Frequently Asked Questions

ADMISSIONS

a. Can I start classes mid-year? I'm not sure when classes are offered.
b. What if I never finished high school?
c. What if I was not the greatest student in high school but feel God is calling me to further my education?
d. What if I have been out of school for a long time?
e. What would keep me from being accepted as a student?
f. How do I decide which direction to go with my study focus (concerning "major")?
g. How many hours constitute "part-time" in connection with work?
h. What if I'm not sure I can handle school and work at the same time?
i. What if I can't find a job because of scheduling conflicts?
j. Are all cohorts the same?
k. Do I get to choose my own cohort?
l. How do I decide which cohort is right for me?
m. What if I pick a cohort that isn't a good fit for me?
n. What happens if the cohort I attend decides to no longer provide classes at its location?
o. Can I take SUM courses while I am still in high school, so that I can get ahead with my Bachelor's degree?
p. Where are SUM's cohort sites located? 

 

FINANCIAL AID

a. What is my EFC and where can I find it?
b. How can I find out when and how much financial aid I will be receiving?
 c. What is VFAO and what do they do?
d. What is verification?
e. Why are there sometimes delays in receiving my financial aid?
f. Who do I contact with questions regarding my Financial Registration form or my Statement?
 g. What if there is a balance due after projected financial aid award is received?
h. If I do not have financial aid, when is the payment due?
i. Are payment plans available for the BA program?
j. How can I make a payment on my student account?
k. What if there is a – (minus) sign in front of the balance due amount?
l. When will the refunds be processed?
m. Where will my refund be sent?
n. How do I determine if I have enough financial aid to cover my educational expenses?

 

BUSINESS OFFICE

a. How do I know whether I need to contact the Business Office or the Financial Aid office?
b. What is the purpose of the Financial Registration Form?
c. Why is a legal sized page required?
d. Why is the financial aid amount listed as an estimate on the Financial Registration Form?
e. What is the scholarship amount listed on the Financial Registration form?
f. What is the basis for the number of credits charged?
g. What if there is a balance due after projected financial aid award is received?
h. If I do not have financial aid, when is the payment due?
i. Are payment plans available for the BA program?
j. How can I make a payment on my student account?
k. What if there is a – (minus) sign in front of the balance due amount?
l. When will the refunds be processed?
m. Where will my refund be sent?
n. What is the tuition refund policy?

 

REGISTRATION

a. How do I register for classes?
b. How do I know which classes I should register for?
c. I am having technical problems registering in my classes, who should I contact?
d. How many classes can I take each trimester?
e. The class I want to register in conflicts with another class I want to take, what should I do?
f. How do I add or drop a class?
g. How do I choose my courses?
h. How do I register for a directed research course?
i. Why can’t I see all of the classes offered this trimester?
j. My classmate told me that she did not have to register in 9 PE classes because she already took one PE class in another college before joining SUM? How come I am required to take so many PE classes?
k. How can I obtain document proving I am a registered student at SUM?
l. What is my username for CampusVue Student Portal?
m. How do I Create a New Account on CampusVue Student Portal?
n. How do I check my attendance on CampusVue Student Portal?

 

TECHNOLOGY & SOFTWARE USAGE

a. How do I get a username and password for ABHE?
b. How do I login on ABHE? You need a username and a password to be able to login onto ABHE.
c. How do I view my grades on ABHE?
d. How do I create an account on SUMoodle?
e. How do I login on SUMoodle?
f. I forgot my SUMoodle username and password, what should I do?
g. How do I get an official SUM e-mail account?
h. How do I view the corrections my professor made on the paper I submitted on SUMoodle via Turnitin?
i. How do I take a Course Evaluation survey?
j. How to Attend an Online Class
k. How do I log into a Course Using a Webinar ID Code?
l. How do I view my instructor's TurnItIn through SUMoodle?
m. Is there a mobile app for Moodle?
n. How do I find my class on MegaMeeting?
o. How fast does my Internet have to be to attend live online classes?
p. How do I enroll in a course on Canvas as a student?

 

PRACTICUM, INTERNSHIPS & CHRISTIAN SERVICE

a. What is the difference between Christian service, practicum and internship?
b. How many Practicum do I need to graduate?
c. How many Christian Service classes do I need to graduate?
d. Who should I contact when regarding concerns about Christian Service?
e. Do I have to take practical field ministry courses?
f. Can I get credit towards my practical field ministry with life experiences?
g. When am I expected to do internship?
h. Who should I contact when it comes to issues and concerns regarding internship and practicums?

 

ACADEMIC PROGRESS TRACKING

a. How can I keep track of my progress academically to ensure that I will graduate in time (3 years for BA and 2 years for MA)?
b. How often should I check my grades on ABHE?
c. How come the grades posted on SUMoodle and ABHE are different?
d. What is the GPA cut-off for Academic Honors?
e. What are the requirements to graduate from SUM?

REMEDIAL ENGLISH

a. Who needs to take a Remedial English class?
b. What happens when a student's GPA falls below a 2.0?
c. How does SUM handle students who allow their GPA to drop below a 2.0?
d. How many classes does a student take while in Remediation?
e. How does the ENG1110 Remedial English course work?
f. How can a student get help with registering for a Remedial English course?

 

TRANSFER OF CREDITS

a. I have taken some classes in another college prior to joining SUM, will they transfer to SUM?
b. Will remedial English substitute English Composition 1 or 2?
c. Can I use Biblical courses to substitute General Education courses?
d. How do I know if I have received my transfer credits?
e. How can I obtain my unofficial transcript?
f. What if I don't see the classes I expected to transfer, reflected on my ABHE record?

 

How do I create an account on SUMoodle?