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Student Services

Academic Advisement

The Academic Dean or Regional Provost is available to counsel with students regarding their academic progress, make tutoring available, arrange for referral to faculty for additional assistance, and provide attendance, counseling, and registration for classes.

 The Academic Dean’s Office is open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be available by appointment. Check local hours for Regional Provost's office hours.

 Career Placement Advisement

The University maintains a placement service through the Office of the Dean of Students. Graduates are urged to keep in touch with the Placement Office in order that they may

take advantage of the openings that are available. Graduates are entitled to Placement Office assistance throughout their careers at no charge. The placement of graduates as a percentage of total graduates is available in the Placement Office of the College and may be examined by applicants, students and parents upon request. The Dean of Students is available to counsel with students regarding placement. The Dean’s of Student’s Office is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be available by appointment.

 Standard of Conduct


Because of the Biblical demands of discipleship, it is expected that all students attending Brendan University will maintain the highest standards of conviction and conduct. Although these standards may not affect one’s spiritual standing, they do strengthen the life and testimony of both the University and the individual. 

Therefore, Brendan University expects the students to adhere to the same rules as the faculty and staff. Questionable practices, such as the use of illegal drugs or  conduct unbecoming a Christian, are not considered acceptable - First Thessalonians 5:22 (KJV), “Abstain from all appearance of evil.”



Brendan University will assign a student identification number of each individual student. When submitting assignments for grading, making payments on financial obligations, requesting transcripts, or initiating any other correspondence, it is essential that you always provide your student identification number in order to obtain proper credit.


The following is the distribution of values given as they correspond to the letter grades:

A 4.0 grade points                I Incomplete

A- 3.7 grade points               NC No credit hours granted

B+ 3.3 grade points              P Passing (not in GPA total)

B 3.0 grade points                V Audit-No credit hours granted

B- 2.7 grade points               WF Withdrawal Failing

C+ 2.3 grade points WP Withdrawal Passing

C 2.0 grade points                X Course dropped w/o penalty

C- 1.7 grade points              

D 1.0 grade point                  XF Course dropped with penalty

F 0.0 grade point


Grading Scale:

A 100-94

B 93-86

C 85-78

D 77-70

F 69 and below


Quality Points:

A+ 12 points                          C+ 6 points

A 11 points                            C 5 points

A- 10 points                           C- 4 points

B+ 9 points                            D+3 points

B+ 8 points                            D  2 points

B- 7 points                             D- 1 point

 After receipt of a grade, a student has two weeks (14 days) to petition to change any grade received to a higher grade or an “Incomplete” grade to a letter grade via the resubmission of required course work. If a student fails to resubmit the required course work during the two week grace period, the final grade given shall stand. Any changes after that period will require review by the Academic Dean and be charged an Academic Review Fee.


Brendan University’s credit hours are fifty (50) minute hours. Students may anticipate being assigned

1˝ to 2 hours of homework for every one (1) hour in class.

A. Measurement of New York Department of Education (518-474-2593):

1. One (1) semester credit hour equals

a. 15 hours of in-class instruction

b. 30 hours of assigned homework

2. One (1) quarter credit hour equals

a. 10 hours of in-class instruction

b. 20 hours of assigned homework

B. Measurement of Association for Biblical Higher Education (407-207-0808):

1. One (1) semester credit hour equals

a. 17 hours of in-class instruction

b. 34 hours of assigned homework

2. One (1) quarter credit hour equals

a. 10 hours of in-class instruction

b. 20 hours of assigned homework

C. Measurement of Brendan:

These options are offered in the various Brendan learning environments at the discretion of the Academic Dean.

Option A – 15 week semester

Option B – 12 week compressed semester with additional reading assignments

Option C – Intensive weekend seminar format which includes AMFED reading requirement

Option D – Independent Study (see AMFED standards on next page)

E. Equivalency Standards of The American Federation of Christian Colleges and Schools:

The following guidelines have been established after conferring with various institutions of higher education concerning a valid conversion of conventional class lecture hours into required reading for credit in a traditional or non-traditional program of education.

