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Transfer Credit Policies Courses

Typical courses that transfer to the undergraduate program include:

FN101:Foundation Design I(4.5 credits)
FN102:Foundation Design II(3 credits)
FN111:Foundation Drawing I  (3 credits)
FN112: Foundation Drawing II (4.5 credits)
FN123:Color(3 credits)
AH111:Convention, Canon, Sign (3 credits)
AH112: Becoming Modern (3 credits)
AH215:Critical Issues in Modern & Contemporary Art  (3 credits)
AH217: Art and Ethics: 1900-present  (3 credits)
HIST211:Interpreting History  (3 credits)
HIST212: Cultural Collisions and Transformations(3 credits)
WRIT101:Writing Workshop I: Writer and Audience*  (3 credits)
WRIT102:Writing Workshop II: Critical Inquiries*  (3 credits)

 *Approved for transfer of credit if student is approved after writing skills assessment

Major courses are transferred in with the approval of the department chair. Major classes that are typically transferred in tend to be sophomore, introductory courses such as:

PH201:Photography I                                      (3 credits)
PT201:Painting I(3 credits)
3D201:Sculpture I  (3 credits)
GD211:Typography I(3 credits)

Other Transfer Credit Options:

AP credit - a maximum of 3 credits for any CEEB Advanced Placement Examination in English, Art History, and History with a score of 4 or better may be awarded towards a liberal arts requirement.  Additional Advanced Placement (AP) credit will not be transferred into liberal arts requirements, but may be considered in determining placement into other required courses.  In addition, a maximum of 3 credits from AP studio work with a score of 4 or better may be transferred into the college as studio electives.  The Admissions Office and/or Academic Advisor reviews AP courses being considered for transfer.  Students are notified by the Admissions Office of AP credits awarded prior to registration.

College Level Exam Program (CLEP) - subject matter examinations and associated credits may be applied towards the minimum degree requirements by degree candidates.  CLEP subject matter examinations with acceptable credit-granting scores and semester hours as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) may be awarded up to a maximum of nine credits.  All accepted credits are posted on the transcript as transfer credit.  After considering all other transfer rules, the Admissions Office and the Academic Advisor or the relevant department chair will make the final decision about transferring credits at the time the student is considered for admission.  After initial enrollment, a student may take CLEP subject matter examinations provided that she conforms to the College’s transfer rules and gets pre-approval in advance in writing from the Academic Advisor or the appropriate department chair.

International Baccalaureate (IB) credits - a maximum of 3 studio elective may be awarded and a maximum of 9 liberal arts IB credits may be awarded for students entering the College.  Regarding studio credits, the College may award 3 credits if a student receives a score of 7 on the Standard Level examination, or 3 credits for a score of 4 or better on the Higher Level examination.  Regarding liberal arts credits, the College may award 3 credits per applicable exam if a student receives a score of 4 or better on a Higher Level examination.  No Standard Level examinations will be considered for liberal arts transfer. The Admissions Office and/or Academic Advisor reviews IB courses being considered for transfer. Students are notified by the Admissions Office of IB credits prior to registration.

Proficiency credits - entering students and matriculated students are afforded the opportunity to earn proficiency credit on the basis of life experience assessed through a portfolio review and formal interview by the relevant department chair.  If the department chair deems it necessary to determine proficiency, additional forms of assessment beyond the portfolio review may be required.  The interview includes but is not limited to a review of exams and written work.  Up to 6 credits may be granted towards the BFA and post-baccalaureate degree requirements.  The relevant department chair will determine which required credits, if any, may be granted.  Students will be granted credit but the credit will have no impact on the student’s GPA.  All proficiency credits will be posted on the student’s transcripts.