Students must take First-Year Studio Foundation Series courses of 21 credit hours (including the Introduction to Art History course) before any work in the art major emphasis area can begin. As a transfer student, you will usually be placed in the First-Year Studio sequence. Depending on the strength of your transfer portfolio, serving as a “placement” exam, you may not be required to take all eight first-year studio classes. In addition to the possibility of some first-year courses being waived, a student may be allowed to advance onto the second year coursework in their emphasis area while finishing the foundation courses. Depending on the student’s portfolio review some second-year courses may be waived. Portfolios will not be reviewed unless transcripts, unofficial transcripts, or summary of transfer credits are included in portfolio.