Course Load, Attendance, and Grade Scale

Course Load

A full-time student is enrolled in at least 17 credit hours per semester.

Course Attendance

The following attendance policies apply to all freshmen and sophomore courses and practicums without qualification.  Some of these attendance policies may be suspended for junior or senior courses, at the discretion of the individual instructor. Specifically, taking student attendance during in-class tests or activities for junior or senior courses is recommended, but optional—because the in-class test or activity verifies the student’s presence or absence.

Students are expected to attend and participate in classes. See below for the difference between excused and unexcused absences and the policies concerning each.

Excused absences from classes include:

  • Funeral
  • Sickness (a doctor’s note will be required after 3 consecutive sick days, more than 5 absences in a quarter, or 7 absences for a semester-long course)
  • Car breakdown/accident
  • IHOPU-approved ministry trip
  • Doctor appointment
  • If you are participating in a wedding or attending the wedding of an immediate family member (There is a limit of 7 days per semester for weddings.)

Ministry trips are considered IHOPU-approved when the school director agrees to student participation at the request of the ministry trip leader (examples of IHOPU-approved ministry trips include Onething regional conferences and GPR/ANPR worship team trips related to other houses of prayer/ministries). Ministry trip leaders must obtain approval before soliciting student participation. Upon this approval, students must obtain excused absences from their instructors before confirming participation in any ministry trips.

A student who is a member of a (GPR, ANPR, or Hope City) worship team is excused from classes for staff meetings and worship team/leader meetings when applicable. However, each student who misses class for an IHOPKC staff meeting or a worship team/leader meeting is responsible for catching up on the content covered in the class he/she missed.

Unexcused absences include:

  • Family events/vacation
  • Oversleeping
  • Non-IHOPU-approved ministry trip
  • Work
  • Forgetfulness

Class attendance

  • Students may incur two unexcused absences per fourteen class meetings before failing the course (two for quarter-long theology courses, four for semester-long practicums and music courses).
  • Apart from failing a course or practicum due to three or more unexcused absences, attendance does not factor into a student’s grade.
  • If you miss a class, you need to email the course administrator the day of the class.

Students are to notify instructors of excused absences in advance, when possible. Students who have an excused absence are expected to make arrangements with instructors for alternative or make-up work. Such arrangements are to be made in advance of the absence, when possible. Instructors are to accommodate excused absences to the extent it does not unreasonably interfere with the learning objectives of the course or unduly burden the instructor. Attendance policies are to be applied in a non-discriminatory manner.

Grade Scale

Letter Grade Percentage Score GPA
A 95–100% 4.00
A- 90–94% 3.67
B+ 88–89% 3.33
B 83–87% 3.00
B- 80–82% 2.67
C+ 78–79% 2.33
C 73–77% 2.00
C- 70–72% 1.67
D 65–69% 1.33
F 0–64% 0.00 (Academic Probation)
PASS Passing: credit is given without a grade-point value
INC Incomplete: coursework is not finished and/or the grade is pending
W Withdrawal: course has been dropped by the student