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Course Equivalencies

Advanced Placement - Credit by Exam

Students may be awarded advanced placement or college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit and level of placement are determined by ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee.

  • A test score of 3, 4 or 5 permits a waiver of the course and awards credit. 
  • Earning credit by exam will not be allowed for courses previously waived to allow enrollment in an advanced course. 
  • Students may earn a maximum of 30 credits by exam. 
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of Advanced Placement credits. 
  • The following is a list of Cornerstone University equivalent courses for AP exams:

AP Test Equivalencies

CLEP - Credit by Exam

A student may be granted college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit is determined by ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee. Credit by exam can be acquired by the following means:

  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) with scores according to the following list. 
  • A maximum number of 30 credits will be assessed by way of credit by exam (whether AP, CLEP, DANTES) 

No charge will be assessed for the processing of CLEP credits.

CLEP Test Equivalencies

DANTES - Credit by Exam

A student may be granted college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit is determined by ACE (American Council on Education) recommendations approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee. Credit by exam can be acquired by the following means:

  • Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) with scores according to the following list. DANTES exams listed as "technical" are applicable only to the Adult and Continuing Education program. 
  • A maximum number of 30 credits will be assessed by way of credit by exam (AP, CLEP, DANTES) 

No charge will be assessed for the processing of DANTES credits.

The following is a list of Cornerstone University equivalent courses for DANTES exams:

DANTES Equivalencies

International Baccalaureate - Credit by Exam

A student may be awarded college credit on the basis of IB examinations. The amount of credit and level of placement are approved by the Cornerstone Education Policy Committee.  IB Higher Learning (HL) exams will be accepted with scores of  5, 6 or 7.  Letter grades are not given in any course for which credit is granted.  These credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements, but do not apply to the residency requirement and are treated as transfer credit.

  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of IB credits.
  • Students must provide an official IB transcript to the university admissions office at the point of admission
  • The following is a list of Cornerstone University equivalent courses for IB HL exams:

IB Equivalencies

Course Registration Information

The information listed below is based on the 2013-14 Cornerstone University Catalog. Students enrolled in Cornerstone University must fill out a request for Transfer Credit Pre-Approval and/or Guest Applications for all coursework to be completed at another institution. Cornerstone University is not responsible for course description changes or course renumbering at other institutions and reserves the right to make changes at any time.

Visit https://www.michigantransfernetwork.org for more information on how courses will transfer to CU!

Register for Summer/Fall 2015 starting March 16:

Current Undergraduate Schedule (starting at 7 a.m.):
Mar. 16-17          90+ completed hrs. after FA14
Mar. 18-22          58-89 completed credits after FA14
Mar. 23-25          26-57 completed credits after FA14
Mar. 26-30          1-25 completed credits after FA14
Mar. 31                Current non-degree seeking students - contact the Registrar's Office

New Transfer students can register according to the schedule listed above.

All new students and returning and new Dual Enroll students register during Encompass or during a Dual Enroll registration day.  Contact the Admissions Office for more details.

GRTS registration begins at 7 a.m., March 16 for all students.

To search for upcoming course offerings, select the link below. The following term codes apply when selecting a term.

Traditional Undergraduate term: SU15UDG or FA15UDG
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary term: SU15SEM  or FA15SEM

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Examination Schedule

Traditional Spring 2015 Exam Schedule

Examination times are determined by the day/time the class is scheduled during the semester and exams will be given in the same classrooms used for class during the semester. If you are scheduled for four or more exams in one day, or if you have two or more exams scheduled for the same time, discuss this with the professors involved and arrange an acceptable exam time within exam week. If you have a class that does not seem to fit the schedule, discuss the situation with the professor, who will determine the exam time.
Please do NOT make end-of-the-semester travel arrangements that conflict with your final exams.

GRTS Spring 2015 Exam Schedule

Examination times are determined by the day/time the class is scheduled during the semester. Friday classes are an exception. Exams will be given in the same classroom used during the semester. If you are scheduled for three or more exams in one day, or if you have two or more exams scheduled for the same time, discuss this with the professors involved and arrange an acceptable exam time within exam week. All exceptions to the schedule below must be arranged with your professors ahead of time.
Please do NOT make end-of-the-semester travel arrangements that conflict with your final exams.

Academic Catalog / Course Descriptions

Cornerstone University publishes academic catalogs on a yearly rotation in three academic areas of study. The traditional undergraduate catalog is for use with our traditional, undergraduate programs. 
(Traditional 2014/15 Academic Catalog)

The Grand Rapids Theological Seminary catalog is used by our graduate program associated with the seminary. 
(GRTS 2014/15 Academic Catalog)

The Professional and Graduate Studies catalog is specifically designed for our continuing adult education programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
(PGS 2014/15 Academic Catalog)

Archived catalogs are also available: