FAQ

Does the TCMI library have resources in my language?

Most of the library resources are in English, but there are also many materials in Russian, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, and Bulgarian. The library constantly purchases more print and electronic books in other languages, so if you have suggestions of which books we should buy please send an e-mail to library@tcmi.edu or submit a purchase suggestion through the library catalog.

Does the TCMI library have electronic resources which I can use from home?

TCMI has purchased more than 1.500 ebooks in English and subscribes to several electronic journal collections. TCM students can also benefit from the Russian language materials of the EAAA Online Library. All of these are accessible from anywhere in the world.

Where can I find the passwords for library resources?

The passwords and explanations for using library resources, print and electronic, can be obtained from library@tcmi.edu.

 

I don’t come to Haus Edelweiss very often. What can the library do for me?

  1. Each course on Moodle has a section called Reading resources. It lists required and recommended readings in English and your own language. If only possible, the library tries to find electronic versions of these titles and make links from Moodle to them. Not all books can be found in electronic form, in such and other cases you can still contact library@tcmi.edu for help and we will suggest ways how you can anyway find enough quality readings for your course.
  2. The library has good scanning possibilities and will scan and e-mail you materials which you need, in the limits of Copyright (a journal article, a chapter from a book). We can also obtain materials, which we don’t have, through InterLibrary Loan and e-mail them to you.

Where can I see my academic progress and financial information. ?

Your academic progress and financial transactions are available at students.tcmi.edu. To access this page you will need your @tcmi.edu account.

Is TCMII accredited?

TCMI Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC) in the United States. 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411

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Is TCM Accreditation valid in my country ?

TCM Accreditation is generally valid in most of the European Countries. If you apply to TCM International Institute with a state recognized BA Diploma, your MA or MDiv TCMII diploma will be eligible for nostrification in your country. If the above is not true for your diploma, then you have to ask your national Ministry of Education or a local State University.

 

Can I take a course if i am not a student?

Any prospective student may take two TCMI Institute courses, following the course registration procedure, before a formal application commitment.

 

Credit for these two courses can be given to the student only when the following 3 conditions are met:

  • All class assignments, reading, and the exam are completed and a final passing grade is given to the student by the professor.

  • A completed application has been submitted to the Austrian TCMII office within 12 months of taking the course.

  • The applicant has been officially admitted into one the TCMI Institute degree programs by the Admissions Committee.

May I complete courses in other countries besides HE and my country ?

Courses are taught  as a hybrid model, that is 80% of the course is taught online and 20% is completed at a Mentoring Center.  Yes, you may complete courses in other countries. But you must contact the Regional Representative for specific information including housing, transportation, and must have valid travel documents like passport and visa.

Registration is mandatory, you will not be allowed to take the course without prior registration. Registration instructions are under Academic on the website.

Can I study at TCMII if I did not graduate a seminary ?

Students who do not have validated bachelor’s degrees may take courses and apply to complete the Certificate Program. A validated seminary degree is not a prerequisite for admission to the Master’s programs.

 

Am I a student?

All admitted students are issued a student ID and a student e-mail address. If you have taken a course before but did not apply for Admission, you are not a TCMII student.

 

How do I register?

If you are an admitted student, use your student e-mail to register for courses. Registration is done online. Follow the links for registration in the Schedules or here.

If you are not yet a student but you would like to become one, we encourage you to take a course first. In this case, contact registration@tcmi.edu for instructions.

Is registration different from admission ?

Registration refers to procedure of signing up for a course by filling out the registration form. Registration form for admitted students can be found on the schedule page also on the detailed registration information page. If you are not a TCMII student yet, contact registration@tcmi.edu

Admission refers to the procedure of sending your application package to TCMII in order to become a TCMII student. Admission instructions are to be found on the website under Admissions.

What courses will I have to take as a student?

Upon admission, students receive a Requirement List that shows the courses they need to take for a specific program. You can see the Requirement Lists for the current year as well as for previous years on the Catalogs and Handbooks page.  Your personal Requirement list is always available in you TCMII Google Drive account under Shared with me files.

How do I choose a course?

Review your Requirement List, then go to the schedule and check the available courses in your country or at other Mentoring Centers that you can travel to. Then fill out the registration form accordingly.

