Transfer Student Application Process

Transfer Student Application Process


Admissions to the School of Fine Arts as a Digital Media & Design Major is a two-part process. Transfer students must submit an application to the University of Connecticut Transfer Admissions office and also an online portfolio through SlideRoom.


Transfer applicants must apply through the UConn Application. We recommend transfer applicants use the same application time-table that Freshman applicants follow (see below). Please contact Transfer Admissions for current information and to apply online. Students who are transferring from another Connecticut school or college may review transfer course equivalencies at Transfer Course Equivalencies.


Entrance into the Digital Media & Design program is highly competitive and the portfolio review is a vital part of the admission process. Your application to UConn DMD will not be complete until you upload a SlideRoom portfolio. Additionally, your application will not appear complete until a recommendation is provided by the DMD department to Admissions.


The UConn Digital Media & Design department offers four-year undergraduate degrees at the Storrs (main UConn campus) and Stamford campuses. Residential housing is available in Stamford, a growing campus located just 45-minutes from NYC, in close proximity to DMD industry partners. You will be asked to choose a campus in the SlideRoom application, or you may select either.


You will also be asked in SlideRoom if in the event that your application to your first-choice campus is not successful, would you like to be considered for the other campus as a second choice option? Please be sure to check the appropriate box, AND in the Common Application, indicate the second choice campus as well!


Please know that due to the competitive nature of our program, we are extremely limited in the number of transfer students we can accept. Transfer applicants will be notified of their results approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the review period begins (February 1) and after their application is complete.


To get started with specific directions on the application and portfolio requirements, see: the DMD Undergraduate Application Process.


New England Regional Student Eligibility

The University of Connecticut participates in the New England Regional Student Program. The New England Board of Higher Education provides New England residents with a tuition reduction when they pursue certain majors at New England public colleges and universities. Due to its unique nature, UConn’s Digital Media & Design (BFA & BA) is one of the approved degree programs. Students from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont are eligible for a significant discount on out-of-state tuition (175% of UConn's in-state tuition cost) when they choose Digital Media & Design as their major at UConn.



ALL FRESHMEN APPLICANTS to Digital Media & Design: (Storrs & Stamford Campuses)

  • December 1, 2020 - Priority Freshman Application Deadline for Merit & Honors Consideration
  • December 30, 2020 - Early review deadline (preference given to portfolios submitted by this date)
  • January 15, 2021 - Deadline for Common Application and online portfolio uploaded to Slideroom
  • February 15, 2021 - FAFSA Deadline for Financial Eligibility
  • March 1, 2021  - Admissions decision notification begins

TRANSFER APPLICANTS to Digital Media & Design:

We recommend transfer applicants use the same application time-table that Freshman applicants follow.

  • December 30, 2020 - Early review deadline (preference given to portfolios submitted by this date)
  • February 1, 2020 - Deadline for Online portfolio to be uploaded to SlideRoom
  • February 1, 2020 - UConn Application due to Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


  • March 15, 2021 - Students interested in living in UConn's new residential facility on the Stamford campus are advised to complete the admissions application in order to receive a decision and apply for housing before the April 1 Stamford housing deadline.
  • April 1, 2021 - Stamford housing deadline.
  • May 1, 2021 - General Regional Campus Application Deadline*

*Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. (NOTE: Stamford DMD majors are highly encouraged to meet the January 15, 2021 deadline in order to ensure placement, scholarship, and housing opportunities.)

All interested students may contact the University Admissions Office for more information at or at (860) 486-3137.