Notice On Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned



The transferability of credits you earn at GIA is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the diploma or certificate you earn at GIA is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the diploma or certificate that you earn at GIA is not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at GIA will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution you may seek to transfer to after attending GIA to determine if your diploma or certificate will be honored.

GIA does not generally award academic credit for previous educational training and has not entered into an articulation or transfer agreement with any college or university.

GIA may accept transfer credit for training offered through certain trade organizations and employers with whom GIA has a written training agreement. If transfer credit is accepted, GIA will notify you via email. GIA does not offer credit for experiential learning. GIA evaluates the previous education and training of all veterans and persons applying for veterans’ benefits. If credit is warranted, the course will be shortened and the Veterans Administration will be notified.

Students enrolling in the on-campus Graduate Gemologist, Graduate Diamonds, or Graduate Colored Stones programs and who have previously completed the Diamond Essentials or Colored Stone Essentials courses via Distance Education do not receive transfer credit for the on-campus Graduate Gemologist, Graduate Diamonds, or Graduate Colored Stones programs. Students must participate in and complete these courses again as part of their on-campus program. Their transcript will show both class grades with the two dates of completion.

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