Transfer Students

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. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What documentation is required to transfer to KCAI?

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.

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.

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