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Transferring College Credit

Transferring ICE Credit to Another Institution

ICE is proud to have been evaluated by the (NCCRS), an organization chartered by the New York State Board of Regents to make college credit recommendations. The privilege of evaluation does not mean that ICE can itself award college credit, only the receiving college or university can award college credit. In addition, the actual amount of credit that an ICE graduate may receive is determined by each individual college or university.

Graduates of the following ICE programs may be able to transfer ICE credits for the noted number of college credits.In all cases, it is up to the receiving school to determine whether or not to accept ICE credits for transfer.

  • Culinary Artsgraduates may be able to transfer their ICE credits and receive up to 19 college credits
  • Plant-Based Culinary Artsgraduates may be able to transfer their ICE credits and receive up to 15 college credits
  • Pastry & Baking Artsgraduates may be able to transfer their ICE credits and receive up to 18 college credits
  • Hospitality & Hotel Managementgraduates may be able to transfer their ICE credits and receive up to 19 credits
  • Restaurant & Culinary Managementgraduates may be able to transfer their ICE credits and receive up to 14 college credits
  • ICE graduates who earn dual diplomas (Culinary Arts and Restaurant & Culinary Management or Pastry & Baking Arts and Restaurant & Culinary Management, for example) may be able to transfer their credits and receive up to 33 college credits.

Contact the 51 admissions in NY (Admissions@ice.edu) or LA (LAadmissions@ice.edu) for more information.

Transferring College Credits to ICE

Students who wish to transfer college credit earned at another institution to ICE must submit to following to the ICE Registrar:

  • An application
  • An official transcript from the granting institution indicating the number of credit or clock hours awarded, the final grade, and a course syllabus describing the topics of instruction
  • Any additional supporting documentation that may be requested by ICE in connection with the evaluation

For students intending to finance their education with VA education benefits, an evaluation of prior college credit is mandatory. Such students must submit the following:

  • A transfer credit application
  • An official transcript from the granting institution indicating the number of credit or clock hours awarded, the final grade, and a course syllabus describing the topics of instruction
  • Any additional supporting documentation that may be requested in connection with the evaluation

As a threshold matter, credit earned for courses completed at another institution must satisfy the following, minimum requirements to be eligible for transfer:

  1. The credit must have been granted by a postsecondary institution that, at the time the credit was granted, was accredited by a national or regional accrediting organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  2. The student must have earned a minimum grade of 3.0, or the equivalent letter grade, on a scale of 0.0 – 4.0.

The 51 Admissions staff will consider the following factors when determining whether credit earned for courses completed at another institution will be accepted for transfer:

  1. Equivalence of course content
  2. Rigor and level of instruction
  3. Course length in hours
  4. Age of course credits
  5. Comparability of expected skills and competencies

The application for transfer credit will be evaluated by the Vice President of Education (New York campus) or the Chief Academic Officer (Los Angeles campus) and the decision is final. Credits for internships of any kind are not transferable. In addition, the total course credit accepted on transfer cannot exceed 25% of the individual’s program.

The Institute will award transfer credit only for courses that are determined to be equivalent in rigor and content to courses in the programs offered by ICE. Prospective and current students should note that ICE considers its curriculum to be unique among culinary arts institutions, with the result that this standard can be difficult to satisfy.