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Advanced Standing

Applying for Advanced Standing Without Credit

Accepted applicants and students may apply to the academic vice president and dean's office for advanced standing without credit per the following stipulations:

  1. To qualify for consideration, the course(s) must meet the following conditions:
    1. The undergraduate course appears to replicate a specific course requirement in the M.Div. curriculum
    2. It has a transcript listing at the 300 level or higher
    3. The recorded grade is B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or higher
  2. Advanced standing without credit will be limited to a maximum of 12 credits in the M.Div. program and does not apply to the M.A. curriculum
  3. All students enrolling for a degree at NES must take the full Core curriculum; no substitutions or waivers will be considered.

Applying for Advanced Standing With Credit

Accepted applicants and students may apply to the academic vice president and dean's office for advanced standing with credit for coursework taken as an undergraduate or from an accredited graduate program under the following conditions:

  1. In no case will advanced standing credit be granted as a substitute for, or waiver of, the NES Core curriculum and Capstone requirements (MIN 690NE, MIN 790NE).
  2. Advanced standing with credit will be limited to a maximum of 14 credits for the M.Div. and eight credits for the M.A.
  3. A separate test will be given for each course.
  4. Each test will carry an administrative fee of $50.
  5. All tests will be given and graded by professors who have expertise in the areas tested.
  6. The tests are evaluated as pass (80% or higher) or fail.
  7. Students must take all advanced standing tests before they complete the Core curriculum. 
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