Join a Community of Peers

SAIC's interdisciplinary curriculum provides an ideal educational environment for advanced-level study in the arts. Whether you are transferring to SAIC's undergraduate program from a community college or university, or you already hold a bachelor's degree (prior-degree student), you will be surrounded by like-minded individuals who are intensely interested in reshaping the visual landscape.

Through the admissions process, we will provide the support you need to successfully bridge your past academic, professional, and personal experiences with unparalleled educational resources only offered at SAIC.

To receive transfer credits, you must meet the following conditions:


Transferable Credits and Academic Requirements
for Transfer Students

Traditional Transfer Students

Two-year community and junior colleges
Four-year college(s) without completing a degree

DegreeMaximum Total Transferable CreditMaximum Transferable Studio Credit
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 66 30
BFA with an Emphasis in Art Education* 72 27
Bachelor of Arts in Art History** 66 18
BFA with an Emphasis in Writing 66 21
Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies 66 21
Bachelor of Interior Architecture 66 30
 

*Art Education credit is nontransferable.

**Transferring upper-level art history credits require departmental approval.

Off-campus Study Requirements

Students bringing in less than 36 transfer credits are required to participate in 3 credits of off-campus study.

Automatic Acceptance


Exemptions

ALL transfer students are automatically exempt from Contemporary Practices Core Studio Practice, Research Studio 1 and 2, and Wired. However, transfer students may elect to enroll in Core and/or Research for Transfers.

Prior-degree Students

If you already have a bachelor's degree from another college or university, SAIC considers you a prior-degree student.

DegreeMaximum Total Transferable CreditMaximum Transferable Studio Credit
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) 87 36
BFA with an Emphasis in Art Education* 87 36
BFA with an Emphasis in Writing 87 21
Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies 87 21
Bachelor of Interior Architecture 87 36
 

*Art Education credit is nontransferable.

Off-campus Requirements

No off-campus study required

Automatic Acceptance


Exemptions

Prior degree students are exempt from:


Community College Articulation Agreements

SAIC has developed articulation agreements for the transfer of coursework from selected community colleges, listed below.

Moraine Valley Community College‌ [PDF]

St. Louis Community College System [PDF]

Miami-Dade College [PDF]

Brookhaven Community College [PDF]

Raritan Valley Community College [PDF]

 

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about transfer credits, contact us at 800.232.7242 prior to admission and no later than your first semester of study at SAIC.