the following 3 courses:  
     or     
      
      
     
  7Students who transfer 95 credits or more will take the following 2 courses:  
    or     
      
     
  Biblical, Theological, and Ministry Studies Department Majors are excluded from this policy since the Christian Studies Core Classes are considered part of their program requirements.  

 

General Education Core Curriculum - Arts & Sciences Students

The General Education Curriculum is designed to assist students at a foundational level to become clear and effective communicators, informed global thinkers, critical thinkers and practical problem solvers, self-directed life-long learners and teachers, and integrators of faith and learning.

General Education Curriculum for Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Associate of Science degrees. Refer to the major programs in the catalog for specific details.

Humanities 12 Credits
ENG 131 English Composition   3
ENG 132 Writing and Literature   3
COM 133 Speech   3
HIS 133 World Civilizations to 1500  or HIS 134 World Civilizations since 1500   3
Social Sciences 4 - 6 Credits1
Social Sciences Electives 4 - 6
Natural Science/Mathematics                                                    7 Credits
Lab Science Elective 4
Math Elective 3
Electives (Humanities, Social Sciences or Math/Science) 5 - 7 Credits1
To be taken from Humanities, Social Sciences, or Math/Science 5 - 7

1If four credits of Social Science Electives are taken, then the unscripted choice of electives (from Humanities, Social Science, or Math/Science) becomes seven credits. If six credits of Social Science Electives are taken, then the unscripted choice of electives (from Humanities, Social Science, or Math/Science) becomes five credits. 

General Education Curriculum for Bachelor of Arts and Associate of Arts degrees. Refer to the major programs in the catalog for specific details.

Humanities 15 Credits
  ENG 131 English Composition   3
  ENG 132 Writing and Literature   3
  COM 133 Speech   3
  Fine Arts or Foreign Language 3
  Humanities Elective 3
Social Sciences 8 Credits
  HIS 133 World Civilizations to 1500  or HIS 134 World Civilizations since 1500   3
  Social Sciences 5
     
Natural Science/Mathematics 8 Credits
  Lab Science Elective 4
  Math Elective 4
Electives from Humanities, Social Sciences, or Math/Science 9 Credits
  To be taken from Humanities, Social Sciences, or Math/Science 9
     

Christian Studies Second Major

All School of Arts and Sciences students graduating with a baccalaureate degree have the option to complete either a second major or minor in Christian Studies. To be eligible for a second major in Christian Studies, students must complete a minimum of 30 Bible, Theology and Christian Ministry credits. The minor consists of a minimum of 18 Bible, Theology and Christian Ministry credits. All students must complete BIB 434 - Romans  at Crown College. A minimum of 50% of the major or minor must be completed at Crown.

Bible Knowledge Assessment (Arts & Sciences Students)

Incoming students may choose to complete an assessment of Bible knowledge upon entrance to the College. The assessment is administered by the Biblical, Theological and Ministry Studies Department.

Those who score 80% or higher on the Old Testament exam upon entry to Crown College may be allowed to substitute an upper-level Old Testament elective for Old Testament History (BIB 135X ). Those who score 80% or higher on the New Testament exam may be allowed to substitute an upper-level New Testament elective for New Testament History (BIB 136X ). Contact the Registrar's Office for details.

Humanities and Social Science Course Options

Crown College offers humanities courses in communication [COM], English [ENG], English as a second language [ESL], fine arts [FAR], history [HIS], humanities [HUM], language [LAN], music [MUS], philosophy [PHI], and preaching [PRC].

Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328   also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

Social science courses include anthropology [ANT], criminal/social justice [CSJ], economics [ECO], English second language [ESL], geography [GEO], history [HIS], political science [POL], psychology [PSY], and sociology [SOC].

While ESL or HIS courses can fulfill either a humanities or a social science elective, it can only satisfy one of those requirements, not both. Fine arts [FAR] courses can satisfy humanities electives, but humanities credits do not satisfy fine arts requirements.

Curriculum - School of Online Studies 

Christian Studies Core Curriculum - School of Online Studies

Christian Studies Core Curriculum 15-21 Credits
THE 3520 Foundations of Christian Thought  or THE 3522 Systematic Theology I  AND THE 3524 Systematic Theology II   3-6
BIB 1511 Survey of Biblical Literature  or BIB 1520 History of the Old Testament  AND BIB 1522 History of the New Testament   3-6
ICS 3610 Concepts of Global and Ethical Leadership   3
BIB 3510 Interpreting the Gospels  or BIB 4710 Interpreting Romans   3
BIB/THE/CM Elective (A.S. and A.A. Degrees) or THE 3701 Apologetics and Christian Evidences  (B.S. and B.A. Degrees) 3

 

B.S. in Christian Ministry Christian Studies Core 18 Credits
BIB 1520 History of the Old Testament   3
BIB 1522 History of the New Testament   3
THE 3522 Systematic Theology I   3
THE 3524 Systematic Theology II   3
THE 3701 Apologetics and Christian Evidences   3
BIB 4710 Interpreting Romans   3

 

Christian Studies Core Requirements for Transfer or former Crown PSEO Students - Depending on the number of eligible transfer credits taken prior to entering Crown College as a degree-seeking student, the number of required classes in the Christian Studies core will decrease as follows:

Number of Eligible Transfer Credits for B.S./B.A. Degrees Number of Required Christian Studies Courses
1-75 Credits 1(Complete Christian Studies Core) 5 Classes (15 credits)
76-88 Credits 2(See specific requirements below) 4 classes (12 credits)
89+ Credits 3(See specific requirements below) 3 classes (9 credits)

 

  1Students who transfer 1-75 credits will take all 5 courses listed in the Christian Studies Core.  
     
  2Students who transfer 76-88 credits will take the following 4 courses:  
  THE 3520 Foundations of Christian Thought    
  BIB 1511 Survey of Biblical Literature    
  ICS 3610 Concepts of Global and Ethical Leadership    
  BIB 3510 Interpreting the Gospels  or BIB 4710 Interpreting Romans    
     
  3Students who transfer 89+ credits will take the following 3 courses:  
  THE 3520 Foundations of Christian Thought    
  BIB 1511 Survey of Biblical Literature    
  BIB 3510 Interpreting the Gospels  or BIB 4710 Interpreting Romans    
     
  Christian Ministry Department Majors are excluded from this policy since the Christian Studies Core Classes are considered part of their program requirements.  

