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Transfer Credit

Policy No. EM016

Policy Statement

FIT has attracted a large transfer student population.  We know that some students need a year or two of general studies before being able to declare a major. Many students choose to transfer to FIT for our specialized curriculum.  The process of evaluating college transcripts for liberal arts transfer credit is a function of the Registrar’s Office.  Registrars consult with appropriate liberal arts departments when necessary to ensure the maximum transfer credits.  These practices properly address standards articulated in the Joint Statement on the Transfer and Award of Credit (AACRAO, ACE and CHEA).  Transcripts that show coursework taken within the major or related area will be forwarded by the Admissions Office to the academic department to determine if coursework is equivalent to FIT courses. 

Who Should Read This Policy

  • Transfer Students
  • High School Students with college credit
  • International Transfer Students
  • Continuing Students Requesting Off-Campus Study

Policy Information

  • Responsible Administrator(s): Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Success
  • Responsible Office(s): Office of the Registrar
  • Implementation History:  Issued December 2015
  • Contact(s): Office of the Registrar

View Official Policy

EM016, Transfer Credit Policy (.pdf)
*This PDF document is the official version of this policy.

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