Transfer credit for graduate classes is limited in nature and is offered at the discretion of the individual graduate program. Studio transfer credit is evaluated based on portfolio equivalency to ArtCenter classes and a transcript demonstrating eligible classes.

Only graduate-level classes with a "B" grade or better are eligible for consideration. In order to be considered, any prospective transfer credits must be from colleges or universities that are accredited by one of the six regional associations of schools and colleges—Middle States (MASAC), New England (NEASC), North Central (NCASC), Northwest (NASAC), Southern (SASAC) and Western (WSCUC/WASC)—or by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). These must be presented on an official transcript from the issuing institution. International transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis. It is the student’s responsibility to provide final official transcripts from all colleges attended. Credit will not be awarded based on unofficial transcripts.

A maximum of 15 credits total may be transferred. Transfer credit for prospective or incoming students is evaluated by the Graduate Admissions Committee, which includes the department chair, faculty and admissions staff. Notification of any pre-matriculation transfer credit will be provided at the time of admission. Students interested in taking graduate coursework at another institution after matriculating must obtain the written approval of their department chair in advance.

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