College

PROGRAMS OFFERED

 

A. CHURCH DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

1. Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (ABCE)

 

This degree program prepares students to become deaconesses of the United Methodist Church, taking charge of the Christian education ministry of the local church.  Its objectives are to help students:

  • acquire skills in administration for an effective Christian Education ministry in the church;
  • utilize to the maximum the different tools and approaches necessary in working with various age groups in the church and in the community; and
  • become sensitive, critical, and responsive to the changing needs of the community, and ultimately, meet the development goals of the country.

 

2. Bachelor of Kindergarten Education (BKE)

 

This degree program prepares students to become competent early childhood educators with a Christian perspective.  It aims to help students:

  • acquire skills in management and organization vital to effective early childhood education;
  • formulate a personal philosophy of and approach to the teaching-learning processes derived from researches and acceptable educational theories;
  • work cooperatively and creatively with parents in the community;
  • adapt teaching-learning experiences to individual needs of children; and
  • become critical, analytical, and responsive to the changing needs of society that meet the national goals of development.

 

B. NON-CHURCH DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

1. Bachelor  of Elementary Education (BEEd) major in ECE

 

This degree program prepares students to become competent elementary

school teachers.  It aims to help students:

  • acquire knowledge and develop skills in teaching elementary school children;
  • provide rich and varied experiences for effective teaching;
  • acquire sound educational philosophies, theories, and principles in teaching basic education;
  • promote good working relationship with parents to enhance effective learning processes; and
  • become productive citizens, helping the country to attain national goals of development.

 

2. Bachelor of Arts major in Church Music

 

This degree program provides a comprehensive academic development and practical training to students who will work as music directors in local churches who will work as music directors in local churches when they graduate.  It will also prepare the graduates to become music teachers of basic education in public and privates schools.  It aims to help students:

  • develop appreciation of the events and experiences of men and women that led to the writing of great hymns of the church;
  • acquire the ability to integrate liturgy with church music;
  • develop the skill and self-confidence in giving public performances; and
  • maximize and utilize their God-given talents in serving the church, the school, and the community.

 

C. Short-term Program

 

Certificate of Early Childhood Education (CECE)

The Certificate in Early Childhood Education is a program specially designed for people who have earned a bachelor’s degree in areas other than education, but would now like to teach in Early Childhood Education programs.  It offers a minimum of 18 units of Early Childhood Education professional courses to enable the students to earn the certificate.  A holder of CECE certificate is qualified to take the Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education (MA in ECE).

 

D. Related Programs

                  

1. Field Education (for students in church degree programs)

The heart of deaconess formation program is field education.  Sophomore and Junior students are sent out to United Methodist Churches for their field  education. The program aims to:

  • provide students with opportunities to put into practice the principles and theories learned in Christian Education subjects;
  • enable students to be exposed to and get involved in the life, mission, and ministry  of the church; and
  • provide students with venues for self development in relation to their work and  ministry.

 

2. Music Lessons and Choirs

  • Training

All church degree students will take music lessons with a recital each

year, with   the general objective of preparing them for music leadership

in  the church.  Seniors are to play piano/organ in chapel services, and

Juniors in morning devotions.

 

  • Choirs:
  • Class Choir

Every church degree student is a member of a class choir.

  • Choraliers

The Choraliers is a choral ensemble composed of selected musically

talented students.  Only Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors with a

cumulative grade point average of B- or 2.0 or higher are qualified to be

members of the Choraliers.  The Choraliers is the official chora

l representative of the school in various functions and occasions.

  • College Choir

All students (church and non-church degree) are required to be members

of the College choir which sings during the Commencement Exercises.

 

ACADEMIC POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

 

1. Academic Year

The Academic year is divided into two semesters of 18 school weeks each.  The registration is done during the week prior to the opening of classes.  There is at least a two-week vacation between semesters.

