E-Tutorials use email as the sole mechanism for communication between the student and the Graduate Theological Foundation faculty. Each course is taught as a one-on-one tutorial between the student and the faculty person offering the course. This curriculum is offered exclusively by our own faculty. The faculty evaluation of student performance will be linked to the degree level of the student. A complete roster of E-Tutorial courses are available on the GTF’s website here. New courses are regularly added to this roster.
New courses are regularly added to the E-Tutorial course list.
The student reads the assigned textual materials and emails a 500-1000 word response to the GTF for each of six sessions. The faculty person sends a personal critique and comment on each of the student’s response papers, and, at the end of the six sessions, the student submits a final paper which is essentially the six combined 500-1000 word papers which the student has edited in light of the faculty person’s critical comments during the course. The final paper must include a bibliography.
Students may take a maximum of two E-Tutorials concurrently.
E-Tutorial Registration Process
Step 1 - Click here to download the E-Tutorial contact e-mail address. Be sure to add the E-Tutorial email address on the PDF form to your safe sender list. Students wishing to request specific course dates must do so in advance of step 2.
Academic Coursework Completion Policy
All papers written for an E-Tutorial must be submitted within 30 days of completing the E-Tutorial or no course credit will be awarded. The entire E-Tutorial timeframe is ten weeks (six weeks for each of the six individual response papers and four weeks for the completion of the final paper). Up to two courses may be taken simultaneously. The expected time requirements for the readings and essay writings for each course is 40 clock hours.
Any student may choose to withdraw from an E-Tutorial course without penalty provided the withdrawal request is received before the first required course paper is submitted for faculty review. A student who chooses to withdraw after submitting the first course paper will receive an “incomplete” for the course (reflected on transcript). Any student who withdraws from an E-Tutorial course and later wishes to retake the same course will be required to pay a $600 E-Tutorial registration fee. Any student who withdraws from an E-Tutorial and wishes to register for a different E-Tutorial course in its place will be required to pay a $600 E-Tutorial registration fee.