Prior approval must be obtained on a petition for transfer credit form, provided by the registrar, for all transfers of both elective courses and courses proposed to substitute for requirements. No more than 12 transfer credits will be accepted for any summer session.
Students may apply for a change of major within the Park School after they have earned one semester's worth of grades at Ithaca College. They must follow the same deadlines and application process as transfer applicants who are applying from other schools within Ithaca College (see below). The internal transfer process is competitive, and students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and be in good academic standing in order to apply for any of the majors offered in the Park School. Having the minimum cumulative GPA to apply for any major in the Park School does not guarantee admission.
Each year the Park School accepts a limited number of students from other schools at Ithaca College. Information and application forms are available in the dean's office. Applications are reviewed each semester at a deadline stated on the internal transfer application, and a decision is made before registration for the next semester. One semester of final Ithaca College grades is required. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 to apply for transfer to any degree program in the Park School. Having the minimum cumulative GPA to apply for transfer to a degree program in the Park School does not guarantee admission. If a student transfers from the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Park School will accept the course WRTG 10800 Academic Writing Seminar as a substitution for WRTG 10600 Academic Writing I.
Students wishing to transfer internally within the Park School or from another degree program at Ithaca College into the Park School must submit evidence of successful academic work, preferably including one or more courses in the area in which they intend to major.
The Park School accepts a limited number of students from other accredited colleges and universities. For general information about transfer procedures and deadlines, see the "Transfer Students" page in the Student Information section.
The Park School also has specific articulation agreements with community colleges; see more information on the "Articulation Agreements" page in the Student Information section.
Students wishing to transfer into the Park School (who are not entering through community college articulation agreements) must submit evidence of successful academic work, preferably including one or more courses in the area in which they intend to major. Unless there is an articulation agreement in effect, for these purposes success is generally defined as a cumulative overall GPA of 2.75 after at least one semester of college grades. Because admission to the Park School is competitive, this 2.75 GPA is a minimum standard and does not guarantee admission.
If a student is considering applying to Ithaca College, the Park School associate dean can provide an unofficial transfer credit evaluation if the student sends copies of transcripts and course descriptions from previous coursework. Credit is granted for most college-level courses with a grade of C- or higher. Credit for internships, practicums, workshops, and independent study is generally not transferable into the Park School.
Any number of credits will be accepted, but the following requirements may mean that students will need more than 120 credits to graduate: Students must complete at least four full-time (12 credits or more) semesters at Ithaca College (including the London Center, the Washington Semester Program, or the Los Angeles program) and must complete at least 50 percent of the required communications credits in the Park School. After matriculation, transfer students must comply with the academic policies listed under "Academic Policies" and in the degree program descriptions.
Park School Academic Policies
Specific information about transfer student orientation is sent automatically to all matriculating students by the Office for New Student Programs.