Credit earned by examination at other colleges or universities in the last ten years may be transferred, provided such credit meets the guidelines used by DigiPen Institute of Technology. For undergraduate programs, a student must take a minimum of 50% of the entire program at DigiPen (unless the student attended an institution with which Digipen has established an articulation agreement). Graduate programs allow a maximum of 15 transfer credits from other colleges and other DigiPen programs. Due to the rigorous nature and subject specificity of the programs at DigiPen, students transferring in to DigiPen should usually expect no more than 25% of credits will transfer.
The Registrar will evaluate college credits earned elsewhere with respect to graduation requirements at DigiPen. Developmental classes, orientation classes, or classes in which a student receives a "Pass" are not eligible for transfer credit consideration. Courses transferred or waived are entered on transcripts, but no grades or quality points are awarded.
Transfer credit may be accepted subject to the following conditions and restrictions:
If a course is accepted for credit, it will be counted as a transfer credit. No grade points from such transfer courses will be calculated in the DigiPen grade point average. However, grades transferred for courses taken in residence at institutions with which DigiPen has articulation agreements are exempt from this policy and will be recorded. Courses transferred in may not be used to substitute improved grades for passing grades earned at DigiPen.