Policies and Procedures Concerning Transfer of Credits
Policies Concerning the Transfer of Credits
Students may transfer credits received for courses completed at Sophia Institute or other teacher training institutes. For instance students who have credits for individual courses or partially completed Foundation Studies and want to transfer to or continue at Sophia Institute in order to complete the Sophia Institute Foundation Studies or the Sophia Institute Waldorf Certificate Program, will receive credits for the already completed courses.
Procedures Concerning the Transfer of Credits
Credits for courses completed at Sophia Institute will transfer automatically. To transfer credits for courses completed at other teacher training institutes, students need to submit their official transcripts from the other teacher training institutes within 15 days of the date of enrollment. Sophia Institute will evaluate and determine the equivalency of the credits, and approve the credits on an individual basis. Sophia Institute will provide the student with a detailed transcript review and evaluation, and a status report that clearly outlines which courses and credits can be transferred and which courses need to be completed at Sophia Institute in order to fulfill the requirements to complete the Sophia Institute Programs. In addition a tuition estimate will be provided with the transcript evaluation and status report.
After completing an individual course at the Sophia Institute, some students go on to enroll in one of our full programs such as the Foundation Studies Program or the Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate Program. In this case, completed credits will be transferred directly into the program, and the amount of tuition already paid for the completed courses will be deducted from the tuition for the full program.