All students requesting transfer credit must submit official transcript(s) from all colleges attended.
Advanced Placement + International Baccalaureate
Students who earn AP/IB credit during high school may apply the credits to KCAI degree requirements within the guidelines indicated below in the Transfer Credit Guide. KCAI must have the official AP/IB 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 credits 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?
Approximately one to two weeks after acceptance to KCAI, the transfer student receives an evaluation by the Office of Admissions of the transferable credits completed at a previous college(s).
How does KCAI convert 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.
Transfer Credit Guide 2022
Articulation and Transfer Agreements
KCAI has articulation and transfer agreements with many community colleges around the country.