On the one hand, assignments and “memory exercises” for non-credit students in the New England Catholic Biblical School do not take the form of standard college “papers.” All written assignments are organized in a question-and-answer format. Weekly homework assignments typically feature six open-ended questions.
On the other hand, students taking the Saint Thomas Seminary Certificate in Biblical Studies courses for college credit must complete, in addition to weekly homework assignments, 1-5 projects (which often involve writing a brief paper, 2-3 double-spaced pages in length).
- A student who completes 1-2 papers, is not eligible for a grade higher than a C in the course.
- A student who completes 3-4 papers, is not eligible for a grade higher than a B in the course.
- Students who complete 5 papers are eligible for an A.
Eligibility does not guarantee the desired grade. Grades on all assignments will determine final grades.