 

General Education Core Curriculum - School of Online Studies

The General Education Curriculum is designed to assist students at a foundational level to become clear and effective communicators, informed global thinkers, critical thinkers and practical problem solvers, self-directed life-long learners and teachers, and integrators of faith and learning.

Below is the approved General Education Curriculum that is common to all associate and baccalaureate degree majors. Refer to the major programs in the catalog for specific details.

Humanities 15 Credits
ENG 1510 College Writing and Research   3
ENG 1512 - Introduction to Literary Analysis   3
  3
FAR - Fine Arts Elective 3
Elective 3
Humanities                                                      6 Credits
 SOC 1510 - College Success Strategies    1 3
HIS - History Elective 3
Natural Science/Mathematics                        7 Credits
SCI - Lab Science Elective                          4
MAT - Math Elective 3
Global Awareness 3 Credits
Elective                                                        3
                                                                          
Total General Education Credits 31

1Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with another Social Sciences elective. Students need a total of 6 Social Sciences electives.

Humanities, Global Awareness, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences Course Options

Select Humanities Electives from: communication [COM], English [ENG], fine arts [FAR], and history [HIS].

Fine Arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. Select Fine Arts Elective from:  FAR 1560   , FAR 1600   , CM 4586    

Crown online requires one Global Awareness class.  Select Global Awareness Elective from: DEM 4514 , CM 4584    ENG 2512  , ICS 1510  ICS 3537  ICS 3619 , ICS 3620 , SOC 230  , PSY 3060    

Select Social Sciences Electives from: economics [ECO], history [HIS], psychology [PSY], and sociology [SOC].

While HIS courses can fulfill either a humanities or a social science elective, it can only satisfy one of those requirements, not both.

Fine arts [FAR] courses can satisfy humanities electives, but humanities credits do not satisfy fine arts requirements.

Bible Knowledge Proficiency Exam (Crown Online Students only)

Crown Online students who have prior extensive knowledge in either Old or New Testament may choose to take a proctored proficiency exam in those areas. Students who score an 80% on the New Testament Exam will be granted 3 semester credits for BIB 1522 - History of the New Testament . Those students who score an 80% on the Old Testament Exam will be granted 3 semester credits for BIB 1520 - History of the Old Testament . Please contact your academic advisor for details.

Degrees Offered

A.A. = Associate of Arts

A.S. = Associate of Science

B.A. = Bachelor of Arts

B.M.E. = Bachelor of Music Education

B.S. = Bachelor of Science

B.S.N. = Bachelor of Science in Nursing

M.A. = Master of Arts

M.B.A. = Master of Business Administration

M.DIV. = Master of Divinity

Departmental Application - Arts & Sciences Students only

Students usually select a major during their freshman or sophomore year. After earning 36 semester credits, students may apply to the department of their choice. However, Crown College does not automatically admit applicants to the department of their choice. The procedure governing students' progress to departmental standing follows these steps:

  1. The minimum cumulative grade point average for acceptance to full standing in any department and continuance therein is 2.0. Several majors require higher minimum grade point averages for departmental acceptance. Details are listed with each major's suggested program guide.
  2. Students must have earned at least half of their Christian Service units prior to departmental application and acceptance.
  3. Each department determines other specific criteria for acceptance.
  4. If denied admission, students may continue to apply until they reach senior status. Denials for admission will be made in writing with the reasons for the denial clearly stated. Following a denial, departments will offer counsel in order to help students find God's will for them in the departmental application process.
  5. A student who is not a member of a department may not register for credit beyond the ninety-fifth credit hour. Students who have reached this point, but have not been admitted to a department, must discontinue their enrollment at the College for at least one semester to reconsider the quality and direction of their commitment to academic study.
  6. Discontinued students shall be eligible to apply for re-admission to the College after one semester, according to standard admission procedures. Circumstances surrounding the student's failure to be admitted to a department, the student's attitude toward the decision, and the student's current circumstances will be taken into consideration. During the interim, students are expected to address the issues resulting in departmental denial. Students must include with their application a recommendation from the department from which they were previously unable to obtain standing.

Double Majors and Double Degrees

When a student pursues a double major and the same course is required, the requirement for both majors is fulfilled by completing the course once (i.e. no additional credits or course substitute requirements are necessary). Similarly, when the same course is required in a major and a minor, the requirement is fulfilled for both by taking the course once.

The institutional minimum number of credits required to earn a baccalaureate degree is 125 semester credits. Double majors may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors. Double baccalaureate degrees may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors and earns a minimum of 155 semester credits (i.e.completing the residency requirement a second time).

The institutional minimum number of credits required to earn a Master of Arts degree is 36 semester credits. Double majors may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors.

Double Master of Arts degrees may be earned when the student meets all the requirements for both majors and earns a minimum of 60 semester credits (36 credits for the first degree and an additional 24 credits to complete the residency requirement a second time.)

Double degrees cannot be earned for more than one Leadership degree (Organizational Leadership, International Leadership Studies, and Ministry Leadership) because of the overlap in coursework.

 Examinations - Arts & Sciences Students Only

Examinations are those tests which are required of the student and for which the entire class period is utilized. A quiz given as part of the activities of the class period is not considered an examination to be made up.

Make-up Examinations

Students may schedule make-up examinations under the following conditions:

  1. Permission of the instructor.
  2. Three or more examinations on the same day.

Students are required to make up all examinations within two weeks of their return to class after absence. An instructor may require that examinations be made up by an earlier date. Those who make up the examination after the specified period will receive the score they earn or the lowest passing grade, whichever is lower.

Forms for requesting rescheduling of examinations are available in the Study Lab. Students should allow at least one full working day for processing the request. Examinations will be given under the supervision of a monitor at times determined by the Study Lab.

Final Examinations

All students should expect a final exam or learning experience to be held at the time reserved for the final exam. The times of final examinations are posted online and on the Registrar's Office bulletin board early in the semester.

Students may reschedule final examinations under the following conditions:

  1. Three or more examinations on the same day.
  2. Two examinations at the same time.

Rescheduling of an exam for any reason other than those listed above must be approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs in collaboration with the instructor.

