Changing Programs

Summit University allows students to request to transfer to another program in the same level (i.e. GSC, LSC and MSC-A or MSC-B) without re-applying to the School of Theology or paying another application fee or other processing fees.  However, there are a few exceptions to this policy.

Transferring to MSC-B Program Requires an Addendum Application and Acceptance

Students in General Studies, Leadership Studies or Ministering Servant Certificate Track A programs are welcome to apply to transfer into the Ministering Servant Certificate Track B program.  To do this, you will need to fill out an Addendum Application, which will be reviewed by the Review Committee as part of the next application cycle.  No additional application fee is needed.

Once you have been accepted into the program, the Registrar will inform you of your acceptance and you will be eligible to take MSC-B Program classes.

MTC Programs

Students who have successfully completed and graduated from a Ministering Servant Certificate Program will be invited to apply at no additional cost for the corresponding Ministerial Training Certificate Program (Track A or B).  Information on how to apply will be provided by the Registrar.

How do I change programs?

To change from one program to another, contact the Registrar for assistance.

Is beginning an MTC Program the same as changing programs?

No, beginning an MTC Program is not the same as changing programs.  The MTC Program is a higher-level program and can only be entered after successfully completing a lower-level MSC Program.

What happens to my credits and transcript when I transfer to a new program?

When transferring to a new program, students keep all of their previously earned credits.  These credits will appear on a student’s transcript.  If a student has completed courses that are required for the new program, then these courses will count towards the student’s new program and will not need to be re-taken. An exception to this rule is credits that may have expired due to the student’s absence from a program. See the Absence from Program policy for more information.

Often the motivation for transferring to a new program is to broaden one’s learning and experience in a new subject area.  As such, courses previously taken that are considered to be electives in the new program will not count towards the student’s new program, unless too few electives are offered to provide the student with a broadened experience.

What if I don’t want to change my program, but I want to get a certificate in two different programs?

While rare, this is possible to do at Summit University.  You can express your interest in your second program to the Registrar at any time during your program or after you finish the first program.  (If you would like to pursue MSC-B as your second program, you will need to complete the Addendum Application, which will be reviewed by the Review Committee as part of the next application cycle.)

We encourage students with the desire pursue two programs to focus on completing one program at a time, as this often helps a student move more quickly through the programs without losing motivation.  However, this is not a hard and fast rule.  Fortunately, a student’s academic course credits will count towards both programs if the course is required in the second program.  However, new electives for the second program still need to be chosen.  In the case that a course will only count towards one program, it is at the discretion of the student when to take this course.

We reserve the right to change the curriculum and courses without prior notification. The above information is effective April 10, 2017.
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