Three (3) credit hours of study are equal to one (1) fifty (50) minute lecture, three (3) times a week, for fifteen (15) weeks.

Fifteen (15) pages of reading equal one (1) class lecture [at the undergraduate level of study]. A three credit hour course would require six-hundred and seventy-five (675) pages of reading at the undergraduate level of study if the course is an independent study or completed by correspondence. This reading requirement must include a written project or a final exam. Twenty-five (25) pages of reading equal one (1) lecture at the graduate level of study. A three (3) credit hour course would require one-thousand, one-hundred and twenty-five (1,125) pages of reading. 

This reading requirement must include a written project or a final exam. One (1) credit hour per [five-thousand] 5,000 words can be awarded for a thesis or dissertation.

Institutions may use a combination of the above methods in order to achieve the minimum quantity standard for quality education.

 The purpose of this requirement is to ensure that a student receives a certain quantity of education which will lead to a quality education. Standards for Membership and Accreditation, 1988 The American Federation of Christian Colleges and Schools: Section Nine, Article Twelve – Equivalency Standards


An undergraduate student who receives a grade of “D” in a required course must repeat the course in order to graduate. A graduate student who receives a grade of “C” in a required course must repeat the course in order to graduate. Any student may elect to repeat any course in order to improve the grade assigned for that course. When a course is repeated, the final grade points and credit hours earned replace the previous grade points and credit hours in computing the grade point average. However, all grade entries on the transcript remain a part of the student’s permanent academic record. The student must indicate that it is a repeat course at the time of registering for the course.


Authorized - A student who wishes to withdraw voluntarily during a semester shall:

-meet with the dean of his/her school. Withdrawals must be approved by the Academic Dean.

-satisfy all financial obligations before withdrawal. Students who fail to meet their financial obligations will not receive academic transcripts.

Grades of WP or WF shall be placed on the student’s transcript for the courses in which the student was enrolled based on their course grades at the time of withdrawal.

 Unauthorized - A student who leaves during a semester without officially withdrawing will be administratively withdrawn. A grade of I (incomplete) shall be placed on the student’s academic transcript for courses enrolled in that semester, unless the dean specifies that WF (withdraw failing) be posted.

Graduation & Transcripts


To qualify for graduation, a student must:

-Earn the required number of semester hours with a passing grade on assignments.

-Pay all outstanding tuition, fees and penalties twenty-one days before the student’s graduation date.

Students participating in Brendan University’s graduation ceremony will be responsible for rental costs of all academic regalia, including caps, gowns, and hoods. Payment must be received 30 days in advance of graduation.


A transcript contains all essential academic data such as the courses, grades, credits awarded, degree (with major), and graduation date.

 Official Transcript

This transcript has the seal of Brendan University, date, and an appropriate signature for students who have attended this institution. These are only issued directly to other institutions, colleges, or employers. The current fee for each official transcript is $8.00. Official transcripts can only be released upon receipt of official transcripts from previous learning institutions or official letters of confirmation.

 Unofficial Student Transcript

This transcript is an unofficial record of grades obtained while a student of Brendan University. It is issued to the student and has the appropriate signature and is dated, but is without the University seal. When all coursework has been completed and all financial obligations are fulfilled, one (1) unofficial transcript will be available at no charge.

 The current fee for each subsequent unofficial transcript is $5.00. Unofficial transcripts can only be released upon receipt of official transcripts from previous learning institutions or official letters of confirmation.

Neither official nor unofficial transcripts will be issued for a student who has failed to meet all his/her financial obligations to Brendan University.


 Grievance Procedure & Policy

Step 1. Anyone with a grievance or complaint may request an individual conference with the instructor or staff member to discuss the matter.

Step 2. If a satisfactory resolution to the problem is not reached, the aggrieved party should seek guidance from the Academic Dean, if it is an academic issue. Otherwise, the aggrieved party should proceed to step three.