Examinations must be rescheduled for a time later than the originally scheduled administration.

Forms for requesting rescheduling of final examinations are available in the Study Lab. Students should allow at least one full working day for processing the request. Examinations will be given under the supervision of a monitor at times determined by the Study Lab.

Grading Information

Grading Scale.  The following is the official grading scale for all programs:  

A = Superior
A-
B+
B = Above Average
B-
C+
C = Average
C-
D+
D = Below Average
D -
F = Failure
AU = Audit
I = Incomplete
IP = In Progress
R = Repeated Course
S = Satisfactory ("C" or higher)
U = Unsatisfactory
W = Withdrew
WF = Withdrew/Failing
WP = Withdrew/Passing
WIP = Work In Progress
Z = Grade not Available

Grade Points. Graduation requirements include the accumulation of appropriate credits and the quality of work performed. The faculty has established a cumulative grade point average of 2.000 as the minimum standard. Grade point averages are calculated to the third decimal place on the basis of hours attempted in graded courses taken at this College. Grade points are granted on the following basis:

A = 4.0
A- = 3.7
B+ = 3.3
B = 3.0
B- = 2.7
C+ = 2.3
C = 2.0
C - = 1.7
D + = 1.3
D = 1.0
D- = 0.7
F = 0.0
U = 0.0

Grade Point Average Calculation.  A student's grade point average (GPA) is calculated by dividing the total grade points earned by the total credit hours attempted in graded courses. Courses that are assigned a Satisfactory (S) grade are not computed in the grade point average. Courses that are assigned a "U" or "F" are computed in the grade point average. Grades of transfer courses are not included in GPA calculation. At the end of each course, grades will be available to view online. Paper copies are available upon request..

Incomplete Grades (grades of "I") - Arts and Sciences Students. A grade of I represents course work which is incomplete. Professors may grant an Incomplete if the student has completed three-fourths of the course work with a grade of C or better. The I grade must be removed within six weeks of the beginning of the next semester by completion of the course work. If not removed within the specified time, the I lapses into an F grade.

Incomplete Grades (grades of "I") - Crown Online Students. Students are responsible for all coursework, in keeping with posted deadlines. In most cases, assignments are due by the course end date. A student may request a seven-day extension from the professor; this request is made in writing before the course ends. If the extension is granted, work not submitted within seven days will be graded as "zero" and the final grade calculated accordingly. Students facing extenuating circumstances (e.g., medical issues) may request an incomplete. If an incomplete is granted, the completion plan includes a firm deadline, generally 14 days after the course end date. 

In-Progress Grade (grade of "IP"). This grade may be applied by the professor when course requirements are specifically designed to extend beyond the end of the term (e.g. an internship, etc.). The course syllabus should note this grade designation.

Grade Changes

Grade changes cannot be made on the basis of work done after the final grade has been submitted unless an incomplete grade was issued during the appropriate grading period. If instructors discover errors in grades they have reported, they may complete a Change of Grade Request Form to have the incorrect grade rectified. Grades of F resulting from the lapse of the time period for completion of work may not be changed except for instructor error. All grade changes are to be reviewed and approved by the College Registrar.

A student who has reasonable concerns regarding a grade must contact the instructor within 30 calendar days after the original grade was posted. The instructor may request that the student provide a written explanation that justifies the need for a change of grade. If a satisfactory resolution has not been achieved, the student may appeal to the Academic Affairs Committee within six months after the original grade was posted. The decision of the Academic Affairs Committee is final.

Graduation Requirements 

 Various fees apply to graduates depending on their major. College policy requires full payment of the student's account prior to receiving a diploma or any other academic records. Diplomas are issued to those students who have completed all requirements approximately 8 weeks following the completion of the final requirement provided that all financial obligations have been met.

Arts & Sciences Students - Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Graduates with a Bachelor or Associate Degree from the School of Arts & Sciences must satisfy the following requirements:  

  1. Completion of all required courses for the given degree even when the total hours are in excess of the minimum credit requirements. In addition, baccalaureate graduates must have been admitted to and have the recommendation of their major department. Graduates who will complete no more than six semester hours or two courses immediately following Commencement (i.e. by December 31) may petition for an exception in order to take part in Commencement. Petitions must be submitted to the Registrar by February 1. The petition must include a plan indicating how the deficient work will be completed by December 31.
  2. Completion of institutional credit requirements. The minimum hours required for a baccalaureate degree is 125 semester credits. Students earning an associate degree must complete a minimum of 63 semester credits. Students who wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree must meet all the requirements of that degree and complete a minimum of 155 semester credits.
  3. Attainment of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work taken at Crown College. Graduates from the Nursing and Teacher Education departments must attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 except Education Studies majors who need a 2.0 GPA.  Note:  Some departments have a grade requirement for specific courses. Please check with the respective department for details.
  4. Fulfillment of the residency requirement (see Residency Requirement ).
  5. Completion of Christian Service requirements. Students who do not meet the Christian Service requirements will not be allowed to participate in the Commencement activities without the approval of the Director of Christian Service and the Registrar.
  6. Completion of requirements for satisfactory chapel attendance.
  7. Submission and approval of the graduation application.

 Although advisors are provided to assist the student with course selection, it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to ensure that graduation requirements are met prior to his or her anticipated graduation date. The graduation date for a student with academic deficiencies is the last day of the month in which all requirements are met. All deficiencies regarding graduation (i.e. academic requirements and Christian Service) must be approved by the Registrar in order to be allowed to participate in the Commencement activities.

All graduates are required to participate in the Commencement service unless a waiver is approved by the Associate Dean/College Registrar. Forms (academic petitions) are available in the Registrar's Office.

Crown Online Students -  Bachelor and Associate Degrees

Graduates with a Bachelor and/or Associate Degree from the School of Online Studies must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Completion of all required courses for the given degree or certificate even when the total hours are in excess of the minimum credit requirements.
  2. Completion of institutional credit requirements. The minimum hours required for a baccalaureate degree is 125 semester credits. Students earning an associate degree must complete a minimum of 63 semester credits. Students who wish to earn a second baccalaureate degree must meet all the requirements of that degree and complete a minimum of 155 semester credits. Certificates require a minimum of 30 credits.
  3. Attainment of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work taken at Crown College.
  4. Fulfill the residency requirement (see Residency Requirement ).
  5. Submission and approval of the graduation application.
  6. To be approved to participate in commencement, the student must have completed all requirements or be registered for any remaining credits in the same term as graduation.

