This option is for current Carnegie Mellon University students who want to transfer into the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) degree program, the Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) degree program, or the Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) degree program. Students have the opportunity to apply for internal transfer in both the fall and spring semesters. The fall deadline is in October and the spring deadline is in March. For specific deadline dates inquire in the BXA office located in the Solar Decathlon House or email

The BXA Intercollege Degree Programs are competitive and require that students maintain a strong academic record in both areas of study. It is expected that candidates have at least a 3.00 cumulative QPA in coursework prior to entry.

Requesting transfer into the BHA, BSA, or BCSA program is a process of gathering information and carefully evaluating whether or not the BHA, BSA, or BCSA curriculum suits your academic goals. If you are interested in applying for internal transfer, you must first meet with the BXA Director & Academic Advisor and an academic advisor in each college prior to submitting your application.

List of BHA Academic Advisors | List of BSA Academic Advisors | List of BCSA Academic Advisors

The following College of Fine Arts (CFA) concentration areas require a portfolio review or audition as a part of the internal transfer process. This must be completed before the application deadline:

  • Art - contact by email - Mark Cato,
  • Design - contact by email - Steve Stadelmeier, (BHA/BSA/BCSA Design applications will not be accepted in 2016-2017, due to no open seats in the School of Design.)
  • Drama - contact by email - Amy Nichols,
  • Music - contact by email - Sharon Johnston,

    (Note: Architecture does not require a portfolio.)

Internal transfer applications can be found in the Solar Decathlon House or download [PDF]:
BHA Internal Transfer Application | BSA Internal Transfer Application
BCSA Internal Transfer Application

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