PCA&D welcomes applicants who have attended accredited colleges, universities, or post-secondary institutions and completed collegiate coursework relevant to PCA&D’s degree programs and course content. The standard admissions requirements apply to all transfer applicants, except those pursuing a 2+2 agreement (listed below).


Guidelines & Expectations for Transfer Students

  • Applicants must submit their official high school transcript in addition to official transcripts from all previously attended post-secondary schools.
  • We also require descriptions of all courses taken. These course descriptions may be copied from a college catalog or website. Please submit a list of in-progress courses if they do not appear on your transcript.
  • Applicants may transfer up to a maximum of 60 eligible credits toward completion of the BFA degree at PCA&D.
  • Credit is awarded based on an evaluation of the student’s portfolio, course descriptions, and college transcripts, provided the student earned a grade of “C” or better in all 100 level or higher courses.
  • Transfer credits should be from post-secondary institutions with one or more of the following types of accreditation: regional, state, or professional.
  • Transfer students must have completed comparable coursework to be considered for advanced placement within a major. Otherwise, they will enroll in six studio art courses, two art history courses, and two liberal arts courses to complete the first-year Foundation program at PCA&D.

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Transfer Agreements: 2+2

To make the transfer transition smoother from other colleges to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, 2+2 articulation agreements allow students who meet the qualifications below to complete an additional 2 years at PCA&D and graduate with a 4-year BFA degree. Students pursuing a 2+2 agreement program do not have to submit a portfolio for review or pay the $40 application fee. Partner scholarships are also available.

  • Students must graduate from the designated 2-year degree program with a 2.5 cumulative GPA overall and a 3.0 cumulative GPA in studio course work.
  • Students must enroll within one year of graduation from the partner college and not attend another bachelor degree program.
  • Students are limited to fall semester enrollment at PCA&D.


Find your college below to explore current 2+2 degree programs:

Bucks County Community College Agreement

Delaware College of Art & Design Agreement

  • A.F.A. degree in Fine Art – B.F.A. degree in Fine Art
  • A.F.A. degree in Graphic Design – B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design
  • A.F.A. degree in Illustration – B.F.A. degree in Illustration
  • A.F.A. degree in Photography – B.F.A. degree in Photography

Delaware County Community College Agreement

  • A.F.A. degree in Graphic Design – B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design
  • A.F.A. degree in Photography – B.F.A. degree in Photography

Harrisburg Area Community College Agreement

  • A.A. degree in Art – B.F.A. degree in Fine Art
  • A.A.S. degree in Graphic & Interactive Design – B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design
  • A.F.A. degree in Photography – B.F.A. degree in Photography

Montgomery College Agreement