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applying. As evidence of ability to pursue successfully an academic program, applicants must have the minimum GPA in
undergraduate study required by the program to which they are applying. Applicants must accompany the Unaccredited
Institution Review Form found on
with the following documents from the institution(s) where they completed their
An institutional catalog or other document(s) that includes the institution’s history, information on faculty credentials,
the institution’s relationship to state, regional, national, or international educational agencies, the grading system,
and course descriptions.
A list of accredited institutions that have accepted students for graduate work from the institution.
Syllabi from at least five classes appropriate to program preparation as selected by the applicant.
Students admitted to a program based on a degree from a non-accredited institution are admitted with provisional
acceptance (see the “Provisionary Acceptance” section for more information).
The Seminary & School of Ministry (SSM) does not accept transfer credit from unaccredited institutions without special
approval. A student may request advanced standing with credit through a proficiency examination for courses completed at
an unaccredited institution. For more information regarding advanced standing, see “Competency/Proficiency
Examinations” in the Academic Policy section of this catalog.
Persons desiring to audit classes may do so with the approval of the Registrar and the instructor of the course. The
University reserves the right to refuse to allow an individual to register as an auditor in any course. Auditors do not take
examinations or receive credit. They may participate in class discussions with the approval of the instructor. The auditing
fee may be found in “Tuition and Fees” on our websitewww.ciu.edu