Schedule of Fees
ASCM offers certificate programs, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. these may be taken as day classes, evening classes or summer modules, at the Makati campus.
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
|36 credit units|
Master of Divinity (M.Div) With emphasis on: Theological/Biblical Studies, Pastoral Studies
|89 credit units|
|Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL)||50 credit units|
|Master of Social Work (MSW)||51 credit units|
|Bachelor of Theology (BTh) With emphasis on: Theological/Biblical Studies, Pastoral Studies||135 credit units|
|Bachelor of Christian Education (BCE) With specializations in: Early Childhood Education, Music||156 credit units|
|Certificate in Church Musicianship (CCM)||82 credit units|
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
|180 class hours|
Certificate in Ministerial Studies (CIMS)
|40 credit units|
Three types of scholarships are available:
- Academic Scholarship
The Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries is pleased to offer a merit based scholarship, both entry level and continuing level categories, to seminary students who are pursuing bachelors and Masters Programs, who are committed to pastoral ministry. This scholarship is offered to students of all denominations based on prior or current academic achievement and demonstrated ability and potential for leadership in the church. The scholarship will cover entire tuition fees of the period in which it is offered. The scholarship does not include miscellaneous fees, textbooks, accommodation, living expenses or any other costs involved in undertaking study. Scholarship will be revoked if a student fails to enroll full-time and maintain the required GPA.
- Tuition Grants
The tuition grant program assists in making it possible for qualified students to receive an education at the Asian Seminary. Tuition grants are offered in entry level and continuing level categories. A grant will cover entire or part of the tuition fees depending on the value of the grant being offered. The grant does not include miscellaneous fees, textbooks, accommodation, living expenses or any other costs involved in undertaking study. All students admitted to a degree program and currently in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Tuition grants are based on financial need, and the Asian Seminary is able to provide grants 50% up to 100 percent of tuition for students who demonstrate full need. Since the Asian Seminary is the regional seminary of the Church of God World Missions, priority in granting Scholarship is for Church of God students. Both types of tuition grants are given for a period of one year. However the tuition grants will be revoked if a student fails to enroll full-time and maintain the required GPA.
- Campus work scholarship
Campus workships convertible to tuition pay or other school fees are available. Campus workships are also convertible to dorm fees for international students. Students who choose to avail campus workships may work scheduled number of hours each week in the library and other administrative offices. Approximately 7 workships are available each year. The number may vary depending upon the variance of work load in respective offices.
- Scholarship applicant must be enrolled or accepted into one of the ASCM's academic programs.
- Students must be enrolled full time (15 undergraduate/12 graduate units) in both the first and second semesters for the year in which the scholarship is awarded.
- Academic scholarship and tuition grants will not be given to students who exceed the minimum required number of years to complete a program.
- If a student is absent for more than ten hours of class within a single month then the student's scholarship will be suspended for that month. This provision applies to all types of scholarship programs.
- If a student is absent from church and ministry for two weeks in a single month then the student's tuition grant for that month will be suspended.
- Students are limited to one of the scholarships available. Exceptions may be given on a case-to-case basis.
- Students must comply with the general and specific requirements of each scholarship program.
- All types of scholarships are given for a period of one year. Students must reapply for scholarships each year.
- Scholarships/tuition grant programs does not include miscellaneous fees, textbooks, accommodation, travel expenses, visa expenses, medical expenses, dorm fees, living expenses or any other costs involved in undertaking study.
- COG international students may avail campus workship program to cover their miscellaneous fees and dorm fees.
- Campus workships are convertible to tuition pay or other school fees, but they are not convertible to cash payments.
- COG tuition grant recipients are not required to render work/labor, however they are expected to excel in their studies, maintain the required GPA and faithfully participate in all ASCM events.
- All scholarship and tuition grant recipients will be required to intentionally promote ASCM and participate in promotional events.
- Scholarship and tuition grant recipients who would like to interrupt their academic studies and take a leave of absence must apply and provide the necessary supporting documents to merit a leave of absence.
