The Registrar's Office supports the academic missions of Maranatha Baptist University, Maranatha Online and Maranatha Baptist Seminary and serves as a central administrative office for students, faculty and alumni. The registrar provides data to internal and external constituencies, enabling these offices to make informed enrollment management and policy decisions. This office ensures adherence to academic policy, preserving academic integrity and safeguarding academic records.
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- Academic Records- In addition to maintaining students’ academic records, the Registrar’s Office is a place where students can drop or add courses, change their degree majors, drop or add minors, and get answers to their questions about degree requirements.
- Academic Program Brochures- Degree Worksheet brochures are available for each academic program. Each worksheet shows the full list of course requirements for each major, and any other information pertinent to the given major.
- Academic Advising- The Assistant Registrar serves as adviser to those students who have not yet selected a major. Registrar’s Office personnel also advise incoming freshmen who pre-register during the summer.
- Room Reservations- Anyone wishing to reserve a classroom must secure the reservation through the Registrar’s Office.
Directory information includes a student’s name, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, dates of enrollment, major fields of study, class (year in college), full-time or part-time status, most recent prior educational institution attended, degrees conferred (including dates), awards and honors received, past and present participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, photograph, date and place of birth.
The items supplied above are designated as “Directory Information” and may be released for any purpose at the discretion of the University. Under the provisions of FERPA, you have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all of the “Directory Information” given above. If you wish to prevent disclosure of Directory Information, please print the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information Form. Read it carefully, fill it in, sign it and deliver it to the Registrar’s Office by the end of the second week of the semester (by end of second day of classes for summer school). See FERPA website
Note: Student lists, telephone directories, and other lists of directory information published by Maranatha are for the use of the Maranatha family and are not to be shared with other individuals or institutions without the explicit authorization of the Administration.
This notification of minimum standards as required under FERPA regulations will not limit or reduce the access to your academic records that you presently enjoy. Please understand that if you appear as a dependent on your parent’s tax return, you cannot limit your parent’s legal access to your personal information.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. A student should submit to the registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) (s)he wishes to inspect. The Registrar’s Office will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the record(s) may be inspected.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. A student may ask the University to amend a record that (s)he believes is inaccurate or misleading. The student should write the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record (s)he wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests.
A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including security personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Access to a student’s education records may be granted to a third party, provided that the third-party does not convey that information to others without the written consent of the student. Any third party who violates this provision will not be granted access to that student’s educational records for a period of not less than 5 years.
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Maranatha to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
This information is provided by the Registrar’s Office.
Students who complete at least 12 credits and earn an A- or above in every course during the semester, with no incompletes or overcuts, are honored by being placed on the President’s List.
Students who complete at least 12 credits and attain a 3.0 average or better during a semester, with no Cs, Ds, Fs, incompletes, or overcuts are recognized by being placed on the Dean’s List.
Candidates for the four-year degrees are honored upon graduation for scholastic achievement based on all credits recorded on their Maranatha transcript. Honors are awarded as follows:
- Cum laude – 3.50 – 3.749
- Magna cum laude – 3.75 – 3.90
- Summa cum laude – 3.91 – 4.00
Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined by the following criteria which are evaluated at the conclusion of each semester:
- Satisfactory GPA First semester students: 1.75 GPA (C-) All other students: 2.00 GPA (C)
- Successful ratio of completed courses/attempted courses First year students: 45% completion. All other students: 67% completion
- Hours attempted may not exceed 150% of the published academic program requirements.
If a student fails to meet the first and/or second standards, he or she will be given a written warning but will still be eligible for financial aid during the next semester. If a student who has received a warning fails to meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards by the end of the following year, he or she cannot receive any federal or state financial aid until good academic standing is re-established. If a student surpasses 150% of the credits required for his or her program, he or she is no longer eligible for federal or state aid. A student may submit a written appeal requesting an exception to the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards. The request should be addressed to the Financial Aid Director and be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for review. The request should explain extenuating circumstances that may justify a waiver. Examples of justifiable circumstances include an extended illness or injury to the student or a death in the student’s immediate family. The decision of the Financial Aid Office Review Committee is final.