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Wayland Baptist University
ORIE 0001
New Student Orientation
Updated: September 2009
Thank you for choosing Wayland Baptist
University for your educational pursuits. The
New Student Orientation (ORIE 0001) is
designed to familiarize you with what Wayland
Baptist University is, what we can do for you,
and important information that will make your
educational experience a little easier. The
information contained in this orientation is in no
way comprehensive, and is subject to change.
Please speak with an academic advisor
regarding specific questions you may have.
This orientation should take about 20 minutes to
Mission of the University System
Wayland Baptist University exists to educate
students in an academically challenging,
learning-focused and distinctively Christian
environment for professional success, lifelong
learning, and service to God and humankind.
Hawaii Campus Mission Statement
We seek to serve the Lord by offering quality
education in a Christian environment and with Aloha
spirit. We further seek to provide practical and
meaningful instruction and encouragement that will
lead to professional advancement and enriched lives.
Aloha Ke Akua.
A few words from the Dean
Welcome to Wayland – Hawaii! We hope that you find your Wayland experience to be a
blessing to you as well as a quality experience in higher education.
In 2008, our main campus of Wayland Baptist University celebrated its 100th anniversary,
and this year (2009) we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of our Hawaii Campus. This
Hawaii Campus was the first satellite campus for Wayland outside of Texas, and we are
proud to be a part of that. It is our hope that you feel a part of Wayland’s spirit, too, as
you connect with WBU at any of its campuses.
There are many ways in which we ask for feedback from all our stakeholders. For
example, we do take seriously student completion of faculty evaluations after each
class. Your feedback is an invaluable component of our improvement process. I will read
each evaluation to gain open feedback concerning teachers, classes, and text.. Of course,
the responses to these surveys are held in strict confidence.
I am pleased with our success and look with anticipation to what new opportunities are
out there for us. Our success is a direct result of the input from you, our students, staff,
and faculty. I will continue to strive for ways to serve you better.
Great things are happening at WBU-Hawaii. Be a part of it. There is a degree of difference!
Aloha Ke Akua,
Dr. Tod Outlaw
Interim Executive Director and Dean
University Profile
• FOUNDED: In 1906 by the Staked Plains Baptist
Association in Plainview, Texas, and chartered in 1908 by
the State of Texas.
• LOCATIONS: With more than 7,000 total students
attending at 14 campuses including Plainview, Wichita
Falls, Lubbock, Lackland AFB, Amarillo, and San Antonio,
Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; Anchorage and Fairbanks,
Alaska; Phoenix and Sierra Vista, Arizona; Clovis and
Albuquerque, New Mexico; Altus, Oklahoma; and Kenya,
• ACCREDITATION: Wayland Baptist University is
accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane,
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; Telephone number 404679-4501) to award degrees at the associate,
baccalaureate, and master degree levels.
Application Process
Congratulations…you have already begun the application process
and this Orientation is part of it.
The following documents are required:
All undergraduate students must complete the following forms:
–Application for Admission
–Official transcript from most recent institution attended
–Credit Agreement
–Orientation/Catalog Acknowledgement
–Medical History & proof of immunizations
All degree-seeking students must also
complete the following:
–Request for degree plan
–Non-refundable Application Fee - $35
-Official transcripts from the military and all colleges or universities
attended, even if no credit was granted
- Survey Information
Evaluation of Transfer Credit
The academic advisors at Wayland Baptist UniversityHawaii Campus prepare unofficial evaluations of previous
academic, military, and other credit. Official evaluations
are completed at the Plainview Campus upon receipt of a
student’s official transcripts and documentation. This
process normally takes 4-6 weeks once all transcripts are
The Official degree plan, issued by Plainview, is a
worksheet used by academic advisors and students to track
progress towards completion of a given degree. The degree
plan is not a substitute for speaking with an academic
advisor. There are many subtle requirements that can be
missed, therefore periodic reviews with an academic advisor
are highly recommended.
Registering for Classes
In order to register for classes you must:
• Have a completed Application Packet on file.
• Turn in a signed Enrollment Contract detailing the courses for which
you wish to register.
• Make a minimum payment of 1/3 down for tuition (excluding financial
aid or tuition assistance that is in order).
