Attending co-curricular programs is part of earning an Andrews degree. These programs should receive the same weight as classes when planning work schedules and overall academic load.
1. Traditional Undergraduates. All traditional undergraduates are required to attend 30 co-curricular programs a semester, meeting one or two minimums (below) as part of the total requirement.
• Chapel/Forum Minimum. Students must attend a minimum of 12 Chapels/Forums each semester.
• Residence Hall Minimum. Residents must attend a minimum of 8 Choices offered in their residence hall each semester. Community students are also welcome to attend these programs for credit.
The remainder of the requirement can be fulfilled by attending other Choices programs, as well as by participating in the Changes program.
2. Non-Traditional Undergraduates. Students 25 years and older or who are parents with a child in their care are identified as non-traditional. Non-traditional undergraduates are required to attend only 15 programs a semester, drawn from any of the available programs.
They also have the option of viewing Chapels online and submitting a report in lieu of physical attendance. Parents under the age of 25 must present a copy of their child’s birth certificate to the Student Life office in order to receive nontraditional status.
3. Exempted Undergraduates. Marital status or work conflicts do not exempt students from attendance. However, if an undergraduate student is registered for 7 or fewer credits, pursuing a second bachelor’s degree or has earned 120 credit hours or more by the beginning of the semester, the student is welcome but not required to attend programs. Earned credit hours can be viewed using the University Academic Record link on the iVue page. Do not use the CAPP program to figure earned credit hours.
* Students in clinicals that conflict with the Tuesday/Thursday co-curricular period may be granted temporary non-traditional student status for the appropriate semester only. This reduced status is in effect only after a student has sought and received approval from the Student Life Office.
* Students engaged in full-time academic activities such as all-day student teaching five days per week will be excused. This excuse is in effect only after a student has sought and received approval from the Student Life Office.
How It All Adds Up
|Residence Hall Students||12 minimum||
8 minimum RH Choices
|no minimum (10 max)||30 programs|
|12 minimum||no minimum||no minimum (10 max)||30 programs|
|Non-Traditional Students||no minimum||no minimum||no minimum (10 max)||15 programs|