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Student Handbook 2018-2019

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2018-2019 Student Handbook 2 Denver Seminary 6399 South Santa Fe Drive ∙ Littleton, CO 80120 303-824-3094 ∙ 800-922-3040 Purpose of the Student Handbook The Student Handbook is an official document that is binding for all students, as it communicates and explains important information and policies to help a student successfully complete his/her academic work and understand the different services Denver Seminary offers while being prepared for future ministry. Degree seeking students, as well as those earning certificates and auditing classes, are to comply with Seminary policies and procedures as stated in this Handbook. These policies and procedures have a direct bearing on all students, and each student is responsible for familiarizing him/herself with the content and policies herein. Denver Seminary admits students of any race, gender, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school- administered programs. No student can be excused from taking a required course from a faculty member on the basis of the student's objection to the faculty member's race, gender, or national and ethnic origin. The content of this handbook should not be construed as complete. It may be modified by action of the Faculty, Administration, or the Seminary Board of Trustees at any time. Denver Seminary reserves the right to change policies when necessary. All policy changes will be communicated promptly to the student community. Students unable to access an electronic copy of the Student Handbook will be provided a hard copy upon request in the Office of Student Life. Accreditation and Affiliations Denver Seminary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, 230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; telephone number 800-621-7440; website:, to award master's and doctoral degrees. The Seminary is also an accredited member of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, 10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275-1103; telephone number 412-788-6505; website: The Master of Arts in Counseling degree is also accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). 1 The Denver Seminary CPE Center is solely accredited to offer CPE training by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1549 Clairmont Road, Suite 103, Decatur, GA 30333; telephone number 404-320-1472; website:, as a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training center. The Denver Seminary CPE Center offers CPE Level I, Level II, and supervisory education CPE units for matriculated Denver Seminary students. Denver Seminary is the first evangelical seminary to receive this designation. 1 The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Denver Seminary is currently accredited by CACREP under the 2001 Standards for Community Counseling through October 2012. In 2009, CACREP combined the standards for Community Counseling and Mental Health Counseling into Standards for Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs. Denver Seminary intends to seek accreditation for the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program when it is scheduled for the reaccreditation process in 2012, per CACREP guidelines.

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