Transfer Students

Applicants to any SArD major entering at the First Year level with less than 24 credits of transferable credits will be considered as New Students, to be evaluated among the pool of New Students [see New Students section]. All applicants should have obtained at their previous university a cumulative GPA or equivalent average of ≥2.5 [≥75/100].

Applicants to any SArD major coming from a non-SArD program with more than 24 credits 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 [≥75/100].

Applicants to any SArD major coming from a design program with more than 24 credits 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:

  1. All applicants should have obtained at their previous university a cumulative GPA or equivalent average of ≥2.5 [≥75/100].
  2. 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].
  3. All transfer students requesting to transfer Design Studio courses will have their portfolio reviewed by a department committee in order to determine transfer equivalencies. 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.

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]

For Graphic Design, Fashion Design and Fine Arts only up to 50% of major Design Studios may be transferred.

For Architecture and Interior Architecture only up to Design Studio IV included may be transferred.