Transfer and
 Life Credits
Life Experience Credit

Applicability of life experience is determined by the academy enrollment staff. Documentation of experience should be included in your ministry statement during the application process.


UTS awards life-experience that is:

  • Post-high school

  • Professional level

  • Paid or volunteer

  • Carried out as part of a social service ministry or within a faith community.


Which can include, but may not be limited to:

  • Religious education

  • Church administration


Transfer Credit

UTS also allows credits to be transferred from other post-secondary educational programs and schools for a Bachelor's Degree Program, Master's Degree Program, and Doctoral Degree Program, and is determined by UTS faculty.


Official transcripts from the granting post-secondary program or institution are required at the time of application. The final credits of study must be completed by following the UTS’s curriculum for each specific degree program.


A maximum of 24 life experience and/or transfer credit, can be applied to any degree program. Tuition fees will be adjusted after evaluations of transcripts and documented life experience are approved. A $50 per credit fee will be applied for each credit used from outside institutions and sources.


Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Transfer Credits

•              UTS will accept a maximum of four (4) units of CPE credits for transfer

•              UTS will impose a $50 transfer fee per CPE credit


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