TRANSFERRING CREDITS TO VANGUARD
Those courses that a student seeks to transfer should have a minimum grade of C- (70%-72%) or its equivalent according to Vanguard’s grading scale
To be transferable, a course must be the equivalent or near to the equivalent of the Vanguard program/course requirements.
A student from an Association of Biblical Higher Education accredited school will receive full credit for equivalent courses provided grades earned were C- (70%-72%; or its equivalent according to Vanguard’s grading scale) or above and that the courses parallel requirements outlined in the program selected.
Grades for credits transferred will not appear on the transcript nor will they be considered when calculating a student’s grade point average. Just the number of credits received will appear.
Diploma and Degree students wishing to graduate from Vanguard will need to take at least 30 credit hours at Vanguard.
Concerning Recognized Unaccredited Colleges:
Applicants from a recognized unaccredited college, as deemed by the Academic Affairs Committee, may potentially receive up to 50% credit for courses taken there.
Transfer credit will only be awarded upon completion of 15 credit hours of study at Vanguard with a minimum grade point average of 2.3 (C, 73-76%).
- Along with official transcripts, applicants may be asked to provide appropriate documentation to demonstrate that the courses taken at the recognized unaccredited college parallel Vanguard’s courses.
In relation to correspondence schools:
Courses from Summit Pacific College Distance Education are transferable provided the courses meet the above-noted criteria.
Courses from the International Correspondence Institute University (ICI University), part of the Global University System, are transferable to a maximum of 30 hours.
Courses from other recognized correspondence schools may be transferable to a limited extent.
All requests for correspondence credit require assessment and approval by the Registrar.
Vanguard College will accept 6-9 credits from Discipleship Schools (i.e. YWAM, DTS, Capenway, etc). Transcripts, syllabi or other program materials may be requested.
Vanguard is fully accredited by ABHE, however, it is up to the receiving school to determine which courses they will accept as transfer credit.
This link will help determine transfer credit to some schools in Alberta.
Vanguard College offers a number of courses that are transferrable to other colleges and institutions. Each institution determines which courses taken at Vanguard will transfer into the student’s program based on the requirements of the program the student is entering. A number of post-secondary institutions accept credit from Vanguard including:
University of Waterloo
Trinity Western University
The King’s University
Taylor College and Seminary
Briercrest College and Seminary
Several other institutions consider Vanguard credits on a case by case basis, according to their own academic policies. Students must consult with the college they are applying to, prior to admission, concerning transfer credits.
Mature students with ministry experience and/or informational education (conferences, seminars, intensive reading/writing), are able to complete a Prior Learning Assessment Request (PLAR) to demonstrate learning or experience that may lead to transfer credit. Click HERE for more information.