Transfer Credit Evaluation

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Time and Credit Guidelines

The Department of Art and Art History adheres to the following time and credit guidelines established by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD):

  • In studio courses, one hour of credit represents three hours of work each week of the 16-week semester. Two of the hours are spent in class with the instructor, and one hour of additional work is expected outside of regularly scheduled class time.
  • In lecture/discussion courses, one hour of credit represents one hour each week in class, and two hours each week of work outside of class for the duration of the 16-week semester.

Transfer credit evaluation

Transfer credit is evaluated using the NASAD based time and credit guidelines noted above. When a studio art or art history course is presented for possible transfer to UNL, the Department of Art and Art History uses course descriptions and/or course syllabi to evaluate content, and course schedules to evaluate the hours of instruction. Credit is rounded to the nearest half credit hour. If a course is presented for possible transfer, and the hours of instruction fall short of UNL’s NASAD-based standards, the course will receive a reduction in credit. An exception to the policy is credit earned during an education abroad experience, during which a student can be expected to gather substantial experience that will be influential in their development upon their return.