Transfer students who wish to major in Art at Appalachian State must first be accepted into the Department of Art through Foundations Portfolio Review. If their portfolio passes this review, they can then apply for transfer credit through the department’s transfer review—Transfer Evaluation for Course Equivalent (TEFCE)—a portfolio review that is scheduled three times each year following Foundations Portfolio Review. Prospective art students must pass Foundations Portfolio Review before submitting an application to TEFCE.
The TEFCE committee determines whether or not art courses taken at another institution or non-art major classes taken at ASU will count for degree requirements at Appalachian State University. The course criteria, quality of the portfolio, college credits earned, and numbers of works presented will determine whether or not transfer credit is granted. If credit is granted, the student would then complete the remaining course work and other departmental requirements to earn a degree from Appalachian State University.
Paper application/CD submission deadlines are not a postmark date. Completed application materials must be in the Department of Art’s office by the deadline date and time to be considered. Application materials may be brought to the art office in person. They do not have to be mailed.
You may only submit to the Transfer Evaluation For Course Equivalent (TEFCE) committee once.
Most art courses taken elsewhere will automatically be designated as “Art Elective Credits” and not count towards any degree requirements at Appalachian State University.
All prospective art majors should attend an Art Department orientation meeting or Open House for Freshmen and Transfer Students prior to their first semester at Appalachian State University. These meetings are held in Herbert Wey Hall.
TRANSFER EVALUATION FOR COURSE EQUIVALENT (TEFCE) INSTRUCTIONS
This document includes detailed instructions on the process of the review including: important deadlines, how to prepare and format your portfolio, and delivery/pick-up instructions. Incomplete forms or improperly formatted portfolios will not be reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Art at 828.262.2220 for assistance.
TRANSFER EVALUATION FOR COURSE EQUIVALENT (TEFCE) APPLICATION
This form will provide the committee with detailed information about your previous educational institution. Please take the time to complete the entire form accurately. Incomplete or inaccurate information will not be reviewed.
TRANSFER EVALUATION FOR COURSE EQUIVALENT (TEFCE) COURSES
This document will list the courses that may be submitted to the TEFCE committee. It will also provide you with ASU course equivalency. For each course that may be transferred, specific information is provided to give a greater understanding of what needs to be submitted in your portfolio and how your work will be evaluated. Requirements vary from course to course. It is important that you refer to this document for each specific course you wish to transfer.