Transfer of Credits
Applicants to degrees and programs at Acadia Divinity College (ADC) may request that up to half of the credit hours required to complete a degree or program be transferred from an approved institution. For a course to be eligible for transfer, students must have earned at least a C- (60%) on the course. No more than 15 of these credit hours (five courses) can be earned via internet-based courses.
The applicant must submit to the Registrar of Acadia Divinity College the appropriate course description(s) (syllabus) along with the official transcript of that institution. If the Academic Dean and Registrar of ADC deem the course(s) to be acceptable for transfer, the Registrar will provide written approval.
Once enrolled in a program at Acadia Divinity College, students who are interested in registering for a course offered by another recognized university or seminary may submit to the ADC Registrar a request for Transfer Credit and the appropriate course description (syllabus) and course code. If the Academic Dean and the Registrar deem the course acceptable for transfer, the Registrar will issue a Letter of Permission to transfer to the host school.
Students shall register for and pass all courses designated as required for a degree program at Acadia Divinity College. After discussion with the professor, students who have taken courses at other institutions which have over 60% of the same content as courses offered in the Acadia program may appeal to the Academic Dean of ADC to take an elective in the same department. Students are normally allowed no more than four such exemptions in their program at ADC, and any additional exemptions must be approved by Faculty. Such applications must be made by the end of the first week of classes in each term.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology degree at Acadia University who apply to the Master of Divinity degree may be eligible for advanced standing with credit for some courses. Also, Acadia Divinity College has signed agreements with Crandall University and with Kingswood University to provide guidelines for advanced standing with credit for their graduates who apply to the Acadia Master of Divinity program. Applicants to the Master of Divinity degree who are graduates of Acadia University, Crandall University, or Kingswood University are encouraged to contact the Registrar for further details.