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.

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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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Registrar’s Office

The Registrar’s Office at Cornerstone University exists to help guide students as they make decisions about their degree programs and their futures. This office provides access to current and past academic catalogs, assists students and alumni with the transcript request process and helps students track their degree progress in conjunction with their academic adviser, making sure all requirements have been met in order to graduate.

Enrollment and Degree Verification

Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary have authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide enrollment and degree verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can also be contacted by mail: National Student Clearinghouse, 2300 Dulles Station Blvd, Suite 300, Herdon, VA 20171.

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Dean's List

Congratulations to our Dean’s List students! At the end of each fall and spring semester, the Dean’s List is published. In order to qualify for the Dean’s Lists, students must earn a 3.5 G.P.A. for that semester, be enrolled as a full-time student and must have completed all course work by the last day of the semester.

Traditional Undergraduate Dean’s List Students

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Dean’s List Students

Transcript Request

You can request a copy of your transcripts through the National Student Clearinghouse. The cost for a transcript request is only $5 per recipient with a $2.50 service fee.

Submit Transcript Request Through National Student Clearinghouse

Credit by Exam

Cornerstone grants advanced placement or college credit on the basis of examination. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned by CLEP, Advanced Placement (AP), DSST and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) may be applied toward a degree program. You are encouraged to verify the equivalent course with the Registrar’s Office prior to taking one of the exams.

No charge will be assessed for the processing of Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP or DSST credits. For information on applying college credit earned through placement exams, review the following criteria for Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, DSST and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores.

Advanced Placement

You may be awarded advanced placement or college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit and level of placement are determined by the American Council on Education (ACE) 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.
  • You may earn a maximum of 30 credits by exam.
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of Advanced Placement credits.

AP Equivalencies

 

CLEP

You may be granted college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit is determined by American Council on Education (ACE) 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 (i.e., AP, CLEP, DANTES).
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of CLEP credits.

CLEP Equivalencies

 

DSST

You may be granted college credit on the basis of examination. The amount of credit is determined by American Council on Education (ACE) 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. DSST 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, DSST).
  • No charge will be assessed for the processing of DSST credits.

DSST Equivalencies

 

International Baccalaureate

A student may be awarded college credit on the basis of International Baccalaureate (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.

IB Equivalencies

Academic Calendar

Fall 2020  
New Student Arrival (Traditional Undergraduate) Aug. 18-19, 2020
Residence Halls Open (Returning Students) Aug. 22-23, 2020
Classes Begin Aug. 24, 2020
Drop/Add Period Aug. 24-28, 2020
Internship Handshake Deadline (TUG) Sept. 4, 2020
Labor Day (classes will meet) Sept. 7, 2020
Mid-Term (Mon. – Wed.) Sept. 28-30, 2020
Registration Begins Oct. 19, 2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without W/P or W/E (TUG only) Oct. 23, 2020
Last Day to Withdraw Without W/E (TUG only) Nov. 13, 2020
Final Day of Classes Nov. 20, 2020
Final Exams (TUG – Sat. – Wed.) Nov. 21-25, 2020
Residence Halls Close Nov. 25, 2020
Final Grades Due Dec. 4, 2020

 

Spring/Summer 2021  
Residence Halls Open for J-term Jan. 3, 2021
J-term (Traditional Undergraduate) Jan. 4-15, 2021
Residence Halls Open for Spring Term Jan. 17, 2021
Classes Begin Jan. 18, 2021
Drop/Add Period Jan. 18-22, 2021
Internship Handshake Deadline (Traditional Undergraduate) Jan. 20, 2021
Spring Break March 1-5, 2021
Classes Resume March 8, 2021
Registration Begins March 17, 2021
Mid-Term March 15-19, 2021
Last Day to Withdraw Without W/P or W/E March 26, 2021
Easter Break April 2-5, 2021
Classes Resume April 6, 2021
Celebration of Scholarship Event April 22, 2021
Last Day to Withdraw Without W/E April 16, 2021
Final Day of Classes April 30, 2021
Final Exams May 3-6, 2021
Residence Halls Close May 6, 2021
Commencement Ceremony May 8, 2021
Final Grades Due May 11, 2021
May Term May 10-21, 2021
Summer Term (Traditional Undergraduate) May 10 – Aug. 27, 2021

Academic Catalogs

The most up-to-date academic catalog can be found here. If you need access to an older catalog, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Traditional Undergraduate

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020-21

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-20

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-19

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017-18

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-17

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2015-16

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2014-15

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2013-14

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-13

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-12

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2010-11

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2009-10

 

Professional & Graduate Studies

PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2020-21

PGS Graduate Academic Catalog 2020-21

PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2019-20

PGS Graduate Academic Catalog 2019-20

PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2018-19

PGS Graduate Academic Catalog 2018-19

PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017-18

PGS Graduate Academic Catalog 2017-18

PGS Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-17

PGS Graduate Academic Catalog 2016-17

PGS Academic Catalog 2015-16

PGS Academic Catalog 2014-15

PGS Academic Catalog 2013-14

PGS Academic Catalog 2012-13

PGS Academic Catalog 2011-12

PGS Academic Catalog 2010-11

 

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2019-20

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2018-19

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2017-18

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2016-17

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2015-16

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2014-15

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2013-14

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2012-13

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2010-11

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2009-10

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2008-09

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Academic Catalog 2007-08

 

CU Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs Academic Catalog 2019-20

Graduate Programs Academic Catalog 2018-19

Graduate Programs Academic Catalog 2017-18

Graduate Programs Academic Catalog 2016-17

Graduate Programs Academic Catalog 2015-16

Graduate Theological Studies Academic Catalog 2013-14

Online Graduate Theological Degrees Academic Catalog 2011-12

Exam Schedule

Traditional Undergraduate

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.

Traditional Undergraduate Exam Schedule Fall 2020

 

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary

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.

GRTS Exam Schedule Fall 2020

FERPA Release Form

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, it is necessary for Cornerstone officials to obtain written consent from a student prior to releasing information from the student’s financial record to most sources outside the university. FERPA policy also allows the release of directory information.

Directory information as identified by includes:

  • Name.
  • Dates of attendance.
  • Address.
  • Degrees and awards.
  • Email address.
  • Cumulative hours.
  • Phone number.
  • Major field of study.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Participation in officially recognized sports.
  • Weight and height of athletes.

As an enrolled student, you have the right to restrict the release of directory information. Use this form only if you do not want the information listed above released. All requests must be submitted within the first week of classes. This request will remain in effect until written notification is given to release information.

All requests for non-disclosure of directory information will be accommodated. Carefully consider the consequences of your decision to withhold directory information. If you decide that Cornerstone should not release directory information, all requests for such information from persons or organizations (prospective employers, scholarship opportunities, etc.) not specifically sanctioned by Cornerstone and federal regulation will be refused, regardless of the effect on you, and Cornerstone assumes no liability for honoring the request.

If you wish to submit a FERPA request, you can do so by following the link below.

FERPA Directory Restriction Form

Course Registration: Summer/Fall 2020 Courses

The information listed below is based on the 2019-20 Cornerstone University Catalog. Students enrolled in Cornerstone University must fill out a request for Transfer Credit Pre-Approval and/or Guest Applications for all course work to be completed at another institution.

Cornerstone is not responsible for course description changes or course renumbering at other institutions and reserves the right to make changes at any time.

Visit the Michigan Transfer Network’s website for more information on how courses will transfer to CU!

Please Note: Fall classes begin prior to Labor Day on Sept. 4, 2020

Current Undergraduate Schedule (Starting at 7 a.m.)

  • March 18-19, 2020: 90+ completed credits to date
  • March 20-24, 2020: 58-89 completed credits to date
  • March 25-29, 2020: 26-57 completed credits to date
  • March 30 – April 1, 2020: 1-25 completed credits to date
  • April 2, 2020: Non-degree seeking students—contact the Registrar’s Office

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

All current dual enrolls and all new students register during CU Insider Day or Dual Enroll registration day.

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Students

All GRTS students can register starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Course Offerings

To search for upcoming course offerings, search for classes in Webadvisor. The following term codes apply when selecting a term.

  • Traditional Undergraduate Term: FA20UDG or SU20UDG
  • Grand Rapids Theological Seminary Term: FA20SEM or SU20SEM

Search for Classes in WebAdvisor

 

Pre-Approved Transfer Classes

Cornerstone students can access a list of pre-approved online transfer courses on Acadeum. These consortial courses have been pre-approved by Cornerstone for students to request registration.

To sign up for an account, students must use their CU student email, verify their CU student email and register for pre-approved courses. Please note: All registrations are still dependent on Cornerstone’s approval on a student-by-student basis.

If you have any questions please contact the Registrar’s Office at gail.duhon@cornerstone.edu or 616.222.1431.

Search for Classes With Acadeum

Course Syllabus Request

To request a syllabus from a past semester, course or exam year, please follow the link below.

Request a Course Syllabus

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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.