FAQ: New Fashion students

  1. May I transfer between Fashion programs bringing credits earned in one program into the other? 
  2. Do Continuing Education Fashion courses have Academic Equivalencies with Full Time Fashion courses? 
  3. What’s the cost for books? 
  4. What’s the cost for fabrics? 
  5. How many hours of part time work can I fit into my timetable? 
  6. How many hours of out of class homework are required to achieve success? 

1. May I transfer between Fashion programs bringing credits earned in one program into the other?

It is an easy transfer at the end of semester 1 to transfer from F102 to F112 and vise versa.  Transferring programs in semester 3 is possible but it will take students longer to complete the program required courses to graduate.

2. Do Continuing Education Fashion courses have Academic Equivalencies with Full Time Fashion courses?

No, for courses to be equivalent they must have the same outcomes, content and teaching hours and this makes it difficult to establish equivalencies between Con Ed and Full Time courses. However, Prior Learning Assessment may be arranged in Fashion Studies to assess previously learned skills with relation to specific courses and eligibility for exemptions. Student must pay the associated fee for the Prior Learning Assessment process. However, there are a few Fashion Continuing Education Courses that may be used as Fashion Specialized Electives.

3. What’s the cost for books?

The cost of books varies from program to program and from course to course.  Typically, students should plan on $100 per course for books.  Once students have registered booklists and costs are available to students through the George Brown bookstore.

4. What’s the cost for fabrics?

Some fabrics for specific courses are included as part of materials fees. The cost of fabric depends on the course, the specific project that a student is purchasing for as well as on the student’s preferences.  In other words, the quantity of fabric required for the assignment and the student’s preferences will affect the cost for fabric per semester.

5. How many hours of part time work can I fit into my timetable?

Experience has shown that students who work more than 12-15 hours at their part time job seriously compromise their education.

6. How many hours of out of class homework are required to achieve success?

Typically a post-secondary education requires a significant amount of out of class time for studying, homework and assignments and assessments.  In fact, for a three hour / week course, usually three times the amount of out of class studying, or nine hours a week are required for studying, assignments and other course work.