Step 3. If the previous steps have not solved the grievance within 48 hours of the incident, the aggrieved party must present to the President, in writing, all facts of the grievance. Within 24 hours, upon receipt of the written information, the President will schedule a Grievance Committee hearing.

The time of the meeting will be communicated, in writing, to all parties. The Committee will consist of the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, two staff members, two faculty members, and two students not involved with the incident in question. All persons involved with the incident, or their representatives must be present at the time of the hearing or they will be considered to have waived their interest in the proceeding. All parties involved will be given the opportunity to discuss the grievance. The Grievance Committee will excuse all parties involved in the grievance and immediately review and conclude the case. The decision of the Committee will be communicated within 48 hours to those involved in the incident.

 The Committee’s decision will be final. Any grievance that involves the protesting of a grade received by a student must be initiated by the student no later than the end of the semester immediately following the term in which the course was given.

 Anti-hazing Policy

Brendan University has an absolute prohibition on hazing. Hazing is defined as an action or situation created on or off campus, which recklessly or intentionally harms, damages, or endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any organization operating within the University. The term “hazing” includes, but is not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as  whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced/encouraged consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or other substance, or other forced activity which would adversely affect the physical or mental health or safety of the student, and also includes any activity which would subject the student to mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, encouraged exclusion from social contact, forced/encouraged conduct which would result in extreme embarrassment, or forced/encouraged activity which could adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student, or any other activity which is inconsistent with the regulations and policies of the University.


Papers: All reaction / summary / research papers, theses and dissertations must be prepared in accordance with the MLA Style Guide (ISBN# 08735-2975-8). Specifically, Brendan University requires that all work submitted for credit meet the following standards:

-Computer word processor printed


-Twelve (12) point font size

-Times New Roman or Arial font face

-One (1) inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right)

Consistent with other requirements of the MLA Style Guide.

Cover page, title, endnote, and bibliography pages cannot be counted toward the required length of the paper. Any requests for variation from these standards must be requested in writing from and approved in writing by the Academic Dean.

The preferred methodology for the submission of all work (except for thesis and dissertations) is via electronic mailing of a DOC or RTF file. Please see the Brendan website for details related to the electronic submission and grading of student papers. 

Academic Honesty: It is assumed that academic honesty will prevail. The University’s policies in this area are posted on our Internet site and printed in the student handbook. Problems in this area will be handled with an equal concern for love and justice.

 Policy on Research and Plagiarism: Merriam-Webster’s College Dictionary defines plagiarism as, “to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own: use (another’s production) without crediting the source.”

 While fully supporting the use of tools, reference works, the Internet and other available media, Brendan requires that all of the work submitted by a student for grading and evaluation be the result of their own writing efforts and creative processes. We encourage you to use all information available for the purpose of supporting your work; however, you must clearly identify quotes and excerpts as the work of another author, and properly cite the source.

 The University has a policy for reviewing the content of all papers submitted for grading and evaluation through the use of a technological process. By means of this process, faculty members are able to identify situations where the information was taken directly from other publications or modified by the student and subsequently inserted into the work to be graded.

 Students should be advised that plagiarism in any form is prohibited, and that work containing plagiarized materials will be downgraded and returned for resubmission. The Academic Dean is notified whenever a student submits work for evaluation and grading that contains plagiarized materials. Continued instances of plagiarism will result in academic probation and may lead to other disciplinary measures.


Classroom attendance is essential for satisfactory academic achievement. Students enrolled in Brendan University are responsible for knowing and meeting all course requirements, and regular attendance at classes is expected. It is left to the individual faculty member to evaluate each student’s record of attendance in arriving at a final grade.


As a student in a classroom environment, it is important to set a sound, disciplined schedule. Don’t neglect your prayer and family life, even if it means extending your studies over a longer period. Keep a balance between your studies, ministry, and family. Luke 14:28 states “For which of you intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts (calculates) the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it!”




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