Policy on Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing

Transfer Students

Transfer credit is granted through the College of Arts and Sciences. Students submit their transcript to the registrar who forwards it to the College. For academic credit an Assistant Dean compares requirements from the previous institution to those of the University of Dayton and accepts or denies credit accordingly. Quarter hour credit is converted to semester hour credit by dividing quarter hours by 2/3s.

Art and design studio courses taken at another institution require a portfolio review by the the full-time Area faculty for possible transfer credit via a recommendation to the assistant dean. If the applicable course does not have a direct equivalency, then non-specific credit may be awarded and counted toward major program electives. Once credit is established, the student meets with an assigned advisor to plan their progress within the degree program.

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Advanced Standing

Credit by examination and advanced placement is coordinated through the University of Dayton's Office of Admission. Within the major requirements, AP credit is awarded for a Survey of Art History course. AP credit for studio courses is regulated by the Department of Art and Design policy as follows:

"The Department of Art and Design’s AP credit policy is that specific studio course credit will not be granted regardless of the student's score. However, there is the possibility of Art and Design elective arts credit being granted once the incoming student's portfolio is evaluated by the Department of Art and Design."

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