You may transfer a portion of your PSR program from an accredited theological or graduate school if that credit has not already been applied to a conferred degree and if that credit is evaluated by the Assistant Dean for Academic Programs as an appropriate part of your program. Furthermore, no credits that fall outside the lapsed-time rule (see time lapse limit in Common Academic Policies chart) may be counted toward the program. Petitions to Transfer Credits should be submitted by the end of the first semester of your program so that a decision may be rendered in time for you to plan your program.
Petitions should include official transcripts showing the credits earned if they are not already obtained during the Admissions process. All petitioned courses are assumed to be transferred for elective credit unless noted on your petition to be used toward a basic requirement. In the case that you wish to petition a transferred course to be used for one of your basic requirements or any other kind of requirement, you must note that on your petition, and you must supply course descriptions and syllabi of those courses to accompany the written petition request. Requests without syllabi will be processed for elective credit only.
Certificate of Ministry Students (CMS) who already possess a bachelors degree, may petition to transfer up to 7.5 credits toward a different PSR program by the end of their first semester at PSR.
Transferring Field Education credits requires, in addition to transcripts, submission of all field education report documenting the field education experience and evaluation from the previous institution.
Courses suitable for transfer of credit are graduate level academic courses from an ATS and/or WASC accredited institution—in theology or a closely related field that were taken (1) as a special or non-degree student, or (2) above and beyond degree requirements in a degree program, or (3) for a degree program which the student did not and will not complete. Up to 2/3 of your total required units may be transferred from a school outside PSR including courses from another school in the consortium. NHTS students may transfer up to 1/2 of total required units. As PSR is on a semester system, quarter credits are transferred in at 2/3 the original rate.
Petitions to Transfer and any new additional documents or appeals will be considered on the following schedule:
Materials received by
|Will receive a response by|
|September 30||October 30|
|December 30||January 30|
|March 30||April 30|
|June 30||July 30|
If you wish to appeal a decision, please do so by submitting all additional syllabi and/or other documentation to support your appeal by the next deadline. Submissions that are not received in time by a deadline will processed at the next deadline. However note that petitions with complete documentation should be submitted by the end of the first semester of your program so that a decision may be rendered in time for you to plan your program. No requests for transfer or additional appeals will be considered after your first year at PSR except under special circumstances.
Notation of transfer on your PSR transcript wiill appear as only the number of credits, the name(s) of the institution(s) from which the credits were transferred, and the term(s) from which they were earned. Actual course names and grades from your transferred courses are not posted and are not included in your PSR grade point average calculation. This notation of transferred credits will not appear on your WebAdvisor transcript, but should appear on the hard copy of grades you receive after each Fall and Spring, so check to make sure it appears correction on your grade reports.
Below are Petitions to Transfer Credit for GTU Common MA students and non-GTU Common MA students. Please fill out the appropriate form and submit to the PSR Assistant Dean for Academic Programs.