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Academic Transfer of Credits

Transfer of Credits


The transferability of clock hour credits you earn at VDCI to another college, university or school is determined solely by the receiving institution. Acceptance of the clock hour credits earned while in a VDCI certificate program is also determined solely by the receiving institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the clock hour credits that you earn at VDCI are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. You should discuss how your individual courses will transfer with the registrar's office and the receiving institution before you enroll.

Transfer of Credits


VDCI has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university. If a current or prospective student feels that coursework they have taken at another training institute should be considered as applicable to the coursework at the VDCI and wish to petition for transferability of credits into VDCI, the individual requesting the review must demonstrate and/or provide the following:

  1. A statement by the applicant explaining why the coursework is applicable and the reason the coursework should be considered to be transferred.

  2. The Coursework must have been taken at an accredited secondary, vocational or postsecondary institution which is accredited by an agency recognized by either the U. S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The types of courses that will be considered include any courses offered outside of an institutional setting, including those offered by the military, in the workplace, through apprenticeship and/or training programs, or other such programs recognized by the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Center for Adult Learning and Education Credentials programs, or an Autodesk-approved course offered by an Autodesk Authorized Training Center.

  3. A transcript must be submitted, showing the course title, percent of course completed, numeric and letter grade for the course.

  4. The applicant must have earned a “C-”/2.0 or greater in the Course to be considered for transfer.

  5. A course syllabus (or appropriate information from the school catalog) must be submitted.

  6. A complete description of the course must be provided to include: (1) Contact hours for the course (2) Lab/lecture hours for the course (3) Course learning objectives (4) Technical skills covered in the course.

  7. Students can transfer in approved credits in lieu of CAD101, CAD201, BIM101 and BIM201. At a maximum, only two courses per software program will be acceptable for transfer.  Those courses must have been completed within the past three calendar years from the date of requesting a transfer of credits.

  8. VDCI does not accept credit transfers through examinations such as the ACT Proficiency Examination Program (PEP), the Regents’ College Examinations, the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program and College-level Examination Program (CLEP), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Testing (DSST), or similar organizations.

  9. The student will pay VDCI a non-refundable $25.00 per course for the review of each course which the students desire to transfer into VDCI.