Prospective and current students are advised that completion of any particular course of study does not constitute a guarantee of ordination in the Orthodox Church. Among other things, applicants and students considering ordination should keep in mind that the years of education and training at St Andrew's serve as a period of discernment, and that ordination is regulated by the canon law of the Orthodox Church. Application of the relevant canons, as well as the establishment and application of any other requirements relating to ordination, lies exclusively with the competent ecclesiastical authority. Applicants and students who have questions concerning their eligibility for ordination should consult with their appropriate ecclesiastical authority. They may also seek further information from the Registrar.