 

2. Class Attendance

Class attendance is very important. Students are required to attend all scheduled meetings of classes in which they are enrolled.

a.  Prompt and regular attendance in all classes is required of all students.

b. A student is marked tardy if she/he arrives after the first 5 minutes of the class

period.

c. Three tardy marks are equivalent to one absence.

d.  A student is marked absent if she/he arrives after the first 30 minutes of the class

period.

e.  A student who leaves the classroom without permission shall be marked absent.

f.  Absences due to extra-curricular activities are not excused unless officially

approved by the Academic Dean.

g.  An absence may be excused if it is due to illness, calamity, or death in the family.

h.  A boarding student, who has been absent, must secure a re-admittance slip from

the Dormitory Dean. The School Nurse shall certify whether the absence is due to illness or not.  Students who did not stay in the dormitory during the time of illness must submit a medical certificate or a certification from the parents/guardian.  The Dormitory Dean shall then indicate whether the absence is excused or unexcused.

i.  A non-boarding student, who has been absent from her/his class/es, must present a

letter to the Academic Dean signed by parents or guardians indicating the day/s and

reason/s for absence before she/he will be readmitted. In case of illness, attach a

medical certificate to the letter to be verified by the school nurse.  The Academic

Dean shall indicate in the letter whether the absence is excused or unexcused.

j.  The re-admittance slip must be presented to the teacher at the next class session in

order to be readmitted.

k.  A student with 3 consecutive unexcused absences will be withdrawn from the roll.

l.  In piano/organ classes, a student with a total of 4 unexcused absences will be

given a grade of “F.”

m.  In all other classes, a student who has incurred absences equivalent to 20% of all class

sessions, or more, shall be withdrawn from the roll with a grade of “W”(withdrawn

while passing) if passing, or “WF” (withdrawn while failing) if failing.

 

3.  Examinations

There are three periodic examinations during the semester:  the preliminary, midterm, and final examinations. The preliminary and midterm examinations are administered during regular class hours.

 

Before taking an examination, a student must secure a permit from the Business Office.  A final examination permit clears the student of financial obligations to the school and class.

 

Final examinations are given in all courses.  A two-hour examination is given for each three-unit course.  The instructor may, however, substitute another requirement for the final examination. All students must participate in the final examinations.

 

A student caught cheating is immediately reported by the instructor to the Hearing Committee.  If proven guilty, the student will get a grade of F in the course.

 

4.  Grading System

 

Letter Grade

Numerical Equivalent

Quality Point

Description

A

97-100

4.0

Excellent

A-

94-96

3.5

Superior

B+

91-93

3.0

Very Good

B

88-90

2.5

Good

B-

85-87

2.0

Fair

C+

82-84

1.5

Average

C

79-81

1.0

Poor

C-

75-78

0.5

Very Poor

D

70-74

0.0

Condition

F

69 below

Failure

 

5.  Incomplete

A student who, because of illness or other legitimate reason, has not completed all class requirements by the end of the semester is given a grade of “Incomplete.” An “Incomplete” grade not removed within a year automatically becomes an “F.” All Seniors must have completed their incompletes before the beginning of the Senior Year.

 

The other policies include:

1.  To charge the students with P500/subject for incomplete grade incurred regardless of reasons.  The 70% of the amount will be given to the teacher, while the 30% of the amount will be given to the school.

2.  Students who got incomplete grade in their conducting class during their conducting recital will be given a grade of F in Choral Conducting II, instead of incomplete.

3.  In the removal of the incomplete grade, the student will only be given a ceiling grade of B-.  This policy applies only to students who incurred incomplete grade with no valid reasons.

 

6.  Withdrawal

A student may drop a course up to the fourth week of classes upon the approval of the Academic Dean.  A student who drops a course while passing is given a grade of W. A Student who drops a course while failing is given a grade of WF.  A student who drops a course without the written consent of the Academic Dean will be given a grade of F.

 

A student may enroll in additional courses only until the second week of classes and upon the approval of the Academic Dean and the instructor concerned.

 

7.  Selective Retention Policy

Harris endeavors to maintain a high standard of academic achievement.  A student who falls short of this standard will be informed of her/his status by the Academic Dean.

 

A student who is evaluated with a cumulative GPA lower than 1.5 will be given a warning.

