The Fruitland Handbook

 The Academic Policies FAQ on the right should answer a lot of your questions. However, each student is responsible to be informed of all guidelines and policies in the Fruitland Handbook and to abide by them. Click here to view the latest edition of the catalog.

The College reserves the right to make necessary changes to policies without further notice. The regulations, courses, personnel schedules and costs listed are subject to change after initial publication on the web and in the Fruitland Handbook.
However, changes are communicated and publicized to students, faculty and staff as soon as possible.

Academic Policies

Academic Policies
The academic policies of the school are established by the administration with the agreement of the Board of Directors. These policies are administered by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The school reserves the right to change these policies as the administration deems necessary. Any changes will be publicized as much as possible. Usually students graduate under the policies published in the catalog when they enrolled.

Fruitland is dedicated to providing Christian training for each student regardless of academic background. The goal is to assist each student in moving forward academically, spiritually and practically toward a more effective ministry. A total of 123 credit hours are required for graduation.

Evening Classes

Evening classes are offered Tuesday and Thursday. Two classes are offered each evening. These classes meet 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The application and admission procedures are the same for evening classes as for day classes.

Grading Scale

Grading System

Each student’s academic work is evaluated using a numerical scale and reported to the Academic Office by a letter grade.

The following scale is used:

          A+ (100) Excellent

          A (98-99) Excellent

          A- (95-97) Excellent

          B+ (92-94) Good

          B (89-91) Good

          B- (86-88) Good

          C+ (83-85) Satisfactory

          C (79-82) Satisfactory

          C- (76-78) Satisfactory

          D+ (73-75) Poor, but passing

          D (71-72) Poor, but passing

          D- (70) Poor, but passing

          F (below 70) Failure

          I Incomplete (work must be completed in the next quarter to avoid           an “F”)

          WP Withdrew passing

          WF Withdrew failing

          I Incomplete (work must be completed in the next quarter to avoid           an “F”)

          WP Withdrew passing

          WF Withdrew failing

Orientation And Registration

Orientation for new students is held the first Tuesday of each quarter at 11:45 a.m. in the chapel of the Crouch Building.

Registration for new students is at 10:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each quarter. Registration for returning students is held the ninth and tenth weeks of each quarter. Students are expected to register at the designated time, otherwise they will pay a $25 late fee.

Registration for evening students is held the Tuesday and Thursday of the first week of each quarter from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Quarter System

Fruitland classes and calendars revolve around the quarter system.

Each quarter consists of 10 weeks of classes. The regular schedule is seven weeks of school, one week off for evaluation and three weeks of school to finish the quarter. This usually allows for a break of two weeks before the beginning of another quarter (consult the annual calendar for exceptions). The course of study involves a prescribed curriculum with no electives. A full-time student may finish the course in eight quarters covering a period of two years.

Each new quarter of classes begins the first Tuesday of January, April, July and October. (There are occasional exceptions so make sure you  consult the annual calendar.)

Classes are held Tuesday-Friday. Each class meets for two hours. The daily schedule is: first class 7:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.; chapel 9:50 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; second class 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Transfer Credit/Transcripts

Transfer credit from another institution may be granted, provided the student submits a transcript and provides a description of the courses for which credit is sought, preferably a catalog from the other school. Courses for which credit is given must be parallel to courses at Fruitland.

A minimum grade of “C” is required for credit on courses transferred. The Vice President for Academic Affairs will make the evaluation. The student will be exempted from courses for which transfer credit is granted. A minimum of four quarters of work must be done at Fruitland to qualify for graduation. Correspondence work is not accepted for transfer credit.

Transcripts of credit earned at Fruitland are sent upon written request. The cost for a transcript is $5. A correct mailing address must be provided. All financial obligations must be satisfied before a transcript will be sent.

Click here to request a transcript online.