Transfer Student Admissions Process

Students who previously attended a nationally or regionally accredited college or university may be granted transfer credit if the courses taken are applicable to their program of study at Brooks Institute. Students may transfer in no more than 50% of the total required Brooks undergraduate program credits.

Every transfer application is considered individually. An Academic Affairs staff member will carefully evaluate your prior credits and credentials to help you determine what may be applied toward your Brooks Institute degree program. All transfer students must complete the required application process found on the First-Time College Student admissions process page to gain full acceptance into an undergraduate program.

  • Only grades of C (2.0) or above will be considered for transfer.
  • Students seeking transfer credit from institutions who do not assign grades will have courses evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Students seeking to transfer credit to Brooks Institute are responsible for having official transcripts forwarded for review. All official transcripts sent to Brooks Institute become the property of Brooks Institute.
  • Transfer credit is evaluated 30 days prior to the start of the term. Course descriptions should be forwarded with the official transcripts, and Brooks Institute reserves the right to ask to review syllabi, textbooks, student work or tests to document level of coursework taken.
  • Students from international institutions will need their course of study evaluated by foreign evaluation services.
  • Students with extenuating circumstances, such as institutions closing or who are teaching out their programs of study, may request, in writing, a waiver of the 50% rule. A class-by-class audit will be completed using the official transcript and documenting the transfer using a variety of sources including but not limited to portfolios, catalogs, course descriptions, and/or syllabi. Students transferring must take all their remaining course work at Brooks Institute.
  • Students seeking transfer credit for core courses (with the exception of business courses and History of Photography, History of Film, or History of Design courses) must take the Brooks Institute Advanced Standing exam prior to transfer credit approval.
  • Brooks Institute reserves the right to determine if a course is appropriate and meets the goals and objectives of the Brooks curriculum.

Transfer credit also may include proficiency credit through various means, including life experience, testing out of liberal arts and business coursework, scoring a 3 or above on Advanced Placement exams, military training credit and more. Please check with an admissions representative or the current catalog for more information.

Articulation Agreements

Brooks Institute has articulation agreements in place with the following academic institutions, which may apply to some of its undergraduate programs:

  • Amarillo College
  • Antonelli College
  • Austin Community College
  • College of DuPage
  • Colorado Mountain College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • Daytona Beach Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Northwest College
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
  • Washtenaw Community College

Transferability of Credits Earned at Brooks Institute

The transferability of credits you earn at Brooks Institute is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in your program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or credential that you earn at this institution 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. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Brooks Institute to determine if your credits or credential will transfer.

To learn more about Brooks Institute, our degree programs or how to apply for admission, please complete and submit the simple form at the bottom of this page. A Brooks Institute admissions representative will contact you shortly.