ICC Policies

The policies below have been reviewed and approved by both APC and Faculty Council.

Students Transferring to Ithaca College from Other Institutions

This policy applies only to transfer students, defined institutionally as those students who have completed at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent) of college course work after high school graduation and before matriculation at Ithaca College. After transfer students are admitted, their provided academic transcripts will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar.

To fulfill the requirements of the Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC), transfer students matriculating at Ithaca College in summer 2013 and thereafter will complete a transfer student seminar in their first semester of enrollment. The transfer seminar will be a variable credit (0-1 credit hours) course designed to introduce students to the ICC and to determine each student’s plan for completing the ICC. During the seminar, the student will complete an initial reflective artifact analogous to that completed by first year students in the Ithaca Seminar, and develop a plan for completing any remaining requirements of the ICC. The seminar will also address the value of a liberal arts education and introduce students to the Ithaca College community.

During the transfer student seminar, students will reflect on how their prior course work helped them achieve the student learning outcomes for the required components of the ICC. For student learning outcomes not achieved in prior course work, students will, in conjunction with their instructor, create a plan for completing Ithaca College course work that achieves those outcomes. This plan will be completed by the end of the seminar (the end of the student’s first semester enrolled at Ithaca College). Transfer students will have the option of completing one of the Ithaca College Themes (more likely to be an option for students entering with fewer credits earned) or an optional Liberal Arts and Society theme open only to transfer students. All transfer students will complete a designated ICC Capstone course.

Students who have completed an A.A., A.S., or bachelor’s degree at a regionally accredited college or university before transferring to Ithaca College are required to complete only the transfer seminar and ICC Capstone requirements to complete the ICC.

This policy will be formally reviewed every two years beginning in Fall semester 2014 to allow at least a year for changes to be implemented.

ICC Policy on AP/IB/CLEP and Transfer Credit from Other Institutions

This policy does not apply to transfer students (as defined above).

Students may apply credits earned at other institutions or granted on the basis of AP/IB/CLEP scores to fulfillment of the following ICC components: First Year Composition, Quantitative Literacy, Diversity, and Writing Intensive. 

Students may not apply credits earned at other institutions or granted on the basis of AP/IB/CLEP score or any other standardized examination program from which Ithaca College awards credit toward fulfillment of the Themes and Perspectives or ICC Capstone components of the ICC.