The academic record of each applicant is assessed at the time of admission to Purchase College by the Office of Admissions. Students who transfer to the School of Art+Design from other colleges or universities must study in residence for a minimum of four semesters (two years). However, the in-depth, intense nature of a BFA program requires up to 77 credits of studio art or design for graduation; the maximum number of transferable credits is noted below. Therefore, most transfer students are required to study in residence for three years to complete a BFA. The sequence in which many courses are offered and the student’s placement level (based on his or her admissions portfolio) also factor into the time required to graduate.
BFA Programs in the School of Art+Design
Of the maximum 69 transfer credits allowed, undergraduate students may transfer a maximum of:
BS Program in the School of Art+Design
Of the maximum 90 transfer credits allowed, undergraduate students may transfer a maximum of:
All upper-level studio art courses required for the BFA majors and the BS major in the School of Art+Design must be completed at Purchase College. Please note that art credits from other schools are not automatically transferable. Visual arts studio credit is awarded only:
Students who wish to transfer from other degree programs at Purchase College to the School of Art+Design must submit the following to the school’s main office (Visual Arts Building, second floor):
After the materials have been reviewed by the Art+Design Admissions Committee and a decision has been reached, students will be informed of their acceptance or denial via email.
Note for Internal Transfers:
Updated March 4, 2014
Office of Admissions:
School of Art+Design Programs