Academic Information
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Academic Information

study at SMBI

Information regarding coursework at SMBI, including policy regarding tardiness, change of courses, withdrawal, and more.

Current class schedules, course descriptions, and major headings are listed in this course catalog and are subject to revision at anytime.
Changes of Courses
Course changes must be made before the third day of classes.
Study Hours and Audits
Credit (in study hours) will be granted upon satisfactory completion of course require-ments established by the instructor and in accordance with course standards. Eight hundred and eighty minutes of class time equals one study hour. Course study hours are based on semester hours using a sequence of five six-week terms per academic year. A normal academic load is six hours per term. Study hours can be transferred to or from SMBI dependent on the criteria of the sending or receiving academic institution.
Students may audit courses at will, but are encouraged to audit only so much as will al-low appropriate time for concentration on courses taken for credit. If all requirements for credit are met by the auditor, he may receive credit at completion of the course. There will be an addi-tional tuition charge for study hours earned beyond the normal load recommended in the cata-log.
Class Absences and Tardiness
Excusable absences must be cleared with the instructor. Such absences will include ill-ness, accident, funeral, or wedding in the family, or certain school responsibilities. Unexcused absences will lower the final grade 1 1/2 points per 90 minute class. Repeated tardiness may result in a lower grade.

Transfer of Study Hours
For specific information concerning transfer of study hours, please inquire at the SMBI office.
A withdrawal from class after the time allotted for course changes will be recorded as in-complete (I). An (I) may be raised to a passing grade if the instructor's requirements are met in the time allotted by the faculty. If work is not completed in the allotted time, the (I) automati-cally becomes a failing grade.


To receive credit for completing a course the student must have earned a grade of 70% or more. The student not achieving a grade of at least 70% will not receive credit for the particular course, but may repeat the course in a later term.
Letter grades usually reflect standings relative to other students rather than individual ad-vancement of competence. Therefore, letter grades are assigned by the Registrar only when nec-essary for purposes of transfer to another school. Grades upon completion and payment of each term are given as a percentage grade.

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Fax: 717-485-0641

Office: 717-485-4341

Staff: 717-485-5083

Ladies' Dorm: 717-485-4536

Men's Dorm: 717-485-3245

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