Because Multnomah is committed to serving our students, each new student is assigned a faculty advisor to help map out and track his or her academic plan.
To make this system work most effectively, we expect each student to take the initiative. Plan out your academic schedule on your own, and then seek input when you need help. Don't wait for your faculty advisor to contact you; rather, you contact your advisor, initiate a relationship, and discuss your options.
Please take the following steps as you think through your academic goals and plan for graduation:
- Your faculty advisor has been assigned to you based on your choice of degree. If you decide to pursue a different degree, please fill out the appropriate paperwork and file it with the Registrar's office. For Declaration/Change of Major forms scroll down. Once your form has been processed, you will be assigned a new advisor based on that change.
- Make initial contact and personally meet with your new faculty advisor. Whether you choose a formal meeting or a casual encounter, try to connect personally so your advisor knows who you are and what you are planning.
- If you need further advice or input beyond what your faculty advisor can offer, please contact the Registrar's Office.
If you are uncertain who your advisor is, please contact the Registrar's Office or pull up the text version of your schedule on Self Service. Your advisor will be listed at the bottom.
Declaration/Change of Program
Undergraduate students wishing to declare or change their major or minor must fill out the Declaration/Change of Major form.Students will need to print this form and have their current advisors sign it indicating they have discussed and approved of the change. If you are not certain who your advisor is, please contact the Registrar's Office or access the text version of your schedule on Self Service. Your advisor will be listed at the bottom of that schedule.
Graduate students wishing to change their program must fill out the Application for Changing or Adding Degree Program. A $30 transfer fee must accompany the application. (The fee is waived if the students is in the standard track and has completed not more than thirty-two credits of the program.) All forms must be submitted to the Registrar's office no later than one semester prior to the anticipated graduation date of the new program desired
Statute of Limitations
To guard the integrity of the degree and to more accurately assess a student's competence in meeting the requirements of the degree, each program must be completed within a specified period of time.
The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS), a two-year program, must be completed within four calendar years from the date of matriculation. This also applies to the MABS Jerusalem track.
The Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, a two-year program, must be completed within four calendar years of matriculation.
The Master of Divinity, a three-year program, must be completed within six calendar years of matriculation.
The Bachelor's degrees must be completed within eight calendar years from the date of matriculation.
MABS students wanting an extension for their Thesis must complete the Application for Thesis Extensions form.
Graduate Program Adjustment Form
Seminary and non-Seminary Graduate Students must complete this Program Adjustment Form to adjust curricular requirements of their program.