Transfer Students

Fall 2018 Transfer Scholarship: PNCA's Transfer Scholarship of $2000 is offered for all new transfer students who have been accepted to enroll for Spring and Fall 2018. This yearly renewable scholarship is available to help make the education at PNCA more affordable and is made available only to students looking to transfer to PNCA from another college.

As a student with previous college credit and experience, you are a welcomed and valued member of our community, and bring to the College a diversity of ideas, experience, and expertise that stimulate creativity and growth on campus.

Applications for 2018 are now open. You can start and submit your application online here. If you have any questions about this scholarship, being a transfer student or applying, please contact our office any time Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm,503.821.8972, or email us at admissions@pnca.eduThere is no cost to submit a completed application for PNCA's undergraduate programs.

Application Requirements

Transfer students have the same BFA application requirements as all other students.  However, transfer students should be aware of the following guidelines that outline how credit is transferred to PNCA.

Transfer applicants must have at least a 2.3 grade point average from the last time they attended school on a full time basis in order to have their application reviewed. If you are concerned about your GPA, please talk to your Admissions Counselor at 503-821-8972.  In some cases, the 2.3 grade point average requirement can be waived.

Transfer students must declare a major when completing the PNCA BFA Online Application Form.

Transferring Credits

Credits earned at two-year and four-year institutions accredited by a regionally recognized accrediting organization may transfer to PNCA as they apply to course requirements for the chosen major within the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. We do not accept transfer credit from non-accredited institutions, but will consider on a case-by-case basis the transfer of credits from schools accredited under the category of trade and technical schools, provided the curriculum is similar in content, purpose and standards to the curriculum of PNCA. Credits from an institution, which is a candidate for regional accreditation, will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is no time limit on the transfer of credits.

Only credits earned with a letter grade of “C” or better will be considered for transfer. A maximum of 72 semester credits will be transferred. All students receiving the BFA degree must complete a minimum of 48 semester credit hours at PNCA.

Upon admission, the Academic Advisor, in consultation with the faculty determines the level of placement in liberal arts courses based primarily on the college transcripts submitted with the application. The transfer of studio classes is based on the college transcripts and a portfolio review. Students are required to show examples of the work completed in studio classes indicated on the transcripts. The Academic Advisor and faculty will consider the courses taken as they apply to the curriculum for the student’s chose major. Transfer students will receive a credit audit, indicating which previously earned credits will apply towards PNCA’s graduation requirements for their chosen major.

 Download the full Transfer Student policy

AP/IB Credit Transfer Policy

PNCA grants credit for specific requirements based on scores from the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board as well as  International Baccalaureate Exam for courses taken at the Higher Level (HL).

Advanced Placement Examinations: Scores must be submitted by the testing service to the College. Credit is available in Art History, Natural Science, Literature, Social Science and Mathematics.

International Baccalaureate Exam (HL): Scores must be submitted by the testing service to the College. Credit is available in Art History, Natural Science, Literature, Social Science and Math.

  Download the full AB/IB Transfer Credit Policy

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