Undergraduate Transfer Students
Transferring into Academy of Art University involves two easy steps:
- Apply to Academy of Art University.
- Submit your official college or university transcript in a sealed envelope to:
Academy of Art University
Attn: Admissions Office
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94105
Academy of Art University accepts electronic submission of official transcripts. Students sending an official electronic transcript should have it directed to the following email address: email@example.com. Academy of Art University is also a member of the National Student Clearinghouse Electronic Transcript Exchange Registry and can accept transcripts directly from other member organizations.
Transfer Credit for College-Level Coursework
Coursework from an accredited college or university that carries the same or similar credit and has been successfully completed with a minimum letter grade of “C” or above can be evaluated for transfer of credit to Academy of Art University.
Transcript Evaluation: To request the transfer of college-level coursework in the liberal arts, please submit your official transcript for review. Transcripts must be:
- Sealed and mailed to Academy of Art University by the issuing institution
- Submitted by the end of your first semester at Academy of Art University
International Transcript Evaluation: Transcripts issued by colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated and/or notarized by a certified educational credential evaluation service such as www.eres.com or www.wes.org (these agencies charge a fee and are not affiliated with Academy of Art University).
Unofficial Transcript Evaluation: To receive information on transferring your college-level coursework toward a degree at Academy of Art University, email your unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include the following:
- "Unofficial Transcript Review" in the subject line of your email
- Your first and last name, and your telephone number
- Your major and area of interest at Academy of Art University
Portfolio Evaluation: To request the transfer of college-level coursework in art and design toward your degree at Academy of Art University, please contact our Admissions Office at 800.544.2787 to learn about portfolio submissions.
Official transfer evaluations are based on the current transfer policies during the semester of admission and will be binding for the student’s entire career at Academy of Art University. Coursework completed at any other college or university after enrolling in a degree-seeking program at Academy of Art University is considered concurrent enrollment and will not be considered for transfer of credit.
Placement Exams and Waiver Options
Students can meet certain Liberal Arts requirements through placement exams and waiver options for Written Communication, Quantitative Literacy, Art History and Appreciation, Historical Awareness and Comparative Ideas & Influences. Learn More
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