Crown Online Students -  Foundational Certificates 

Graduates with a Foundational Certificate from the School of Online Studies must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Completion of all required courses for the given degree or certificate even when the total hours are in excess of the minimum credit requirements.
  2. Completion of institutional credit requirements. The credit requirement for foundational certificates is 12 credits.
  3. Attainment of a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in work taken at Crown College.
  4. Fulfill the residency requirement (see Residency Requirement ).
  5. Submission and approval of the certificate completion application.

Crown Graduate School Students - Master Degrees 

Graduates with a master's degree from the School of Online Studies & Graduate School must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Completion of all course requirements for the desired degree within a period of seven years. (Petitions to extend this time can be submitted to the Graduate Studies Advisory Committee.)
  2. Completion of institutional credit requirements. The minimum hours required for a master of arts leadership degree is 36 semester credits. Students earning an MBA must complete a minimum of 42 semester credits. The minimum for Counseling is 60 credits and the Master of Divinity requires at least 72 credits.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and all coursework with a grade of C or higher (must retake any course work of "C-" and below).
  4. Fulfillment of the residency requirement (see Residency Requirements).
  5. Submission and approval of the graduation application.
  6. To be approved to participate in commencement, the student must have completed all requirements or be registered for any remaining credits in the same term as graduation.

 Graduation Honors

  • Graduation honors for bachelor's degrees are based on the following cumulative grade point average.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 60 Crown College credits to be eligible for academic honors. Students with between 30-59 Crown College credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.90 are recognized as graduating "with distinction."
  • Academic honors for bachelor's degrees are awarded and listed on the diploma on the basis of the policy that is in effect at the time the final requirement is completed.
  • Note: Grade point averages are calculated to the third decimal place.
 

Honors

 Cumulative GPA Need

 
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • 3.900-4.000
 
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • 3.700-3.899
 
  • Cum Laude
  • 3.500-3.699

 

 

 

 

Guided Study/Independent Study 

Students who cannot attend classes for a required course at a regularly scheduled time may request that the course be taught as a guided study. However, a guided study is a privilege that the College is under no obligation to provide. Students for whom guided studies are approved must register for such courses during a regular term and all work must be completed within that term. Students must be regularly enrolled in other courses on campus. All policies pertaining to regularly scheduled classes, except attendance requirements, pertain to guided studies, including those governing refunds, course abandonment, and grades of Incomplete.

 A guided study is an arrangement for providing a course that normally requires class attendance, but exempts the student from part or all of the attendance requirements.

An Independent Study is an unique courses listed in the curriculum that is individually designed and administered. Whether or not attendance at meetings would be required for an independent study would be determined by the design of the course. Regular attendance at a class is normally not required for independent studies. The procedure for designing and approving an independent study is similar to the guided study procedure. The student must obtain the sponsorship of a professor who will provide a syllabus for the course. The approvals of the advisor, the Registrar, and the dean of undergraduate studies are also required.

Arts & Sciences Students:  

  1. Obtain the appropriate form from the Registrar's Office.
  2. Obtain agreement from a qualified Crown College faculty member for the administration of the course. The instructor will be required to submit a syllabus for the approval of the dean of undergraduate studies that demonstrates the educational validity of the proposed offering and specifically outlines how the deficiency in class attendance will be overcome.
  3. Obtain the approval of the student's advisor and the Registrar.
  4. Obtain the approval of the dean of undergraduate studies.
  5. Submit the approved form along with a completed registration form to the Registrar's Office. A $200 per credit surcharge will be assessed for each guided or independent study in addition to tuition.

Crown Online Students:

  1. Discuss the Guided Study option with the academic advisor.
  2. Obtain the appropriate form from the academic advisor and return to the academic advisor completed.
  3. The paperwork must be submitted by the module before the guided study is to start. Exceptions can be made for canceled courses only.
  4. Upon approval and registration, the guided study must be completed within 14 weeks (two modules) for undergraduate and graduate courses. The course must be started within two weeks of the designated time-frame listed above. If the course is not started, it will automatically be dropped from the students schedule and the surcharge fee will not be refunded. ALL guided studies must be completed within a single semester time-frame (in other words, a guided study may not begin in the third module of a semester and carry over to the first module of the next semester).

Intercollegiate Athletics (Arts & Sciences and Graduate Students)

The mission of the Crown College Athletic Department is to provide and foster Christian leadership and excellence in all aspects of the student-athlete's life. Crown College student athletes are actively involved in missions and ministry, locally and abroad. We believe that athletics should be a means to reach others for Christ. Development of the complete person, physically, mentally, and spiritually, is the priority.

Crown College offers a variety of athletic outlets for participants and fans. Intercollegiate varsity sports offered for men are soccer, football, cross country, golf, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and baseball; for women, volleyball, soccer, cross country, golf, basketball, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, and softball.

Crown College Athletics is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division III). Crown is also a full member of the NCAA Division III affiliated Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC). This conference features schools from Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Transfer students should contact the Department of Athletics for transfer guidelines related to intercollegiate athletics. All students in good academic standing are deemed to be making satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree

Intercollegiate Athletics Policies

  1. Physical education credit may be earned by team members of intercollegiate sports. Students wishing credit must register at the Registrar's Office for the specific sport according to the listing in the course descriptions index (e.g. PED 241 Baseball Team).
  2. Team rosters are announced early in the semester. If a student does not make the team, the class can be dropped during the first two weeks of the semester with a full refund.
  3. Students who are registered for credit and leave the squad for any reason must be sure to drop the course at the Registrar's Office. Students should refer to general college policies regarding deadlines, refunds, fees, etc.

