For a detailed description of all of the academic programs: Master of Arts, the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, and the Language and Cultural Studies Program, please consult the current Academic Catalog for detailed policies.
PRIVACY OF INFORMATION
Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure of any category of information under the Family Educational rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. To withhold disclosure, written notification must be received in the Academic Office. St. John’s Seminary assumes that failure on the part of any student to request specifically the withholding of categories of “Directory Information” indicates individual approval for disclosure. St. John’s Seminary hereby designates the following categories of student information as public or “Directory Information.” Such information may be disclosed by the institution for any purpose at its discretion.
Students who are affiliated with a diocese or religious order are asked to sign a consent form, valid for the duration of the enrollment, allowing regular transmittal of grades and evaluation reports to specific diocesan or religious officials.
Each enrolled student is issued credentials to access the Seminary’s online course information website via SonisWeb (www.stjohnsonis.com). The site contains information regarding the courses in which a student is enrolled along with a class schedule. For each course, instructors may post such information as a syllabus, required texts, course reading material, course assignments, etc. At the end of each semester, students may view course grades upon the completion of the evaluations for enrolled courses.
Students are responsible for acquiring their own textbooks. Textbook information is available online via SonisWeb for courses to which each student is enrolled for the incoming semester. Seminarians are to contact their diocesan or religious vocation directors for any arrangements regarding textbook allowances that may be available. The seminary faculty commits to keeping overall textbook costs down while being aware of prices for up-to-date and quality scholarly material. Students are responsible for assigned reading material for courses they add to their semester schedules after the initial publication of the enrollments and booklists, and even after the start of the semester, recognizing that textbooks for such courses may have to be ordered only after the courses have been added.