If you're thinking about taking the leap and coming to KCAI to finish your schooling, here is the information you need to do it. We think you'll like it here, and we'll help you make a smooth transition.
Transfer students may be admitted only up to and including the first semester junior level because they must complete a minimum of four full-time semesters at KCAI to qualify for the B.F.A. degree.
All students petitioning for transfer credit(s) must submit official transcript(s) from the school(s) attended. Additional support documents may be requested by the Office of Admissions, including standardized (SAT or ACT) test scores.
Placement is determined by the total number of transferable studio courses and by the level of competence as indicated by the portfolio submitted for admission.
KCAI will consider liberal arts and/or studio courses taken with a grade of "C" or better at other accredited institutions that meet KCAI's requirements. Institutions must be accredited by any of the regional accrediting associations or by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
Prior to registration, the transfer student receives an estimate by the Office of Admissions of the credit that can be expected for work done at a previous college(s).
Credits at KCAI are semester hours. A student coming from a college or university on the quarter system will receive two-thirds of a semester hour for every quarter hour.
Quarter = Semester credits
3 Quarter = 2 Semester credits
4 Quarter = 2 2/3 Semester credits
5 Quarter = 3 1/3 Semester credits
6 Quarter = 4 Semester credits
Grades for transferred credit will not be calculated into the KCAI cumulative grade point average, with the exception of mobility and KCASE exchange course grades, which are included in the GPA.
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