Students may request that relevant course credits earned in another graduate school, accredited by any agency acceptable to Iliff, be transferred into Iliff programs by submitting a Transfer of Credit Form along with their official transcript. Transferred credits will be included in the maximum allotted time for each degree. Grades from transferred credits are not calculated into the Iliff GPA. No credit may be transferred for courses with a grade below C. Credits applied to a completed degree may not be applied toward an Iliff degree. A minimum of 40 quarter credits toward a master’s degree must be completed at Iliff. A maximum of 80 quarter credits will be allowed for transfer into the MDIV degree program.
Students whose transcripts indicate that they have already completed the reasonable equivalent of a required course may petition the Academic Vice-President/Dean for a course substitution by submitting a Course Substitution Form. Course substitution is not automatic with approved transfer of credit. The Dean approves course substitution on a case by case basis in consultation with Advising and area Faculty. The Dean may require core requirements to be taken at Iliff rather than substituted from other institutions. At least one core course in each of the six areas should be taken at Iliff.
The form will be reviewed by the faculty who teach the course in question. Exemption does not decrease the total hour requirements for any degree program. If students wish to request an exemption from a course or degree requirement based on previous experience, they can do so with the Petition to Change Academic Requirements.
The Advising Center, along with the Registrar and the Office of Admissions, assists students in transferring credits and petitioning for substitutions of requirements. Interdisciplinary courses and IPVC can be waived by the Dean based on an evaluation of the transfer credits. Demands of employment and other outside obligations will not be accepted as a reason for failure to meet course requirements. Students who anticipate unusual demands on their time should register for a reduced program of study.