All students enter DigiPen at a first-year (freshman) standing and if transfer credits are awarded, they serve to lighten a student's course load on a semester-by-semester basis.
Most students decide to complete their courses in the order that they are listed in the Recommended Course Sequences, included in the DigiPen Course Catalog. When students receive transfer credit for a particular class, they can choose to take a lighter course load during the semester that they would have taken that class or they can choose to take another class for which they are qualified, if available.
To request transfer credits, students must submit a request for each course that they would like evaluated. Students should have the following information available when completing a transfer credit request:
Enrolled students can complete the request through the online Student Record System (SRS) using the login and password provided by Admissions (usually in April).
Students who have been accepted but have not yet enrolled, will need to send an email with the information listed above (please also include the course number or code and a link to the course catalog for your previous school or a copy of the course description) to the Assistant Registrar, Asuka Miyahara (asuka[at]digipen[dot]edu).
DigiPen will accept credits earned at other colleges and universities within the last 10 years, provided that they meet the following guidelines:
For all registration and transfer credit questions, contact Assistant Registrar Asuka Miyahara. You can reach her by email at asuka[at]digipen[dot]edu) or by phone at (425) 895-4403).