Asbury Seminary’s Online Program (ExL) is uniquely situated to provide online education to pastors, including those seeking ordination in the United Methodist Church, because, according to Assistant General Secretary in the Division of Higher Education, Wanda Bigham, it “is the only one approved for 2/3 distance education courses. Whereas, “the distance education programs offered at other approved theological school must conform to the 1/3 distance education courses [rule].” Students preparing for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church can complete up to 2/3 of their MDiv degree program and 1/2 of their MA degree program through Asbury Seminary’s Online Program (ExL).