 

How do I use the requirement list?

The Requirement List includes courses sorted by categories. For each category of courses a set number of courses is required. After you receive a grade, your Requirement List is updated by the Academic Office. You can see what other courses you need in order to fulfill the requirements for your program of study.

One of the first courses you must take is PT 600 Research Methods. There is no other special order that courses need to be taken.

For more details contact registrar@tcmi.edu

Is registration different from admission ?

Registration refers to procedure of signing up for a course by filling out the registration form. Registration form for admitted students can be found on the schedule page also on the detailed registration information page. If you are not a TCMII student yet, contact registration@tcmi.edu

Admission refers to the procedure of sending your application package to TCMII in order to become a TCMII student. Admission instructions are to be found on the website under Admissions.

Does the TCMI library have resources in my language?

Most of the library resources are in English, but there are also many materials in Russian, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish, Czech, and Bulgarian. The library constantly purchases more print and electronic books in other languages, so if you have suggestions of which books we should buy please send an e-mail to library@tcmi.edu or submit a purchase suggestion through the library catalog.

Does the TCMI library have electronic resources which I can use from home?

TCMI has purchased more than 1.500 ebooks in English and subscribes to several electronic journal collections. TCM students can also benefit from the Russian language materials of the EAAA Online Library. All of these are accessible from anywhere in the world.

Where can I find the passwords for library resources?

The passwords and explanations for using library resources, print and electronic, can be obtained from library@tcmi.edu.

 

I don’t come to Haus Edelweiss very often. What can the library do for me?

  1. Each course on Moodle has a section called Reading resources. It lists required and recommended readings in English and your own language. If only possible, the library tries to find electronic versions of these titles and make links from Moodle to them. Not all books can be found in electronic form, in such and other cases you can still contact library@tcmi.edu for help and we will suggest ways how you can anyway find enough quality readings for your course.
  2. The library has good scanning possibilities and will scan and e-mail you materials which you need, in the limits of Copyright (a journal article, a chapter from a book). We can also obtain materials, which we don’t have, through InterLibrary Loan and e-mail them to you.

How can I find my username and password?

If you are a new student, you will be sent your credentials with the student confirmation letter. If you are a student who has  lost or forgot your password, please email admin@tcmi.edu

Where can I see my academic progress and financial information. ?

Your academic progress and financial transactions are available at students.tcmi.edu. To access this page you will need your @tcmi.edu account.

My grade is not showing on the student portal.

It may be that the professor has given an extended dead-line to some students in order for them to submit their course assignments, or the grades have not been submitted to the office yet. If all the above are not the case, please e-mail admin@tcmi.edu indicating the issues you have, take a screenshot of the page, including the error, and attach it to the email.

I have paid my fees but it does not show on student portal.

If you paid your fee in cash to your site coordinator it may take some time to process the transaction. If this is not the case or your payment was made at HE, please e-mail admin@tcmi.edu indicating the issues you have, take a screenshot of the page, including the error, and attach it to the email.

 

Internet access at Mentoring Centers.

Mentoring Centers provides internet access for the students and professors.

I never worked with Moodle, will I get any help/training as a new student?

The best way to learn Moodle is learning by doing. Please email your questions to us or submit a “report form” in moodle.

Why do I need a TCMII user account? I already have a personal email address.

A TCMI.edu user account allows us to guarantee you more privacy and security, also having a .edu email address allows you to benefit from reduced costs to software, books and services.  It is also required by internal and external rules.

 

Cannot access TCMII files even though your account is active.

If you are trying to access a restricted TCMII file or folder and get to the Request Permission screen, that means that you are signed with a different Google account or your default account is not your tcmi.edu account.

1. To solve this CLICK on “Switch accounts”

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2. If your tcmi.edu account is not in the list CLICK “Sign in to another account”

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You will be taken to the default Google “Sign in page”.

3. Please put your entire “user@tcmi.edu” address and password and “Sing in”

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If you want to enable multiple sign in please follow this guide

How do I send my admission documents to you?

Admission documents are to be attached to the online electronic Admission Form. Carefully read the Admissions page, prepare all the required documents and then fill in the form and submit it.