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Transfer Credits

Transfer Credit Guidelines

All transfer credits are approved and posted to your student record by the Registrar’s Office. You can check for your transfer credits online in MyFIT by selecting Academic Transcript.

If your former school says your transcript was sent to FIT and you do not see your transfer credits, check back in a week, as transcripts take some time to process. Please note transfer credits are all awarded with a grade of “T” for transfer and do not affect your FIT GPA.

When you apply to FIT you are required to disclose on the admissions application all previous colleges you attended. Colleges that are not stated on the initial FIT application will not be considered for transfer credit. Students are required to provide transcripts from previous colleges attended as part of the admissions process.

All transfer credits are approved and posted to the student record by the Registrar’s Office. Liberal arts transfer credits are evaluated and approved by the Registrar's Office in consultation with appropriate liberal arts departments if necessary. Major or related area transfer credits are evaluated and approved by the major department. Students should contact the major department upon their initial arrival on campus to arrange an appointment for a review of major courses for possible transfer credit. In addition, a department may request additional information on learning outcomes of the course as well as a sample of student work in a portfolio.

Transfer credit is awarded only for course work similar to courses required for your current FIT degree and only when official transcripts and/or score reports have been submitted for review.

Restrictions on the amount of transfer credits
As a transfer student, you must be aware of the academic residency requirement that you take a certain number of credits at FIT.  This may limit the amount of transfer credit that can be awarded:
  • AAS degree students must complete a minimum of 30 approved credits, including at least half of the credits required in the major area, while in degree status at FIT
  • BFA/BS degree students must complete a minimum of 60 credits, including at least half of the credits required in the major area, while in degree status at FIT

More information:

Check Transfer Credits
Liberal arts
Major/related area
Transfer credit appeals
What does not transfer to FIT
What transfers to FIT
Transfer Credit and Articulation Agreements

 

 

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