Athletic Eligibility

To be eligible to represent Crown College in intercollegiate athletics competition, a student athlete shall be enrolled fulltime in a program of study, be in good academic standing, and maintain satisfactory progress toward a baccalaureate or equivalent degree. Enrollment in a full-time program of study requires students to take a minimum of twelve (12) hours of credit per semester. In keeping with the institutional policies of Crown College and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA ) Division III, students involved in intercollegiate athletics must meet the following eligibility requirements to be in good academic standing:

Athletic eligibility for incoming students will be determined by their admissions status to the Crown College School of Arts & Sciences and Crown Graduate School. Students with a standard acceptance are eligible for co-curricular activities including intercollegiate athletics. Arts & Sciences students with a transitional acceptance are limited to one varsity sport per semester. Graduate students enrolled under conditional status will not be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Current Crown College students are in good academic standing if the following guidelines are satisfied:

  Accumulated Credits Grade Point Average
  0-16 credits Below 1.700 GPA
  17-32 credits Below 1.800 GPA
  33-47 credits Below 1.900 GPA
  48+ credits Below 2.000 GPA

Leave of Absence 

Students may need to interrupt their studies temporarily for a variety of reasons. A full-time student in good standing wishing to take a one semester leave of absence should first contact their academic advisor to discuss their plans. The form must be requested and approved prior to the beginning of the semester off (for Arts & Sciences Students).  Leave of absence will not be granted for more than one semester at a time although an extension for an additional semester may be granted if requested before the "leave" expires.

Students who take an approved leave of absence and who do not have any holds preventing re-enrollment may enroll for the next term with the privileges of a returning student. The leave permits the student to remain under their current catalog* and plan of study*. Students may not enroll in another academic institution during the leave period without prior approval from the Academic Petition for Approval of Future Transfer Credit. The College does have the right to prohibit reentry if the student has unsatisfactory academic work at another college or university.

*Nursing and Teacher Education students may not be able to keep their same catalog or plan of study due to the certifications/licensing requirements.

Arts and Sciences Students

  • During the semester of leave, students will retain access to Crown email and Our.Crown but access to on-campus facilities and resources will not be available.
  • International students on a F1 visa must speak with the International Advisor about the effects on their visa.
  • Students should clear all outstanding bills before leaving campus. 
  • Students should request exit information from the financial aid office.  A leave does not exempt students from loan repayment. They need to consider the effect of the leave on their loan status as lenders may count the leave as part of the total grace period.
  • A student who does not re-enroll by the stated leave of absence return date must re-apply for admission to the College.

Crown Online Students

  • During the semester of leave, students will retain access to Crown email and our.crown.edu
  • Students should clear all outstanding bills before the leave of absence begins.
  • Students should request exit information from the financial aid office.  A leave does not exempt students from loan repayment. They need to consider the effect of the leave on their loan status as lenders may count the leave as part of the total grace period.
  • A student who does not re-enroll by the stated leave of absence return date (two-three semesters) must re-apply for admission to the College.
  • Students who are granted one semester of leave may request an extension if they are unable to return after one semester.

Major/Minor/Concentration/Emphasis Definitions

Every department defines the course requirements for students who plan to receive a degree in the academic area administered by that department. This set of requirements is termed the major.  A major is a collection of courses designed to give opportunity for in-depth study of a specific area within a given discipline. Students completing a major should be able to demonstrate a significant level of expertise in that area.  A set of courses in this category makes up at least 18 credits and is referred to as a minor. Some departments include a minor as a part of their program requirements.  Normally a major consists of at least 30 - 45 credit hours of courses related to a given area.  A minimum of 24 credits for a major must be at the 300 or 400 level.  No more than 50% of the major cores can be earned through transfer, CLEP, AP, or other non-Crown.

A minor is a secondary area of specialized academic study usually consisting of 18-21 semester hours available only for those students who have pursuing a Bachelor's degree.  Each course must make a significant contribution to the minor. Students may not minor in the same area as their major.  To qualify as a minor within the same department as the major, the minor must consist of at least 15 unique semester hours that are over and above defined requirements of the major. Departments may choose not to permit students to select a minor from within their department. 

A concentration is a selection of courses within a student's major consisting of 15-17 credits that provides a particular specialization or focus for the major and is designed to give a student specialized knowledge, competence or skill within the major. Concentrations are comprised of courses offered by the major department and courses of other department that are specifically acceptable for credit toward the major.  The concentration must be a coherent structured course of study.   To qualify for more than one concentration within one major, a minimum of 9 credits must be unique to that concentration. Since the concentration is designed to be paired with a particular major, it is not available to students who have a major other than the one to which it was designed.

An emphasis is a selection of course within a student major consisting of 9 to 14 credits.  The focus is on specialization but not as in-depth as a concentration. Some emphases are only available to specific majors.

Military Deployment - Crown Online Students Only

Students called to active service during the course of a semester must submit a copy of their orders and choose one of the following options before departing for active service:

Any student called to active service during the course of a semester may elect to withdraw from the current class and drop the future classes. A full refund of tuition will be granted for the current and future classes. Under this circumstance, no course credit and no course grades will be awarded for the current class.

Any student called to active service at least half way through the class may elect to take the grade of "Incomplete" in the course. The time period allowed to satisfy the Incomplete would not, under this circumstance, begin until the date of release from active service. At that time, a deployment/activation of four weeks or more is allowed a six week grace period to complete the work; an active duty period of less than four weeks allows the student a two week grace period. At any point within this time-frame the student may elect to withdraw from the class in which he/she was called to active service. Students who elect this alternative are not eligible for the refund of academic tuition.  If no withdrawn is taken and the work is never completed, the grade will turn to an F.

Name Change Policy

In an effort to maintain the integrity and accuracy of our records and to protect our students, alumni, and constituents, the following Name Change Policy is in effect.

The following offices are authorized to process name changes in the Crown College Administrative System:

  • Current students-Registrar's Office
  • Alumni-Registrar's and/or External Relations Office
  • Donors/Friends of Crown College-External Relations Office

In order to process a name change, an individual must present legal documentation which includes but is not limited to one of the following: a copy of marriage certificate showing name change, a driver's license, social security card, or other legal documents.