- If a student chooses to discontinue in an academic program, his or her scholarship/tuition grant will be revoked. He or she will be disqualified
- The application deadline is June 04. A completed application will include:
1) Application form
2) R?sum? of accomplishments
3) Reference letters
6) COG endorsement (if applicable)
- ASCM as the regional seminary of the Church of God is mandated to train COG ministers for the region. Regional COG students are advised to come to ASCM for Graduate and doctoral programs. ASCM scholarship is not available for a COG foreign student who applies for certificate or bachelor programs.
- ASCM is accredited by the Bureau of Immigration to accept students with student visa. Foreign students who are planning to apply for student visa must submit authenticated admissions documents. Student visa applicants are advised to bring their documents to the Philippine embassy in their respective countries and have it authenticated. Take note that visa application and renewal expenses will be shouldered by the students.
- Applicants who are qualified for the special student status are admitted on missionary status. Such applicants are admitted on missionary status and are not required to submit authenticated documents.
- Scholarship requests for foreign COG students must be made through COG regional/state overseer. Such requests are made directly to the ASCM president.
- Foreign students are required to take ASCM administered English Proficiency Exam (EPE) and MAT-OLSAT tests.
Additional admission requirements for international students on student visa
- Six (6) individually filled copies of the Personal History Statement form
- Authenticated Transcript of Records from High School for bachelor level or recognized College or University for masters level sent directly to ASCM. (Transcripts not in English must have authenticated English translations.)
- Authenticated Police Clearance
- Authenticated Affidavit of Support
- Authenticated Photocopy of the first few pages of the Passport (picture, date of passport, etc.)
Admission Procedures for Local Applicants
Filipino applicants interested in attending ASCM should request an application form from the Registrar’s Office:
Asian Seminary of Christian Ministries
ACCM Bldg., 102 Valero Street
Salcedo Village, Makati City 1200 Philippines
Completing and submitting of all required documents as follows:
- Completed application form accompanied by the non-refundable, one-time application fee.
- Personal Testimony Essay (at least 200 words)
- Official Transcript from the last school attended sent directly to ASCM. Form 137-A for beginning bachelor level students.
- Recent 1-l/2 x 1-1/2 photo
- Three (3) completed character references
- A Medical certification
- Marriage contract for married students
- Birth Certificate
Taking the English Proficiency Exam (EPE) and MAT/OLSAT tests on the scheduled dates.
Passing the Admissions Committee interview.
Step 4. Official acceptance to ASCM from Registrar’s Office.
Deadline for Receipt of Application
Deadline for completion of all application requirements (1-8) and submission of the same to the ASCM Admissions office is two (2) weeks before the posted registration dates. Exams must be completed according to the posted schedule.
- Enrollment must be done during Registration Week as stated in the school calendar.
- Late enrollment will incur a PHP500 per week penalty. The maximum penalty shall not exceed PhP1,000.
Payment of Fees
- Tuition and fees are not deferrable. They must be paid by registration. Students with extenuating circumstances may be allowed to pay using a deferred payment plan. In that case one-third of the total amount must be paid during registration. Second one-third is due six weeks after registration and the final one-third is due 12 weeks after registration.
- Students with delinquent accounts will not be allowed to register for a new semester.
Courses changes and withdrawal / dropping from class
Course changes (adding, changing, and dropping) are made through the Registrar’s Office, after consulting the academic adviser. Courses dropped during the first two weeks of classes are not recorded in student’s permanent academic record. Courses dropped between the third to eighth week of classes are marked ?withdrawn?. Students who drops class after the course withdrawal period will incur failing grade in the course
Student enrollment classifications
- Full-Time Status. To be classified as full-time a student must satisfy any of the following conditions: 1) Certificate or Bachelor level student enrolled in fifteen (15) units per semester . 2) Masteral level students enrolled in twelve (12) units per semester. 3) Students who are enrolled for three (3) units of theses writing in a given semester.