• Degree-seeking students who are registering for a second term must
have all official transcripts turned in to complete their file (students
using federal financial aid must have all documentation turned in and
processed before they may qualify for any money).
Registration is not difficult, but it is on a first-come,
first-serve basis. Classes do fill up, so students are
encouraged to register early!
Text Books
Both new and used Textbooks are
available prior to each term for the face to
face classes. Buy back specials are
announced each term.
Virtual Campus texts must be purchased
on line.
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday 9:30am — 5:30pm
Closed weekends and Major Holidays
Visit the website for current text books,
gifts, Christian books, DVDs, gift cards,
artwork, Wayland memorabilia, school
supplies, WBU wear and more!
•Tuition and Fees
•Payment Plan
•Refund Policies
•Financial Aid Programs
Tuition and Fees
• Undergraduate tuition: $192 per semester hour. Most classes
are 3 semester hours or $603 per class.
• Undergraduate On-line tuition: $276 per semester hour.
Most classes are 3 semester hours or $855 per class.
• Tech Fee: A $9.00/ semester hour Technology fee will be
assessed for both in-house and Virtual Campus classes. These
funds will be used for upgrading and maintaining computer
technology, web sites and student e-mail accounts.
• Application fee: $35 (non-refundable)
• Drop fee: $10 per course
• Transcripts: $5 per transcript requested
(requests go directly to the Registrar’s Office
in Plainview. An order form is available on the
WBU web page
• Graduation fees: Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees $75 (each)
Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees $105 (together) Master’s
Degrees are $100 (each).
Payment Plan Option
Normally, payment for tuition and fees are required at the
time of registration. However, a payment plan is available for
all students. Books are not included in a payment plan and
must be paid for in full. (Some exceptions can be made for
financial aid & TA students.) Tuition and fees can be paid in
three installments (see below).
1/3 of total tuition & fees due at registration
1/3 of total tuition & fees due within 30 days the 1st day of class
1/3 of total tuition & fees due within 60 days the 1st day of class
There is a $50 penalty for late payments
Virtual campus and face to face classes have separate dates
NOTE: All students must submit a Credit Agreement
as part of the Application Packet
Payment of Account
A student’s account balance from a previous term
must be paid in full on order to register for a new term.
Payments may be made by:
► Cash (Exact amount required)
► Check
► Money order
► Credit card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Discover).
Regardless of the terms or sources, the account is the fiscal responsibility of
the student until paid in full. All proceeds from financial aid are first applied to the
student’s outstanding balance. Prompt disbursement to eligible students will be
made when a credit remains and after financial obligations to Wayland are paid.
NOTE: A student account must be paid in full before
Wayland Baptist University will issue an academic
transcript or diploma.
Refund Policy
In the event of withdrawal by a student in good standing, because of illness
or other reasons, subject to review and approval by the administration, a student
will receive a refund according to University Policy. Students MUST submit a
signed and dated drop form in order to qualify for any tuition refunds.” “Fees”
are not refundable after the first class meeting.
100% Refund of Tuition when a student drops a course:
● Prior to the first class meeting
● For “virtual campus courses,” the first class meeting is the 1st day of the
term (VC is considered a 10 week term)
75% Refund:
● 1-4 days after the 1st class meeting of a 10 week term
● 1-2 days after the 1st class meeting of the terms 5 and 3 weeks in length
25% Refund:
● 5-12 days after the 1st class meeting for a 10 week term
● 3-6 days after the 1st class meeting of the terms 5 and 3 weeks in length
0% Refund:
● 13 days and beyond after 1st class meeting for a 10 week term
● 7 days after the 1st class meeting of the terms 5 and 3 weeks in length
*No refund is available for audited classes.
*A $10.00 administrative fee will be charged for processing each course
dropped. This fee is waived for drops before the term has started.
Financial Aid Programs
Approximately 90% of
all Wayland degreeseeking students receive
some type of financial aid.
The aid comes from many
sources, including Federal
and State funding.
