In conjunction with Salvation Army College of Officer Training Program, Eastern Territory
Asbury University has had a longstanding relationship with The Salvation Army, sharing a Wesleyan heritage for many decades with numerous faculty members and a great many students. Asbury University faculty and administrators have developed an APS program using distance learning and online courses in conjunction with The Salvation Army Eastern Territory’s College for Officer Training. Open only to select students who have completed the Salvation Army Officer Training degree, this APS program is delivered by Asbury faculty through a combination of online courses and face-to-face intensive courses (some intensives taught at the Wilmore campus and others at The Salvation Army’s Territorial Headquarters in New York. The program builds on The Salvation Army student’s Associate of Applied Science degree, and is delivered to cohorts of TSA students over a six-year cycle.
Ministry Management (Salvation Army), B.S.
Ministry Management Process for Admission
Students are recommended by the Salvation Army Territory’s College for Officer Training, NY.
Satisfy the following:
- Letter from The Salvation Army’s Territorial Education Department, NY, recommending student for the Ministry Management program.
- Students must have attended The Salvation Army College for Officer Training in New York. Official transcripts from this institution must be sent directly to the Asbury University APS Office.
- Applicants wishing to transfer in additional college credit from other institutions (see limitations below) must request each college or university to send an official transcript directly to the Asbury University Adult Professional Studies Office for approval. Hand carried transcripts are not acceptable. Transcripts may be mailed to:
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, Kentucky 40390
- Complete an application information form provided by Asbury University.
- One satisfactory reference from The Salvation Army.
- TOEFL/SLEP Scores. If the student is not a native speaker of English, to be admitted in good standing he or she must submit an official score and meet the minimum required from one of the following:
- 80 on the internet-based TOEFL or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL
- 55 on the Secondary Level Assessment Test of English (SLEP)
- Admitted in Good Standing
- Provisional Admission
Applicants will be notified of the decision via email.
Ministry Management Program Requirements
- Students must be selected and recommended by The Salvation Army to be enrolled in the program.
- Degree status in the Ministry Management program at Asbury is dependent upon completion of The Salvation Army College of Officer Training, NY, program degree.
- Students who possess an accredited A.A.S. degree from the Salvation Army College for Officer Training, NY, or are scheduled to complete the requirements of the A.A.S. degree by the end of the first academic year at Asbury, will be automatically enrolled for the Bachelor of Science in Ministry Management-Nonprofit Management program.
- Official transcripts from the Salvation Army College for Officer Training are required to verify the completion of the A.A.S. degree.
- Students who are unable to complete the requirements of the Salvation Army A.A.S. degree can only be enrolled in non-degree study in Ministry Management-Nonprofit Management.
- Students who enter the Ministry Management program with the completed A.A.S. degree from SA COT and who already hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Asbury University, may also earn the Bachelor of Science degree.
- Students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from another regionally accredited university may elect to be enrolled for either the Bachelor of Science or the non-degree study in Ministry Management or may apply for a Master’s program.
- Students moving from the Ministry Management program must apply and meet all regular admissions requirements for acceptance in other programs at Asbury University.
Ministry Management Transfer Credit Requirements & Limitations
The Ministry Management program follows the transfer guidelines for undergraduate programs. See Transfer Credit in Academic Information for Undergraduates . Asbury University accepts a maximum 60 transfer credits toward the B.S. degree from the Salvation Army A.A.S. degree plus up to 6 credits Salvation Army Essentials training according to the Ministry Management program articulation agreement with the Salvation Army Eastern Territory’s College for Officer Training (COT), NY. The Ministry Management student may transfer a limited number of specific needed courses from other sources but may not exceed the maximum of 75 total transfer credits from all sources.
Ministry Management Process for Probation, Suspension, and Appeals
The design of the Ministry Management Program allows for graduates of the Salvation Army College for Officer Training to complete a Bachelor of Science degree or the non-degree study program over a five-year period. Academic Affairs has the responsibility to monitor academic progress for all students enrolled in the University. The typical student in this program will complete one semester’s worth of coursework during an academic year, therefore each student’s progress will be measured on an annual basis. The following outlines this measurement for the Ministry Management program.
The Academic Progress Scale for Ministry Management is as follows:
|End of Year
||2.0 or above
||Probation for year 2
||2.0 or above
||Probation for year 3
||2.0 or above
- At the end of each year a student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher will be considered in Good Standing.
- At the end of each year any student with a cumulative GPA under 2.0 will be considered to be on academic probation under the following guidelines:
- A student on probation who earns a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the end of the year will be considered to be in Good Standing.
- A student who does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be permitted to continue on academic probation during year two.
- A student who does not have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of year three following year two on academic probation will be suspended and exited from the program.
- At the end of one year of academic suspension, the student may be permitted to return to the program by approval of the Salvation Army Coordinator, Registrar, and Vice Provost. If the student is permitted to return, they will return under academic probation status for that year following the aforementioned guidelines.
- A student who has been readmitted following a period of academic suspension, will remain eligible for continuation as long as his/her GPA for each semester is 2.30 or better, even though his/her cumulative standing may be below the academic progress scale.