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APPLICATION FOR INTERNAL TRANSFER

Application Deadline: March 9, 2018
The BXA Intercollege Degree Programs are intended for students who have interest and talent in both an Arts concentration (Architecture, Art, Design, Drama, or Music) and an academic discipline (Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, or Computer Science), and goals that can only be accomplished at the intersection of those disciplines.

Internal transfer applications are considered every semester, with a deadline of mid-semester break for admission in the following semester. (See below for exceptions.) Along with the application, our internal transfer committee also considers prior semester grades and mid-semester grades for the semester of application. Decisions are sent out in advance of registration for the following semester.

The application includes an Essay of Interdisciplinary Intent, in which a student explains why they’re interested in the two areas and why they want to combine them. This essay should be brief—1-2 pages—and specific about both a student’s background in the concentration areas and what their goals are for bringing them together.

All students applying for internal transfer should plan to meet at least once with a BXA advisor before submitting the application.

To apply for internal transfer into BHA:
Students currently in Dietrich College should consult with their AAC advisor as well as the advisor in the CFA school they’d like a concentration in. We recommend that students take one or two courses in their target area of concentration before applying, and most CFA schools will require either a portfolio review or an audition. These reviews/auditions should be scheduled with the CFA advisor in that school.

Students currently in a CFA School should consult with their CFA advisor as well as the advisor in the DC department they’d like a concentration in. We recommend that students take one or two courses in their target area of concentration before applying.

List of BHA Academic Advisors | BHA Internal Transfer Application [PDF]

To apply for internal transfer into BSA:
Students currently in Mellon College should consult with their MCS advisor as well as the advisor in the CFA school they’d like a concentration in. We recommend that students take one or two courses in their target area of concentration before applying, and most CFA schools will require either a portfolio review or an audition. These reviews/auditions should be scheduled with the CFA advisor in that school.

Students currently in a CFA School should consult with their CFA advisor as well as the advisor in the MCS department they’d like a concentration in. We recommend that students take one or two courses in their target area of concentration before applying.

List of BSA Academic Advisors | BSA Internal Transfer Application [PDF]

To apply for internal transfer into BCSA:
Students currently in SCS should consult with their SCS advisor as well as the advisor in the CFA school they’d like a concentration in. We recommend that students take one or two courses in their target area of concentration before applying, and most CFA schools will require either a portfolio review or an audition. These reviews/auditions should be scheduled with the CFA advisor in that school.

Students currently in a CFA School should consult with their CFA advisor as well as the SCS advisor. To apply to BCSA from outside SCS, students must take 15-122, 15-150, and at least one of the 200-level core course (15-210, 15-213, 15-251), earning an average of B or better in those classes. This sequence takes a minimum of two semesters, and most students apply in their sophomore year.

List of BCSA Academic Advisors | BCSA Internal Transfer Application [PDF]

Please Note:
Applications to BXA Design must be submitted through the School of Design, following their internal application process. Design only considers applications in the spring semester, for enrollment in fall.

Applications to BXA Drama in Directing and Dramaturgy are only considered in the spring semester, for enrollment in fall.

Neither Acting nor Musical Theater in Drama are options for BXA concentrations. Please see the available CFA Drama concentrations [PDF].

 
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