Credit earned prior to matriculation. Academic credit earned at another school may be submitted for review during the first semester a student is enrolled in a degree program. Transfer credit is awarded through the Office of Academic Affairs at the recommendation of the faculty committee on curriculum and academic policy. A student may not transfer more than 24 hours of credit into the Master of Divinity program. No more than 10 of these transfer credits will be awarded as required courses. Students should be prepared to submit supporting documents, including course transcripts and syllabi, to the faculty committee and registrar.

In order for class standing to reflect transfer credit, a student must submit their final transcripts and/or CPE certificates by August 1 for the fall semester or January 4 for the spring semester.

The following requirements must be met before a request for transfer credit can be submitted:

  1. The course must be taken at an institution accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Post-Secondary Education.
  2. Courses must be taken at the graduate or professional level.
  3. A grade of B- or higher must be earned in the course in order for the course to be considered for transfer credit. If the course is to be considered for transfer credit as a required course the grade earned must be a B or higher.
  4. Applicants for transfer credit must have earned the credit after earning a bachelor’s degree.
  5. The course must have been taken within the eight years prior to matriculating at the School of Divinity.
  6. Any course credit earned that has been utilized or will be utilized for another degree program is not normally transferred.
  7. No more than 12 hours will be transferred from a non-theological graduate program. If 12 hours are to be transferred, the student will be required to demonstrate the course’s or courses’ relevance to the Master of Divinity degree.

Credit earned during matriculation. Credit earned at another institution while enrolled in a degree program at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity is subject to the general transfer credit guidelines. All coursework taken at another institution during matriculation and intended for transfer must be preapproved by the associate dean of academic affairs on recommendation from the faculty Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee.