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Transfer of Credits to SFI
Courses taken prior to formal admission to a Seattle Film Institute’s master’s degree program may be considered for transfer to a SFI master’s degree program provided that the criteria below are met.
A total of fifteen (15) graduate quarter credits may be applied to a SFI master’s degree. Credits accepted in transfer are those that are part of an accredited institution’s regular graduate degree programs. In cases where courses sought for transfer generate both undergraduate and graduate credit, students receiving transfer credit are expected to have elected the course(s) at the graduate level and thus have completed more qualitatively and quantitatively than those who have taken the course(s) for undergraduate credit. Credit sought for transfer must be graded “B” or better and must have been completed no more than six years before the date of the student’s master’s degree program completion.
All credits intended for transfer must be recommended for approval by the program director or graduate coordinator as a part of the official course of study. Before credit can be considered part of a graduate student’s program, an official transcript from the registrar of the institution from which the credit is to be transferred must be received by SFI
Credits used to fulfill requirements for another degree, either at SFI or elsewhere, will not be transferred. Credit for short courses, attendance at conferences, brokered courses, workshops, and pass-fail courses are normally not accepted in transfer. Credit from any non-accredited institution or accredited institution not approved for graduate study will not be accepted for transfer without specific permission. Seattle Film Institute reserves the right to determine the acceptability of transfer credit from any institution.
The Program Director may award credit based on written examinations and/or direct assessment (oral and/or competency exams).
Transfer of Credits from Seattle Film Institute to other institutions.
Institutions of higher education have at their discretion the freedom to accept or to refuse to grant credit for courses taken at other institutions. Accordingly, the Seattle Film Institute makes no promises regarding the transferability of courses or programs to other institutions.