Transfer/Experiential Credits Policy #
Apprentice applicants seeking credit for previous experience gained outside the apprenticeship program must furnish such transcripts, records, affidavits, etc. that may be appropriate to substantiate the claim. Detroit Institute of Gastronomy (Sponsor) will evaluate the request for credit and make a determination during the apprentice’s probationary period.
Additional requirements for an apprentice to receive credit for previous experience (optional):
Detroit Institute of Gastronomy provides a fair and equitable credit policy. After applying to DIG, students seeking credit for previous experience gained outside the DIG program must request an evaluation as well as furnish such transcripts, records, affidavits, etc. that may be appropriate to substantiate the claim. DIG will respond on how your earned credits/ACF certification apply to DIG. DIG charges a one-time fee of $25.00, for the transcripts, records, affidavits assessment. This fee is non-refundable once the service has been provided.
The maximum Transfer/Experiential credit allowance is 48 credits. Each RTI Transfer/Experiential credit approved will be assessed a fee equal to 15% of the current credit hour cost.
Transfer credits transferred in from another post-secondary institution are assigned the grade of RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning) on the transcript/degree audit. Transferred credits are not counted in the grade point average.
Experiential course work which is exempted through experiential learning as demonstrated by a previously earned ACF certification is awarded a grade of RPL. Credit is awarded, but grade points are not calculated.
International Transcripts Policy #
Potential students seeking enrollment into the Detroit Institute of Gastronomy with a transcript issued from an institution that does not use English as its principal language of instruction must submit their international transcript documents to an approved third-party evaluation company.
Upon review from the third part, an evaluation report will be delivered to the potential student that will be submitted through the secure DIG portal as part of the application process.
Prospective students whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:
1. A minimum total score of 57 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 61 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 95 on the Duolingo English Test; or 53 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE). A high school diploma completed at an accredited/recognized high school (where the medium of instruction is English).
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT DIG #
The transferability of credits you earn at DIG is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or certifications you earn in the culinary arts program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. Therefore, DIG does not promise or guarantee the transfer, recognition, or acceptance of any academic credits, degree, or certification earned at DIG to other educational institutions. If the degree or certifications that you earn are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at DIG will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending DIG to determine if your credits, degree or certification will transfer.