A transfer applicant is typically someone who has previously matriculated to a college or university within the past 10 years that is accredited by any of the following:
- Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
- Higher Learning Commission
- Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- National Association of Schools of Art and Design
- National Association of Schools of Dance
- National Association of Schools of Theatre
- New England Commission of Higher Education
- Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
- WASC Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
- WASC Senior College and University Commission
Institutions accredited by agencies other than above may be evaluated through an appeal.
To be considered for transfer admission, an applicant must provide the following:
- A completed application via the Common Application Form, along with a nonrefundable $70 application fee.
- Submission of a formal letter of recommendation or evaluation through the Common App is optional.
- Submission of official academic transcripts from all high schools (Grades 9-12) that the applicant attended. Submission of official academic transcripts from all colleges or universities that the applicant attended and that are accredited as determined above. A minimum 2.0 cumulative academic grade point average (or its equivalent) is required to be considered for admission. The applicant must also be in good academic standing (not on academic probation or dismissal) at their last attended institution. The high school academic transcript requirement is waived if the applicant has earned more than 24 semester credit hours from colleges or universities accredited as determined above. Transcripts will only be received in the following ways:
- A sealed, official copy sent via mail or courier.
- Parchment, Clearinghouse, or other approved E-transcript services.
- The Central Application Service in the Common Application.
- Submission of an art portfolio via the Arts Supplement portion of the Common Application (SlideRoom). The determination of the format of the portfolio is similar to the requirements of First Year students.