Transfer Credit Policies

(Revised Version 15: January 27th, 2015)

 



Designator and Description


Examples


Extent of Cooperation


Regionally Accredited Schools


University of Minnesota, Evangel University,(Central Bible College Consolidated with Evangel)


full transferability for "C-" (70%) work or better

 


College-level work done in the U.S. military, as delineated in the so-called ACE guide (Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services by the American Council on Education)


Army War College; Aviation Maintenance Technician 151A0


full transferability for "C-" (70%) work or better, following the ACE Guide guidelines

 


ABHE Accredited, AG Endorsed, Four-year Schools


Northpoint Bible College (formerly Zion Bible College)


full transferability for "C-" (70%) work or better

 


ABHE Accredited schools


Oak Hills Christian College (Bemidji)


full transferability for "C-" (70%) work or better

 


AG endorsed (or COGIC**), four-year schools


Western Bible College, All Saints College (four-year traditional, residential program)


full transferability for "C-" (70%) work or better

 


AG Endorsed (or COGIC**) three/two- year schools


Latin American Bible Institute (LABI)- CA

All Saints Bible College (two-year traditional, residential program, ABHE candidate)


Full credit for most classes with NCU equivalents, but restricting such transfer to 15 credits


Schools with ABHE Candidate or Applicant status


Christ for the Nations (Dallas, TX)


Up to 18 credits of advanced standing, the maximum prorated at the rate of 3 credits per full-time semester load***


Completion of two years at an Affiliate Master’s Commission (Master’s Commission International Network; www.mcin.org) or Discipleship training school (Youth with a Mission)- or one year at Hillsong International College


Discipleship Training school (YWAM), ENGAGE†††, Hillsong††††

 


Up to 12 credits of advanced standing


Completion of one year at an Affiliate Master’s Commission Master’s Commission International Network; www.mcin.org) or Discipleship training school (Youth with a Mission)-


Discipleship Training School (YWAM)


Up to 9 credits of advanced standing††


Other Bible training institutes or programs judged to be comparable to Affiliate Master's Commissions


Urban Bible Training Center (UBTC), Teen Mania, ACE Teams, Rhema Bible Training Center, Lakeview Church, ENGAGE†††

 


up to 10 credits of advanced standing as determined on a

 course-by-course basis††


DEAC Accredited Schools


American Academy of Nutrition


None


AG Credentials Prep Classes


Global University’s Berean School of the Bible


None


Non-affiliate/ unrecognized Master’s Commission and Bible training institutes


XYZ Discipleship School


None

 

*Students who have matriculated in a resident NCU program are limited to a maximum of 15 credits of distance education work (e.g. Global University, etc.) toward that residential program.  Work transferred in prior to matriculation is not subject to this 15-credit limit.

 

**While NCU is an Assemblies of God (AG) school, in view of the historical and theological connections between the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) and the AG, it is the general policy of North Central University to grant COGIC institutions equal recognition to AG institutions.  However, since the process for granting endorsement, as well as the endorsement criteria used to grant such endorsements, differs considerably between the COGIC and the AG, NCU reserves for itself the right to determine how to map COGIC institutions into the AG matrix of endorsed schools.

 

***Based on the student's individual experience, advanced standing will be granted for the appropriate number of 3-credit courses, selected at NCU's discretion, from the following list:  PTHE 131 Personal Formation and the Spiritual Leader, PTHE 122 Biblical Principles of Evangelism, PTHE 348 Discipleship, Mentoring, and Leadership Development, BIBL 126 Old Testament History and Literature, BIBL 127 New Testament History and Literature, and two general electives.

 

These credits consist of PRAC 201 Church Ministry Project I (0 credit),  PRAC 202 Church Ministry Project II (0 credit), PTHE 131 Personal Formation & the Spiritual Leader (3 credits), PTHE 122 Biblical Principles of Evangelism (3 credits), PTHE 348 Discipleship, Mentoring, and Leadership Development (3 credits), PRAC 488 Ministerial Internship (3 credits), and if at least two weeks of study was completed outside of the United States, then ICS 111 Global Perspectives (3 credits) as well.  In order to receive these Advanced Standing credits, one must provide official documentation which states completion of the program. (i.e. a diploma of completion or transcripts of courses) with an affiliated Masters Commission program (mcin.org).

 

††These credits consist of PRAC 201 Church Ministry Project I (0 credit), PTHE 131 Personal Formation & Spiritual Leader (3 credits), PTHE 122 Biblical Principles of Evangelism OR ICS 111 Global Perspectives if at least two weeks of study was completed outside of the United States (3 credits), and PRAC 488 Ministerial Internship (3 credits).  In order to receive these Advanced Standing credits, one must provide official documentation which states completion of the program. (i.e. a diploma of completion or transcripts of courses).

 

†††ENGAGE in Missions is an Assemblies of God World Missions program that provides students with first hand world missions experience. Graduates of a two year Engage in Missions program are eligible for up to 25 credits of advanced standing. These credits consist of: ICS 111 Global Perspectives (3 credits), PRAC 201 Church Ministry Project I (0 credit), PRAC 202 Church Ministry Project II (0 credit), PRAC 497 Ministerial Internship (12 credits), PTHE 122 Biblical Principles of Evangelism (3 credits), PTHE 131 Personal Formation and the Spiritual Leader (3 credits), and PTHE 348 Discipleship, Mentoring, and Leadership Development (3 credits). Graduates of a one year Engage in Missions program are eligible for up to 10 credits of advanced standing. These credits are outlined in point above.

 

††††Hillsong International Leadership College is a registered training organization (RTO) in Australia. Their classification as an RTO and theological affiliation allow NCU to classify Hillsong as an international discipleship training program. Students who successfully complete one year of training at Hillsong are eligible to earn credit for the following courses:

PRAC 201 Church Ministry Project I (0 credit), PRAC 202 Church Ministry Project II (0 credit), ICS 111 Global Perspectives (3 credits), PTHE 131 Personal Formation & the Personal Leader (3 credits), PTHE 122 Biblical Principles of Evangelism (3 credits), PTHE 348 Discipleship, Mentoring, and Leadership Development (3 credits), PRAC 488 Ministerial Internship (3 credits).

In addition to the 15 credits listed above, music courses from Hillsong can be evaluated on a course by course basis by the Fine Arts department at NCU.

 

 

Correspondence Education Policy

 

A currently enrolled student may transfer a maximum of 15 credits of correspondence education to a degree program at NCU. The combined total of directed research and correspondence education courses cannot exceed 15 credits in a student’s program. 

The student must obtain permission from the Registrar’s office to enroll in correspondence and directed research courses. For all directed research requests, the Department chairperson’s signature and the signature of the faculty member overseeing the course are required. The Dean, Director or Department chairperson’s signature is required for correspondence transfer requests to the major core.

 

Coursework transferred in prior to matriculation is not subject to this 15-credit limit.

 

 

International Transfer Credit

 

Because of the great variety of types of educational institutions that exist around the world, as well as how difficult it is to assess foreign equivalencies to American terminology and standards, North Central University requires academic credit earned from institutions located outside of the United States not only to be documented with transcripts or similar official reports, but also to be evaluated using the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) "Course-by-Course Evaluation."  Transfer credit will be assessed based on equivalency to collegiate work completed at regionally accredited institutions in the United States.

 

In addition, North Central University reserves the right to determine how such transfer credits might apply, or might not apply, to the specific requirements of a particular course of study.  In other words, although NCU might recognize foreign academic coursework as being of acceptable academic quality, the University might also determine that the subject matter of this coursework is such that it will not meet any of the specific requirements of a particular academic program.

 

Just as it is the responsibility of a student seeking transfer credit to provide NCU with relevant transcripts, it is also the responsibility of the student seeking foreign transfer credit to bear the cost of the AACRAO "Course-by-Course Evaluation."