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Transfer Students

a.             Transfer Credit Policy

Holy Apostles College & Seminary accepts transfer credits from accredited colleges and universities for all degree and certificate programs, provided the credits are in courses applicable to the particular degree program being pursued.  Transfer credits are accepted at Holy Apostles College & Seminary at the discretion of the Academic Dean’s approval.  Applicants intending to transfer credits to Holy Apostles into a degree or certificate program must submit all official transcripts during the application process.  

On the undergraduate level, a transfer applicant would already have matriculated into a degree program at another accredited college or university.  If the applicant has other college credits but has not matriculated into a degree program, the accepted applicant would be awarded advanced standing.

The number of transfer credits that may be accepted into each degree program is as follows:

Undergraduate Programs:

Associate of Arts 30
Bachelor of Arts 60

Graduate Programs:

Master of Arts 6
Post Master’s Certificate in Theology 6
Master of Divinity 60
Certificate of Preparation for Ordination 60
Non-Degree Graduate Certificate 0

Transfer credits must not have already been applied to a degree or certificate program, except in the case of credits assigned to an Associate’s degree being transferred towards the Bachelor of Arts degree program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary.  

To transfer credits from courses from another academic institution simultaneously with a program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary, the student must have the prior permission of the Academic Dean as concerns the selection of courses.  Official transcripts must be sent to Holy Apostles College & Seminary as soon as the courses are completed.  

Grades earned for transfer credits at other institutions will not be calculated into a student’s grade point average at Holy Apostles College & Seminary.

b.            Evaluation of Transcripts for Transfer Credits

For applicants or students wishing to transfer credits into any of the programs offered at Holy Apostles, all transfer credits are at the discretion and approval of the Academic Dean. 

Undergraduate course grades must be a “C” or higher for transfer.  Graduate course grades must be a “B” or higher for transfer.  Course grades cannot be pass/fail/audit.  Undergraduate courses less than the 100-level are considered remedial and are non-transferrable.  Courses must fit with the particular degree program being pursued.

After transfer credits have been evaluated, a personalized degree plan will be created.

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