Fashion Design & Merchandising welcomes transfer students into our undergraduate degree programs. Whether you've taken a few courses at a community college, have an associate's degree, have been attending a four-year university, or have a bachelor’s degree, we can help determine the best course of action for you to complete your bachelor's degree in a fashion program at TWU. Information about applying the courses you have already completed to a TWU fashion degree plan is provided below.
Transferring Credit Hours
Students may transfer a maximum of 84 semester credit hours from community and/or junior colleges into TWU. Any student that has completed more than 84 semester credit hours may work with their fashion academic advisor to make substitutions or changes to the courses transferred onto the TWU transcript. There is no maximum number of semester credit hours transferred from four-year institutions.
Students should refer to the TWU Transfer Equivalency Guides and TWU Fashion Course Equivalency Guides (available soon) to determine how all courses completed at other institutions will apply toward a fashion degree at TWU. TWU Transfer Equivalency Guides show general education/core curriculum courses that are transferable to TWU as direct course equivalencies as well as those courses that do not have direct TWU equivalencies. Courses that transfer, but do not have direct TWU equivalencies, are posted to the TWU transcript with the course prefix, a generic course number, and the title of the course. Courses will transfer to TWU at the level at which these courses were classified by the institution granting the credit, unless specified otherwise in the institutional transfer equivalency guides. Community college courses will count as lower-level courses, unless otherwise specified. No information outlined on any course equivalency guide should be construed as a guarantee or a contract between TWU and any student or applicant. Your fashion academic advisor will determine how all of the courses may be applied to a degree plan.
When transferring from a two-year program, please note that issues surrounding upper-level credits often exist. The BA in Fashion Design degree plan at TWU requires that 36 upper-level semester credit hours be completed in the major, so only 6 upper-level semester credit hours at TWU can be fulfilled by courses completed at a two-year program. The BS in Fashion Merchandising degree plan at TWU requires that 24 upper-level semester credit hours be completed in the major and 15 upper-level semester credit hours be completed in the marketing minor, so only 9 upper-level semester credit hours in the major and 6 upper-level semester credit hours in the minor at TWU can be fulfilled by courses completed at a two-year program.
In addition, when transferring from a two-year or four-year program that offers courses on the quarter system rather than the semester system, issues surround the applicability of all courses. While courses typically are transferrable, general education/core curriculum courses completed at the transferring institution typically do not transfer into TWU with enough credit hours to fulfill State of Texas, university, and program requirements and, thus, courses must be repeated. Similar issues may surround courses in the fashion majors and any minors pursued by the student.
Fashion Course Equivalency Guides
TWU Fashion Course Equivalency Guides for each school indicated below list fashion courses that are transferable to TWU as direct course equivalencies as well as those courses that do not have direct TWU equivalencies. Fashion courses that transfer, but do not have direct TWU equivalencies are posted to the transcript with (1) the FT course heading, (2) a generic 1000, 2000, 3000, or 4000 course number, (3) and the title of the course at the previous school. It is unlikely that fashion courses without direct TWU equivalencies will apply toward a fashion degree at TWU.
For answers to any specific questions about how your completed college credits will apply toward a fashion degree at TWU, please submit college transcripts (official or unofficial) to Anna Magie, PhD, Program Director, at AMagie@twu.edu or 940-898-2671. Be sure to include your contact information and the degree you want to pursue at TWU. If your school(s) is not listed below, the fashion courses listed on your transcripts will be evaluated for equivalencies.
(Guides will be available soon).
Page last updated 8:23 PM, September 7, 2021