Each year a substantial number of applicants apply as transfer students. Admission is competitive.
Students may enter as freshmen, sophomores, or juniors and, in rare cases, as seniors. A minimum number of 30 credits must be successfully completed in order to earn a degree from the University. We determine placement based on credit and quality of work in the area intended as a major. Credit evaluations are processed once a student has been accepted and tuition deposited to the school.
After an application has been filed and the student has been accepted to our program, preliminary assessment can be determined with a meeting between the student and the art school admission office. Students may transfer for either fall or spring semesters; however, we strongly suggest the fall.
Financial aid is not always available for students who apply for spring semester entry.
You will need to submit all official sealed college transcripts from any prior institution attended. If you have fewer than 30 college credits we will also need to see your official high school transcript as well as test scores (either SAT or ACT is acceptable).
Ideally, all application materials, including recommendations, transcripts and portfolio reviews should submitted no later than February 15th for optimum consideration. However, we have a rolling admission policy and there are no official deadlines.
PLEASE NOTE: For those intending to apply for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed by February 1st, regardless of application filing or status.
Requirements for admission include transcripts from all post-secondary schools and colleges attended, as well as test scores and high school transcripts if the student has fewer than 30 college credits. Only credits with a grade of 2.0 are acceptable for transfer and must come from an institution accredited by one of the country’s six regional accreditation agencies or by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Students should also submit a portfolio of 10-15 pieces of recent artwork, focusing mainly on the area of interest. If a student has little college course experience, some work from high school may also be used. All media is acceptable, and there are no restrictions on content or technique. The ideal portfolio review is done in person with one of our admission representatives. This may be achieved here at the school by scheduling an appointment, or by visiting our table at a portfolio day event.
Portfolios may also be submitted digitally by visiting SlideRoom and uploading your information and work to our portfolio review section. Find more information on portfolio reviews here.