Transfer & Granting Credit Hours


CIBC accepts transfer credit hours from other educational institutions which are appropriate to the student’s degree program. Bachelor level students may transfer up to a maximum of 72 credit hours of the REQUIRED courses and 54 credit hours of ELECTIVE courses.

In order to be eligible for graduation from CIBC Bachelor program a transfer student must complete a MINIMUM of 18 credit hours of REQUIRED courses from CIBC. The CIBC Associate program is exactly fifty percent of the Bachelor program. Only credit hours with a grade of “C” and above will be transferred from other educational institutions. The credit hours granted for occupational experience, 16 in the ministry, depend on the student’s position and how that experience relates to a degree program.

Bridging Courses to the Bachelor of Theology Degree

Credits can be given for previous study as well as ministry experience. All previous qualifications will be evaluated promptly and fairly so that students can begin their studies at the appropriate levels.

Pastors and Christian leaders can apply for acceptance into our bridging course to the Bachelor of Theology. Duration can be between 12 – 18 months depending on ministry experience and previous study. 

Credit Transfer to Other Institutions

Students desiring transfer of CIBC credits into another college should contact that college directly to determine if it will  receive CIBC credits. As is true of all schools, transferability of credits earned at CIBC is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Grading System for Degree Programs

Standards for Grading Assignments

As indicated below, “C” or 2.0 level work is considered average. Leaders are not average people. You are therefore expected (required) to put forth the effort necessary to demonstrate at least “B” (3.0) level work or higher on all assignments which you submit. Any which do not will be returned to you with input from your instructor on how you can raise your grade to the expected
level. A course grade will not be given until your assignments demonstrate that you have understood the material presented in the course and allowed
your life to be transformed by the Spirit and the Word studied — the requirements for attaining a “B”.

Your individual assignments (notebooks, tests, reports) will be graded according to the following standards. These grades will be averaged together to determine your course grade. Remember, we are training leaders and leaders
are above-average people. Your work will reflect that.

“D”
• Indicates barely passing: work that is inferior to the average both in quantity and in quality.
• Manifests a lack of initiative or sense of responsibility or both.

“C”
• Average work: either steady work of unacceptable quality, or work of a high quality which is uneven, irregular or fragmentary.
• May be mechanically or outwardly correct but shows little reflection upon or personal assimilation of the material.

“B”
• Has Intelligently fulfilled the requirements of this course.
• Understands the subject matter presented and has applied it to his life in a limited manner but has not really made the truths his own.

“A”
• Grasped the material with thoroughness, industry and correctness of detail.
• Made the material his own by thinking and integrating the knowledge using originality, natural ability, and insight.

The Grading Scale

Letter     Grades    
A             Superior
B             Good
C             Average
D            Poor   
F             Failure
I              Incomplete  
V            Audit  
WP        Withdrawn Passing                                    
WF        Withdrawn Failing