Academic Information

Academic Integrity

All CEI students are expected to maintain Christ-like conduct in their daily walk, in relationship with their local church, and as students at Regent University. This conduct is an expression of character befitting a Christian man or woman seeking to serve within the local church. Since conduct is always an expression of character, CEI expects that all students will honor their commitment to strong Christian character by avoiding the following behaviors:

  • Plagiarism: It is a breach of character to knowingly use another person’s ideas, work, writing or thoughts and pass them off as one’s own. Please give proper citation for anything that is not your own.
  • Dishonesty: The intent to falsify, cheat, lie, defraud or deceive in academic activities, or to aid another in doing so, is a breach of character. CEI students are expected to maintain the highest levels of integrity in all their academic work.
  • Divisiveness: Covenant of relationship and mutual trust in the local church and with CEI professors is of the utmost importance. Christian character demands that we seek to resolve conflicts at their earliest possible point rather than allowing them to grow. CEI students are expected to resolve conflict in a biblical way between themselves and another student or professor and within the local church, following the Matthew 18 principle to seek those in higher authority until the problem is solved.

Adding or Dropping a Class

Education takes time. It is an investment in your future and the lives you will touch. The question is: Will you be prepared? It is important to “count the cost” before entering into any academic endeavor. CEI maintains a challenging schedule that requires reading, time to listen to and reflect on lectures, and written assignments. It is important for every student to count the cost before they make a commitment of time and resources.

Realizing that life can present unforeseen challenges, CEI has made a provision to add or drop students from classes according to the following schedules:

  • Students may be added to a class until two weeks after the start of that class. After that point, it is nearly impossible to add additional students with enough time to catch up with the rest of the class, and a student must wait until the following session or semester to join the church partner’s learning cohort. Students newly added to a class must expect delays in granting access to Blackboard and library privileges for up to one week while they are processed as Regent students.
  • Students may request withdrawal from a class until two weeks after the start of class and may receive a full refund. They may also withdraw after the two week point, but will receive no refund. A refund in the first two weeks is contingent upon the minimum number of 10 students remaining in a class. Should the number drop below 10 students upon withdrawal, no refund is possible.

Class Incompletes

Students should at all times endeavor to complete assignments on time. CEI does realize that life sometimes presents unforeseen circumstances that prevent students from completing their work on time. The professor of any CEI class has the right to grant an extension to complete class work for up to 30 days beyond the completion date of a class if he or she is convinced the student has a valid reason for such a request. Work must then be turned in no later than 30 days after the incomplete is granted by the professor, or on the day set by the professor, for full credit. No incompletes will be issued after class ends—the permission for an incomplete must be secured from your professor before class ends.


CEI’s grading scale and grade points are used to provide feedback to students on the work and overall performance in our program. They are also used to determine eligibility to receive a certificate of completion once a six-class block has been completed. The following grading scale, percentage ranges and quality points have been adopted for all CEI classes:

Grade Percentage Range Quality Points
A+ 97-100 4.00
A 93-96 3.85
A- 90-92 3.67
B+ 87-89 3.33
B 83-86 3.00
B- 80-82 2.67
C+ 77-79 2.33
C 73-76 2.00
C- 70-72 1.67
D+ 66-69 1.33
D 62-65 1.00
D- 60-62 0.67
F 0-60 0.00

Each assignment is evaluated and assigned a letter grade and a percentage. Each class is also evaluated with an overall letter grade and percentage. The grade is equivalent to a certain quality point score.

Upon completion of a six-block set of classes, student’s quality point scores are added together. Any student with a quality point score at or above 10.00 will receive a certificate of completion for that block of classes from Regent University. This means that the overall cumulative total of quality points must be 10.0 or above for all classes, which means the students must have no lower than a C- average for all classes to receive a certificate of completion.

Mark Batterson, D.Min. '12

Mark Batterson, D.Min. '12

Lead Pastor, National Community Church

"It was the beginning stages of the D.Min. program that really helped define my leadership gift and lay a foundation for what the Lord has done. It gave me the practical tools that I needed."
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