When you continue your academic journey at Cornerstone University, you bring with you the knowledge, skills and experiences you've already acquired through both work and study. By transferring in eligible credits, you can capitalize on what you've already accomplished to set you ahead on your pathway to success, saving you both time and money.
In addition to utilizing course work credit from other schools you have attended, you may also be able to incorporate prior learning experiences and training into your path of achieving a bachelor's degree.
Cornerstone accepts credits from institutions that are regionally accredited, accredited by the Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges, have a G listing or higher in the AACRAO Information Bulletin or are covered by the Michigan Transfer Agreement. In addition, Cornerstone's Professional & Graduate Studies has agreed to accept transfer credits from 35+ non-accredited institutions. If you've previously attended a non-accredited institution, check with your enrollment counselor to see if your school is part of this list.
If you meet the transfer course requirements, you can replace up to two courses (eight credit hours) in an associate or bachelor's degree program. In a graduate program, you can transfer in a maximum of six credit hours of 500 or higher course numbers. In order to replace a course in your program, transferred courses must duplicate an existing course in your current degree program or meet a general education requirement. All other approved transfer credits will come in as elective credit.
For transfer credit requirements, see our graduate and undergraduate academic handbooks. All credits must first be approved by the Registrar's Office as transferrable by reviewing official transcripts from schools you have attended.
The evaluation of foreign educational credentials for possible transfer credit to Cornerstone must be evaluated by an outside agency. For more information and to see other requirements unique to international students, see the admission process for international applicants.
An important step in transferring credits is requesting your transcripts. As a new applicant, you'll need your official transcripts from all colleges you've attended or courses you have been registered for to add to your admission file. Your official transcript documents your academic record, including all the classes you've taken and degrees and honors conferred. It's also an agreement among schools that verifies your good financial standing and that you haven't tampered with it prior to Cornerstone receiving it.
To ease this process of transferring credits, we provide you the service of requesting your transcripts and covering your transcript fees on your behalf. Simply let your enrollment counselor know and sign a transcript release form.
Community College Partnerships
Cornerstone has partnered with local community colleges to make your transition from a two-year institution to CU smooth and seamless. You can view the institutional agreements, course transfer guides and program guides with our partnering schools below.
Grand Rapids Community College
- GRCC Transfer Guide and Institutional Agreement
- GRCC Program Guide—B.S. Business Administration and Leadership
- GRCC Program Guide—B.S. Organizational Management
- GRCC Program Guide—B.S. Ministry Leadership
- GRCC Program Guide—B.S. Psychology
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
- KVCC Transfer Guide and Institutional Agreement
- KVCC Program Guide—B.S. Business Administration and Leadership
- KVCC Program Guide—B.S. Ministry Leadership
- KVCC Program Guide—B.S. Organizational Management
- KVCC Program Guide—B.S. Psychology
Montcalm Community College
- Montcalm CC Transfer Guide and Institutional Agreement
- Montcalm CC Program Guide—B.S. Business Administration and Leadership
- Montcalm CC Program Guide—B.S. Ministry Leadership
- Montcalm CC Program Guide—B.S. Organizational Management
- Montcalm CC Program Guide—B.S. Psychology
Muskegon Community College
- Muskegon CC Transfer Guide and Institutional Agreement
- Muskegon CC Program Guide—B.S. Business Administration and Leadership
- Muskegon CC Program Guide—B.S. Ministry Leadership
- Muskegon CC Program Guide—B.S. Organizational Management
- Muskegon CC Program Guide—B.S. Psychology
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