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Student Life
Main Floor, Campus Center,
Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI


Attendance Requirement

Engaging in out-of-class learning is part of earning an Andrews degree. Co-curricular appointments should be treated just like 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 minimum (below) as part of the total requirement.

  • Tuesday/Thursday Minimum. Students must attend a minimum of 15 programs offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. co-curricular period.
  • The remaining credits can be invested in ways that best support your life and career goals. A maximum of 10 credits may be earned through experiential learning in the Changes program.

2. First Year Students are new traditional students who have not attended a college or university full-time. During the Fall semester, first year students are required to attend nine First 100 Days programs, scheduled on Tuesdays during the 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. co-curricular period. These programs are part of the 30 co-curricular credits required for the semester, but are in addition to the 15-credit Tuesday/Thursday minimum and do not count toward it.

3. 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 accrue 10 credits a semester, drawn from any of the available programs. They also have the option of viewing programs 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 non-traditional status.

4. 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 120 earned academic 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.

Co-Curricular Requirement At-a-Glance
  First Year Students Traditional Non-Traditional
Tuesday/Thursday Minimum 15 credits 15 credits No minimum
First 100 Days Programs 9 credits (fall semester only    
Total Required 30 credits 30 credits 10 credits


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