Awards and Transfer of Coursework

Various educational institutions grant credit for ISOM coursework, including Vision International College & Seminary, Christian Leadership University and Covenant Theological Seminary who grant non-government accredited Associates-level degrees issued under a religious-exempt status.

ISOM Diploma/Certificate Requirements
  • 60% per course is required in order to receive the ISOM diploma/certificate
    • If they fail an exam, they can retake it one time.
  • US schools- Print their own dips and certs, but they MUST submit the grades at the end of tri 3 and tri 5.
  • International schools- Must submit the grades on the excel spreadsheet (PDF) and submit the diploma request form when requesting diplomas and/or certificates.
Associate Degree Requirements
  • All grades must be submitted by the facilitator.
  • 60% on every course is required.
  • They must submit the application and acknowledgement form (Filled out completely) – Located Here
  • Submit payment (prices vary depending on location) – Located Here
    • A high school diploma or GED is required for VIU and CLU transfer degrees. CTS does not require a GED. This applies worldwide.
Bachelor Degree Requirements
  • 70% on every course per module.
  • Schools must submit all grades at the end of all 5 modules.
  • Must submit the application and acknowledgement form.
  • Submit payment
    • A high school diploma or GED is required for ALL Bachelor’s transfer degrees. This applies worldwide.

IMPORTANT TRANSFER AWARD DISCLAIMER
Though we make every attempt for current Partner Institutions’ transfer agreements to remain in effect, changes in association and structure sometimes alter or cancel the agreement for ISOM Students, without prior notice, and outside of Good Shepherd Ministries’ control. In such cases, GSMI will make every attempt to provide a similar alternative, but obviously no guarantees can be made.
UNITED STATES EXCLUSION
In the United States, ISOM does not function as a recognized and/or accredited training school. Rather, it supplies curriculum materials for churches and other ministries to run their own training programs. When ISOM materials are utilized in a training capacity according to a prescribed manner, then the course material can be submitted to recognized schools and universities which may or may not accept the training for credit. Please contact our office for advice on how to use ISOM materials in the most advantageous way possible for your school or personal study.

The following awards are available to those who use the ISOM according to the prescribed manner outlined in our catalog.

VICS Transfer Degree Options
Vision International College & Seminary

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A non-government accredited Associates or Bachelors degree issued by Vision International College & Seminary under United States Religious-Exempt laws.

  • The advantage of this award is that it can be used to continue studies towards a Bachelors, Masters and even a Doctorate degree through Vision International University courses and programs.
  • Cost is $150 in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
  • When getting ready to graduate, please click here to download an application form.
  • Turn your application and your payment into your school facilitator to be sent to ISOM’s California headquarters together with your final grades. Most schools receive payment to their local ISOM school and then bundle all their applications and grades with a single payment to the ISOM office. Individual students can send everything directly to the ISOM office.
  • Transferability of a religious exempt degree to other Government-accredited institutions has been allowed in the past, but needs to be researched by the student to see if the institution they wish to transfer to will recognize these ISOM studies.

USA Exception: Non-government accredited degrees may not be used for job advancement or on resumes, business cards, job applications and letterheads in certain states including AL, NV, NJ, OR, TX, WA and ND.

CLU’s Associates of Biblical Studies

*Must take Spiritual Intimacy to receive Bachelors/Masters Degree.

Pay Now for CLU Associate of Biblical Studies!


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A non-government accredited Associates of Biblical Studies degree issued by Christian Leadership University under United States Religious Exempt laws.

  • The advantage of this award is that it can be used to continue studies towards a Bachelors, Masters and even a Doctorate degree through Christian Leadership University courses and programs.
  • Cost is $150 in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand (See USA Exception below).
  • When getting ready to graduate, please click here to download an application form.
  • Turn your application, release form, and your payment into your school facilitator to be sent to ISOM’s California headquarters together with your final grades. Most schools receive payment to their local ISOM school and then bundle all their applications and grades with a single payment to the ISOM office. Individual students can send everything directly to the ISOM office.
  • Some transferability to other institutions has been allowed in the past but needs to be researched by the student to see if the institution they wish to transfer to will recognize their past studies.

USA Exception: Non-government accredited degrees may not be used for job advancement or on resumes, business cards, job applications and letterheads in certain states including AL, NV, NJ, OR, TX, WA and ND.

CTS Associates of Biblical Studies

Pay Now for CTS Associate of Biblical Studies!


Choose Transfer Degree



A non-government accredited Associates of Biblical Studies degree issued by Covenant Theological Seminary under United States Religious Exempt laws.

  • The advantage of this award is that it can be used to continue studies towards a Bachelors, Masters and even a Doctorate degree through Covenant Theological Seminary courses and programs.
  • Cost is $150 in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand (See USA Exception below).
  • When getting ready to graduate, please click here to download an application form.
  • Turn your application, release form, and your payment into your school facilitator to be sent to ISOM’s California headquarters together with your final grades. Most schools receive payment to their local ISOM school and then bundle all their applications and grades with a single payment to the ISOM office. Individual students can send everything directly to the ISOM office.
  • Some transferability to other institutions has been allowed in the past but needs to be researched by the student to see if the institution they wish to transfer to will recognize their past studies.

USA Exception: Non-government accredited degrees may not be used for job advancement or on resumes, business cards, job applications and letterheads in certain states including AL, NV, NJ, OR, TX, WA and ND.