Academic Policies

Auditing a Course

Auditing costs 50% of the full online, undergraduate tuition price. The grade of “AU” will be placed on the student’s permanent transcript. Students are not required to complete any coursework.

A student wishing to change from taking a course for credit to auditing mid-course may do so under the following conditions:

  • The student must have a C- or above at the time of request.
  • The request must be made during the Withdrawal (“W”) Period. This ends at the end of Week 4 in online classes.
  • There is no financial adjustment made. An audit change mid-course will still be paid at full price.

Student Complaint Procedures

Please see the Student Complaint Procedures page for more details.

First Session Enrollment

During his or her first session, it is strongly recommended that a student only enrolls in one online class to allow the student to adjust to the pace, software, and expectations of Maranatha Online courses.

First Week Participation

All online courses begin on Tuesday. If the student has not participated in the course by noon (Central Time) the first Friday, the student will be dropped from the class and financial aid will not be processed.

Online Academic Probation

The status of Online Academic Probation will be applied to any online student who either (1) earns a semester GPA of less than 2.00, or (2) maintains a cumulative GPA of less than 2.00. Online students who earn this status are permitted to take only one online course per online session. This status is reevaluated at the end of each semester. Once the cumulative and most recent semester GPA exceeds 2.00, the status and restrictions will be lifted.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Students are responsible for providing their own textbooks and required course materials by the first day of a course.

Transfer Policies

All transfer determinations are officially made by the Registrar. Any other assessments should be considered preliminary.

Undergraduate / Graduate Dual Credit

Students in an online bachelor's program may complete up to 17 graduate credits at Maranatha to apply toward both the bachelor’s degree and a future graduate degree. Students must be classified as a junior or senior to take graduate-level courses as an undergraduate student.