Criteria for the transferability of General Education credits from other institutions:
- Transfer credit for General Studies/Liberal Arts may be accepted from colleges or universities that are accredited by a regional accreditation agency approved by the US Department of Education such as Western (WASC), or National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
- Transfer credits will only be accepted for those classes with which the student received a grade of “C” or above.
- The title and description of the course, as well as any information you feel are pertinent for the registrar to know should be included.
- International course transfer is considered on a case-by-case basis. A certified English translation of all academic records’ conversion to the U.S. quarter unit system is required. You may use services such as; Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES). International college documents will be evaluated on an individual basis.
- LAAFA’s transfer policy for General Education courses is that 3 credits, no more or less, will be awarded for any course that is encompassed in LAAFA’s list of required General Education courses, regardless of the credits earned from the institution of origin (Institute of origin may award more or less credits for any given course, based on the individual policies of the institution or based on semester/quarter format.)
- Transferred courses will satisfy the General Education requirements for the respective areas of the General Education curriculum.
- The faculty chair is the final authority for approving a course for transfer in the general education areas.
- Evaluations must take place prior to orientation and registration.
LAAFA accepts transfer courses in the area of Art History, though incoming transfer students are encouraged to take all Art History courses offered as part of the LAAFA curriculum as opposed to transferring these requirements from another institution.
LAAFA accepts transfer courses of the following nature: Creative Writing, Introduction to Theater Arts, Introduction to Film. These courses, or courses with similar titles, are part of LAAFA’s required Experience of the Non-Visual Arts curriculum, and students are encouraged to take all Experience of the Non-Visual Arts courses as part of the LAAFA curriculum as opposed to transferring these courses from another institution.
LAAFA does not accepts transfer courses in Business of Art or Business of Entertainment Art, or courses with similar titles, though students are encouraged to take these courses at LAAFA as opposed to transferring these requirements from another institution.
LAAFA doesn’t charge a fee for the evaluation of the student’s transfer credit.