All CVA programs are designed to follow a four-year sequence with prerequisite requirements. Exceptions to the four-year sequence will be handled on an individual basis.
CVA graduation requirements include completion of 128 semester credits.
- 48 Liberal Arts
- 80 Studio Credits
The cost of full-time tuition covers 12 to 18 credits.
Transfer students may schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor to review transcripts for potential transfer credit. Contact us at email@example.com, 800-224-1536 or 651-757-4040.
official transfer evaluation
Accepted students will go through an official evaluation of transfer credit with an admissions counselor once they have been accepted. Applicants may transfer a maximum of 60 semester credits that meet the following criteria;
- Academic credits were earned at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution. CVA is a accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
- The applicant received a "C" or above in the course.
- The course is appropriate to CVA's curriculum (Remedial and developmental course credits will not be accepted).
The intention of the evaluation is to transfer as much credit as possible while still preserving the CVA experience. During the admissions process, an admissions counselor will assess what classes should be petitioned for credit and notify the applicant. Classes will be evaluated by an admissions counselor and CVA faculty. We ask that these organizing guidelines be followed in order to properly assess for credit. After assessment we ask that work be retrieved promptly. CVA is not responsible for loss or damage to artwork left at CVA.
Preparing materials for studio class transfer evaluation:
- Whenever possible, please bring original work for review. Slides, photos and CDs are acceptable if you are from out of town, or if your work is large or fragile. If you submit digital files, please include a description of each piece with dimensions, materials used, and title.
- Representative sketchbooks and preliminary work are appreciated, (but not every scrap of paper should be included).
- Work should be bundled/grouped and clearly labeled by course title. Include the name of the course, catalog description of the course, given grade and the syllabus.
Procedure for liberal arts transfer evaluation
- After the applicant has been notified of which classes to petition, the applicant must supply course descriptions and if possible a class syllabus and writing samples.