When an Apprentice completes 24 credits at a designated Level, the school software automatically moves her up to the next level.
This is known as “leveling up.” At that point, the Apprentice’s site access will be restricted until she pays the “level-up fee.”
If for some reason the school software allows an Apprentice to level up without paying tuition, it is the Apprentice’s responsibility to contact the Headmaster regarding tuition payment. Once an Apprentice has leveled up, she may not begin classes at the new Level until all required classes at the previous Level have been completed and passed. The new level may have required classes, for which you will need to sign up before assigning up for any elective classes.
The Journeyman Letter
Graduates of the Grey School of Wizardry are awarded a Journeyman Wizard Letter. These are issued by the school and will be mailed to Apprentices upon completion of their entire 7-Level program of study. The Letter lists the Apprentice’s Major/color. Apprentices earning Dean’s List honors will have those noted on the Letter as well. In addition to the Letter, graduates will receive a red cingulum (cord) honoring their new Journeyman status.
Earning a Journeyman Letter
In order to earn a Journeyman Letter, Apprentices must do the following:
1) Complete 7 levels of study—and 24 credits at each level (for a total of at least 168 credits)—with a passing grade of 80% or better in each class counted toward completion.
2) Complete all required classes with a passing grade of 80% or better in each.
3) Complete the requirements for an academic Major. This includes passing all relevant classes with a grade of 80% or better.
4) Complete a Practicum (lab and lecture sections) in the Apprentice’s Major area with a score of 80% or better and with approval of the Practicum teacher.
Majors and Minors
In order to earn the status of Journeyman Wizard from the Grey School of Wizardry, Apprentices must complete a Major. This covers a series of classes that increase in complexity, within one field and usually in one department. Completing a Major helps you gain the intellectual and magickal maturity that comes from disciplined, intensive study of one subject. You may also choose to add a Minor, which offers a way of diversifying your experience or further supporting your main focus, through a smaller set of related classes. As you learn more about a particular body of knowledge, you build on existing information and ask questions which can further not just your own understanding but the field as a whole. Some of these programs are departmental, concerning only a single color of magick. Others are interdisciplinary, their requirements spread across several departments.
The Grey School of Wizardry requires 168 credits to graduate. A typical Major ranges from 65-75 credits, and a Minor from 30-35. At this time, Apprentices may only formally declare one Major and one Minor at a time. We hope to add multiple Major/Minor capacity in the future. Apprentices interested in pursuing more than one Major or Minor should access the requirements for each and keep track of how their classes fulfill the requirements. Also please note this interest in a feedback form; if we receive enough requests, expanding the Major/Minor program to allow multiples will get a higher priority.
An Apprentice who completes the requirements for a Minor in every department – or some combination of Majors and Minors which also covers the entire school spectrum – would be recognized as a Wizard of the Lesser Rainbow. An Apprentice who earns a Major in every department would be recognized as a Wizard of the Greater Rainbow. Apprentices can declare a "Rainbow Minor" and take one class (at any level) in all 16 departments. Apprentices become eligible to choose a Major/Minor upon entering the second Level.
Choosing at least one Major is required; choosing a Minor is optional. The choice must be made before entering the third level. This allows enough time to sample classes before choosing, but requires some commitment before moving from the very basic to the intermediate classes.
Majors and minors can be changed after consultation with and approval of the Academic Advisor. The change of the major and/or minor is to be announced on the Dean of Curriculum Forum in the Announcement thread