Transfer Credit: The BFA degree at CalArts requires 120 units, overall, including 46 units of Critical Studies coursework, 38 of which may be completed through transfer credit. Any transfer credit not approved by the School for métier credit or not applied to meet Critical Studies requirements will be assessed as a general elective credit and applied toward the overall unit requirement.
Transfer credit may be applied toward completion of the BFA degree only when those credits are completed at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution, or a foreign academic institution recognized by its government, and when a grade of A, B, C, or Pass was received.
Credit by Examination: CalArts grants Critical Studies core credit toward the BFA degree for successful completion of examinations in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board, for the International Baccalaureate Diploma, and for British A Levels. Please view our Transfer Credit Policy for more information and AP, IB, and A Level Credit by Exam course by course equivalency guides.
Transcript Requirements: If you plan to attend CalArts, please submit official final transcripts and/or test scores to the Office of Admissions.
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