Registration

Arts & Sciences Students

Students are notified via Crown Microsoft email regarding upcoming registration dates with instructions and a listing of courses to be offered.  Each class year is given a specific  and must register during the designated time.  Students will meet with their academic advisor to discuss progress toward degree and the courses that should be taken in the upcoming semester. Student may register for up to 19 credits without special permission. Academic advisors clear students to register using the online system.  The closing day of registration and the last day to add a semester long class are listed on the Academic Calendar

Crown Online Students

Students are notified via Crown Microsoft email regarding upcoming registration dates and must register during the designated time. Students may be able to arrange their registration at other times if necessary. Students are encouraged to register at least two weeks prior to class beginning to allow time for obtaining textbooks and accessing course syllabus to complete pre-class assignments. Undergraduate students who wish to register for more than 18 credits must contact their academic advisor and petition to do so. Graduate students wishing to take more than 15 credits must also contact their academic advisor and petition to do so. All students register online.

Registration Changes 

Arts & Sciences Students

The dates of the close of registration are listed each semester in the College Calendar. Students must have completed all steps of registration including financial arrangements on or before this deadline. Changes in registration are allowed through the sixth day of classes after which, classes generally may not be added.

Classes dropped after classes begin are subject to the refund policies listed in the College Catalog. The last day to withdraw from a class is the last day of the ninth week of each semester or the halfway point of the class for courses lasting less than a full semester. Between the close of registration and the last day to drop classes, a charge is made for each change of registration and a grade of W, WF or WP will be given for each course dropped (see Grading System).

Crown Online Students

The close of online registration is one week before the first class begins (see Academic Calendar  for the specific dates). Any changes made after that must be made through the student's academic advisor. Classes dropped after classes begin are subject to the refund policies listed in the Finance section. The last day to withdraw from a class is the last day of the class.

Residence Requirements (Credits to be taken from Crown College)

"In residence" is defined as the completion of Crown College classes. In order to be considered "in residence" for any term, the student must have met the minimum attendance requirements for the institution in at least one class for that term. Independent studies or Honors studies are an exception; a student who satisfactorily meets the requirements of any independent study, including any required meetings with the faculty supervisor, is deemed to be in residence for that term.

Bachelor's Degree

In order to graduate from Crown College with a Bachelor's degree, a student must have earned a minimum of 30 semester credit hours from Crown College including a minimum of 50 percent of the major core. In addition, 30 of the final 60 semester credits must be earned from Crown College. Persons pursuing two baccalaureate degrees at Crown College must fulfill the 30 semester credit residency requirement two times. Thus the institutional minimum of 125 semester credits plus an additional 30 credits and completion of all requirements for both majors shall be required to earn two baccalaureate degrees.

Associate Degree

In order to graduate from Crown College with an Associate degree, a student must have earned a minimum of 30 semester credit hours from Crown College.

Master's Degree

In order to graduate from Crown College with a Master's Degree, a student must have earned a minimum of 24 semester credit hours from Crown College.

Undergraduate Certificate 

In order to complete an undergraduate level certificate (other than the Foundations Certificate) at Crown College, a student must have earned a minimum of 24 semester credit hours from Crown College.

Foundations Certificate

In order to complete a Foundations Certificate at Crown College, a student must have earned a minimum of 6 semester credit hours from Crown College.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)

Through the Minnesota Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), high school seniors can take college courses at Crown to complete their high school requirements and the tuition is paid by the State of Minnesota.

In order to qualify for the program a student must be a resident of Minnesota and must have earned a minimum 3.25 GPA (on campus) or 3.0 GPA (online). To qualify for housing in Crown College residence halls, a student must be at least 17 years old, be classified as a high school senior and agree to the Crown Community Covenant. The cost of room and board is not covered by the State of Minnesota and is the responsibility of the student.

The PSEO student and parent or guardian are responsible to work closely with their high school counselor to ensure that the courses to be taken at Crown College will satisfy their high school graduation requirements. Each PSEO student will be assigned an academic advisor who will provide academic and registration assistance.

PSEO students may register for most 100 or 200-level courses. Ministry related courses and private music lessons are not eligible for state financing. Electronic transcripts will be sent to the PSEO student's high school at the end of the semester according to the Minnesota Department of Education Notice of Student Registration form submitted by the student upon application. Students may access grade reports and unofficial transcripts online.

Course textbooks are considered the property of Crown College and must be returned by the second to last day of each final exam week. Academic transcripts may not be released until textbooks are returned or fines are paid.

The Crown College academic calendar may not coincide with a student's high school or home school schedule. PSEO students are responsible for attending class according to the College calendar.

Upon graduation from high school, PSEO students desiring to continue at Crown College must apply for admission into the School of Arts & Sciences or the School of  Online Studies through the Admissions Office.

Off Campus Study Programs -  Arts & Sciences Students

Crown College has a wide variety of accredited off-campus study programs available to students. Students may apply for programs in England(Oxford), Latin America, Russia, China, the Middle East, Australia and Uganda, with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; and in Israel with Jerusalem University College. Each program enables students to travel and experience distinct cultural components throughout that region of the world.

Crown also offers off-campus programs in the U.S., focused on Film, Journalism, Politics, Contemporary Music, and Family Studies.

Space is limited for off-campus study. Students must apply in the fall semester for study off campus the following year. For more information on the off-campus sites, available courses of study, available grants, and the application process, contact the director of academic programs.

ICE/Intercultural Practicum

Intercultural Experiences (ICE) at Crown College exists to provide students with intensive team-oriented, short-term educational and ministry opportunities during the academic year. The ICE academic programs are designed to introduce the student to the complexity of culture, culture research, intensive intercultural engagement, and exposure to what God is doing around the world. The intercultural experience program provides service and learning opportunities in both credit and non-credit settings in North American and International contexts. Contact the Director of International Service-Learning for further information.

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities - Best Semester

Crown College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) which provides four off-campus semester study programs in Costa Rica, Russia, Egypt, and China. As an interdisciplinary program, students are able to view countries from the inside to experience their culture and diversity. The goal of this program is to prepare individuals to live the Christian life in a world that is multiethnic and multicultural. Each program enables students to travel and experience distinct cultural components throughout that region of the world. Contact a department chair or the Director of Academic Programs for further information.

Satisfactory Progress

The College is occasionally asked to respond to inquiries as to whether particular students are making satisfactory progress. For the purpose of answering such inquiries, all students in good academic standing (i.e. not on academic probation or not suspended) are deemed to be making satisfactory progress. A special satisfactory progress policy governs receipt of financial aid (see Academic Satisfactory Progress ). 

