Grade Reporting 

Each student will have the various components of his/her course requirements weighed (graded) by the instructor of that class. Each assignment will be given a point value, as well as a corresponding percentage to make up each grade. (An example of class components might include attendance and class participation, quizzes, memory verses, ministry project, final exam, and reading assignments). The final grade for a course is then determined by adding up the course points and comparing it to The Urban Ministry Institute’s grading scale. Below is one sample of a typical course’s point system:

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Based on the above sample for points, and the TUMI grading scale, the example below would be true for the students’ final course grades:

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Course Description Codes

Course description codes, used on a student's transcript, begin with a letter which shows the area the course is offered in:

B=Biblical Studies, T=Theology and Ethics, C=Christian Ministry, U=Urban Mission

Following the letter is a number that shows the number of credit units earned for the course. This number is followed by a dash and a three-digit number that is the specific number for that course.

Example: A course in “Bible Interpretation” would be numbered as follows:


Course Number

Course Title
Introduction to Bible Interpretation

The "B" shows that it is a Biblical Studies Course, the "2" shows that it earns two credit units, and the "101" is the specific course number.


After a student has completed his/her coursework for a module and has received a grade for the class from the instructor, a transcript will be given to the student. The transcript reports the grades for the most current course taken along with a history of past courses and grades. This document proves you have done the necessary work to finish each module and have received credit for the completion of each course.

View a sample student transcript.