Transfer Student

Transfer Student

We make the transition to SFUAD as smooth as possible

Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s transfer policy is intended to help each incoming student transfer the maximum number of applicable credits, minimizing course repetition and ensuring appropriate academic placement. Transfer scholarships available for students enrolling with 15 or more credit hours.

For more information see the Admission requirements and application section of the Academic Catalog.

Our Enrollment Advisors are ready to assist students who have previously attended two- or four-year institutions in evaluating and applying credits. You don’t have to wait until you’ve been accepted to go through the process of seeing how your credits match up - we review this with every potential transfer student regardless of where they are in the application process.

About the Application Process

Submit your online application.

Upon submission of your online application, you will need to supply the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Most programs require an audition or portfolio. Please check with your Enrollment Advisor.

Policy on Transfer of Credit

To be eligible for transfer of credit, official transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office by the end of the student’s first semester of study.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design accepts transfer credits from colleges and universities accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Secretary of Education, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), DSST and Advanced Placement (AP).

The college accepts courses with a grade of C or higher.

General Education requirements and electives will be assessed by the Admissions Office. Major requirements will be assessed by the Admissions Office in consultation with the Program Chair. The total amount of transfer credit will not exceed the necessary residency requirement of the desired degree program. Courses which are remedial or developmental will not be accepted in transfer.

Transfer courses are recorded as credit earned and are not computed into the student’s GPA at Santa Fe University of Art and Design or the student’s enrollment status for any given term.

Santa Fe University of Art and Design credits are recorded in semester hours.

Official evaluation of transfer credit earned at other institutions is completed by the Admissions Office once official transcripts have been received. All transcripts received become the official property of Santa Fe University of Art and Design and will not be returned or issued to the student or to another institution. Evaluations will be kept in the student’s academic file. All evaluations are considered provisional until official transcripts are received.

Articulation agreements:

Articulation agreements list courses which meet SFUAD general education and other core requirements, SFUAD course equivalents, and all transferable courses with some institutions.

Central New Mexico Community College

Golden West

KD Conservatory - Film Students

KD Conservatory - Performing Arts Students

Norges Kreative Høyskole

Pikes Peak Community College

East China Normal University (ECNU) - Photography Students

East China Normal University (ECNU) - Studio Arts Students

Pacific Conservatory Theater at Allan Hancock College (PCPA) Students: