On this page you'll find information about applying as a transfer student and step-by-step application instructions.
Students planning to transfer to SFAI in the future are strongly recommended to take an average of 2 liberal arts and 3 studio introductory courses eligible for transfer (see Articulation Agreements) each semester prior to applying to SFAI for a smoother transition. Students who do not transfer in this balance of courses may need a substantively adjusted schedule during their first semester or two at SFAI.
SFAI has articulation agreements either in place, or in the final planning stages, with the community colleges listed below. Check this page frequently for updated information related to transfer credit policy and articulation agreements:
How to Apply
Acceptance is based on thoughtful review of your application materials:
Spring 2019 Priority Deadline
November 15, 2018
National Portfolio Day
|January 12, 2019|
Fall 2019 Priority Deadline
|February 1, 2019|
Fall 2019 Priority Deadline (Transfer)
|April 15, 2019|
All transfers for both incoming and continuing students require official transcripts of courses petitioned for transfer.
Direct transfer students from any California community college pursuing their first bachelor’s degree will be automatically eligible for a Transfer Scholarship in the amount of $20,000 provided that they are admissible to SFAI with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. There will be no limit to the number of scholarships available each semester and no additional application required to receive funds.