Students interested in
applying for financial aid
should contact the
Financial Aid Advisor at
488-8570 ext 224 or ext
Financial Aid Programs
available to Wayland students
who qualify:
•Federal Financial Aid
•Military Tuition Assistance
•Spouse Tuition Assistance
•V.A. Educational Benefits
•Employer Assistance
For more information: see the web site - Financial Aid link
Federal Financial Aid
The basic types of Federal Aid available through the Hawaii Campus are:
● Pell Grants (undergraduate only)
● Stafford Loans
● Perkins Loans
● Plus Loans (parent loans)
Eligibility for Federal Aid is determined by completing the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form (for more information visit The FAFSA will be evaluated for eligibility and results will
be e-mailed to students in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). This SAR should
be reviewed by the student for accuracy. The school code for Wayland is 003663.
Wayland Baptist University students must also complete an Institutional Application
for Financial Aid Form, available at any Wayland site. To be eligible for financial aid,
students must be degree-seeking and officially admitted to WBU. Forms can be found
at: Follow the financial aid links.
Please be aware that is a commercial site that will charge you for a
free service. Do not go there. Use instead.
Military Tuition Assistance (T.A.)
The military normally pays 100% of
all tuition and lab fees for active duty
members. Students using this form of
Tuition Assistance (TA) must turn in
authorization paperwork with their
registration each term. Normally, TA
paperwork is available through your
Education Center or on-line. Any
changes in enrollment must be
processed through the WBU office on
your post or base.
Spouses of active duty Air Force
members may qualify for up to $375
per term in Spouse Tuition Assistance
(STAP). Eligibility is determined by
the Air Force Education Center at 4493119.
Military Spouse Tuition
Assistance Program
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA)
Program Sponsor: Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
for Military Community & Family Policy (DUSD/MC&FP)
Program Description: The Department of Defense’s expanded
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is
now offering up to $6,000 to military spouses who are interested in
pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to careers in
high growth, high demand portable career fields.
Go to the following site for more information:
V.A. Educational Benefits
• To use V.A. Benefits at WBU…
• Provide copy of Certificate of Eligibility to WBU
• To determine your qualifying benefit, visit:
• For those using VA education benefits other than
Vocational Rehab or Post 9/11:
• The WBU certifying official will send your enrollment contract to the
Regional Processing Office (RPO) electronically during the first week of
• The VA may take up to 6-8 weeks to process your request and forward
payment directly to you .
• Student needs to verify their enrollment (1-877-823-2378) at the end of
each month enrolled in class before payment is made to you.
• Student covers all tuition, fees, and other expenses to WBU via
payment plan or payment in full at time of registration.
VA Educational Benefit cont…
• For those using Vocational Rehab or Post 9/11
VA education benefits:
The WBU certifying official will send your enrollment contract to the Regional
Processing Office (RPO) electronically during the first week of class.
The VA may take up to 6-8 weeks to process your request and forward payment to
the University
The student does not need to verify enrollment
Vocational Rehab (Ch 31) students- contact Henrique Regina ( or
call 488-8570 ext 225) to ensure all paper work has been turned in for each term.
Post 9/11 (Ch 33) –VA will make payment for tuition & fees directly to WBU
Book reimbursement expense and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) will be paid
directly to the student
Any class and /or fees that exceed the state limit are the responsibility of the student
E-mail Kristen Guittap ( to request copy of “VA Benefits at WBUHI” for more detailed information
** It is the student’s responsibility to properly communicate with the
certifying officials when enrolling and/or dropping a class.
Employer Educational Assistance
Employers often assist their employees in paying for
continued education or degree completion. Check your
organization’s educational policies for more information or
speak to your supervisor. If your employer
has a program that will
pay for your tuition, fees,
and/or books, you may
provide WBU a letter
detailing what the employer
will pay. Students that can
provide documentation of
financial assistance may be
allowed to register for
coursework without paying
at the time of registration.
Degree Programs
The Hawaii Campus of Wayland Baptist
University currently offers the following degrees:
– Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
– Bachelor of Science in
Occupational Education (BSOE) prior to 2009-10
– Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) 2009-10
– Bachelor of Christian Ministry (BCM)
– RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) [on-line]
Master of Management (MAM)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Christian Ministry (MCM)
Master of Counseling (MAC)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
This could be your degree!
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree is
designed to accommodate a diverse number of needs
for working adult-learners. Several majors are available
and will be covered in future slides. Options are built
into each degree program plan to maximize credits for
students including prior college course work, work
experience, and ACE accredited work training.
The information which follows will enable you to
interpret and follow the BAS degree plan requirements
more fully. When you meet with an academic advisor,
the information contained in this presentation, as well as
additional information about your degree plan, will assist
you in academic decisions. You are also expected to
read the academic, curriculum, and financial
requirements in the student catalog and other student
information packets provided during your enrollment
with Wayland.
Degree Requirements
To receive a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), a student must
complete the following requirements:
• Complete as a minimum, 124 semester hours of a degree plan course work,
which includes:
• 43 hours in General Education Core
• 36 hours in a Major field of study
• 24 hours of Professional Development course work
• 12 hours Experiential Professional Development (Work
Experience) or upper level course work in lieu of work experience
• 9 hours of Electives
• Complete at least 31 Wayland credits hours for residency
•Complete a minimum of 52 non-junior college hours
•Complete 36 upper-division hours (3 and 4 thousand level courses)
• Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. This includes Wayland course work and hours
transferred from other sources
Majors Available
Business Administration
Human Services
Justice Administration
Applied Science
Career & Technology Education
Each major carries the option of several specializations that may be
selected by the student to fit individual needs or unique training and
work experience. For personalized counseling regarding professional
needs and goals, contact your academic advisor .
The Business Degree for people
on the GO!
Business Administration Major
The Business Administration Major is designed to help
students enhance their knowledge , analytical abilities, and
critical thinking skills in a practical, business administration
field. The accounting, economics, management, law, and
organizational curriculum is intended to build upon previous
educational and practical experience, to develop a business
administrative career.
Specializations available in the Business
Administration Major include:
General Business
■ Health Care Administration
■ Human Resource Management
■ Technical Management
■ Others
Business Administration Major with a
Specialization in General Business
The Specialization in General Business is designed to prepare those
who want to pursue a career in business. The curriculum focuses on
marketing, management, business law, information systems and
computer applications. This major is intended to build upon previous
educational and practical business experience, adding training in
business administration.
Business Administration Major with a
Specialization in Human Resource
The Specialization in Human Resource Management is specifically
for those who have a minimum of 12 semester hours of HR management
credit. This specialization is intended to build upon previous educational
and practical experience, adding training in the business administration
for those working towards management positions in human resource or
administrative fields. It’s focus is on human resources, organizational
behavior, structure and process, as well as informational systems.
Business Administration Major with a
Specialization in Health Care Administration
The Specialization in Health Care Administration is designed to
prepare those who want to pursue a career in administration and
management in the Health Care Field. The curriculum is intended to
build upon previous educational and practical medical experience,
adding training in the business administration, health care law, delivery
systems, marketing, administration & organization of health care
facilities, and more.
Business Administration Major with a
Specialization in Technical Management
The Specialization in Technical Management is specifically for those
who have a minimum of 12 semester hours of hands-on, technical credit.
This specialization is intended to build upon previous educational and
practical technical experience, adding training in the business
administration for those working towards management positions in
technical or administrative fields.
People helping people.
Human Services Major
The Human Services Major provides the tools
students need to understand society, social institutions
and structures, and the impact of culture on collective and
individual behavior. With a solid base including broad
experience in psychology and sociology, Wayland’s goal is
to prepare students for graduate study and for
professional occupations from law enforcement to social
service agencies when they graduate in the Human
Services Major.
Early Childhood Development SpecializationStudents further concentrate on preschool literacy,
phonics, curriculum and planning, care, health , safety and
nutrition and child development.
Help keep our Society Safe
Justice Administration Major
The Justice Administration Major is designed to
prepare students for entry into or to sharpen an
existing knowledge base in a career in municipal,
state, or national law enforcement. Job training
related to these fields may also be applied in this
major. Studies of Criminal law and criminology, the
American legal system, cultural diversity, public
administration, ethics, with practical aspects in
community relations, forensics, deviance, juvenile
delinquency, dispute resolution are a few of the
courses of study available.
Leading Businesses & Organizations
Management Major
This major prepares students for a
professional career in management and
helps them face challenges in the new
millennium. Business law, ethics,
dynamics of leadership, HR management
and organizational behavior are a few of
the core offerings. It is a practical and
convenient way to complete an education
tailored for current managers as well as
aspiring leaders while preparing the
student for graduate studies.
