Students have the ability to make official requests for master's level course credit to be transferred into your degree program 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 or MACS programs. As long as they meet the criteria, students can follow the steps outlined to receive credit toward their degree.
Students interested in transferring credit from other institutions should complete all necessary steps outlined here. Westminster Theological Seminary values and seeks to uphold the educational perspective it offers. Due to the goal of our unique programs, 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.
- Biblical Interpretation is taught by Westminster faculty under the name "Principles of Biblical Interpretation." Students who have completed Biblical Interpretation before September 2017 through Westminster Theological Seminary or SBC will receive full credit for the Westminster course. If the course is taken during or after September 2017 it will not transfer into the program and students will be required to take the Principles of Biblical Interpretation course through Westminster.
- Counseling Observation is now required to be taken twice in the program. Students will receive credit for up to two observations taken through SBC as long as they were covering different cases.
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. Up to two courses may be transferred in from an outside institution toward a student's Westminster degree. All transfer credit decisions are determined by the Dean of Online Learning and are subject to a careful review process before a final decision is made.
Sharing credit with another Westminster degree
For those completing the online MAC degree and a separate residential degree, a student is able to share up to half the MAC degree credits, 30 credits, with the residential degree.
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.
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