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Transferring To RMC

Official transcripts from other post-secondary institutions will be evaluated for potential transfer credit to RMC on a course by course basis. For a list of courses that have been pre-approved for transfer from other Alberta colleges and universities into RMC programs, refer to the Alberta Transfer at

General Transfer Credit Criteria

  • Courses completed at recognized degree-granting institutions such as public universities, university colleges, community colleges or Bible Colleges accredited with the Association for Biblical Higher Education are acceptable for transfer credit into RMC programs to a maximum of 75 credits.
  • Courses must present grades of 'C' or better.
  • Courses must satisfy requirements of the RMC program chosen.
  • At least 9 credits of biblical/theological studies must be completed at RMC:  3 credits in Biblical Studies, 3 credits in Christian Spirituality and 3 credits in Theology.
  • A minimum of 6 credits at the 300/400 level in the professional studies courses for the Human Services programs must be completed at RMC. The Senior Research Project in the HSABS program must be completed at RMC.
  • Transfer credit grades are not considered when calculating the RMC grade point average.
  • RMC cannot guarantee other institutions will accept credits which it has accepted on transfer.

Additional Transfer Credit Criteria

Non-Accredited Institutions

  • RMC has a formal transfer agreement with Canadian Lutheran Bible Institute.  Students who complete certificate programs may be awarded a full year of transfer credit; diploma programs may transfer 42-48 credits, depending on the RMC program chosen.
  • Unaccredited institutions that do not meet the ABHE policy on awarding transfer credit will be awarded no more than 70% of course work; grades must be C+ or better; and a minimum of 45 credits or ½ of the program must be completed at RMC.
  • Limited transfer credit has been awarded  for course work completed at Covenant Bible College, Peace River Bible Institute, Victory Bible College, Capernway and Youth With a Mission. For more information, contact the Registrar.

International Baccalaureate
Transfer credit may be awarded towards program or elective courses to a maximum of 6 credits for higher level subjects only presenting grades of 5 or higher.

Advanced Placement
Transfer credit may be awarded towards program or elective courses to a maximum of 6 credits for courses presenting grades of 4 or higher.

Field Education or Practicums

Field Education labs are closely evaluated by the Field Education Department to determine if they are transferable.

Practicum transfers may be permitted subject to agreement by Program Coordinators conditional upon:

  • Review of paperwork indicating appropriate outcomes and evaluations
  • Appropriate level of student’s program
  • Recentness
  • Qualifications of supervisor
  • Nature of the evaluation

Mature Students

Mature students who are 21 years of age or older, at the beginning of a semester, who have been out of high school for two years and without high school graduation, may be admitted on academic probation. The total number of students in this category cannot exceed 5% of the student body.

Visiting Students

Students who are enrolled in a program at another recognized post-secondary institution and who present a letter of permission may be eligible for the courses specified in the letter upon approval of the VP Academic and availability of space in the course.

Unclassified Students

Students who apply to register in one or more courses in a semester and present the necessary prerequisites on an official transcript may be admitted as unclassified students if there is availability of space in the course.

pdfUnclassified Student Application Form

Returning Students

Students who have been absent from RMC for more than one academic year and less than two years, must complete a Returning Student Application Form. Students absent more than two years must re-apply for admission and meet current catalogue program requirements.

We want to share with you our excitement for a new way of learning at Rocky Mountain College.

Pathways is our new “distributed learning” model. It is taking our classroom courses out of the box, and down the road to where you are.

With our focus on discipleship, leadership and social care, Pathways now enables students, professionals, and life-long learners, to take advantage of our programs and courses no matter where they are.

Courses are available to Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime. Often times God speaks to us and we yearn for a richer life. But obstacles appear.

Pathways is about removing obstacles and allowing access to quality learning experiences. We foster changed lives both locally and globally.

It is our hope that we can show you a new pathway to learning, ministry and a richer, more meaningful life. Thank you for exploring RMC’s Pathways program.

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