Special transfer information included for the following degree programs:
- Modern or Ballet and African Training above the entry level
- BFA in Dance
- BA in Dance
- Minor in Dance
Who evaluates transfer courses?
Approved Dance faculty are responsible for course transfer decisions. The Chair is the arbiter in the case of a dispute.
Note: In order to ensure the proper placement of transfer students the Dance Department does not guarantee the equivalence of any course until a meeting or an audition and a course evaluation has been completed by a Dance faculty counselor.
Student asked to bring:
- Course description or course syllabus
- Complete level placement audition, if necessary
Modern or Ballet and African training above the entry level:
Transfer students who wish to enroll for Modern or Ballet or African courses above the “Introduction to Dance Technique” level must complete level placement auditions in order to assure proper placement in our sequenced programs. If a transfer student is unable to attend a placement audition in advance of registration, they can work with a dance counselor at registration to determine a preliminary level placement. Having registered according to the preliminary placement, the student must audition during the first week of classes to confirm their placement. Should the audition result in a different level placement, adjustments to the student's schedule must be made during the Drop/Add period at the beginning of the semester.
Transfer students will meet with a faculty counselor to evaluate any prior dance courses for equivalency with our requirements. No more than 32 credit hours of transferred courses will be allowed to stand in place of our program requirements. Transfer students seeking the BFA degree must be in full-time residence a minimum of four semesters (excluding summers) and complete a minimum of 50 credit hours of required course work, including all required courses beyond the core, within the dance department.
Transfer students will meet with a faculty counselor to evaluate any prior dance courses for equivalency with our requirements. NO more than 25 credit hours of transferred courses will be allowed to stand in place of our program requirements. Transfer students seeking the BA degree must be in full-time residence a minimum of three semesters (excluding summers) and must complete: a minimum 10 hours of technical requirement including all proficiencies, at least two of three required courses in the Dance Composition/Improvisation sequence, and no fewer than 25 credits total within the department.
Transfer students seeking a minor in Dance must complete all required credits (24) at Columbia College Chicago. Transfer student may petition for departmental acceptance of course substitutions based on prior course work.
During the regular academic year, faculty will respond within two weeks to the student's request. Faculty will record their evaluation on the online Course Equivalency, Substitution, and Waiver Form.
Student will receive:
Students are notified via their Columbia email account when an equivalency towards the major is approved.