Transfer Students

The Fay Jones School offers a top-notch design education at an excellent value — and our graduates have enjoyed a strong placement rate. Many of our students have transferred from other programs. You can, too.

After completing the online orientation for transfer students, please contact Theresa Parrish in the school's advising center at to arrange for advising and registration.


A transfer student must have at least 24 transfer credit hours when applying for admission to the University of Arkansas. The student needs a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all college courses and be in good standing at the last institution attended. An internal transfer student (a student already at the University of Arkansas wanting to change to our programs) must have, at least, a 2.0 GPA. Internal transfer students wishing to do architecture will be required to start Design I studio in the first summer session followed by Design II in the second summer session. Design I placement in interior design and landscape architecture will be determined on a space-available basis.

If you are transferring from another degree program — say, engineering — and your goal is to be a licensed architect, interior designer or landscape architect, expect to spend at least five years at the University of Arkansas. The design studio sequence has been carefully designed to fully prepare you for professional practice.

If you are transferring from an accredited design program, you may be able to save some time. You will need to provide a portfolio of work and course descriptions for all design studios. These will be reviewed to determine your placement.

The registrar's office evaluates courses offered at other institutions to determine which ones will transfer to the University of Arkansas. Check out the Transfer Course Equivalency Guide.

Students from neighboring states may be eligible for the New Arkansan Non-Resident Tuition Award Scholarship. Learn more about the non-resident tuition award scholarship.

For more information visit the admissions site.