Transfer Students

Applicants to any SArD major entering at the First Year level with less than 24cr of transferable credits will be considered as New Students, to be evaluated among the pool of New Students. All applicants should have obtained at their previous university a cumulative GPA or equivalent average of ≥2.5

Applicants to any SArD major coming from a non-SArD program with more than 24cr of transferable credits will be studied on a case by case: Information on SAT I, school/college grades, diplomas and other information would be required for proper evaluation. All applicants should have obtained at their previous university a cumulative GPA or equivalent average of ≥2.5

 Architecture and Design

Applicants to any DESIGN major coming from a design program with more than 24cr of transferable credits will be studied on a case by case: Information on school/college grades, diplomas and other information would be required for proper evaluation, following the below criteria:

  • All applicants should have obtained at their previous university a cumulative GPA or equivalent average of ≥2.5
  • Each applicant would be required to submit an A-4 size portfolio [NO MODELS], showing ALL projects completed at the original institution in DESIGN STUDIOS and TECHNICAL COURSES, properly labeled and separated by categories [see portfolio requirements].
  • Studio Projects will be evaluated according to different criteria than regular courses: studio work would receive appropriate transfer equivalence; provided that the student received a passing grade on these studios at the original institution, and that the content/quality of the studio in question is comparable. Only in cases of border line with no consensus the Department Chair will be asked to review the portfolio.
  • If the applicant does not have all of the Foundation Studios [Design I & II] transferable he/she will be considered as a Foundation student and will be conditioned to complete Foundation Design prior to taking upper level design studios.

Fine Arts

Applicants to Fine Arts coming from an Art/Design program with more than 24cr of transferable credits will be studied on a case by case, Information on school/college grades, diplomas and other information would be required for proper evaluation, following the below criteria:

  • All applicants should have obtained at their previous university a cumulative GPA or equivalent average of ≥2.0
  • Each applicant would be required to submit an A-4 size portfolio [NO MODELS], showing ALL projects completed at the original institution in ART STUDIOS, properly labeled and separated by categories [see portfolio requirements].

Studio Projects will be evaluated according to different criteria than regular courses: studio work would receive appropriate transfer equivalence; provided that the student received a passing grade on these studios at the original institution, and that the content/quality of the studio in question is comparable. Only in cases of border line with no consensus the Department Chair will be asked to review the portfolio.

All transfer students who need to transfer Design Studio courses would have their portfolio revised by a department committee in order to determine if the work is considered of passing quality.

NOTE: Approval of Transfer is NOT guaranteed even if the student meets all the requirements specified, but will depend on the availability of openings in the desired major [if the class sections at the appropriate level are full, the application will NOT be accepted].