Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Grand Rapids
Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Transfer Credits

When you continue your academic journey at Cornerstone University, you bring with you the knowledge, skills and experience you’ve already acquired through both work and study. By transferring in eligible credits, you can build off your past and capitalize on what you’ve already accomplished as you persevere in accomplishing your goals. With this opportunity, you’ll save both time and money as you reach your God-given potential.

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Complete Your Application

Before we can evaluate your credits to see what will transfer, you will need to submit an online application. Waive your $25 application fee by recommending a friend to consider joining a program at PGS.

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Request Transcripts

Show which courses you’ve taken and may be eligible to transfer in by requesting your transcript. An official transcript of your academic record verifies your standing and confirms the credits you’ve earned. As a service to you, we request your transcripts and cover the fees on your behalf so you’ll have one less thing to worry about in advancing your education. All you need to do is connect with your counselor and sign a transcript release form. This form allows us to ask for your transcripts on your behalf.

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Notice of Officially Transferred Courses from Registrar's Office

Receive credit you’re eligible for. Our academic catalog shares credit requirements you must meet in order to transfer in credits. After receiving your transcript, your credits are reviewed and approved by the Registrar’s Office to determine your transferrable credits.

I have seen God work things together in a way that was unexpected. Every step of my education was in His plan. I saw this from my course selection to my study time.

Michelle Getchell (A.S. ’17)

Things to Know

What Courses Typically Transfer?

At Cornerstone, we value your hard work in advancing your education from previous credits. We accept 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. We also accept transfer credits from 35+ non-accredited institutions.

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. 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.

Keep in mind that all credits must first be approved by the Registrar’s Office as transferable by reviewing your official transcripts.

Official Transcripts

Requesting an official transcript proves your academic history. This serves as an agreement among colleges and universities that verifies your good financial standing and that you haven’t altered or tampered with your transcript before Cornerstone receives it. This official transcript is received from the institution where you received your degree or credits or from a secure authenticated designated party, such as the National Student Clearing House or Parchment. Your official transcript arrives in a sealed envelope addressed to the university and has the institution seal, logo or watermark, date and signature.

There may be situations in which your previous school requires you to request the transcripts for yourself. In that case, we can show you the next steps in the process.

Minimum Credits for Bachelor’s Degree Admission

To join a bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to have at least 56 credit hours of transferable, college-level credit from accredited colleges or universities. If you’re not quite to that 56 minimum, we provide options for you to keep moving forward by taking elective courses from our associate-level programs.

Community College Partnerships

The hard work and experiences you’ve gained through prior learning influences your next steps in your academic journey. We’ve partnered with local community colleges to empower you to transition from a two-year institution to Cornerstone with confidence and ease. See our resources page for more information on these partnerships and transferable courses.

Meet Your Counselor

Our enrollment team is passionate about serving you as you pursue your next step. They eagerly engage in conversations as you share what motivates you to take your next step and provide encouragement in ensuring that this is an investment you are not only capable of but also is in a space where you can thrive.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.