Records indicating academic progress are maintained by the Registrar's Office, and a grade report indicating academic progress is available to each student online following the close of each term. This grade report contains notification of term grades, accumulated credits, grade point hours, grade points, and grade point average. Grade reports also include notice of any academic action taken with regard to them, including probationary status and suspension. College policy requires full payment of the student's account prior to release of grades or academic records.

Semester Honors - Arts & Sciences Students

Students who have completed at least 12 graded (A-F) credits in a semester may be eligible to be placed on the Dean's List or Honorable Mention List.

Students meeting the following requirements will be placed on the Dean's List:

  • A semester GPA of 3.500 or higher

Students meeting the requirements listed below will be placed on the Honorable Mention List:

  • A semester GPA of 3.250-3.499.

Senior Honor Award - Arts & Sciences Students

Senior Honor Medallions are presented by the faculty to a select group of graduating seniors in recognition of outstanding merit and accomplishment as a student at Crown College. The criteria include academic achievement, participation and leadership in campus life and spiritual contribution. Fourteen percent of baccalaureate degree candidates in the School of Arts and Sciences are selected to receive the award each year.

Special Programs

Accelerated Master Degrees

These programs are offered to qualified students in the School of Arts and Sciences (Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Leadership [BAPL]) and the School of Online Studies (Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry [BSCM]). This program will allow students to complete their undergraduate degree in four years and their Master of Arts in Christian Studies (MACS) or Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership (MAML) degree in one additional year instead of the typical two years. These accelerated programs are tightly structured in which students take six graduate courses during the undergraduate degree program. At the end of four years, students graduate with the respective undergraduate degree. The six graduate courses then transfer into the MACS or MAML degree program allowing the student to complete that degree by taking six additional courses during the 5th year. An accelerated program is also offered with the M.Div. degree allowing students to take up to 12 graduate courses during their undergraduate degree program which may then transfer into the M.Div.

In order to apply for the accelerated programs, the student must be a junior in good standing and have a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.0 on all previous undergraduate work. Students will apply to enroll into the program through  Biblical, Theological, and Ministry Studies (Arts and Sciences Students) and the Christian Ministry Department (Crown Online Studies). The graduate application will be included as a part of this process. Any graduate work taken in the accelerated program must be completed with at least a C grade in order for the course to transfer to the master degree. Students must complete their undergraduate degree before starting the final year of the graduate degree.

Honors Program - Arts & Sciences Students

The Honors Program is designed to take students with exceptional academic promise and inspire and train them for advanced Christian leadership while making the most out of their education and experience. The program focuses on developing Christian critical thinking skills and aims to teach students to use their mind to fully love God and serve others.

The Honors Program promotes the intellectual challenge of academically rigorous courses and a community of scholars. Each cohort is a group of approximately 15 dedicated students who take Honors courses together, often study together, room together, pray together, and generally support one another. This program helps develop strong, lifelong friendships in both the cohort and with other students in the program. All Honors students build community by attending special on- and off-campus events intended to expose them to a broad range of ideas and stretch their Christian critical thinking skills.

The Honors Program at Crown encourages high personal and academic integrity. Although it involves extra work, it is also a fun and enriching experience. Most importantly, it provides a life-changing opportunity for growth and success. Each Honors graduate will receive an "Honors" designation on his/her degree and transcript that will be evidence of the self-motivation and dedication the program requires.

For more information regarding the Honors program, please visit the Honors Program website.

Honors Program Qualifications:

  1. Be in the top 15 percent of his or her high school class. 
  2. Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 or 3.5 in college coursework if applying as a current Crown or transfer student. 
  3. Have a composite ACT of 26 or SAT (New) of 1260 or higher. 
  4. Show Christian character and service in the local church.

Note: Applicants who meet most of these academic criteria are encouraged to apply.

Crown College Honors Program Requirements:

Students must maintain a cumulative Crown College GPA of 3.50.

Crown College Departmental Honors Program Requirements:

Students must maintain a cumulative Crown College GPA of 3.25

Student Privacy Rights - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) sets out requirements designed to govern the access to and release of educational records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal hearings. Students also have the right to file complaints with the FERPA Office (U.S. Department of Education) concerning alleged failures of Crown College to comply with provisions of FERPA.

Directory Information Policy

"Directory Information" can be released to an outside party without written consent of the student. Directory items include name, home address, campus address, email address, telephone numbers, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time status, classification, previous institutions(s) attended, major field(s) of study, awards, honors (e.g., Dean's List), degree(s) conferred (e.g., B.S., A.A.), digital image or photograph, past and present participation in officially recognized sports and activities, and height and weight of athletic team members.

Students have the right to suppress their directory information by completing a request form in the Registrar's Office. The request is valid for one semester.

Crown employees who have a legitimate educational interest are allowed to access student education records. Designated offices may also disclose education records or components thereof to persons or organizations providing the student with financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accrediting functions, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. Other exceptions are listed in the official policy.

Confidential information may be released by phone only if positive identification of the student or appropriately designated representative may be made. Because of federal regulations, the student's SSN or birth date is not used to ascertain identity.

Confidential information can be released directly to the student; however, it cannot be released directly to the student's family members (e.g., parents, spouses, etc.) without the written consent of the student. Note, however, that when a student is a dependent of the parent as defined by the Internal Revenue Code of 1954: Sec. 152, such information may be released to the parent without the written consent by of the student.

Crown College has adopted policies and procedures concerning implementation of FERPA on campus. Copies of the entire policy are available from the Registrar's Office as well as the Registrar's Office website.

Student Retention and Graduation Rates

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Crown College is engaged in an ongoing study of retention and graduation rates.

Retention Rates

In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Crown College is engaged in an ongoing study of retention and graduation rates.

