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Undergraduate Students: Students holding a high school diploma or equivalent from a recognized institution and working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Students: Students holding a previously earned college degree and working toward a graduate degree.

Full-Time Students:

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in 12-21 credit hours per semester.
  • Master's students enrolled in 9-18 credit hours per semester.
  • Doctoral students enrolled in 8-12 credit hours per semester.

Part-Time Students: Those who are not full-time students.

Special Students: Students who are taking courses of their own choosing for credits but are not following a regular course of study.

Auditors: Students who are attending classes but are not receiving credit; tuition and fees are the same as those taken for credit.


Midwest University offers the following teaching methods:

On-campus courses
These courses are conventional, face-to-face courses in a classroom setting on the main campus and the Washington D.C. campus. Each course meets weekly for 15 weeks in the fall or spring semester.

E-learning courses
E-learning courses are accomplished via the Internet through Populi. Most courses are 15 weeks in length, with some being 8 weeks.

Blended courses
Blended courses provide students an opportunity to complete courses through the combination of classroom and e-learning course work. Each course will consist of an intensive seminar and the remainder of the course will be completed via e-learning.

Independent Studies
Independent Studies may be defined as study which is under the direct supervision of an appropriate faculty member but is not done in conjunction with a regularly scheduled class. An Independent Study request will generally be approved only if the course is required for graduation and is not going to be offered on a regular schedule prior to graduation.

* All courses are offered in the Korean language. For classes offered in English, please contact the Registrar’s office.


Midwest University believes that all students are fully responsible for complying with attendance policies and requirements indicated in each course syllabus. Attendance, in courses for academic credit, is mandatory. Each student should recognize that many vital educational experiences at the University cannot be fully realized when class attendance is irregular. As a general rule, students are expected to attend all class sessions of every course. While each instructor is responsible for her/his own course attendance policies, students who are absent for more than three (3) hours in an intensive-course and six (6) hours in a semester course will be recommended for possible disciplinary action including a potential failing grade for the course. Tardiness of more than 10 minutes counts as one hour of absence. In the event of unavoidable absences, the student is responsible for contacting the instructor and is responsible for the completion of all missed course assignments.
The instructor may give advanced written warning to a student for excessive absences and report to the Registrar. The instructor will consult with the Academic Dean regarding students who may become subject to academic penalties for incomplete or unacceptable make-up work or for excessive or unexcused absences. Midwest University, through the Office of Academic Affairs, reserves the right to involuntarily remove enrolled students from classes when course attendance policies are not followed.


A credit hour is based on a class period fifty (50) minutes in length once a week for an entire semester.
A semester is typically fifteen weeks in length. A typical three-hour course would meet for three 50-minute session throughout the semester. Some courses will be offered using online components and using other delivery systems. In such cases, the course will follow the Carnegie guidelines for course construction. The Carnegie guidelines expect two hours of work for each hour in class. Therefore, a three-hour course that has 45 hours of seat time would have an additional 90 hours outside the classroom. Using this as a basic standard, courses are constructed in the following manner: a three-hour course will require 120-130 hours of work, including class sessions, online videos, reading, written assignments, and other requirements.


Adding a Course: After consulting with, and receiving written approval from an academic advisor, students desiring to add a course will deliver the Course Addition Form to the Office of the Registrar. After financial requirements have been met through the Finance Office, documentation will be sent to the Office of the Registrar which will complete the enrollment requirements. The deadline for adding a course is two weeks after the start date of the semester.

Dropping a Course: A regular semester course may be dropped before the end of the second week of the semester. Students should consult with, and receive approval from, the academic advisor to drop a course or courses. The student will deliver the Course Drop Form signed by their academic advisor to the Office of the Registrar.

Withdrawal from a Course After the drop period, a student may withdraw from a regular semester or e-learning course without complete withdrawal from the university. In such cases, the student should request withdrawal from the course by submitting a Class Withdrawal Form to the Registrar. The student will receive a grade of “W” for the class.