Biblical Study & Practical Ministry
Religion Major
Pastors, Church Directors, Missionaries to
foreign countries, Bible Study and Sunday
school teachers, laymen, and those
interested in increasing their biblical,
theological, historical, educational and
practical knowledge in religion will be
challenged by this BAS degree. Up to 12
credits from ministry experience can be
transferred into this degree program. There
are many directions this major may take
depending on the student’s passion.
Training for the Trades & Industry
Career & Technology Education Major
This major is designed to build upon previous
education and experience in a technical field.
Teachers and trainers in the technical fields
are well suited for this degree. Curriculum
includes professional roles and
responsibilities, instruction and assessment,
designing, delivering and managing
instruction, developing aims and objectives of
workforce development, human relations for
technical instructors and more.
Applied Science
You have learned things no classroom could
ever teach you…now get credit for it.
Applied Science Major
This major is an individualized program designed to enable
students who have previous ACE accredited academic,
professional or technical education to work toward their
baccalaureate degree. Possible specializations within the
Applied Science major include: aviation mechanics, logistics,
management information systems, administration, avionics,
drafting technology, electronics technology, foreign languages,
law enforcement, fire science, and various other technical and
academic fields. The list of possibilities is long, with over 164
different specializations. Check with an academic advisor
for the best major to meet your degree needs.
Applied Science Major with a Specialization in
Education, Training and Development
This specialization is designed for training
professionals in the corporate setting, such as instructors,
technical writers, and educational consultants.
Bachelor of CHRISTIAN
Equipping for ministry!
The Christian Ministry Major is
designed to provide training for those in
pastoral, missions, youth ministries, and
other areas of religious ministry. The
Wayland degree will provide pre-seminary
training for those planning to enter religious
graduate programs. Major requirements are
divided into the biblical, historical,
theological, educational, religious, and
practical areas.
Top of the Degree Plan
Name: Joe Schmoe
PC ID: 00000007
MAJOR: Business Administration w/spec in General Business
Degree Plan Summary
General Education
Major/Specialization #1
Experiential Professional Development
Professional Development
Major/Specialization #2 (optional)
TOTAL (minimum 124)
Semester Hours Summary
Upper Level Hours in the Major
Upper Level Academic hours*
Upper Level Cumulative**
Non-Junior College hours***
Wayland hours
Total hours required (Min. 124)
Total College Hours Transferred
Total Exam Hours Accepted (Max 42)
Total Prior Learning Assessment
Total Military Credit
Total hours less dual counted hours
This is what the top of an official degree plan looks
like. The information contained in this portion of the
degree plan is where most of the mistakes that can
happen…will. It is important that you speak with an
academic advisor to ensure the coursework you are
taking will meet all degree requirements including the
ones contained in the top of the degree plan.
General Education
Course Nam e
Engl 1301 - 3 hrs
Engl 1302 - 3 hrs
Hist 1303 and Hist 1304
Hist 2301 and Hist 2302 - 6 hrs
Math 1304 - 3 hrs
Science - 3 hrs
Math, Science or Foreign Language - 3 hrs
Math, Science or Foreign Language - 3 hrs
Rlgn 1301 - 3 hrs
Rlgn 1302 - 3 hrs
Pols 2301 - 3 hrs
Coms 1301, 1303, 2302, or 2303 - 3 hrs
Cosc 2311 - 3 hrs
Exss - 3 hr
Orie 0001 - Orientation - 0 hrs
Grad 4101 - Exit Seminar - 1 hr
** Max 6 hrs of "Technical" allow ed in General Education.
The General Education portion
of the degree program is what
makes the BAS a liberal arts
education. It includes English,
History, Math, Science, Foreign
Language, Religion, Political
Science, Communications,
Computer Science, and Physical
Education credits. This section
is often referred to as the “GE
Requirements,” & is somewhat
standardized from school to
school. Speak to an academic
counselor about any questions
you have regarding transfer
credit into this area.
