Below you will find New Saint Andrews student handbook and policy manuals for undergraduate and graduate
students, along with our grievance policy.
If you have any questions or need further assistance please email [email protected] or call (208) 882-1566
While it is common to describe degree requirements in terms of credits hours earned (e.g., the A.A. degree=64
credits; the B.A.degree=124 credits), we believe that knowledge and the educational process must be
understood as much more than units of “time served.” Our graduates may accumulate credit hours but, more
importantly, they should demonstrate proficiency in the classical liberal arts, grasp the integrated nature
of knowledge and the created order, and experience personal growth in wisdom and maturity as Christian
scholars and citizens.
In order to determine the appropriate amount of credit hours assigned to each course, the Dean takes into
account the amount of time spent by students in lecture, in recitation, in labs, in choir practice, on field
trips, etc., and the type of class being evaluated. Generally speaking, each credit hour corresponds to at
least one hour of direct instruction and a minimum of 2 hours
of additional student work each week.