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Foundation Transfer Credit

Applicants who have completed Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate coursework, or have completed previous post-secondary studies are eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit all records of these studies in the form of an official transcript. Applicants currently completing course work should submit transcripts covering all periods of study up to the last completed period. If an applicant is enrolled in course work, but no other final results are available, s/he may submit interim transcripts that include either mid-term results or a listing of the courses in which s/he is enrolled.

Applicants who have been dismissed from NSCAD or another post-secondary institution for academic reasons will not be eligible for admission to NSCAD for a minimum period of 12 months from the date of their Academic Dismissal.

Advanced Placement AdmissionsSuccessful applicants to the university who have achieved a final grade of 4 or better in selected Advanced Placement courses may receive university credits as indicated below:

AP CourseNSCAD CourseCredits
Art HistoryFNDN 1200 and AHIS 2000 elective6
Art (Studio) DrawingFNDN 1100
FNDN 1600
6
Art (Studio) GeneralFNDN 1010
FNDN 1400 selection
6
English Language and CompositionFNDN 1800; LAS 1000 level credits; and Writing Requirement6
English Literature and CompositionFNDN 1800; LAS 1000 level credits; and Writing Requirement6
Spanish LanguageLAS 1000 level credits6

Courses not listed here may be given additional unassigned (general LAS or Open electives) credit to a maximum of 15 credits. The maximum transfer credits awarded to an applicant for Advanced Placement is 30 credits. If a student is eligible for transfer credit for an Advanced Placement course, s/he may decline the credit and complete the equivalent NSCAD course.

International Baccalaureate Admissions
Successful applicants to the university who have achieved a final grade of 5 or better may receive university credits as indicated below:

IB CourseNSCAD CourseCredits
Visual Arts higher levelFNDN 10006
Language (English) A1 higher levelFNDN 1800; credits of LAS 1000 level; and English Requirement FNDN 16006
Spanish A or B higher levelLAS 1000 level credits
FNDN 1400 selection
6

Courses not listed here may be given additional unassigned (general LAS or Open electives) credit to a maximum of 15 credits.

The maximum transfer credit awarded to an IB Diploma recipient is 24 credits. If a student is eligible for transfer credit for an International Baccalaureate course, s/he may decline the credit and complete the equivalent NSCAD course.