Graduate Exit Seminar
The Graduate Exit Seminar
(GRAD 4101) is required for all
students wishing to graduate with
their Bachelor’s degree. The
course is considered a capstone
course in which you will use your
learning at Wayland Baptist
University to complete an
assessment in you major field of
study and general education.
Additionally, students will assess
their professional growth and
development, build a resume and
portfolio, discuss interviewing
techniques and reflect on their
education at Wayland.
Major and Specialization
Course Name
Buad 4334 - Business Ethics - 3 hrs
Rsw r 3345 - Research Writing Methods - 3 hrs
Plus Six (6) hours of Accounting from one set:
Acct 2305 and Acct 2306 - 6 hrs or
Acct 3307 and Acct 3308 - 6 hrs
Plus Six (6) hours of Economics from one set:
Econ 2307 and Econ 2308 - 6 hrs or
Econ 4346 and Business Elective - 6 hrs
Buad 3318 - Business Law - 3 hrs
Fina 3309 - Financial Management - 3 hrs
Mgmt 3304 - Principles of Management - 3 hrs
Mktg 3312 - Principles of Marketing - 3 hrs
Mism 3303 - Information Systems Theory & Pract - 3 hrs
Upper Level Business Elective - 3 hrs
** 18 hrs in the Major MUST be upper level.**
This is an example of the
Major/Specialization portion of a
degree plan using a Business
Administration Major. Each
major or major with a
specialization has a specific list
of courses that are required to
complete all the degree
requirements. When you speak
with a counselor or receive a
degree plan, carefully follow the
listed requirements.
Elective or Minor
All BAS students must complete 9 semester
hours of elective credit. If a student wants a
minor in a specific field he or she must earn 18
semester hours of credit in their minor subject
area instead of elective credit. The minor must
contain a minimum of 6 semester hours of upper
division credit. (see an academic advisor for
Practicum/Internship &
Professional Development
Course Name
Experiential Professional Development - 12 hrs
(48 Months, Full-time Work Experience or Upper Level Electives)
Course Name
Business Elective - 3 hrs
Business Elective - 3 hrs
Business Elective - 3 hrs
Business Elective - 3 hrs
Elective - 12 hrs
** Hours selected must provide depth or breadth to the major **
The Experiential Professional
Development is the portion of the
BSOE degree that makes it unique
from traditional BA or BS degrees.
Wayland Baptist University is able
to evaluate 4 or more years of
employment evaluations for up to
12 semester hours of Upper Level
internship credit. Speak to an
documenting your employment for
college credit.
The Professional Development portion of the BAS degree is additional
credit that supports the major. The requirements change from major to
major, so please speak with your academic advisor regarding what
courses you must take to fulfill this portion.
Transfer Credit
Wayland Baptist University accepts transfer credit to the BAS program
from any regionally accredited college or university. Students can test out
of a maximum of 42 semester hours of CLEP or DANTES test credits.
ACT and SAT scores can also be evaluated for Math and English credit.
Advance Placement (AP) test credit is eligible for transfer. Wayland
Baptist University currently accepts all American Council on Education
(ACE) evaluated academic credit, including military credit and some
governmental and civilian training. Community College of the Air Force is
limited to 48 hours of transfer credit. Some professional training is eligible
for evaluation for credit. Speak to an academic advisor about education
or training you think may be eligible for transfer or evaluation.
Degree Requirements
The degree plan can be a complicated process. It is easy to overlook a
degree requirement which can postpone graduation. Degree plans are
provided annually and are guides for completing your degree. If you have
questions about your progress, please contact an academic advisor.
Residency Requirements
All Wayland students, seeking a degree in Associates of
Applied Science (AAS) and/or Bachelors of Applied Science
(BAS), must complete a prescribed number of Wayland
course hours to establish institutional residency. For a BSOE
degree the residency requirements are 31 semester hours,
and the AAS requires 18 semester hours. Residency hours
may be completed at any time in a student’s program and at
any Wayland location or through Wayland Virtual Campus
courses. Non-resident credit includes credit by transfer, test
examination credit, evaluation of prior learning assessment,
and valid work experience.
A Window
Academic Transcripts
To obtain a Wayland academic transcript from the office of
the registrar a student must:
Have completed at least one Wayland class with a
passing score.
Have a complete file on record including official
Have a zero ($0) account balance.
