Portfolios

Portfolio Requirements

Transfer students are defined as students who have completed college credits after graduating from high school. Students who have completed college credits during their senior year of high school or who are eligible for college credits as a result of AP exams or dual enrollment coursework are not considered transfer students.

Bachelor of Architecture (5-year)

Transfer students seeking admission to the 5-year Bachelor of Architecture program must submit a portfolio with their application and other required materials. If they have:

Completed design or studio coursework other than drawing:

In addition to the required application materials, please submit a minimum of 12 images of your work on a clearly marked CD in jpeg format. The body of work should be representative of your completed design or studio courses. CD’s will only be returned if accompanied by a sufficiently sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope. To expedite an admissions decision, we recommend you send your CD with your application.

No previous design or studio courses completed other than drawing:

Students are not required to submit a portfolio with their application.

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design

Transfer students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Fashion Design program must submit their application, all the required materials and the following:

A portfolio containing a minimum of 12 images of your art/design work on a clearly labeled CD in jpeg format. This body of work can include 2D and 3D designs, drawings (life or fashion), and/or garments. CD’s will only be returned if accompanied by a sufficiently sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope. To expedite an admissions decision, we recommend you send your CD with your application.

Please answer one of the following questions and submit it as your essay:

1) Tell us about the neighborhood you grew up in. How did it help shape you into the person you are today?

2) Attach a small photograph of something important to you and explain its significance.

3) Write about a memorable meal. Describe the occasion, your dining companions, the setting, the types of food you ate, and how the meal was prepared.

4) If you had a year to spend as you wished before you came to Philadelphia University, how would you use your time?

To expedite an admissions decision, we recommend that you send your essay with your application.

Questions? Call your transfer counslor, Jennifer Reger at 215.951.6811 or Jennifer Bona at 215.951.2637