Students seeking to transfer from another theological seminary are required to present a statement of good standing from all seminaries attended prior to applying to McCormick along with the documentation outlined above. These statements must be submitted on official forms provided in the application form and must be mailed by the seminary official directly to McCormick Theological Seminary.
If an applicant wishes to have credit considered for transfer from more than one school, the statement of good standing must be submitted from each school.
A student transferring from an accredited seminary may request transfer credit for courses equivalent to courses at McCormick; the amount of credit to be granted will be determined by the Associate Dean of Advising and Formation according to Seminary rules and will take into account McCormick’s distribution requirements.
After the successful completion of one semester (four full courses) of work in residence the Associate Dean of Advising and Formation can assess courses for transfer. All transfer students will participate in the advisory system and in such review and assessment processes as are deemed appropriate.
Courses that are more than 10 years old will not be accepted for transfer.
No more than one-half of the courses counted toward a previous graduate degree may be transferred toward a McCormick degree, and no more than one-half of the courses required for a McCormick degree may be granted by transfer of credit.
All transfer students will participate in the advisory system and in such review and assessment processes as are deemed appropriate In order to earn a McCormick degree, a minimum of nine courses must be taken on McCormick’s campus in Chicago prior to graduation.