Pay the appropriate transcript fee ($5.00).
Request Transcript in writing using the official transcript
request form, which is available at any office and online.
For on-line request, go to:
Transcripts take a minimum of two weeks to receive.
Grade Policy
• Students may check their grades after the term by
visiting the WBU website IQWEB and logging
onto the IQ web page with their Power Campus
number and pass word.
• Student grades are maintained at the Hawaii
Campus. A student may come in to any office to
receive course grades with picture I.D. At no
time will student course grades be released
over the phone or to a third party without
written permission due to Federal Privacy
Standards of Conduct
Wayland proudly adheres to high standards of intellectual,
personal, and spiritual values. Convinced that self-discipline
is more desirable than outside force, and that the truly
educated person must pursue what is right under all
circumstances, Wayland charges each student with the
obligation to preserve these standards.
Each student enrolled at Wayland is responsible for
reading and abiding by the rules and regulations as printed in
the University Academic Catalog.
Classroom Contact Hours
Most Wayland Baptist Hawaii-Campus terms are 10, 5, & 3
weeks in length with each course meeting from 5:30 PM. until
10:00 PM. See schedule for details and exact dates. Break
periods and individual study time outside the class do not
count toward classroom hours.
Learning Outcomes at Wayland
Wayland Baptist University’s accrediting agency, the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS),
mandates that a record of the learning outcomes
attained during the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
program be maintained by the student and Wayland
Baptist University. These outcomes will be tracked
through student portfolios, college or university
transcripts, capstone courses, tests, exit interviews,
employer surveys, and other sources. Outcomes
attained at Wayland will be tracked and documented by
the student, staff, and faculty. Guidance for maintaining
these records will be promulgated through newsletters,
counseling sessions and classroom activities.
Attendance Policy
• Students enrolled at Wayland Baptist University should make every
effort to attend all classes. All absences must be explained to the
satisfaction of the instructor, who will decide if the omitted work may
be made up.
• Any student who misses 25% (normally more than 2 sessions) of
the regularly scheduled class meetings will receive a grade of “F” for
that course. If a student is going to be absent for more than 25% of
the classes, they may withdraw before the sixth week to avoid
receiving a failing grade.
• When a student reaches a number of absences considered to be
excessive by the instructor, the instructor will so advise the student
and file an Unsatisfactory Progress Report with the Campus Dean.
• Additional attendance policies for each course can be further defined
by the instructor in the course syllabus.
• If an instructor fails to appear or fails to send notice of arrival within
the first 30 minutes of a class period, students may leave without
incurring an absence.
• The student may petition the Campus Dean for exceptions to the
above stated policies.
Intellectual integrity and truthfulness are fundamental to
scholarship. Scholars, whether performing as students or as
teachers, are engaged in a search for truth. Plagiarism is a
form of cheating and also a form of thievery. It is a breech of
scholarly responsibility, unethical, and illegal. Plagiarism
occurs when a student fails to give proper credit when
information is quoted or paraphrased. Carelessness is no
excuse. If there is any doubt about what constitutes
plagiarism in any particular class, a student should consult
the professor before submitting the paper in question.
Wayland Baptist University is a smoke and alcohol free
environment. Smoking, use of tobacco products, or alcoholic
beverages is not permitted in any classroom. Smoking or
use of tobacco products is only permitted outside the
Student Appeals
The process for student appeals or grievances is detailed
in the University Policies and Procedures Manual and
Student Handbook. This manual is readily available on line
in the Student Handbook. Open link: Student Handbook
Typically, the appeal process begins with the instructor. If
a satisfactory decision is not rendered, the process
continues through the Executive Director/ Campus Dean
and the Vice President for Academic and Student
Services, Main Campus.
A student experiencing discriminatory or sexual harassing
behavior by peers, instructors, or staff should directly
contact the Executive Director/ Campus Dean immediately.
Drop/Add a class
A student is considered having officially withdrawn from a course
ONLY after he or she has notified the Wayland Hawaii Campus staff
IN WRITING and paid all accounts. Students are required to complete
a Change of Schedule Request in order to officially Drop, Withdraw, or
switch a class. Failure to complete the proper paperwork can result in
a failing grade or no grade for a class completed. Please notify the
Wayland staff if your name is not listed on a class roster in which you
feel you have properly enrolled.
