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College Credit Awarded for Association of District Schools of Ministry (ADSOM) Graduates

Northwest University offers up to 30 semester credits toward a Bachelor in Ministry Leadership to all Association of District Schools of Ministry (ADSOM) graduates.

ADSOM students receive 6 credits for each track (Certified, Licensed, Ordained) completed, which apply to specific NU courses. Students who complete all three tracks receive an additional 12 elective credits, for a total of 30 semester credits toward a NU Bachelor of Ministry Leadership degree.

Credential Level

(Educational Requirements)

Credits Awarded Credits applied to these required courses
Certified Track 6 BIBL 1203 New Testament History and Literature

CMIN 4963 Ministry Internship

Licensed Track 6 BIBL 1103 Old Testament History and Literature

CMIN 2003 The Church in Ministry

Ordained Track 6 CMIN 2043 Ministry Operations

BIBL Elective

DSOM Graduate 12 Awarded as Elective Credits
Total NU Credits Awarded 30

Awarding of credit by Northwest University is governed by policies outlined in the University’s academic catalog, adheres to the standards of its accrediting associations, and follows the recommendations of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).