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

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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.

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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 Students

The idea of transferring colleges can be intimidating, but at Cornerstone University, we want to make it seamless and affordable. In fact, we’ve partnered with several local community colleges and created a transfer guide that lists course transfer equivalencies for each school to make sure that your credits transfer into the degree program of your choice. We recognize your inner drive, and we want to help you find where you belong.

Jump To:
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Apply to Cornerstone

The sooner you apply, the sooner you can begin making plans for financial aid, class registration and more. Your admissions counselor is ready and willing to answer any questions you have about your application. Apply today!

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Send College Transcripts

Email a copy of your unofficial transcript to your admissions counselor while waiting for your official copy to arrive. If you would like to see how your credits transfer, you can find our transfer equivalency guides below. Advanced Placement, CLEP and related information can be found on our Registrar’s Office page.

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Submit Your FAFSA

Add Cornerstone to your FAFSA and resubmit it for a better picture of your financial aid options.

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Start Applying for Scholarships

Once you have been accepted to Cornerstone, you will be able to apply for a variety of scholarship opportunities based on academics, community involvement, athletics and more.

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Pay Your Deposit

Send us your deposit to begin class registration!

Things to Know

Find the transfer guide for your college and learn more about CU’s partnerships with colleges across the state of Michigan.

Application Deadlines

Applications are available before Aug. 15 for the fall semester and before Jan. 15 for the winter semester. The application is free and available for interested freshmen, transfer and international students from around the globe.

Admission Requirements

Review our admission requirements for transfer students on our Admissions page!

Transfer Guides

Cornerstone has partnered with local community colleges to make your transition seamless. Here, you can find transfer course guides and major-specific program completion guides for our partnering schools.

Don’t see your college on the list?

We’ve put together transfer course guides for several local community colleges and partner schools. If you don’t see your college listed, contact us!

Transcript Evaluation

Want to know how your credits will transfer and how the credits you have already earned will help you achieve your degree at CU? Complete the form and submit your unofficial transcript to receive an unofficial evaluation of your credits, course advising, and a clear pathway to finishing your degree at Cornerstone.

Cornerstone will accept college credits from an accredited institution that are 100 level or higher with C- grade or higher earned for the entire course. Technical courses will not transfer to Cornerstone.

If you have earned college credits from advanced placement or similar exams, you can view credit equivalency guides on our Registrar page.

Transfer Course Requirements

Applicants who are transferring from other colleges or graduate schools are required to have a transcript sent directly to the Admissions Office for each principle academic unit from all colleges and graduate schools previously attended. This is a condition for admission.

After being accepted for admission, an official credit evaluation is placed into the student’s file with copies provided to the student and the academic advisor. Transcripts from foreign institutions will be evaluated by an outside agency. The student will be responsible for following the procedure required by that agency. Complete information is available in the Registrar’s Office.

Cornerstone University will accept transfer credit from the following types of institutions:

  1. All regionally accredited institutions.
  2. All Accrediting Association of Bible Colleges accredited institutions.
  3. All Association of Theological Schools (ATS) institutions (GRTS).
  4. All Associate of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) institutions (GRTS).
  5. Non-accredited institutions, if those institutions supply three letters of acceptance from regionally accredited institutions (to the Registrar’s Office).
  6. These institutions, due to the nature of their relationship with Cornerstone University: Bob Jones University, Spurgeon Baptist Bible College and Word of Life Bible Institute because they have not met the requirements stated above.
  7. Technical and vocational institutions in the area of liberal arts course work; however, other credits may be accepted in consultation with division chairs.

Students planning to take courses at other institutions to apply to their degree program at Cornerstone University should contact the Registrar’s Office to verify the acceptance of these courses.

Transfer credit will not be given for remedial or non-college level work or for any course in which a grade lower than a “C-” was received. GPA does not transfer with the credit transferred. Some transfer credits may not necessarily apply toward a particular degree program. The applicability of credits may be determined in counsel with the appropriate division chair.

At Cornerstone, I feel at home. The quality education and the community life here equip me to be the man that God wants me to be.

Silvio Rodriguez (’21)

Meet Your Counselor

Our transfer admissions counselor is equipped with all of the tools and resources you need to make your transition. She will help you navigate your transcripts and credits, apply for housing and get you started on the right foot. We believe you belong here, and we will do everything in our power to make that possible.

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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 or explore campus with a virtual tour.

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.