Admission to a degree program as a new student is effective for that program only. A student who has not yet started courses must contact their Admissions representative to change their degree programs. A student wishing to transfer to a different degree program after they have matriculated must submit their request through the Request for Change of Degree Form to their academic advisor. After an initial interview with their advisor, the student will submit a rationale for the change of degree (brief statement requesting the change), a reference letter from an Iliff faculty member from whom they have taken a class, signatures from the faculty program director of their current degree program and the director of their new program to their advisor as documentation of their recommendation.
The Dean will review the Change of Degree request and make the final decision.
If approved, all previously earned credits will count toward the new degree program, but the student must meet all requirements in the new degree program under the Catalog and Handbook in effect at the time the degree change is approved. All Change of Degree Program requests must be submitted within the first two weeks of the quarter. Requests received after this date will be applied to the following quarter.
The maximum 10 year time limit to complete the Master of Divinity degree and the 7 year time limit to complete all other degree programs begins from the student's first course taken at Iliff, not the entry date into the new degree (this includes approved transfer credits to Iliff from other institutions).
Persons who have changed their degree programs must be in the new program at least two quarters after being officially admitted to the new program before they are eligible for graduation.