 

A student will be put on probation status if he/she

  • receives one F
  • has a GPA below 1.25 during her/his 1st semester of enrollment
  • has a GPA below 1.50 in any semester for upper years
  • receives 3 or more Incompletes in any semester

 

A student will be dismissed if he/she

  • has a cumulative GPA below 1.25 at the end of the Freshman year
  • in the upper years, has a cumulative GPA below 1.50 after having been warned. (a student is given a maximum of 2 warnings.)
  • receives two F’s in 3-unit courses in one semester
  • receives two F’s in the same course of more than one unit
  • receives a total of 3 F’s in 3-unit courses or 4 F’s in 1 or 2-unit courses at the end of the Sophomore year
  • receives another incomplete while on probation due to incomplete grades
  • is found guilty of repeated dishonesty

 

8.   Academic Probation

A Freshmen student with a grade point average below 1.25 during her/his 1st semester of enrollment shall be put on probation and may not carry an excess of 15 units in the second semester.

 

If, at the end of the Freshman year, the cumulative GPA is still below 1.25, the student is dismissed.

 

If the cumulative GPA is between 1.5-1.745, a student will remain in the 4-year degree program but may not carry an excess of 15 units in any semester unless the cumulative GPA rises to 1.75 or higher.  This policy implies that a student may spend more than 4 years of schooling at the college.

 

Students with 3 or more incompletes in any semester will not be allowed to take more than 15 units in the following semester.  If she/he gets another incomplete, then she/he will be dismissed.

 

9.  Overload, Underload, and Shifting

A student must file a written request and have it approved by the Academic Dean before being allowed to have an overload, underload, or to shift to another program or major.

 

10.  Leave of Absence

An old student, who for valid reasons cannot enroll in a given semester, is required to apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA). Any student who failed to apply for an LOA will undergo a readmission process.

 

A Leave of Absence (LOA) may be applied until the third week after the start of classes.

 

11.  Graduation Requirements

Only students who successfully completed all the courses required in their curricula are recommended to the Board of Trustees and are eligible for graduation.  Students will not be allowed to participate in the Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercise unless all the curricular requirements are completed and all financial obligations are settled.

 

ENROLMENT

  1. Registration Procedure
  1. Get the enrolment form from the enrolment adviser.
  2. Consult the enrolment adviser (regular students) or the Academic Dean (irregular students.)
  3. Fill out the enrollment form.
  4. Go to the Academic Dean for approval, then to the Registrar for signature.
  5. Pay the fees at the Business Office. Leave the Cashier’s Copy of the enrolment form with the Business Office.
  6. Submit the Registrar’s Copy of the enrollment form to and get class cards from the Registrar.
  7. Submit the Guidance’s copy of the enrollment form to the Guidance Counselor.
  8. Fill out class cards and submit to the instructor on the first class meeting.

 

  1. Late Registration

A late registration fee of Php500.00 will be charged for each late registrant.  In case late arrival is due to illness, a medical certificate, duly signed by a licensed physician, must be presented to the Registrar.  The school must also be informed of late arrivals due to natural calamities.  In such cases, the late registration fee will not be charged.  Late registration will be allowed up to one week after the start of classes.

 

  1. Cross-Registration

Students from other schools may register at Harris Memorial College upon written request of their respective institution.  Students officially enrolled at Harris may cross-enroll in other accredited schools upon the approval of the Academic Dean of Harris.

 

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  1. 1.      Honors

All students are qualified to be in the honor lists provided they have complied with the standards and requirements.

 

  1. Dean’s List

A full-time student with a minimum of 18 units, and a cumulative GPA of 3.15 or higher in any semester will be placed in the Dean’s List for that semester.

 

  1. Special Mention

A full-time student with a minimum of 18 units, who gets a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to 3.14 in any semester, will be placed in the Special Mention category for that semester.

 

  1. With Honors

Students, who complete the degree requirements with a cumulative GPA of 3.15 or higher, will graduate with honors.

 

  1. 2.      Awards for Student in the Deaconess Program

 

  1.  Arichea Awards for Academic Excellence

A Filipino student deaconess, whose subjects have all been taken at Harris and who graduates with the highest cumulative GPA not lower than 3.0, receives the Arichea Award for Academic Excellence.

