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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Open To: All Majors
Minimum Class Standing: Junior, Senior # of Units Offered: Yes
Non-Refundable Fee $150.00: *after acceptence into program
Program Description:
This program provides an opportunity for students from AICAD schools in the United States and Canada to study for one semester at another AICAD school.  It does not apply to AICAD’s international affiliates; Burren College of Art, Osaka University of Art & Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design.  It offers the experience and benefit of studying short-term at a different AICAD school and living in a different geographic area. The intent of the AICAD Exchange is to provide students the opportunity to spend a single semester off campus, after which they return to their home institution.
The AICAD Exchange student is solely responsible for the timely submission of the application materials to the AICAD Exchange SlideRoom site This includes:
  • The completed Application Form, along with required signatures on the Home School Approval Letter, proposed program of study, and Statement of Purpose;
  • Official transcripts of all college-level work completed at Otis College of Art and Design to date (available at the Registration Office); and
  • 6 to 10 examples of artwork, including work in the proposed area of study, submitted with name of student, title of the work, medium, and dimensions.
Applications must be received by the Host School no later than:  Fall term:  April 10   / Spring term:  November 1
Housing is the responsibility of each student.  Host Schools have no obligation to provide housing and their dorms are often full.  A student wishing to live in a Host School's dorm should make this known at the time of application.  Fees for Room and Board are billed by and payable directly to the Host School.  If dorms are full, off-campus housing information may be obtained from the student services or housing office of the Host School.  Students should plan ahead and investigate all housing options at the time of application.
Nearly every AICAD college requires students to obtain or furnish proof of medical insurance.  Check with your Host School to determine its policies.  If you have no insurance you will most likely be expected to purchase it from the Host School.  If you have insurance, be sure to obtain proof of insurance from your Home School before you depart.
Tuition is payable to Otis College of Art and Design. The Host School agrees not to charge the student tuition.  A voucher indicating that tuition has been paid is issued by Otis College to the student and must be presented to the Host School at registration. The student will receive the regular financial aid award, if any, to which they are entitled.
Laboratory fees, student service fees and other fees may be charged to the student by the Host School.  These are billed by and payable directly to the Host School, and must be paid before registration.  These fees vary by institution and program, so students should contact the Exchange Coordinator of the Host School to determine which fees will be required at registration.
Grades received from the Host School during the semester exchange will become a part of the student’s official record at Otis College. Outgoing exchange students are registered in a block of 15 units to be distributed by the advisor in the application and following the student’s portfolio review upon return to Otis College of Art & Design. Students are responsible for providing Otis College with an official academic transcript from the host school. Exchange units will be recorded as Pass/Fail on the student’s permanent record.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.