Transfer Policy

Normally a maximum of twelve graduate-level credit hours in Catholic theology may be eligible for transfer credit to either Master of Arts programs in the Graduate School of Theology of the Augustine Institute.

When exceptions are made to the twelve-credit maximum, they are typically for students who have completed a process of vocational discernment and are seeking to transfer credits from a seminary or house of religious formation. In such cases, up to eighteen credits may be transferred.

In assigning transfer credits, the Academic Dean seeks to match work done at another institution with the core curriculum courses at the Augustine Institute. When matches cannot be found, transfer credits are allocated as elective courses.

Students seeking to transfer credits should be aware that the Augustine Institute has accepted the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae as regulative of its academic policies. Accordingly, an important criterion for the acceptance of transfer credits is the compatibility of the coursework with the Institute’s mission to train Catholics for the New Evangelization.

The Augustine Institute accepts only credits carrying grades of “B” (3.0) or above earned at accredited institutions of higher learning. To be eligible for transfer, all credits must be authenticated by an official transcript.

While approved transfer credits count toward a degree at the Institute, grades earned elsewhere are not transferable and are not included in the calculation of grade point average.

All transfer credits are subject to the approval of the Academic Dean.

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