Graduate A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D F
96-100 90-95 86-89 82-85 78-81 74-77 70-73 66-69 60-65 0-59
Points 4.00 3.75 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.00 0.00

The following symbols are also used on the transcript.

No Credit Withdraw Incomplete Audited Course Pass


A student must take at least 12 credit hours per semester to be considered a full-time undergraduate student. The maximum credit hours that an undergraduate student can take per semester (including terms) is 21 credit hours. A full-time master level student must take at least 9 credit hours per semester. The maximum credit hours that a master level student can take per semester (including terms) is 18 credit hours. A full-time doctoral student must take at least 9 credit hours per semester. The maximum credit hours that a doctoral student can take per semester (including terms) is 12 credit hours. A semester load of more than the maximum credit hours of each program requires permission from the Academic Dean.


Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all academic work. Graduate students must maintain the minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in all academic work. Students who fail to meet these minimum requirements will be placed under academic probation.
The office of Academic Records and Registrar will notify students whose cumulative GPA fall below the minimum cumulative GPA requirement. These students may take any number of credit hours for the following semester but are required to raise their cumulative GPA as soon as possible to meet the minimum requirements within one semester. Students who are unable to earn a GPA of the minimum requirements for two consecutive semesters will be suspended for the minimum of one semester. Once suspended, the student may re-apply for probationary admission.


Students who want to withdraw from the university are required to notify the Office of Academic Records and Registrar and fill out the necessary withdrawal forms. When the student wishes to re-enroll, he/she is expected to file readmission forms through the Office of Admissions and to follow the admission process thereafter.


Former students seeking readmission after an absence of one or more years are required to apply for readmission, which is the same as the original application process for admission. A student who has been placed on academic suspension is eligible to apply for probationary readmission only after one semester has passed.


Residency is defined as classes taken at Midwest University either on campus or on-line. Bachelor and Master-level students, excluding international students, may complete a degree through e-learning courses. Doctoral students are required to pass a 3-credit hour dissertation research seminar course at the Wentzville campus or the Washington D.C. campus. In special cases, the course could be taken through e-learning.

The following is a list of minimum credit hours that must be completed for students to receive their degree at Midwest University:

Credit Hours
Bachelor of Programs 36
Master of Arts in Counseling, Education, and Music 24
Master of Arts in TESOL 27
Master of Divinity 48
Doctor of Ministry 30
Doctor of Musical Arts 51
Doctor of Leadership 39
Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership 51


Transfer credit is accepted from accredited institutions of higher education for subjects appropriate to the curricula of the Midwest University programs. All applicants must submit all previous official original transcripts from previously attended colleges/universities to the admissions office. In addition to the transcript, it is sometimes necessary to provide a catalog, course descriptions, or other documentation from the former college or university to help determine the content and applicability of a class. The Admissions Committee will evaluate the transcript and award applicable transfer credit(s).
Note: Transcript evaluations will not be completed until application has been made to Midwest University and all transcripts received. Credit will be considered only for "C-" grades or above in undergraduate programs and for "B-" grades or above in graduate programs. Provisional credit may be granted from certain unaccredited institutions. Provisional credit will be fully accepted after an evaluation of the unaccredited institution, evaluation of the coursework for the courses under consideration, and successful completion by the undergraduate student of the first 12 credit hours of work at Midwest University with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by the graduate student of the first 9 credit hours of work at Midwest University with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

At Midwest University, “accredited” means that the school is listed as accredited in the current issue of Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education published by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation or approved by the Ministry of Education for the Republic of Korea and/or other countries.

Maximum allowable transfer credits are as follows:

Credit Hours
Bachelor of Arts in Theology 87
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration 87
Bachelor of Science in Aviation and Future Transportation Technology 87
B.S. Computer Science 87
Bachelor of Music 87
Master of Arts in Counseling & Education 24
Master of Music 24
Master of Divinity 48
Master of Arts in TESOL 9
D.Min., D.L. 8
Doctor of Musical Arts 12
Ph.D. 12


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