A maximum of 30 semester credits can be considered for transfer towards credits in the AAS Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Communication and Communication Design programs. A maximum of 31 semester credits can be considered for transfer towards credits in the AAS Interior Design program.
Students with a conferred bachelor’s degree can potentially transfer between 12 and 15 credits of liberal arts credits, based on their prior coursework and their Parsons program. They will transfer another 6 credits of Critical Reading and Writing if English was the language of instruction at their degree-granting accredited institution. Additional credits may be applied to liberal arts requirements and program electives, up to the credit limits, provided prior courses are relevant to the student’s course of study at Parsons. For students who did not earn a prior bachelor’s degree, the Office of the Registrar will provide a thorough review and transfer on a course-by-course basis as applicable to the program.
In order for credits to be considered for transfer, applicants must submit official transcripts for all prior college study. Schools not listed on the application will not be considered for transfer credit. A Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluation (PTCE) will be provided to all admitted transfer applicants. This document is prepared by the Office of the Registrar to evaluate prior coursework and qualifying exams in order to determine if and how they may be transferred toward degree requirements at Parsons. For a comprehensive list of transfer credit policies, please refer to the Transfer Credits webpage. Questions regarding the PTCE can be directed to [email protected].
Time to Complete Degree
The time required to complete the degree will vary based upon whether the student pursues part-time or full-time study; either of which are permitted in AAS programs. In general, students transferring up to 15 credits should expect at least four semesters of full-time study, and students transferring between 15 and 30 credits should expect at least three semesters of full study (longer if attending part-time). Enrolled students will be able to view their transfer credits through their DegreeWorks account.