Potential Transfer Credits are Evaluated on an Individual Basis
- Prospective students can have a free evaluation of credit. IDI recognizes two different types of transfer credits: credits for classes that are design related, and credit for general education units. Personal and individual evaluation of credit insures that the prospective student is not taking repetitive classes. We want to make sure you take the crucial classes that make an idi graduate unique and successful.
- A prospective student is required to submit official transcripts from the accredited college attended and must do so prior to entering the degree program for any classes in design to be accepted as transfer credit. If a student attends another college after enrolling at idi, classes that are design related are not eligible for transfer. Only general education units will be accepted once a student has enrolled in the degree program at idi.
- Design-related course credit is awarded based on a combination of portfolio work and prior college credit. It is never awarded solely on a listing of courses on a transcript. Portfolios are evaluated for transfer credit prior to a student entering the degree program. Only courses with a final grade of a “C” or better can be accepted. Final acceptance is at the discretion of the Institute. The Institute has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any other college or university.
- Students who have earned a previous degree from an accredited college in the United States, most likely have fulfilled the general education units required for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design, unless the degree is lacking in areas that support the interior design major.
- If a student decides to transfer from Interior Designers Institute to another college, it is the responsibility of that student, not the Institute, to investigate any necessary transfer requirements. However, like other colleges and universities, the Institute cannot guarantee transfer of credits.
- The Institute does not award credit for practical experience. The Institute does not accept ability-to-benefit students. There is no credit given through challenge examinations or achievement tests.
Maximum Transfer Credit Units From Other Institutions
- Avocational Certificate Course: 0 Quarter Credit Units
- Associate of Arts Degree in Interior Design: 38 Quarter Credit Units (Interior Design)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design: 38 Quarter Credit Units (Interior Design)
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design: 45 Quarter Credit Units (General Education)
- Master of Interior Architecture: 22 Quarter Credit Units