Credit Transfer Policy


Students who request a transfer of credits from another institution should be aware of the following guidelines which the Senate, as a rule, will use when it considers such requests:

  • Credits can only be transferred from programs at the same academic level (e.g., Master’s to Master’s), not from a lower to a higher level  (e.g., Bachelor’s to Master’s);
  • Only credits for courses taken at an accredited institution can be transferred;
  • The minimum grade for transferring a course is C or 65%;
  • Original language courses will not normally be accepted as transfer courses;
  • Credit for courses with original language prerequisites at CRTS (e.g., OT and NT exegesis courses) will only be considered for transfer if the other institution also taught the course with original language prerequisites;
  • Courses must have been completed within the past 7 years to qualify for transfer;
  • Students may transfer a maximum of 15 credits for the M.Div. program. For allowing transfer of credits for the B.Th. and Dip.Th.St. programs a comparable approach will be used.

Note: the final decision for all transfer credit requests rests with the Senate.  Senate reserves the right to make exceptions to the adopted guidelines in special circumstances.


The student requesting a transfer of credit must:

  • submit syllabi for the courses;
  • submit one sample of work done for those courses;
  • ensure that the other institution sends transcripts of the final grades given in the courses to CRTS.

These documents should be submitted to the registrar, along with the other standard application documents.  The normal application submission deadline applies to transfer credit requests as well.  Senate reserves the right to request additional documentation, if necessary.

Advanced Standing

It should be understood that, for practical reasons, it is not possible for CRTS to grant advanced standing to applicants.  Since original language courses are not accepted for transfer, each student needs to complete the freshmen language courses at CRTS.  Following that, the rest of the curriculum is taught using a three-year curriculum cycle.  This means that even if a student receives transfer credits for a certain number of courses, it is not possible to reduce the length of a student’s degree program by an entire year.  In sum, taking these scheduling factors into consideration, it is not possible for CRTS to grant advanced standing.


If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.