Since 1999 both undergraduate and graduate students have arranged credit for Wilmette Institute courses through their institutions of higher education, some receiving credit for more than one course.
The following are steps we recommend for pursuing academic credit for a WI course.
1. Check the catalog of your college or university regarding transfer credit. Be sure to check to see if your college or university allows for independent study.
2. Consult with your department head or advisor to determine the steps required to receive transfer credit.
3. Contact Dr. Robert Stockman, WI Director, or Dr. Chitra Golestani, WI Associate Director, to learn about how your course complies with higher education standards in the U.S. They will work with you to make sure your work meets your school’s academic standards in terms of quantity and quality.
If you are not enrolled in a degree program, we invite you to register to audit the course.
The Wilmette Institute is not currently an accredited/degree granting institution so we cannot award you credit for the course on our own terms. What we are offering is a course at the university level which may be accepted for credit towards a degree or postgraduate certificate program at your home institution at your request.
If you already have an undergraduate or graduate degree, and wish to take the course at either the undergraduate or the graduate level and obtain a transcript with a letter-grade, please reach out to Dr. Stockman (Bahá’í History and Texts courses) or Dr. Golestani (Social Transformation courses) to obtain approval to proceed with your registration.
A Note About Fees
If the Wilmette Institute does not have an agreement with your institution, you may be eligible for tuition support (a scholarship). An application fee of US $50 (which goes toward tuition) is required. The current tuition fee is US $175 per credit hour ($525 for a 3-credit course). University-level students are eligible for needs-based tuition support ranging from approximately 19 to 57 percent of tuition.
If the Wilmette Institute has an agreement with your institution, different financial arrangements will apply.
Religion, Theology, and Bahá’í History and Texts
Robert Stockman, ThD (Director)
Phone: (847) 337-7750
Chitra Golestani, PhD (Associate Director)
Phone: (310) 780-3242
Nicola Daniels, MSc (Registrar)
Phone: (847) 733-3466