Graduate & Seminary Transfer Students
Graduate and seminary transfer students complete the same application process as non-transfer applicants.
All courses you’ve earned at another institution may not transfer to CIU. To transfer courses into an M.A. or M.Div. degree at CIU, the courses must be:
- Earned from an accredited institution.
- Earned with a grade of 2.0 (C) or above.
- Courses that fit into your program choice at CIU.
Other transfer information:
- Up to, but not exceeding, 49 percent of the degree may be transferred.
- Due to accreditation standards, no credit for life experience may be given.
- Not all programs offer the same transfer.
- College of Education, College of Intercultural Studies and College of Counseling students seeking to transfer credit must request permission through petition.
- Columbia Biblical Seminary students may apply transfer credit to the free elective category only if a comparable CIU course is offered at the graduate level.
Complex Transfer Situations
The academic dean of each specific college will handle complex transfer situations.
- An unaccredited institution must be approved through a registrar review. If your institution is approved, transfer credit may be applied to your program. Contact the CIU Registrar’s Office for further details.
- Approval of an institution is valid for three years, after which the institution must be reevaluated by the associate provost.
- Must be evaluated by an outside agency such as WES or AACRAO.
- The student is responsible to submit any materials and pay associated fees.
Transfer Policies PDF Download
Still need more information? Download a PDF of CIU’s transfer policy.