 

Student deaconesses in the lower years, who excel in academic performance and with a cumulative GPA not lower than 3.0, shall receive the Arichea Award for Academic Excellence during Honors Day.

 

  1.  Aherrera Award for Field Education

The most outstanding third year student in Field Education receives the Aherrera Award for Field Education.

 

  1.  G.K. Bunyi Memorial Music Award

The G.K. Bunyi Memorial Music Award is given to the most outstanding senior music student of the year who does not have any background in music before entering Harris.

 

  1.  Kihwa Jin Award for Best Performance in Music

The Best Performer in Music receives the Kihwa Jin Award.

 

  1.  B.G. Fernando Award for Kindergarten Education

A graduating student, who excels in Kindergarten Education, receives the B.G. Fernando Award.

 

  1.  T. Huang Award for Christian Education

The most outstanding graduating student in Christian Education receives the T. Huang Award.

 

  1.  Teaño Outstanding Student Leadership Award

A senior student, who consistently showed leadership ability, is awarded the Teaño Outstanding Student Leadership.

 

  1.  Cogswell-Tapia Award for Bible and Theology

The Cogswell-Tapia Award is given to a graduating student who received the highest cumulative GPA in Bible and Theology subjects and who excelled in Biblical studies and interpretation.

 

This award is also given to two Junior Students (a KE and CE major) who got the highest cumulative GPA in Bible and Theology subjects but not lower than B+. The award for lower years will be given during Honors Day.

 

i.  Academic Excellence Award

This award is given to a non Methodist regular student with a GPA of 3.25, and whose lowest grade is 2.0, and without a grade of C+, Incomplete, and F.  The awards include a gold medal and a certificate.  The award is given during the graduation day.

 

 

REGISTRATION POLICY

 

 A. Schedule of Payments of Fees

 

  1. Old accounts should be fully settled before an old student can re-enroll.
  2. Students are required to pay at least 30% down payment of the semester’s fees upon enrolment.
  3. Refund of fees for Dropping Out

        a. If a student desires to drop out, he/she must notify officially the Academic Dean, Registrar and Finance Director by filing a drop card form immediately.  The date his/her drop card is received will be considered to be the date he/she dropped out.  Refunds will be as follows:

           b. To those who paid in full upon enrollment 80% of the tuition fees will be refunded if you drop out within the week from the date of your registration.  The incidental fees (other than tuition) assessed are not refundable

c. 50% of the tuition fees will be refunded if you drop out after the first week but within a month from the date of your registration.  The incidental fees are not refundable.

          d.To those who pay on installment basis. No refund will be made if you drop out any time.  If you drop out after a month from the date of your registration, you will be required to pay the whole of the unpaid balance for the entire school term/semester.

 

B. Dropping or Changing of Subjects

 

1. Students desiring to drop or change subjects must do so within TWO WEEKS from the FIRST day of classes by notifying the Academic Dean,  Registrar and the Finance Director  for adjustments.  A corresponding fee will be charged for changing or dropping a subject.  The foregoing rules will apply whether or not you have attended classes.

2. All school fees should be fully paid before the final examination.

3. School credentials will be released upon settlement of all financial obligations with the Business Office.

 

C. Permits

All students should secure examination permits from the Business Office before the scheduled examination. Signing of permits will be done 3 days before the scheduled examination.  Bulletins and announcement will be posted on the bulletin board of the Business office.

 

D. Subsidy of United Methodist Students

 

  1. Students under the church degree program automatically receive subsidy in tuition fees, board and lodging.
  2. In case of termination, transfer/discontinuance of schooling, students are required to pay the full amount subsidized to them.
  3. Students are required to serve The United Methodist Church after graduation as a deaconess appointed by the Bishop.  They are to serve one year for every year of subsidy/scholarship received from the college.  Failure to do so will mean reimbursement of the full amount subsidized to them.

 

E. Borrowing and Use of School Facilities

Request permission from the Business Office at least one (1) week prior to the use of the following for other school activities.

