Student Resources

Program Handbook:


For a list of the book titles you will need, please refer to the course outline/syllabus on the webpage for the class you plan to take.
As most classes require some pre-class assignments, all books should be ordered in enough time for you to arrive at the first class prepared.

The following list is an excellent resource for finding books at a good rate and fast delivery:

Textbook Rental Guide

*A few required books may only be available via the professor, the Seminary, or the Andrews University Bookstore. Please be sure to check the syllabus for instructions on ordering.

Canadian and Bermudian Students

All international students entering the US to take InMinistry classes are required to come on a student visa, which requires an I-20. An I-20 is only available for students accepted into a degree program. While Canadian citizens do not need a visa to enter the United States, they must have an I-20 to present at the border. Students need a new I-20 each time they come across the border.

Students must be financially cleared in order for International Student Services to be able to process the I-20 paperwork. Please contact the International Financial Advisor at (269) 471-3834 for details pertaining to financial clearance. For questions regarding the I-20, please contact International Student Services at (269) 471-6395. Without the proper documentation students will not be able to register or attend classes.


Students should send projects and final assignments prior to published deadlines. Students can expect professors to grade their work without delay, annotating the documents, indicating their strengths and weaknesses. The following assignment submission deadline and penalties are to be applied:

Assignments received by due date:        (possible A grade)
Delay up to 60 days:                            (no better than an A- grade)
Delay up to 90 days:                            (no better than a B+ grade)
Delay up to 120 days:                          (no better than a B grade)
Delay up to 150 days:                          (no better than a C grade)

DG—Deferred Grade

The alarming number of DGs accumulated by students has prompted our university to eliminate them for graduate courses that should be completed within the time required for one semester. The following measures have been taken to prevent students from accumulating DGs and to help them keep current with their academic work:

  • Class taken prior to December 31, 2012

Students will be given until July 31, 2014 to complete all pending course assignments. Professors for those classes must turn in grades by August 15, 2014. Students who do not submit all pending assignments by July 31, 2014, will receive a DN (Deferred and Not completable). This means that the course has not been completed and no longer can be completed because time has run out. A DN for class means that the student will have to repeat the class if it is a required class, or take another class to complete the MAPMin academic requirements.

  • Class taken between January 1, 2013 and April 30, 2014

Students will be given until September 30, 2014 to complete all pending course assignments. Professors for those classes must turn in grades by October 15, 2014. Students who do not submit all pending assignments by September 30, 2014, will receive a DN for the class.

  • Beginning May 1, 2014 our University no longer allows students to receive DGs for classes that should be completed 172 days after the beginning of the Intensive. The following policy applies for grade assignments based on date of submission:

MAPMIN DG Change Guidelines
All DGs must be changed to a passing grade (A-C), failing grade (D, F) or (DN) by the corresponding dates.
(See guidelines in the table, below).

Course Date Due Date for Students’ Course Work Due Date for Professor’s Grade Submission
Classes taken before
Dec. 31, 2012
July 31, 2014 August 15, 2014
Classes taken between
Jan. 1, 2013 and
April 30, 2014
September 30, 2014 October 15, 2014 
Classes taken after
May 1, 2014
See Grade Policy in each class syllabus.  


Students are required to take 6 credits on the Andrews University campus during their first year in the program. In addition, 12 additional credits are to be completed on campus during the remainder of their coursework.
Grade Reports

Andrews University students can view and print their grades via the university website once they have obtained an Andrews email address and password.


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