Academic Information: Bradford School in Columbus, OH
Bradford School - Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Information


Title IX Information

Educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance are required to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; sexual orientation; genetic information; race; color; religion; national origin; age; veteran status; and disability in the education programs and activities that they operate. Bradford School is subject to these laws and complies fully with them in the enrollment of students, the hiring of faculty and staff, and in all other activities of the college. The Director of Education and the Culinary Arts Program Director, who are identified in the Administration, Faculty, and Staff section of this catalog and who may be reached at (614) 416-6200, are the Title IX coordinators at Bradford School and the Columbus Culinary Institute at Bradford School. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Students, faculty, and administrative employees are encouraged to bring any complaints or reports of discrimination to the coordinators’ attention. The matter will be investigated promptly, and both parties will be notified in writing about the outcome of the complaint. Appropriate follow-up will be implemented to assure that no person associated with the college is subjected to unlawful discrimination. Individuals who report discrimination will not be subjected to any retaliation for doing so.


Credit Transfer From Another School

Transcripts of work completed only at institutions that are either accredited by agencies recognized by the UnitedStates Department of Education or recognized by their respective government as institutions of higher education, for internationally-based institutions, may be submitted to the Director of Education for review. Transcripts should be submitted during the first term of a student’s program. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) prior to the evaluation of award of credit. Other documentation may also be required. Credits considered for transfer are evaluated by the Director of Education to determine if the course work is similar in nature, content, and level to that required at Bradford School. If the course work is comparable, transfer students may be given credit for courses completed at other accredited colleges provided the grades received for the courses were “C” or better. However, in the case where a program has been separately accredited by a specialized accreditor and that accreditor requires the credential-granting institution to certify student competency in specified skill areas, course work will not be evaluated and transfer credits will not be awarded for any courses that contain skill evaluations and certification. Courses completed at other Bradford schools will be treated the same as courses taken at Bradford School. Because programs at Bradford School are specially tailored to career preparation, course credits from other postsecondary schools may not be transferable. Students must complete at least 25 percent of the credits in their program at the school.

Credit is not granted for advanced placement or experiential learning. One exception is credit for military training that has been evaluated and recommended for credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Bradford School may award credit based on these recommendations when the credit is for courses similar in nature, content, and level to that required at the school. Students seeking credit for military training should provide a transcript from the ACE for evaluation. Credit will be treated as transfer credit and will count toward graduation.



Credit Transfer To Another School

The acceptance of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which a student is attempting to transfer credits. There may be articulation agreements in place at the time the student enters that may not be in place when the student graduates or desires to attend a particular school. Because programs at Bradford School are designed specifically for career preparation, students must assume that credits for courses taken at Bradford School are not transferable to other institutions. Neither Bradford School nor any of its employees can represent that another institution will accept any courses for credit.

A student who is interested in attempting to transfer credits to another institution should contact the Director of Education. Bradford School will supply the necessary documentation that may aid the student in receiving credits for the completed course work provided the student does not owe the school money, is not delinquent or in default on a student loan, or does not owe a refund on any federal or state student financial aid program.