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Articulation Agreements & Partnerships
Kingswood University has entered into formal agreements with a number of institutions, allowing for smooth transfer from Kingswood to other institutions or from other institutions into Kingswood. Transfer credit is always guided by the policies of the receiving institution.
We currently have agreements in place with three denominations that allow for a completed B.A. Ministry degree at Kingswood University to meet the academic requirements for ministry preparation and ordination within their denomination.
Students can transfer credit between the five Wesleyan educational institutions. In addition to this general transfer of credit between Wesleyan institutions, the following transfer agreements are in place:
Houghton College (Houghton, NY) – graduates of Kingswood’s AA degrees will have satisfied the core requirements for Houghton College’s bachelor’s degrees (main campus);
Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) – graduates of Kingswood’s AA (General Education) will have satisfied the general education requirements for IWU-Marion bachelor’s degrees, except for the Intercultural Experience, a lab science and a fine arts credit;
Oklahoma Wesleyan University (Bartlesville, OK) – graduates of Kingswood’s AA (General Education) will have satisfied the general education requirements for Oklahoma Wesleyan’s bachelor’s degrees;
Southern Wesleyan University (Central, SC) – graduates of Kingswood’s AA (General Education) can transfer up to 53 hours of credit towards Southern Wesleyan’s core curriculum.
Other Post-Secondary Institutions
Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) – Because of accreditation by ABHE, students can transfer credit to and from other ABHE schools across North America;
Acadia Divinity College (Wolfville, NS) – Kingswood graduates may be awarded up to 24 hours of advanced standing with credit towards the M.Div. degree. Acadia has a standing policy which makes it possible for those who hold an undergraduate degree in theological education (such as Kingswood’s bachelor’s degrees) to complete an M.A. degree in as little as one year.
Asbury Seminary (Wilmore, KY and Orlando, FL) – Kingswood graduates may be awarded up to 18 hours of advanced standing with credit.
Elim Bible Institute & College – Students of Elim Bible Institute & College completing a two-year A.A.S. degree will transfer all 62 hours into a B.A. in Ministry degree at Kingswood and will complete the B.A. degree in an additional two years. Students completing the one-year Launch Certificate at Elim will transfer all 33 hours to a bachelor’s degree at Kingswood and will complete a B.A. degree in an additional three years. Additional hours from the Applied Ministry Certificate at Elim may also transfer, depending on the certificate completed and the degree desired.
Cairn University (Philadelphia, PA) – graduates of Kingswood’s B.A. (Christian School Education) may be awarded up to 6 hours of advanced standing in the M.S. (Education) degree.
Crandall University (Moncton, NB) – Kingswood and Crandall have an agreement that credit can be transferred in both directions. Specifically, graduates of Kingswood’s BA (Christian School Education) degree may complete the B.Ed. degree in three or four semesters and thus be eligible for teacher certification in New Brunswick.
Prairie College – This agreement provides an option for students to begin the Associate of Arts Mission Aviation (AAMA) offered through Prairie College by entering the Associate of Arts General Education degree at Kingswood University and taking the courses identified for transfer. Students will transfer to Prairie College after one year at Kingswood to complete the credential requirements for AAMA.
University of Maine (Presque Isle, ME) – graduates of Kingswood’s BA (Christian School Education) degree may complete the Teacher Education program in three semesters and thus be eligible for teacher certification in Maine.
Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN) – Kingswood graduates may be awarded up to 19 hours of advanced standing with credit towards graduate degrees. Senior undergraduate students at Kingswood may also take courses from Wesley Seminary for dual enrolment in undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Advent Christian Church – Students from the Advent Christian Church enrolled in B.A. Ministry degrees at Kingswood University will meet all of the academic requirements for ministerial preparation and credentialing in the Advent Christian Church. Students who have earned the Certificate in Biblical Studies from Berkshire Institute for Christian Studies will be awarded at least one year of credit towards a bachelor’s degree at Kingswood. Additional credits may transfer, depending on the choice of degree and major at Kingswood.
Church of the Nazarene – Students from the Church of the Nazarene enrolled in B.A. Ministry degrees at Kingswood University will meet all of the academic requirements for ministerial preparation and ordination in the Canada Atlantic District Church of the Nazarene.
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) – A three-way agreement between Kingswood University, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (Maritime District), and Master’s College and Seminary (Peterborourgh, ON), positions Kingswood to serve as an approved institution for ministerial preparation for the PAOC denomination. Students can complete all requirements for ordination in the PAOC denomination at Kingswood, with several POAC-specific courses being completed online through Master’s College and Seminary.