Transfer of credit
Transfer of credit is accepted from other graduate level or bachelor level institutions of recognized standing where work parallels that of classes in the EAST curriculum or where classes legitimately fit into one of the EAST degree programmes.
Transfer of credit is accepted upon review of the Registrar and approval of the Dean of Academics. No class will be transferred with a grade lower than “B” or grade point average (G.P.A.) 3.0, or equivalent.
Transferred credits having fewer hours than EAST classes will be given the value at which the classes were taken but those having more hours than EAST classes will be given the value at which EAST offers them. A student may transfer up to a maximum of 50% of the total credits of the programme he/she is applying for. The student’s final G.P.A. at EAST will not include transferred credits except those from the other accredited schools in the International Leadership Consortium (formerly International Schools of Theology).
In order to transfer credit, an official transcript must be sent to the Registrar directly from the institution where the student received previous graduate credit. The student may also be required to provide a catalogue, syllabus or class notes from the previous institution if deemed necessary. Credit will not be accepted if a student has been academically dismissed from an institution.
Students who wish to take credit classes elsewhere during their course of study at EAST should seek prior approval from the Registrar and the Dean of Academics.
A graduate with a bachelor’s degree in theology (B.Th.) from an accredited institution may be granted exemption up to one year from the master’s program at EAST.