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Transfer Credit

Graduate level credits earned at accredited institutions may be applied to meet program requirements at Northeastern Seminary. Students who have prior graduate credit at the doctoral level can have transcripts evaluated to determine whether credit can be applied to their Northeastern Seminary program.

Eligible Transfer Credits

  • Earned within 10 years of enrollment at Northeastern
  • Eligible for graduate credit at the institution where they were earned
  • Accredited by a recognized accrediting body
  • A grade of C+ or higher (2.3 on a scale of 4.0) at ATS-accredited schools
  • A grade of B or higher (3.0 on a scale of 4.0) at non-ATS-accredited schools

Transfer Credit Policies

  • Transfer credits will not be accepted as a substitution for, or waiver of, the Seminary’s Core curriculum and dissertation requirements (RES 690NE, MIN 691NE, MIN 790NE).
  • Graduate credits earned at a non-ATS seminary/graduate school will be accepted as transfer only in meeting designated "elective" credits in the relevant Northeastern degree program.
  • No more than two-thirds of the credits required for a Northeastern degree may be granted on the basis of transfer credits, subject to the limitations noted above.
  • Credit from a previously earned graduate degree may be considered for transfer, but not more than half of the credits required for the previously earned degree may be transferred into a Northeastern program. Such credits will be accepted as a substitution for, and waiver of, specific Northeastern courses only on the basis of equivalency as determined by the vice president and dean's office.