For the past ten years, the percentages of new first-time freshmen still enrolled at the start of the next academic year are as follows:

  • 64% of the Fall 2005 freshmen
  • 68% of the Fall 2006 freshmen
  • 70% of the Fall 2007 freshmen
  • 73% of the Fall 2008 freshmen
  • 72% of the Fall 2009 freshmen
  • 63% of the Fall 2010 freshmen
  • 78% of the Fall 2011 freshmen
  • 70% of the Fall 2012 freshmen
  • 69% of the Fall 2013 freshmen
  • 70% of the Fall 2014 freshmen

Graduation Rates

Year of Freshman Class

Percent Graduating from

Crown College within Six Years

2000

46%

2001

53%

2002

57%

2003

56%

2004

53%

2005

53%

2006

50%

2007

52%

2008

57%

Study at Other Institutions

Work that the student expects to take at other institutions (summer school, etc.) to make up deficiencies or for other justifiable academic reasons may usually be credited toward the Crown College graduation requirements if written approval of such work is secured through the Registrar's Office in advance. Satisfactory performance is necessary (i.e. earning the equivalent of a grade of "C" or higher though some academic departments may require a higher grade). Grades from transfer institutions are not recorded on the Crown College transcript and are not included in GPA calculations.

Summer Session - Arts & Sciences Students

Summer school sessions are scheduled annually as listed in the College Calendar. Students are invited to contact the Office of Admissions for information about what specific courses are offered and other details pertaining to summer school enrollment.

Textbooks

Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks. To determine the correct text and edition number, students should consult the Crown College Virtual Bookstore.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credit is evaluated on a course by course basis under the supervision of the College Registrar.

All academic courses in which at least a "C" grade or its equivalent has been earned may qualify for transfer if taken at a college accredited by the appropriate regional or national association or has signed a cooperative agreement with Crown College. 

Courses earned at an unaccredited college are reviewed on a case by case basis. The maximum number of transfer credits from an unaccredited institution is 30 semester credits unless the institution has signed a cooperative agreement in which case the maximum is raised to 80 semester credits.

The maximum number of credits that may be transferred toward the specific major or minor core courses (e.g. the psychology core in the psychology major, etc.) is 50%. When a student has earned additional transfer credits in the major core, the Registrar in consultation with the Department Chair will specify which courses will be applied toward the Crown College major.

Transfer students must meet all departmental and general college requirements for the degree in the program for which they are enrolled. Official transcripts for students with an intended major are evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the Registrar's Office. In most cases, students will receive a written evaluation prior to registration. The following course has been designated by the faculty as an upper level, integrative Bible and Theology course that must be completed at Crown College: BIB 434 - Romans . Therefore, transfer credit will not be applied toward this requirement in the School of Arts & Sciences.

Cooperative Agreements

Crown College has cooperative agreements with various accredited and unaccredited institutions to aid in the transfer of credits. Contact the Registrar's Office for specific details that govern the transfer of  credti. The following institutions have current agreeement with Crown College:

  • ACTS International Bible College
  • Association Free Lutheran Bible School (AFLBS)
  • Alexandria Community and Technical College (agreement addresses Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Programs)
  • Camp Forest Spring
  • Capernwray School at His Hill
  • Christian and Missionary Alliance Hmong District
  • Christian and Missionary Alliance Ministerial Study Program
  • Christian University GlobalNet
  • Nicolet Bible Institute
  • Reach Training Institute (Christian Ministry Online Degree only)  
  • Teens for Christ
  • YWAM Lakeside, Montana

 

Transcripts

The Registrar keeps on file the permanent record of all credits earned by each student. No transcript will be issued unless all financial obligations owed by the student to the College have been fulfilled. Transcript requests should be submitted electronically at www.crown.edu/transcripts and include the student's full name, maiden name, current address, dates of attendance, student ID or social security number, birth date, and address where transcript is to be sent. A signature form must be submitted the first time a transcript is requested electronically. The cost for transcripts is $3 for electronic copies and $5 for paper copies. Requests for transcripts submitted by any other method incur additional processing charges. Typical processing time is three to five business days. An additional $15 fee will be assessed for rush requests. At least two weeks should be allowed after the close of a term for issuance of an up-to-date transcript.

Veterans

Crown College is approved for veterans' education training by the Minnesota State Approving Agency. Applicants who are veterans should check with the Veterans Administration regarding their eligibility for benefits before requesting the Registrar's Office to process an enrollment certification. Veterans who have completed Basic Military Training will be granted proficiency credit for physical education upon receipt of the veteran's DD 214.

Withdrawal from the College

Withdrawal - Arts & Sciences Students

  • Students may discontinue their studies by completing a Withdrawal Form available at the Office of the Registrar. The form must be returned to the Office of the Registrar before the withdrawal is considered official. The last day to drop classes with a grade of W or WF or WP is the end of the ninth week of the semester or the halfway point of each summer session. When a class meets for only a portion of a semester, the last day to drop is the half-way point. Students who discontinue studies following the last day to drop classes, whether or not they complete a Withdrawal Form, will automatically receive a grade of F for each discontinued course. Students with the classification of Special Student automatically discontinue studies by dropping all credits by the last day to drop classes.  
  • Exceptions to this policy may be granted for reasons of health or extreme hardship. Students must initiate appeals in writing prior to the last day of the term. Student health shall be determined by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, the Vice President of Student Development, and the College Health Services Coordinator. A physician's advice may be sought if necessary. Instances of extreme hardship shall be determined by the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the Vice President of Student Development. Students whose appeals are approved will receive grades of W, WF, or WP for each discontinued course.
  • Students who are dismissed from the College for student life reasons, whether before or after the last day to drop classes, will receive grades of W, WP, or WF.

Withdrawal - Crown Online Students

  • Official withdrawal occurs when the student notifies the School of Online Studies and Graduate School Office via Crown e-mail of his/her intent to withdraw and completes the necessary forms to consummate the withdrawal. Official withdrawals can be completed for a single class or for a term. The date of withdrawal is the date of notification. Until notification occurs, enrollment is considered to be active. A student who neglects to withdraw before the end date of a course will receive the grade he or she has earned in the course (uncompleted assignments will be graded as "0" and the final grade will be calculated accordingly).
  • Unofficial withdrawal occurs when a student stops attending class for 30 days. The last class of attendance is considered the date of withdrawal and the student is withdrawn from all the classes remaining in the term. In other words, if a student is withdrawn from a module 2 course due to non-participation, he or she will also be withdrawn from any module 3 courses that he or she may be registered for unless specifically notified by the student that he or she intends to attend the remaining course(es). This is done in compliance with financial aid guidelines stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Crown realizes there are a number of valid reasons why students withdraw from classes. In order to better understand the particular needs of the student and to keep improving the program, an exit interview is required.