What you'll need to apply as a transfer student:
Download application form
Send your transcripts
Submit your official college or university transcript in a sealed envelope to:
Academy of Art University
Attn: Office of The Registrar
79 New Montgomery St.
San Francisco, California 94105
Send an official electronic transcript to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academy of Art University is also a member of the National Student Clearinghouse Electronic Transcript Exchange Registry and accepts transcripts from other member organizations.
We evaluate coursework from accredited colleges/universities that carry the same or similar credit system as Academy of Art University. Applicable transfer credits must be completed with an equivalent grade of “C” or above.
Questions about your transcript?
Give us a call: 1-800-544-2787
Transcripts should be sealed and mailed to Academy of Art University by the issuing institution. We must receive your transcripts by the end of your first semester at Academy of Art University.
Transcripts must be in English
Academy of Art University can only evaluate transcripts that have been translated and notarized in English.
Placement exams and waivers
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.
Students who are interested in transferring to Academy of Art University in the future can start preparing now by using one of our Transfer Guides.
For schools not listed below or if you are seeking an Associate of Arts (AA) or Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree, please contact your Admissions Representative for a separate transfer guide.