GIAL requires official copies of all previous academic transcripts showing classes completed, grades attained, and degree(s) (or diploma) granted:
- high school transcript
- any previous undergraduate-level classes
- CLEP, DSST, ACE, and/or Advanced Placement program transcripts
Transcripts should come directly to GIAL from the school/agency itself or be in an unopened, signed and sealed envelope which you received directly from the school.
Electronic transcripts sent by the school are acceptable as long as the school recognizes them as official. If using regular mail instead, institutions should direct transcripts to GIAL Admissions, 7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Dallas, TX 75236.
Foreign transcripts: Academic records from outside the United States should be sent to both GIAL and to the Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), the school record evaluation service that GIAL recommends, to verify U.S. equivalency of courses taken and grades and degrees received. GIAL requires a “course-by-course evaluation.” If you go to ECE’s website, click “Apply Now,” select your country, and then “List of required documents,” you will see which school records to submit and how to submit them to ECE.
Transfer of undergraduate credits: Students seeking an undergraduate degree at GIAL may petition to transfer a maximum of 54 undergraduate semester hours of credit from other institutions. Each of the classes considered for transfer must have a minimum grade of C (2.00 grade points per credit) to be accepted for transfer to GIAL.
These 54 undergraduate semester credits must be transferred from regionally accredited institutions of higher education institution or from institutions accredited by the American Theological Society (ATS) or the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).
GIAL will consider transfer credit directly from schools with other accreditation or from the College Level Exam Program (CLEP), Prometric (DSST Program), or the College Board (Advanced Placement exam program). Official agency transcripts showing tests taken and scores received are required. GIAL school code for CLEP is CLEP06532 and for DSST is 9475.
GIAL reserves the right to make the final determination of transfer credit acceptability.