Transfer Policies

External Transfer Policy

This policy only applies to the MDiv. program. The MASC program is specific enough that external transfers are not possible.

Students admitted to Starr King School who have done MDiv. work within the previous five years at another ATS accredited seminary (without completing the degree) can transfer their credits to Starr King.

All MDiv. transfer students must be enrolled at Starr King for a minimum of two years. Up to one of those years may be spent in field study or in an intern program away from Starr King.

For each 15 credits of work completed in another MDiv. program, Starr King will waive one-sixth of the students’ tuition upon entering the school. At no time will the school waive more than half the tuition. No tuition previously paid will be returned to a student.

Internal Transfer Policy

Students interested in transferring to a different Starr King degree program than the one in which they are enrolled, should first consult with their academic advisor. The student should then request in writing the transfer from the Dean of Students. The Dean of Students will submit the request to the faculty for a vote. The student will be notified in writing of the results. Please note that a change in advisor may occur and that no tuition refunds will be given. All requirements remain the same, regardless if a student is transferring. {Example, a MASC student is still required to be in residence one year and complete the ECO and threshold seminar(s).} Current tuition rates for the new program will be applied.  Tuition paid to the old program will transfer to the new program.

Evaluation of Previous Education Not Covered by the External Policy

Once a student has been accepted into one of Starr King School's degree programs, the student's advisor, in consultation with the student, will evaluate previous graduate level and clinical pastoral education to determine any transferable credits. The school will note these credits on the student's transcript and apply them toward the total credits needed for degree completion. The school will not consider credits applied to previously completed degrees.



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