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Credits earned by examination at other colleges or universities in the last 10 years may be transferred, provided such credits meet the guidelines used by the Institute. The Registrar will evaluate college credits earned elsewhere with respect to graduation requirements at the Institute. Developmental classes, orientation classes, or classes in which students receive a “Pass” are not eligible for transfer credits. Courses transferred or waived are included in transcripts, but no grades or quality points are awarded.

Transfer credits may be accepted, subject to the following conditions and restrictions:

  • The course(s) offered for transfer must be taken at an accredited institution, and these courses must appear on official transcripts from the institution.

  • The course(s) must be comparable in academic quality to the Institute’s courses; proposed transfer credits will be denied for courses that do not meet this standard. Current students are encouraged to seek advice from their respective advisors and the Registrar before submitting their transfer credit request in the Student Records System. All requests should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior the commencement of the module to be transferred.

  • Transfer credits will be considered for courses in which the grade of “B -” (2.7 quality points) or better is recorded.

  • Course(s) transferred to a student’s major may also require a validation examination in order to be accepted.

  • “Credit” or “Pass” grades will not be accepted for transfer.

If a course is accepted for credit, it will be counted as a transfer credit. No grade points from such transferred courses will be calculated in the Institute’s grade point average. However, grades transferred for courses taken in residence at institutions with which the Institute has an articulation agreement, are exempt from the policy and will be recorded. Credit hours from another institution that are accepted towards the student’s educational program must count as both attempted and completed hours. Courses transferred in may not be used to substitute improved grades for passing grades earned at the Institute.


Courses Eligible for Credit Transfer

DigiPen Foundation Course

Applicable to local polytechnic students who attended classes at DigiPen Redmond or Singapore Campus and enrolling in the AY 2019/2020 degree programs.

Attendees: Poly students attending one semester at DigiPen

Modules Eligible for Transfer (non-exhaustive):

  • BAGD: ART 105, CS 116, DES 100, DES/GAT 101, ENG 116, MAT 100, MAT 105
  • BFA: ANI 101, ART 101, ART 115, ART 125, ENG 116
  • BSCSRTIS / BSCSGD: CS 100, CS 120, ENG 110, MAT 140

Transfer Credit Requirement: Obtained a minimum “B-”grade

Process:

  • Once enrolled, students may submit their transfer credit requests on DigiPen (Singapore)’s Student Records System and email the relevant transcript to registrar.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu by 6 September 2019.

  • Students will be notified of the outcome via email.

  • Courses that are transferred will be included in the transcript. Transfer credits are not awarded grade points and are not calculated as part of the grade point average (GPA).


DigiPen Honor Track

Applicable to NUSH High School of Math & Science students taking modules at DigiPen (Singapore) and enrolling in the AY 2019/2020 degree programs.

Modules Eligible for Transfer (non-exhaustive):

  • CS 100, CS 120, CS 170, CS 180, CS 230

Transfer Credit Requirement: Obtained a minimum “B-”grade

Process:

  • Once enrolled, students may submit their transfer credit requests on DigiPen (Singapore)’s Student Records System and email the relevant transcript to registrar.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu by 6 September 2019.

  • Students will be notified of the outcome via email.

  • Courses that are transferred will be included in the transcript. Transfer credits are not awarded grade points and are not calculated as part of the grade point average (GPA).


Polytechnic Diploma Plus/Advanced Modules

Applicable to polytechnic students who took Diploma Plus/advanced modules and enrolling in the AY 2019/2020 degree programs.

Applicable to NUSH High School of Math & Science students taking modules at DigiPen (Singapore) and enrolling in the AY 2019/2020 degree programs.

Modules Eligible for Transfer (non-exhaustive):

  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Certificate in Advanced Engineering Mathematics (CAEM): MAT 150

  • Nanyang Polytechnic, Diploma-Plus modules (Analytical Geometry, Applied Calculus, Advanced Calculus): MAT 150, MAT 200

  • Temasek Polytechnic, University Preparatory Program – Mathematics: MAT 150, MAT 200

Transfer Credit Requirement: Obtained a minimum “B+”grade

Process:

  • Students may submit their transfer credit requests on DigiPen (Singapore)’s Student Records System and email the relevant transcript to registrar.sg[at]digipen[dot]edu, at least 8 weeks prior the commencement of the module to be transferred.

  • Students will be notified of the outcome via email.

  • Courses that are transferred will be included in the transcript. Transfer credits are not awarded grade points and are not calculated as part of the grade point average (GPA).

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