Students have the ability to make official requests for master's level course credit to be transferred into the MAC degree from another institution. By completing all necessary steps, students may have the ability to decrease their coursework at Westminster by fulfilling a portion of the degree requirements with previous courses.
Students are able to transfer CCEF courses taken through the School of Biblical Counseling into the MAC program. As long as they meet the criteria, students can follow the steps outlined to receive credit toward their MAC degree.
Students interested in transferring credit from other institutions should complete all necessary steps, outlined below. Westminster Theological Seminary values and seeks to uphold the educational perspective it offers. Due to the goal of the MAC program, requests may not be granted.
Transfer of credit from Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF)
CCEF courses for which a grade of C or above was received will be accepted for transfer credit. Students matriculating in the 2017-2018 academic year or later:
A maximum of 35 credits may be accepted for transfer credit, subject to the specifications listed below, the general transfer credit limitations stated in an earlier section and also the requirements of the student’s degree program.
- CCEF courses taken BEFORE September 1, 2017: Up to 35 credits may be transferred with a transfer fee of $100 per course.
- CCEF courses taken AFTER September 1, 2017: Up to 15 credits may be transferred with a transfer fee, which is the difference in current tuition between the CCEF course transferred and its corresponding MAC course.
Students must take at least one Westminster course during the final term of coursework.
Returning and reinstating students who initially matriculated during 2011-2012 through 2016-2017 academic years:
- Up to 15 term credit hours may be accepted for transfer credit toward a student’s degree program at WTS. Students must take at least one Westminster course during the final term of coursework.
Returning and reinstating students who initially matriculated prior to the 2011- 2012 academic year:
- Normally, up to two courses may be transferred without tuition payment. Students may request approval for two additional courses to be transferred. Full Westminster tuition is required for these additional courses. No more than four courses will be accepted for transfer credit. For any coursework to be considered for transfer from CCEF, the courses must be completed (including having been graded) prior to beginning any coursework at Westminster.
Transfer of credit from accredited graduate theological schools
Transfer requests external to WTS or CCEF must be earned from an accredited graduate theological school. The Online Learning Team along with the Dean of Online Learning will review all requests to determine eligibility and final approval for transfer credits. Courses must be completed within the past ten years of start term and receive a grade of "C" or higher to be considered for transfer. Courses may be transferred as required or elective credit, depending on the recommendations of those determining eligibility. Students may be denied transfer credit.
Sharing credit with another Westminster degree
For those completing the online MAC degree and another residential degree, a student is able to share up to half the MAC degree, 30 credits, with another degree from Westminster Theological Seminary.
Steps to seeking transfer credit
Step 1: Review this transfer policy, including the CCEF transfer credit policy for all courses being transferred from the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Step 2: Review the course descriptions to determine requirements of WTS courses
Step 3: Direct any questions to the Online Learning Team
Step 4: Complete and submit any information or payment requested from the Online Learning Team
Approval for transfer credits will be determined with the support of the Dean of Online Learning as well as faculty department coordinator.
Westminster does not transfer more than the number of credits required for a student’s degree and emphasis. Therefore, approved transfer credit reduces accordingly the number of credit hours required at Westminster. Conversely, courses taken at Westminster that are the equivalent of courses for which transfer credit was previously approved will reduce accordingly the approved transfer credit. Transfer credit approval is dependent upon the nature and quality of the work, contingent upon a student’s successful matriculation into a degree program, and not effective or applied until successful completion of a student’s matriculation term.