VERY IMPORTANT - If you simply stop going to class,
and you have not withdrawn from the class, you may
receive a failing grade because you did not notify the
Executive Director/Campus Dean in writing that you
wished to drop the class or fill out an official drop form.
Contact Information
• For a problem in a degree plan: Students should direct
problems within their degree plan to an academic advisor.
Please do not bypass the advisor by calling Main Campus.
This action may prolong solving the problem, as all
bypassed inquiries will be re-directed back to the Hawaii
Campus advisors.
• For financial aid problems:
Students experiencing
financial aid problem should meet with a Financial Aid
Advisor at the Aiea Campus.
• For account problems: Students experiencing account
problems should direct these issues to the Campus
financial assistant. If a student is unable to pay the
balance on a past-due account, the student should call the
Campus financial aid office immediately.
Wayland believes in continuous evaluation to assess its
academic programs. As such, all Wayland students can
anticipate evaluation activities both during and outside class.
Testing areas may include the general education core, major
field, and student opinion surveys. Test and survey data are
used to help improve Wayland programs.
Students are also asked to evaluate instructors for each
class. These surveys are sent directly to the Office of
Institutional Research and Effectiveness in Plainview.
Instructors and the Executive Director/ Campus Dean
receive summary reports for each class and are never
allowed to see individual evaluation sheets.
WBU web site
• Students can:
– View Grades
– View inventory of textbooks Books
– View campus classifieds (see Pono ‘Uhane
bookstore to list textbooks and sell items)
– Access Blackboard/ IQ web
– View Course syllabi and instructor data
– Enroll in Face to Face as well as Virtual Campus
(on-line) classes.
Commencement is a very special
part of the Wayland experience.
Graduation gives graduates,
families, friends, and the Wayland
faculty and staff the opportunity to
celebrate the achievement of an
important academic milestone.
Graduates must apply for
graduation about 5 months in
advance of the ceremony date. For
further information regarding
graduation requirements, speak with
your academic advisor or
Graduation Coordinator. Graduation
application deadlines are posted on
the Hawaii web site.
Graduating with honors
A student graduating with the baccalaureate degree who has been in
residence for at least 60 semester hours, has earned a cumulative GPA
of 3.50 or greater on all work taken at Wayland, and who meets the
required GPA for all work including non transfer and transfer work is
eligible for graduation with Latin honors.
Latin honor designations include the following:
Honor Designation
Cum Laude (with Honors)
Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)
Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
Graduation honors may be awarded to students graduating with the
baccalaureate degree if at least 60 semester hours of credit with letter
grades (A,B,C, etc.) from all sources have been earned, and if they
have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or greater on all work taken at Wayland
and if they meet the required GPA for all work including transfer work.
Honor designations include the following:
Honor Designation
Certificate of Honor
Certificate of Distinction
Required Cumulative GPA
3.50 to 3.69 GPA
3.70 to 3.89 GPA
3.90 or above GPA
Required Cumulative GPA
3.50 to 3.98
3.99 to 4.0
For more information about the degree programs with Wayland Baptist
University and how to complete the BAS degree, please contact an
academic advisor at the Hawaii Campus office nearest you:
•Aiea Office 99-080 Kauhale St., D-14, Aiea, Hawaii, 96701,
808.488.8570 and fax: 808.488.8576
•Camp Smith 808.222.9407
•Hickam AFB .808.422.6777
Schofield .808.624.4407
Tripler 808.833.2001
•Kaneohe MCBH 808.254.6264
•Pearl Harbor 808.422.6688
Thank you for choosing Wayland Baptist University. We are committed to serving
your educational and professional development needs.
Hawaii Campus Homepage: click here
Main Campus Homepage: click here
Orientation Memo
A memo certifying that you have viewed this orientation is included
in the Application Packet, and is required for enrollment at Wayland
Baptist University. Please fill out the memo and turn it into your
academic advisor with your Application for Admission and other
required Admission paperwork. If you do not have the memo
certifying that you have viewed this orientation, go to the Hawaii
web page and print off a copy to sign and
submit to your Academic Advisor.

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