Transfer Credit Policy

Credit for work previously completed at another college will be granted to transfer students under certain conditions.  Coursework transferred or accepted for credit toward a program must represent collegiate coursework relevant to the program, with course content and level of instruction resulting in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in FDTC's own degree, diploma, or certificate programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty, FDTC will use recognized guides, which aid in the evaluation for credit.  Such guides include but are not limited to those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.  Students must have a "C" or better at the previous institution, the course must be required in the student's specified curriculum and must be within the time limits established for certain courses.  A list of time limits on courses is available from the Registrar.

Only students who have been accepted by the College and have submitted official transcripts from each school previously attended will be awarded transfer credit. The Registrar will evaluate transfer credit, confer with faculty and departments when necessary, and award credit.  The Registrar will award transfer credit after acceptance and prior to the end of the first semester of enrollment. Transfer credit appears in the "Earned Hours" portion of the transcript and grade points are not transferable from previous institutions.