Academic Policies

Equipment Requirements

Students will need to have access to an IBM compatible PC with the following minimum requirements to complete MGS courses:

  • Reliable Internet Connection
  • An Active E-mail Account
  • Speakers/Working Sound System
  • Printer
  • Most recent version of a web browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer
Exams and Grading

Upon conclusion of each lesson, students will be required to complete an exam and submit it to the school for grading.  Grade Reports will be returned instantly to students upon submitting their exams electronically through the Online Student Center.

Students who receive 69% or lower on any exam will be eligible for one retest. Modern Gun School’s policy is that any student who passes a retest may not score higher than 70%, no matter what grade they received on the retest. Students who fail to achieve a minimum passing grade (70%) on a retest will receive the higher grade of the two failed exams and the score will be calculated into the final average. No further retesting is available.

Modern Gun School grades on the numeric system. The grading system is as follows:
Letter GradeNumerical Equivalent
A- Excellent94-100
B- Good86-93
C- Satisfactory78-85
D- Passing70-77
F- FailingBelow 70
Policy on Incomplete Exams and Assignments

In order to graduate, students must take all exams and associated assignments from their course of study. A student may retain a failed exam grade as part of their academic record as long as the student’s overall average remains 70% or higher. Failed assignments must be resubmitted until the student achieves passing performance. Student accounts are screened on a weekly basis to identify missing grades or assignments. Identified accounts are contacted by mail or email in order to encourage completion of their studies.

Academic Honesty

Each student doing their own work is the basis of independent study. Since students study at their own pace and schedule their own exams, there should never be any undue pressure when taking an exam. Modern Gun School does encourage students to be fully prepared prior to taking any exam. The use of any notes or program materials is allowed since each exam is open-book. The objective is to learn and understand the materials you are studying. Any student suspected of academic dishonesty will be suspended from the program.

Course Interruptions

A leave of absence (LOA), for a maximum of three months, will be granted for good cause. A request should be made in writing to the Student Services Department. A LOA does not extend the required time for completion, nor postpone the required payments of any tuition plan.


Upon successful completion of their program the student is awarded a transcript and a diploma. In order to earn a diploma, a student must achieve a minimum average of 70% in the course.


Modern Gun School graduates receive an official transcript with their graduation package. Additional transcripts are also available for a nominal fee. Please contact Student Services with your request. Official transcripts require adequate mailing instructions for proper delivery. Students may print an unofficial transcript from the Online Student Center at any time.

Transfer of Credits

Modern Gun School programs are designed to train an individual for an entry-level career in the gun repair business. Credit transfers are at the discretion of the receiving college or university.