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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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Transfer Policies

Transfer within the Park School

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 3.00 and be in good academic standing in order to apply for a major in cinema and photography; film, photography, and visual arts; and organizational communication, learning, and design. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 to apply for a major in integrated marketing communications, journalism, and television-radio.

Transfer Credit after Matriculation at Ithaca College

Prior approval must be obtained on the 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.

Transfer from Other Schools at Ithaca College

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 after midterm grades are available, and a decision is made before registration for the next semester. Generally, one semester of final college grades is required. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 to apply for transfer to degrees in cinema and photography; film, photography, and visual arts, and organizational communication, learning, and design; and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 to apply to degrees in integrated marketing communications, journalism, and television-radio. If a student transfers from the School of Humanities and Sciences, the Park School will accept the course 377-10800 Academic Writing Seminar as a substitution for 377-10600 Academic Writing I.

Admission Criteria

Students wishing to transfer 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.

Transfer from Other Institutions

The Park School accepts a limited number of students from other accredited colleges and universities. For general information about transfer procedures and deadlines, see p. 520, "Transfer Students." The Park School also has specific articulation agreements with four community colleges (see p. 526).

Admission Criteria

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 3.00 after at least one semester of college grades. Because admission to the Park School is competitive, this 3.00 GPA is a minimum standard and does not guarantee admission.

Credit Evaluations

If a student is considering applying to Ithaca College, the Park School 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 you 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 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 school academic policies listed above and under the degree programs listed below.

Specific information about transfer student orientation is sent automatically to all matriculating students by the Office of First Year Programs and Orientation.

Courses and Course Schedules

Students should consult the Undergraduate Course Offerings for specific information on the schedule of all courses for the semester. In addition to the courses listed in this catalog, others may be offered on an experimental basis. Descriptions of experimental courses, minicourses, selected topics (SLTP) courses, and other special offerings are available from the dean's or department offices the week before registration begins each semester.

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A. Ozolins, Office of Publications, 21. October, 2002