Quarter to Semester Tuition
Bethel Seminary is moving from a quarter calendar to a semester calendar starting with the 2013-2014 academic year.
The semester calendar consists of:
- Fall semester (15 weeks)
- January interim (4 weeks)
- Spring semester (15 weeks)
- Summer term (11 weeks)
Benefits of a Semester Calendar
There are a number of reasons why we felt the move to a semester calendar would best serve our students.
- Explore subjects more fully during a full semester
- Opportunities for more off-campus study
- Ease of transferring credits to Bethel University
- More collaboration opportunities with other schools
How Credits and Tuition Converts
The change to semesters also requires some adjustment in pricing in order to convert quarter credits to semester credits.
A typical quarter course is 4 quarter credits over 10 weeks, whereas a typical semester course is 3 semester credits over 15 weeks. This means that one semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
Here’s an illustration of how credits and tuition converts from quarters to semesters:
|Course or Degree||Quarter Credits||Ratio||Semester Credits|
|2012-2013 Tuition Rates||Quarter Credits||Ratio||Semester Credits|
|Seminary of the East||$350||1.5||$525.00|
Doctor of Ministry Students
Tuition for D.Min. courses will be charged per credit hour. Students only pay tuition during terms when they are enrolled. Converting 2012-2013 pricing to a per-credit system results in a rate of $355 per credit for the self-directed program and about $550 per credit for cohort programs.
Beginning with the summer '13 quarter, D.Min. students may borrow federal student loans. Learn more about how to apply for loans.
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