Notice On Transferability of Credits and Credentials Earned



The transferability of credits you earn at the Gemological Institute of America is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the (diploma or certificate) you earn in the educational program 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 this institution is 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 the Gemological Institute of America to determine if your (diploma or certificate) will transfer.

Licensed private career schools offer curricula measured in clock hours, not credit hours. Certificates of completion, i.e., school diplomas, are issued to students who meet clock hour requirements. The granting of any college credit to students who participated in and/or completed a program at a licensed private career school is solely at the discretion of the institution of higher education that the student may opt to subsequently attend.

GIA Transfer Credit Policy

GIA does not accept transfer credit from other institutions with the exception of veteran students. Please contact us at VABenefits@gia.edu for more information.

GIA does not accept transfer credit for experiential learning.

Credit for individual eLearning courses or lab classes is not transferable into full-time On Campus programs. Credit for completion of the Graduate Diamonds or Graduate Colored Stones program completed via distance education, however, may be applied to the award of a Graduate Gemologist program completed in residence through an On Campus program.

Credit for GIA Lab classes successfully completed at any location will be accepted toward applicable GIA Distance Education programs.

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