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Institute Policies

Class Program

The Southern Latin Theological Institute offers a variety of courses in our ministerial studies program. However, not all of the courses will be available at each branch. The student is responsible for consulting the branch schedule, where the student wants to attend, to confirm that the courses that the student wishes to take will be offered.

Academic Advising

The Southern Latin Theological Institute strives to assist and encourage its students to achieve their educational goals. The Institute administration and personnel may advise students in establishing academic objectives and in planning a proper sequence of courses. However, the students are responsible for the completion of the academic requirements to achieve their educational goals.

Teacher Qualifications

Each teacher:

  1. must be born-again, have received the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial physical evidence of speaking in other tongues and be committed to the declaration of faith of the Assemblies of God.

  2. must be a credentialed minister of the Assemblies of God or a member of an affiliated church of the Assemblies of God.

  3. must have the adequate level of ministerial credentials, ministerial experience or academic preparation for the course taught.

Teaching Methods and Evaluation

Each course will include a minimum of fifteen hours of inclass instruction by a qualified teacher. Normally, the class will meet for three hours, for five weeks.

In order to demonstrate proficiency of each subject, the students will take two exams per course: the first, halfway through the course, and the second, at the end. Also, some courses require homework, assignments, projects and other forms of evaluation.



Attendance in class is required. The circumstances of an excused absence include: personal sickness, sickness or death in the immediate family, or another reason approved by the principal. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the teacher or the principal. A student shall not be absent for more than three hours, without an excuse, in a course. When the limit of three hours of unexcused absence is exceeded, the student will be automatically withdrawn from the course.


It is important that all the students be present for all of the exams, unless the absence is an excused absence. If a student misses an exam, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the teacher to make arrangements to take the exam. If the absence is an unexcused absence, the student may take the exam after paying the makeup test fee.

Passing an exam requires a minimum grade of 60%. If a student fails an exam, the student has the option to take a makeup exam. A fee must be paid before taking the makeup test. The grade of the makeup test, whether higher or lower than the grade of the first exam, will be the final grade.

Grading scale

SLTI courses are graded according to the following scale:
















Passing a course requires that the student achieve a minimum average of 60%.


Incomplete Courses

A grade of Incomplete (“INC”) may be assigned to students that, for a valid reason, have not satisfied the academic requirements for the course, but have a reasonable expectation to complete the required work. Although the petition for a grade of Incomplete is initiated by the student, it is assigned at the discretion of the teacher and the principal. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the teacher to determine what needs to be done to remove the grade of Incomplete. A grade of Incomplete that is not removed in thirty days automatically will be changed to an “F.”

Withdrawal Process

Students may withdraw from a course before the fourth week of class. They will receive a grade of Withdrawal (“W”). It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the petition for withdrawal with the principal. Only one course withdrawal is allowed per school year. The grade of Withdrawal will be removed after the student has taken the course again.


The Southern Latin Theological Institute grants honors to students that follow the standards of academic integrity and conduct, and maintain outstanding grades. Three honor levels are recognized:






































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