Transfer Students

Cornish College of the Arts welcomes transfer applicants. Transfer students are invited to apply for both Fall and Spring semester starts. Transfer students often have unique situations or questions. Consider joining us for a Transfer Open House on campus, meet with us at one of the Community College Transfer Fairs, or schedule an appointment with an admission counselor.

All transfer applicants will need to provide the following items in order to complete their Application for Admission. Please refer to our Application Checklist for more detailed information.

  • Application for Admission
  • Application Fee
  • High School Transcript or GED score report
  • College transcripts
  • ACT/SAT Scores (encouraged but not required)
  • Artist Statement OR Personal Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Audition or Portfolio Review

Audition and Portfolio Review

Admission to Cornish is selective. Once you have completed the application, an audition or portfolio review will take place as part of the application process, which will contribute to the admission decision.

Application Timeline

For Fall Admission:
Priority Deadline: March 1
Rolling Admission:
 Through August 1, based upon space availability

NoteStudents interested in a Spring Semester start (January) are advised to apply as quickly as possible, and no later than December 1.