- Part-Time Status. To be classified as part-time status, a student must be enrolled in at least three (3) units per academic year.
- Inactive Status. An inactive status will result when a student fails to complete at least three (3) units per academic year without a formal Leave of Absence. Inactive students who do not apply for a Leave of Absence in a period of one year will be issued a withdrawal notice. Students may request a formal Leave of Absence for up to two (2) years from his or her degree program. The leave of absence request needs to be approved by the academic council.
- Probationary Status. A student who is accepted on conditional status is one who does not meet the regular academic standards, has a sub-standard GPA, failed EPE or exhibits an academic weakness, but there is strong indication the student can succeed. The student is granted one year to achieve the academic level necessary to move to regular acceptance. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.
- Audit Status. Students may choose to take courses as audit students. Audit students are those who wish to enroll in a specific course without seeking credit. Audit students are not considered to be admitted to any program and are subject to fees lower than that of standard fees at ASCM.
- International Students. International students are required to maintain valid immigration status throughout their stay at ASCM in order to remain in good standing with the seminary. In most cases, this requires that the student be enrolled full-time for a minimum of fifteen (15) units for all programs in both bachelor and masteral levels. A person whose immigration status is not valid is not considered a current student, and cannot register for classes and participate in seminary activities.
- Special students.
Being a seminary of Christian ministry ASCM also caters to those who lead effective ministries and who have a proven record of Christian leadership without a traditional academic background. ASCM encourage Christian leaders to apply for our graduate programs regardless of past academic accomplishments. Each applicant will be thoroughly evaluated by the admissions committee on his/her merit and will receive a recommendation from the Admissions Committee regarding the appropriate academic program.
Academic Policies & Procedures
Student Rights and Responsibilities
In line with the mission to train and equip you for service in the church and in the world, ASCM upholds right of its students to an environment that contributes to spiritual formation, character development, scholarship and creative ministry work. Students have the right to expect operations of the school and classroom practices of their instructors conducted in accordance with established policies and procedures. These include establishing clear course objectives and requirements through the use of the syllabus, clearly stating grading scale and criteria, evaluating students fairly, holding regularly scheduled office hours and protecting students’ intellectual freedom. Students have the right to file complaints when they perceive that violations of the policy detrimental to their rights have been performed. Complaints may concern inappropriate instructor conduct, incompetence in oral communication, scheduling of exams other than at the authorized examination times, grading grievances, and other such issues.
All students are expected to abide by the academic policies and procedures, keep academic honesty, participate in class, avoid using disrespectful language, regularly meet and consult academic advisors regarding academic programs and graduation requirements, being aware of degree completion requirements and completing degree requirements. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the information in the academic policies and procedures document. Failure to read it will not excuse anyone from the responsibility to abide by the rules and procedures contained within it.
- Attendance Policy
- Community Covenant
- Tuition and Fees
- Let’s Excel in English Policy
- Dress Code
- Student Handbook
General Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements
- A completed Application form with a recent 2×2 photo
- A non-refundable Application Fee of Php500.
- High school diploma (Form 137 for Philippine high school graduates) or similar certification of the completion of secondary education for certificate and bachelor level applicants. Official Transcript of Records (TOR) with school seal certifying completion of tertiary education.
- An essay describing the applicant’s personal background, Christian experience, ministerial call, and reason for applying to ASCM.
- One completed Endorsement Form and three (3) Recommendation Forms (forms are downloadable from ASCM website
Additional Requirements for International Applicant
- Copy of a valid passport with updates stay in the country.
Additional Requirements for Transfer Students
- Certificate of Transfer/Honorable Dismissal issued by the previously attended schools.
Language Requirement. English Proficiency Examination (EPE)
EPE is administered as to test the language skills necessary for all levels of education at ASCM. Students who have the following scores are eligible for admission at ASCM:
- Certificate and Bachelor Programs applicant ? 475 score level of EPE
- Masters Programs applicant ? 500 score level of EPE
- TESOL applicant ? 550 score level of EPE