St. Augustine’s Seminary, in conjunction with the other member
colleges of the Toronto School of Theology, has agreed upon the policies
and procedures as outlined in the Toronto School of Theology Basic Degree Handbook. All students receive the handbook at registration. Where it does not cover a circumstance, the University of Toronto Rules and Regulations are applied.
Advanced Standing, Shared Credits and Transfer Credits
St. Augustine’s Seminary follows the policies of the
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada for
the granting of advanced standing credits, shared credits and transfer
credits. Requests of this type are to be made in consultation with the
Advanced Standing with credit is determined by
an appropriate written and/or oral assessment of the student’s
knowledge, competence, or skills that would normally be provided by the
specific course for which they would receive advanced standing. Advanced
Standing with credit cannot be automatically granted on the basis of
ministerial or life experience or the content of undergraduate work. If
advanced standing is granted with credit on the basis of appropriate
evaluation, not more than one-fourth of the total credits required for
an ATS-approved degree may be granted in this way.
Shared Credits: Credits that were applied
to another graduate degree program that St. Augustine’s has determined
it will accept to its own degree program. The following rule applies: Not more than half of the lesser degree will be transferred and not more
than half of the credits required for the current degree are granted on
the basis of transfer credits.
Transfer Credits: Students transferring from
equivalent academic institutions are required to complete at least 2
semesters of full-time studies (10 one-semester courses) at St.
Augustine's in order to be eligible for the degree.
Course descriptions must accompany transfer credit requests
and official transcripts are required from the institution. The
accreditation of the institution must be by the Association of
Theological Schools in the United States and Canada or its equivalent.
Only credits not applied to another degree are eligible for transfer.
Unapplied credits may only be transferred for courses completed within
the eight years preceding initial registration in a degree program.
Please refer to the Toronto School of Theology Basic Degree Handbook or contact the St. Augustine’s Seminary Registrar for further information.
Standing Deferred - SDF (Extensions)
Students are to complete all course work and exams according
to the professor's guidelines. A seminarian who wishes to request an
extension to submit work beyond the end of examination week in a term
must first receive formational approval from the Rector. All other
academic students must receive the permission of the Dean of Studies.
Once approval has been received, the student should:
- Obtain a standing deferred [SDF] request form from the
Registrar, complete the top portion of the form and take it to the Dean
of Studies for his signature.
- If approved, take the form to the professor of the course
for approval; the professor completes the bottom portion of the form.
- Ensure that the St. Augustine’s Seminary Registrar has a
copy of the SDF form in case of a discrepancy in the academic records.
Full-time students are normally required to take five courses
per semester but must take at least four courses to receive full-time
status per semester. A student may be allowed to enrol in six courses
per semester with the permission of the Dean of Studies. Part-time
students take three or fewer courses per semester.
A minimum grade of 70% (B-) is required to pass any course.
Attendance at the classes is obligatory; the student must report any
absence to the professor of the course, and seminarians to the Dean of
Transcript Requests and Release of Student Information
St. Augustine’s Seminary does not release the official
transcripts of its students without the expressed permission of the
student. The cost of an official transcript is included in the fee
schedule. The student and not a third party must request letters from
the Registrar verifying the eligibility for graduation. Personal or
academic information about a student is not provided to public requests.
Outstanding Fees/Financial Holds:
Transcripts will not be released for students with outstanding
financial obligations to St. Augustine’s Seminary or the University.
Requests by mail or by fax will be accepted but not processed until the
financial hold is removed from their record.
Freedom of Information and Privacy Act
St. Augustine's Seminary and The University of Toronto respects your privacy.
Personal information that you provide to the University is
collected pursuant to section 2(14) of the University of Toronto Act,
It is collected for the purpose of administering admissions,
registration, academic programs, university-related student activities,
activities of student societies, safety, financial assistance and
awards, graduation and university advancement, and reporting to
The University is also required to report student-level
enrolment-related data to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and
Universities as a condition of its receipt of operating grant funding.
The Ministry collects this enrolment data, which includes limited
personal information such as Ontario Education Numbers, student
characteristics, and educational outcomes, in order to administer
government post-secondary funding, policies and programs, including
planning, evaluation, and monitoring activities.
At all times it will be protected in accordance with the
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have
questions, please refer to www.utoronto.ca/privacy or contact the University Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator at McMurrich Building, Room 104, 12 Queen's Park Crescent West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1A8.
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