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Transfer Student Requirements
The Corcoran welcomes applications from qualified transfer candidates. Transfer standing is determined substantially by previous studio courses taken and a formal portfolio review.
Transfer candidates may apply at any time during the year. After completing the application form and sending all college transcripts, candidates living within 200 miles of Washington (see map on the inside back cover) should schedule an appointment for a tour and interview. Students are required to submit a portfolio that must be left with the Office of Admissions. The Office will coordinate the portfolio review conducted by the departmental faculty.
Grades of "C" and above from approved accredited institutions are considered for transfer credit. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Credits from institutions which operate on a quarter calendar system are evaluated for semester credit by multiplying the quarter credit hours by two thirds.
The Corcoran requires two years (four semesters) of full-time study (a minimum of 12 credits per semester) in residence to receive the BFA degree-students are expected to complete their final four semesters at the Corcoran. In keeping with this requirement, the highest level at which students may transfer is the junior year of their intended major.
AP Examination Credit
Credit may be awarded to students who take Advanced Placement (AP) examinations offered by the College Board. Candidates receiving a grade of 4 or 5 in each appropriate academic and studio subjects may receive three credits towards the BFA degree. A grade of 4 or 5 on the Art History AP exam will entitle the candidate to receive credit for the first-year Art History course at the Corcoran. A grade of 4 or 5 in AP English will be credited towards Writing I in the first year. Candidates are encouraged to have official results of the AP exams forwarded to the Office of Admissions for credit evaluation.
IB Diploma Credit
All areas in the diploma program are considered for transfer credit, whether or not the Diploma was received. Students who score marks of 5 or above on the higher level IB exams will be considered for transfer credit. Each applicable area is equivalent to six semester credits. Math and science results are eligible for a maximum of six credits combined. Standard level exam results are not eligible for credit.