Students who have completed a course for credit may request a transcript from the Registrar's Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 807-5059. All tuition and fee payments must be completed and any required admissions materials (official transcripts of prior academic work) must be on file before a transcript will be issued. There is a small fee for having a transcript issued.
Audit is paying for the privilege of attending a credit class without taking it for credit. Generally, audit students do not submit assignments, take examinations, or participate in class discussions. Online courses may be audited. If you wish to audit a course, contact the Registrar's Office at email@example.com for registration information. Click here for current tuition and fee rates for auditing online courses.
Individuals may share course materials; however, anyone wishing to take a course must register individually for that course. There is no special provision for spouses taking the same course at the same time.
A college senior in good academic standing may take a 5000-level graduate course; however, CIU will not transcript the course prior to having a validated transcript with a degree posted from an accredited undergraduate institution.
A high school junior or senior may apply to enroll in CIU's concurrent enrollment plan and take 1000- and 2000-level undergraduate courses; however, CIU will not transcript the course prior to having a validated transcript from the high school confirming graduation. Concurrent enrollment students must complete the CIU application process and be provisionally admitted before taking a course, and enrollment is subject to space availability.
Up to 12 credit hours may be taken by a student admitted as a Non-Degree Special Student. Individuals seeking to take credits without pursuing a program must complete the CIU application for admission and be admitted before registering for a course. NDSS applicants are not required to furnish the personal testimony or reference letters in the admissions process.
Generally, bachelor's degree students must complete a minimum of 32 semester hours at CIU, including a minimum of two consecutive regular semesters in which they are registered for at least six semester hours credit. Up to 30 credit hours earned through online courses may be applied to a bachelor's degree. Up to 15 credit hours earned through online courses may be applied to an associate's degree. Up to 49% of Seminary and School of Ministry degrees may be taken online. At least half of any seminary degree must be earned through resident study.
Yes, we offer two Master of Education concentrations (Curriculum Instruction and Educational Administration), two Master of Arts concentrations (ICS and Muslim Studies), and a Bible Certificate through online education. The seminary's AccessCIU track makes it possible to complete an M.A. or M.Div. degree through a combination of one-week intensive courses in January and June, and online courses in Fall and Spring semesters.