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Transfer Students

Transfer Student Spotlight: Miles Spadone
"Prior to MECA, I was living in Portland, Oregon at the Oregon College of Art & Craft (OCAC), studying ceramics. Maine brought me to MECA. I love Maine and I like the location of the school. I like that it’s in an urban environment, that it’s part of the city. Its affordability was also a draw. The school offered me a great scholarship opportunity and the freedom in the curriculum to explore what you want to do and how you want to do it. At OCAC, their curriculum was based on very specific assignments whereas MECA encourages you to find a direction you’re interested in and explore it in a very in-depth and broad manner."  >> Learn more about Miles


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Maine College of Art welcomes the diversity and range of experiences transfer students bring to our learning community. Members of our admissions staff are available to meet with you to review your transcripts and determine how your previously earned credits will apply to MECA's curricular requirements.

Transfer Scholarships

MECA has scholarship funds designated specifically for transfer students ranging from $8,000 to $14,000 per year. These scholarships are renewable each semester of enrollment provided the student maintains good academic standing. All admissions requirements must be completed prior to receiving notification of the level of scholarship funding.

Application Requirements

The application procedure for transfer students(anyone who has previously matriculated at another college or university) requires submission of all college transcripts in addition to items listed in the How to Apply section. We recommend that course descriptions for any studio and/or art history courses be included for review. If you have earned at least 60 credits, a bachelor's or an associate's degree at an accredited institution, no high school transcript is required.

Transfer from a community college

We can help you map out a clear path from a community college to MECA. Transfer evaluations are done on a case-by-case basis and it is best to begin a conversation with an admissions counselor as soon as possible to plan a course of study at a community college that will easily transfer to MECA's BFA requirements. 
MECA has existing articulation agreements with Southern Maine Community College and NHTI - Concord's Community College. These articulation agreements allow for qualifying SMCC and NHTI students to seamlessly enter into MECA's four-year BFA program in the junior year. We are pleased to work with students from other community colleges as well to facilitate transfer of coursework and credits.