Over 700 students transfer to BU each year, and CFA welcomes new Terriers. Boston is a thriving city for the arts and music and CFA students benefit from the opportunities. CFA faculty are drawn from the finest working artists in the country, and the world, and encourage hands-on professional practice that gives depth to each study.


Are you an undergraduate student looking to transfer to Boston University College of Fine Arts?

Undergraduate students external to Boston University who are considering transferring to BU College of Fine Arts should be in contact with the Boston University Admissions Office to learn more about the application process and the application requirements for transfer students.

Prospective transfer students should follow the application requirements for the appropriate major.

In addition, please note that each School has specific requirements and instructions. Please review Transfer requirements from the School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts for more information.

A Complete Guide for Transfer Applicants

Visit the BU Admissions website for more information about the transfer application process.

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Are you a BU student interested in transferring into CFA via Intra-University Transfer (IUT)?

To start the process, please complete the online Intra University Transfer Interest Form. Once you complete this form, someone from the School of interest will contact you regarding the next step in the process. A 2.0 GPA is required to be artistically evaluated for transfer into CFA.  For most programs of study within the College of Fine Arts, you will need to audition or have a portfolio review to be considered for transfer. Please review IUT details from the School of Music, School of Theatre, and School of Visual Arts for more information. Students artistically admitted to the College of Fine Arts via successful evaluation of audition or portfolio will receive confirmation from Brendan Hoey, Director of Undergraduate Student Services, to complete paperwork and update records as needed.

For more information about the process please contact cfaiut@bu.edu.

Intra-University Transfer Info