Students wishing to transfer credits for coursework completed at other institutions must submit to the Registrar’s Office an official transcript from the previous institution(s), preferably accompanying their application for admission. See below for other required items.

Knox will conduct a credit transfer evaluation only for students who have been accepted into a Knox degree program. Knox does not allow transfer credits into certificate programs.  

All courses for which credit is granted will be shown on theKnox Seminary official transcript with no record of grades. As such, transfer credits do not directly factor into the student’s cumulative GPA.

A Dean, Program Director, and/or the Registrar will decide which credits are eligible and qualified for transfer into a Knox degree program. The process for determining which, if any, credits will take into consideration all of the following criteria:



Knox will consider coursework completed by any school accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of theAssociation of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).

Coursework completed at international institutions or North American schools not accredited by theCommission on Accrediting of ATS is considered on a case-by-case basis. In such cases, Knox Seminary typically only gives consideration to coursework completed at an institution that is accredited by another recognized accrediting body.

Eligible courses must have a grade of B- or better to be eligible for transfer.

Courses taken more than ten years prior are ineligible for consideration.


Students wishing to transfer credit to satisfy required courses within any Knox degree program should submit a course syllabus in addition to official transcripts.

In order for transfer credits to satisfy required coursework, there must be substantial parallel in content. In cases where the coursework is partially parallel the completed course may be transferred as an elective. The faculty may also allow partial class attendance and/or assign research projects or reading to fulfill any missing Knox course requirements. 

Generally, schools that are not accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of ATS are not eligible to satisfy required coursework. With compelling reasons, course credit from such schools maybe considered as elective credit.



The maximum number of credits that may be transferred into a master’s level degree program may not exceed 2/3 of the total credits required. Thus, no more than 32 credits for the 48 credits required for the MACCS; no more than 40 hours of the 60 credits required for the MABTS; no more than 60 credits of the 90 required for the MDiv.

In addition, not more than half of the credits earned as part of an awarded degree (at Knox or elsewhere) will be considered for transfer.

No more than 6 credits may be transferred into the DMin.