Transferring Credit FAQs

What documentation is required to transfer credit as a new student to KCAI?

All students requesting transfer credit must submit official transcript(s) from all colleges attended.

How do I transfer in AP Credit?

Students who earn AP credit during high school may apply those credits to KCAI degree requirements within the guidelines indicated below. KCAI must have the official AP transcript before transfer credit can be granted.

How is it determined at what level a transfer student will enter KCAI?

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.

What courses will transfer?

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.

How is it determined how much transfer credit a student will receive?

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).

How does KCAI convert a transfer student’s quarter hours to semester hours?

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.

Credit Conversions – 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

Will transferred courses be figured as part of a student’s cumulative grade point average?

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.

AP + Transfer Credits

Students who earn AP credit during high school may apply the credits to KCAI degree requirements within the guidelines indicated below. KCAI must have the official AP transcript before transfer credit can be granted.

For students who would like to transfer credits from another college or university, contact your admissions counselor for specifics on which credits can be accepted by KCAI.