If you are a transfer student looking for a career in art and design, Academy of Art University is the perfect place for you. You’ll benefit from innovative facilities, studio learning, and flexible classes taught by professional artists, both online or in San Francisco. You’ll find a unique focus on your needs as a transfer student, and will begin cultivating skills for the dream job you’ve always wanted.Apply Today
How to Apply: Transfer Students
Apply in Three Easy Steps...
Not into online forms, or need assistance?
No problem. You can also apply to be a transfer student in these ways: Call us at 1-800-544-2787 Or apply in person in San Francisco (Monday-Saturday) 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, CA 94105
Proof of high school completion.
Submit your official transcripts by emailing to Transcripts@academyart.edu or the issuing institution can send via mail in a sealed envelope to: Academy of Art University Attn: Office of The Registrar 79 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, California 94105 Note: Academy of Art University can only evaluate transcripts that have been translated and notarized in English. For assistance on transcripts, please contact your Admissions Representative at 1-800-544-2787.
Transfer credit evaluation.
We evaluate coursework from accredited colleges and 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.
Show us your work.
One way to increase the amount of credits that we transfer to the Academy is to show us examples of your work. Sending us your portfolio or samples of your work will also help us advance you to the courses that best fit your level of expertise.
Learn more about transferring.
Call to speak with an admissions representative at 1-800-544-2787 to learn more about how transfer admissions works and maximizing your credit transfer. They can also answer questions about transcripts, financial aid, flexible online classes, scheduling a tour, alumni success, and more.
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.
How to Prepare for a Transfer
If you are interested in transferring to Academy of Art University in the future, you can start preparing now by referencing our transfer guides. For schools not listed below, or if you are pursuing an Associate of Arts (AA) or Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree, please contact your admissions representative for a separate transfer guide.