  1. Furniture
  2. Equipment
  3. Vehicle
  4. Kitchen utensils
  5. Conference room and class rooms
  6. Multi-purpose gymnasium
  7. Jose L. Valencia Chapel
  8. Other school properties and facilities

F. Food for students staying in the Dormitory

Monetizing meal stubs is not allowed, except during class and Student Council retreats held off campus.

 

G. Clearance

All students should accomplish the Student Clearance Form before the end of each semester, to be presented to the Business Office upon enrollment.  The same holds true when securing credentials like transcript, certification, etc.

 

 

ADMISSION POLICIES

 

 FOR CHURCH DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (ABCE)
  • Bachelor of Kindergarten Education (BKE)

 

Qualifications

 

Applicants in these programs must possess the following:

 

  • Good Christian character
  • Membership in the United Methodist Church for at least three (3) years, unless the applicant comes from another church/denomination
  • Active involvement in church work
  • A high school graduate with a grade point average of at least 83% for ABCE course and 85% for BKE course
  • Preferably 18 years of age at the time of application

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

 

  1. Letter of application to either of the addresses below:

 

The Admission Committee

Harris Memorial College, Inc.

P.O. Box 103, Q-Plaza

Cainta, Rizal 1900

 

The Admission Committee

Harris Memorial College

G.K. Bunyi St., Dolores

Taytay, Rizal 1920

 

2.  Letter of recommendation from the Charge Conference of the local church

3.  Letter of recommendation from the Annual Conference Committee on Deaconess Service

4.  Certification of Church Membership and involvement in the local church for at least three (3) years

5.  Certificate of Confirmation (photo copy)

6.  Forms properly filled up

 

  • Personal questionnaire
  • Medical certification form (Physical/Health examination is done by Harris Physician upon acceptance of students)
  • Four personal reference forms duly accomplished by the following persons:
    • Administrative Pastor of the applicant’s local church
    • Deaconess or Chairperson of Nurture, Outreach, and Witness Committee
    • Two previous high school teachers

 

NOTE: Forms will be sent to the applicant as soon as the Admission Committee receives the application  letter.

 

  1. High School Senior Card or Form 137 or College Transcript of record with Certificate of Honorable Dismissal
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Two copies of 2” X 2” photo with signature at the back
  4. NSO-authenticated birth certificate (photo copy)
  5. Entrance examination fee (non-refundable)
  6. Entrance examination and interview

 

FOR NON-CHURCH DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

  • Bachelor of Elementary Education (BEEd) Major in Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Church Music

 

Qualifications

 

Applicants in these programs must possess the following:

 

  • Good Christian character
  • High school graduate with a grade point average of 85% and above

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

 

  1. Letter of application to either of the addresses below:

 

The Admissions Committee

Harris Memorial College, Inc.

P.O. Box 103, Q-Plaza

Cainta, Rizal 1900

 

The Admissions Committee

Harris Memorial College

G.K. Bunyi St., Dolores

Taytay, Rizal 1920

 

  1. Accomplished forms

 

  • Personal questionnaire
  • Two personal references from previous high school teachers
  • Medical certificate from Harris Memorial College Physician
  • School agreement
  • Financial agreement

 

NOTE: Forms will be sent to the applicant as soon as the Admission Committee receives the application  letter.

 

  1. Three copies of recent 2”X 2” photos with signature at the back
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. NSO-authenticated birth certificate (photo copy)
  4. Marriage certificate for married applicant
  5. Examination fee (non-refundable)
  6. Admission examination and interview
  7. For those who wish to apply for CHED scholarship:

 

  • Barangay clearance
  • Parents’ certificate of Income Tax Return or Certificate of Exemption from tax Payment

 

FOREIGN STUDENTS

 

Procedures for Admission

 

  1. Send a letter of application to the Admission Committee
  2. Forms from the Admission Committee will be sent to the applicant as soon as the Admissions Committee receives the letter of application
  3. All the requirements should be in by:
  • April 1, if enrolling in the first semester
  • August 15, if enrolling in the second semester
  • Examination and interview are scheduled in January preceding the school year

4.  Wait for the letter of acceptance