CLST Global Online credits and degrees are widely recognized and honored by thousands of Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Charismatic churches. Because of this, if you select to earn a terminal degree using CLST Global Online, your CLST Global degree will help you grow your ministry degree. If you are seeking simply to deepen your Biblical knowledge, develop deeper skills to read the Bible, such as hermeneutics, exegesis, and/or to learn ancient Hebrew or Greek, you have come to the right place. If you are seeking to affordably earn a ministry degree from an accredited university, CLST Global can work with you and that University to develop a plan that involves transferring your credits to that Bible College or University.
Accreditation is closely tied to the transferability of courses to another college or university. In many cases, your classes may be transferred. In others, you may have to negotiate. CLST Global Online (CLST GO) has partnerships with several universities to transfer your more affordable courses to their program so you can earn a degree at the partner institution.
To be honest, even having a high level of US Department of Education accreditation (“regional accreditation”) does not guarantee credit transferability. The ability to transfer credits to another college depends on:
- Quality of Faculty. The academic qualifications of the instructors in your school are the most important factor in determining whether or not your credits will transfer. More than 60% of CLST Global Online faculty are academically qualified to teach in colleges, universities or seminaries. When we show a school a listing of our qualified faculty, they easily accept the educational validity of our course contents, making it more likely that your CLST GO credits will ransfer.
- Your Academic Record. The academic record of an individual student will facilitate the transfer of that student’s credits. If a student has made good grades in fairly demanding courses, there is a good chance their credits will transfer – that they will be viewed as a student who is “able to benefit” from courses in the receiving school.
- Parallel Courses between the two schools. The credits from a course can only transfer to a school program that has a parallel course. A “New Testament Survey” course will transfer to a school that has the same kind of course, thus making it unnecessary to take that course in the receiving school.
Because of the above facts, CLST Global has approved “articulation agreements” with regionally accredited universities. An “articulation agreement” simply defines how and to what extent credits will transfer from CLST Global into that university. As a result, many of our students have successfully transferred CLST Global credits into other college programs, and saved money by doing so.