College of Communication and the Arts

Department of Art Transfer Students


The University of Toledo Department of Art is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). If course equivalency is not already established, students wishing to transfer credits into their program of study at UT must have their art course work evaluated by the department faculty.

Once you have been admitted to the University as an Art major, you should make an appointment with the transfer advisor in the Tri-college Student Services office (UH 3000, phone 419.530.2671). The transfer advisor will evaluate all non-Art courses for equivalencies. Following that, your art courses must be evaluated using the process outlined below:

If requested by the art faculty advisor in order to establish equivalency, potential Art and Art Education majors and minors are required to submit a portfolio and syllabus for every Art course taken at any other educational institution in order to determine applicability to degree. The appropriate studio/art education faculty will evaluate the work and assign transfer credit for each course reviewed. You will be informed by the Tri-college office once the credits have been evaluated.   

Preparing your Portfolio Please include a copy of the syllabus and catalog course description for each course being evaluated for transfer credit. (If you did not keep the syllabus, contact your instructor. You can find the course catalog descriptions on your former institution’s web site.) Click here to download a guide to photographing your 2D or 3D work.

  • Submit 8 - 10 examples of the work you completed in the course. (Original work is preferred for review. Quality slides or jpeg images will also be accepted.)
  • Deliver your portfolio to:

Department of Art, Main Office
The Center for the Visual Arts
620 Grove Place
Toledo, OH 43620

For more information, contact the Department of Art  419.530.8303

If you have questions about transferring general credits, contact Student Services or refer to the links found on the College Student Services website:

General Transfer Student Information
Student Services - Phone: 419.530.2671



Last Updated: 3/23/15