Transfer of Graduate Credits

Graduate credit with a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above may be transferred into Seminary degree programs. A grade of B- (2.67 on a 4.0 scale) or above is required to transfer credit into the MAC program. A minimum number of the credits transferred must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by The Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada for Seminary applicants (6 for the MAR; 23 for the MDiv). Credits accepted into the MAC program are to be from regionally accredited institutions (and preferably CACREP-accredited programs) and all are evaluated on a course-by-course basis to assure that instructional qualifications and rigor meet widely accepted standards for higher education. Previous credits for field experience courses (i.e., practicum, internship, counseling techniques, etc.) are not accepted for transfer into the MAC program. Credits from non-accredited schools may be evaluated on a course-by-course basis to assure that instructional qualifications and rigor meet widely accepted standards for higher education.

CCU will accept all credit that meets the minimum standards for transfer noted above. Not all transferred credit will meet a degree requirement. A maximum number of transfer credit hours may be applied to each degree program (18 for MAR; 12 for MAC; and 45 for MDiv).

Application of credit to the student’s declared program will be based on comparability of the nature, content, and level of the course. Credits earned through online or correspondence courses at accredited institutions may be evaluated separately to ensure adherence to instructional standards.

An evaluation of credits for transfer is conducted after a student has officially applied to CCU and has submitted official transcripts. Grades of transferred courses do not become part of the student’s cumulative grade point average.

Applicants who have at any time been placed on Academic Probation, Academic Suspension, Disciplinary Probation, or Disciplinary Suspension by another institution must submit a letter of appeal to the CCU Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. This letter should indicate the nature and current status of the censure. The applicant should also identify factors that have changed that ensure academic and social success at CCU.