transfer students


A student wishing to transfer credits to SAA must adhere to the regular admissions process, beginning with the application and interview. A student’s postsecondary schooling and experience will be evaluated and appropriate credit may be granted.

This is a subjective assessment based on a review of course/grade transcripts and the catalog and/or syllabus from the college course[s] taken. In certain instances and at the discretion of the Director of Education, a combination of courses may be considered as a transfer credit.

SAA considers transfer credits from a variety of credit-granting institutions. Design and academic courses with a grade of “B” or higher, including College Credit Plus and Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) courses, are eligible for transfer consideration. Advanced Placement (AP) Exam scores of 4 and 5 are also eligible for consideration of credit.

SAA reserves the right to request a review of student work as a part of the transfer credit process.

To apply for transfer credit for design or academic courses, submit a college transcript as well as a detailed syllabi and/or a detailed catalog listing to the Director of Education for review and possible acceptance of credits. To have AP Exam scores considered, visit to request that AP scores be reported to SAA.

Additional Requirement for Transfer of Design Credits:

To have design course credit considered for transfer, a student is required to submit a portfolio to the President of SAA. Due to the nature of the program, the student may still need to take all offered and required SAA design courses in order to successfully complete the program and graduate.