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Transfer Credit

Course and Transcript Evaluation

Students transferring to Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University from other institutions of higher education may be granted transfer credit. Transfer credit is subject to the following criteria. See our MACRAO Agreement.

  1. Transfer credits are considered for transfer upon representation of official evidence of completion (e.g., official transcripts, DD214 , etc.)
  2. Credits from transferred course work are recorded on the University transcript, but do not count toward the cumulative GPA or academic honors computation.
  3. Transfer equivalency credit is approved by the Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University faculty and Registrar and becomes a part of the student's official transcript.
  4. Course evaluations allow equivalency determination where courses are at least 75% the same content. Course equivalency is not denied simply on the basis of differences in course numbering. For instance, a community college course at the 200-level is not denied equivalency for a 300-level Kendall course if the two courses are substantially the same in content.
  5. In those cases where specific course equivalencies are not transferred, prerequisite course requirements may be waived and the course equivalency granted when the transfer student completes the next course in a sequence with a grade of "C" or better, demonstrating prior preparation equivalent to preceding courses in the sequence. Failure to achieve a grade of "C" or better in the latter course indicates that the student needs to take the appropriate Kendall prerequisite course.
  6. Only grades of "C" or higher are accepted ("C-" is not accepted).
  7. Art History and General Education credits may be granted for equivalent course work.
  8. Studio credit may be granted for equivalent course work through a portfolio presentation. Call the Admissions Office to schedule an appointment for a studio credit evaluation (SCE).
  9. A 30 credit hour residency is required of all B.F.A. and B.S. candidates, normally the last 30.
  10. All students must earn at least half of their major core credits at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

General Education

The following Kendall General Education requirements are listed with the equivalent transfer courses. All of these courses are in semester hours and equal to three credits:

  • KCHU 120 Written Rhetoric - English Composition I equivalent.
  • KCHU 121 Oral Rhetoric - Public Speaking, not Interpersonal Communication.
  • Science - Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Physical Science, Physics.
  • Math - Intermediate Algebra or above.
  • Humanities - English, Literature, Foreign Language, Philosophy, Humanities, Communications (not Art History).
  • Social Science - Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography, History, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology.

The remaining three requirements are 300 or 400 level courses (one humanities, one social science, and a required course at Kendall - KCHU 320 Advanced Rhetoric).

Art History

Transfer students may transfer the equivalent art history courses for Kendall’s Western Art History I and II.

Studio Courses

Transfer of studio credits is subject to a portfolio review by Kendall’s admissions department and faculty. For more information, please contact the admissions office at Kendall.