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Transfer credit is based on the Transfer Guidelines established by ORU. Courses that do not have an ORU equivalent but are academic in nature are counted as elective credit. To obtain approval to bring these elective classes in as a specific ORU class, students will need to complete a Petition to Transfer with an attached course description or syllabus at petitions.oru.edu.

Students who have matriculated at ORU and desire to take courses offered at other institutions are strongly encouraged to obtain approval to transfer the courses to ORU for degree credit, especially those that do not appear on the Transfer Guidelines. To obtain approval, they will need to complete a Petition to Transfer at petitions.oru.edu.

A maximum of 72 semester hours from a two-year or community college and 98 credit hours from a four-year institution may be transferred to ORU. At least 30 hours of a degree program, including six hours in the major field and the senior paper/project must be earned from ORU.

Credit earned through military service will be evaluated based on a Joint Services Transcript. Basic Military Training meets the ORU General Education requirements for HPE 155 and swim proficiency.

Transfer of Foreign Credit

ORU will generally follow the guidelines set forth by the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers when transferring foreign academic credit. An official final transcript from the foreign school with an original transcript and English translation must be submitted for evaluation. To obtain approval to bring elective classes in as a specific ORU class, students will need to complete a Petition to Transfer with an attached course description or syllabus at petitions.oru.edu.

Other Transfer Credit Sources

Rhema Bible Training Center

Rhema Bible Training Center ORU Equivalent Credit Hours
Old Testament Survey
(Required for Cluster)
The Old People of Faith or
Man of Faith
Bible Interpretation
BLIT 111 Christian Life I
Or
BIB 222 Old Testament
Introduction (Theology
Majors)
2

3
New Testament Survey
(Required for Cluster)
The Gospel of John
Ephesians or Acts
BLIT 122 Christian Life II
Or
BIB 261 New Testament 
Introduction (Theology
Majors)
2

3
Pentecostal and/or
Charismatic Perspectives
(Required for Cluster)
The Holy Spirit
Christ, the Healer
THE 104 Spirit-Empowered
Living I
2
Bible Doctrine I
Bible Doctrine II
Doctrine of the Church
THE 299 Introduction to 
Theology
3
Total Hours
Theology Majors
  9
11

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