FAQ’s

Questions and Answers

 Is there a minimum age for enrollment?
In deference to North Central University, people under 25 years old cannot enroll in MnSOM.  There are four exceptions to this rule:
1.  The student is married.
2.  The student attends a church that is a MnSOM class hosting site.
3.  The student needs to take a District required course: Ministerial Ethics, Conflict Resolution, or Pastoral Ministry.
4.  The MnSOM board approves a petition to make an exception.
When can I start classes?
Students may begin taking classes any month that classes are offered.  We have class nine months out of the year with July, August, and December off.
What counts toward the final grade for the class?
Students must attend class, read the textbook, complete the Text Overview, and successfully pass the course exam in order to receive full credit for the course.
The final grade is determined as follows: 20% class attendance, 40% Text Overview, 40% exam.
 I cannot get the online class Registration form to work.
There is a code that must be entered for the form to work.  It prevents people that are not enrolled from registering for class.  It is given to students when their enrollment is complete.  If you are an enrolled student and have forgotten the code, email mnsom@mnaog.org and tell us the problem.
When do the classes meet?
Classes meet one Saturday a month from 8:30am-4:00pm.
How do I get a transcript?

If you are applying for credentials with the Minnesota District Council you do not need to send a transcript.  The Credential Coordinator has access to MnSOM records and can see when you complete your classes.  She will print a transcript.

If you need a transcript to send to the Midwest Latin American District, Berean, or another District School of Ministry, use you email of record to send an email requesting a transcript.  Include the name and mailing address of where you want it sent.

If you want to see which classes you have completed, send an email requesting an unofficial transcript and it will be sent to your email address of record.

I cannot find the class on the online registration form.

To save space on the form, drop down boxes were used to list classes.  This is sometimes a difficulty when more than one class is offered at a class location.  Click on the right of the box with the number and name.  Click the box to the left of the city name to register for the class selected in the drop down box.

What if I can’t make it to a class that I already registered for?

There is a $20 fee to rollover your tuition to another class. That can be done on our website here. You must rollover your tuition at least 24 hours before class. Last-minute emergencies will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Rachel Roberts or Pam Lund if you have any questions.