FAQs & Additional Information

Approved Teach-Out Partners

Last updated on July 8, 2024. Unless otherwise noted, all institutions are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  

Note from the Board 

This list shows the corresponding teach-out partner options available for each of UArts' academic programs. We will continue to update this list as additional teach-out plans are submitted and approved. Students should contact their program directors for assistance in evaluating their options.

Alfred University

  • Students can schedule a one-on-one appointment by reaching out to Kristen Vargason, Director of Enrollment Strategic Planning & Transfer Admissions

Arcadia University

  • Students should call Arcadia's dedicated hotline: 267-957-ARTS (2787) or contact them directly at UArts@arcadia.edu

Bennington College (accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education)

Drexel University

Five Towns College

Harcum College

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Montclair State University

  • Students can direct questions or appointment requests to any of the individuals listed on the landing page 

Moore College of Art and Design

The New School

  • The New School admissions team has set up virtual welcome desk hours for students (9am - 5:45pm ET) at the following link:  Welcome Center Virtual Desk

Point Park University

  • Students can schedule a one-on-one appointment by reaching out to the following individuals:

Temple University

Additional information about teach-out partnerships is available on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education's website.

 


 

Additional Transfer Opportunities (with links to landing pages):

Last updated on July 12, 2024. Unless otherwise noted, all institutions are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Some of the below institutions are working with UArts to develop teach-out agreements. Once approved by MSCHE, they will be listed in the above "Approved Teach-Out Partners" section.

Students should contact their program directors for assistance in evaluating their options, including the teach-out partners listed above and the below transfer opportunities.

Adelphi University
Alvernia University

AMDA College of the Performing Arts (accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission)
American University
Art Academy of Cincinnati
 (accredited by the Higher Learning Commission)
Art of Education University (accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission)
Baldwin Wallace University (accredited by the Higher Learning Commission)
Berklee Online (accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education)
Bucks County Community College
California College of the Arts 
(accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission)
California Institute of the Arts (accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission)
Cedar Crest College
College for Creative Studies (accredited by the Higher Learning Commission)
Community College of Philadelphia (CCP)
Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Florida State University (accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
Full Sail University (accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges)
George Washington University/Corcoran School of the Arts and Design
Georgian Court University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
La Salle University
Lebanon Valley College
Loyola University Maryland
Maine College of Art and Design 
(accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education)
Marywood University
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
(accredited by the Higher Learning Commission)
Montserrat College of Art (accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education)
Moravian University
Muhlenberg College
New World School of the Arts (accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance, Music, Theater and Art & Design)
New York Film Academy (accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission)
Niagara University
Northern Illinois University (accredited by the Higher Learning Commission)
Otis College of Art and Design (accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission)
Pacific Northwest College of Art/Willamette University (accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities)
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
Pratt Institute/Pratt Munson

Rider University
Ringling College 
(accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University (including their partnership with Studio Incamminati)
Rutgers University - Camden
Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Saint Joseph’s University
Savannah College of Art and Design (accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
SUNY Buffalo State
SUNY Canton

SUNY Fredonia
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
Texas A&M University (accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
The College of New Jersey
The Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Delaware
University of Hartford (accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education)
University of Tampa (accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)
Ursinus College
West Chester University

 


 

Financial Aid Information

Important Resources:

PHEAA - Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (Financial Aid Services) is available to answer questions about the PA state grant. Their customer service team can be reached at 1-800-692-7392.

Students can also schedule a one-on-one appointment by reaching out to the following individuals:

 


 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Transcripts & Diplomas

How do I get information about my academic records and other materials I will need to help me transfer?
The Registrar’s Office will continue to be available to assist students with requests and concerns after Friday, June 7. It can be contacted at registrar@uarts.edu.

How do I get a copy of my transcript?
Transcript requests should be submitted through the National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Services (NSCH).

  •  Free Electronic Transcripts: A pathway has been established for students to request a free electronic transcript. From the first page in the request form presented by NSCH includes the question, "Are you a student impacted by the closure seeking transfer?" , confirm that you were impacted and are seeking transfer. This will take you down a free path for requesting a transcript. Electronic transcripts do not expire, remain official, and can be used an unlimited number of times. We are unable to generate electronic transcripts for students who attended prior to 1994.
  • Paper Transcripts: A fee remains for requesting paper transcripts. As we are unable to generate electronic transcripts for students who attended prior to 1994, these students are currently only able to request a paper transcript and pay the associated fee.

I just graduated; how do I get my diploma?
Printed diplomas are being shipped the week of June 24. Shipping notifications will be sent to personal email addresses once they are on their way. 

Will I have access to my academic records moving forward?
Yes. You will be able to access your academic records long after the University’s closure. We expect to transfer our academic records to another institution, so that you can request a transcript or other documentation in perpetuity. We will share additional details with you in the future.

Tuition Reimbursement

Will the University be issuing tuition reimbursements for the Summer 2024 term and Fall 2024 term?
Yes. We will be issuing tuition reimbursements for tuition that was already paid for these future instruction periods, and we will be reimbursing deposits from admitted students who have not yet matriculated.

When will I receive my tuition reimbursement, and what is the process for doing so? Where will the reimbursement be sent from?
More information about the timing and process for reimbursement is forthcoming. Please be aware of potential phishing scams.  Communication regarding reimbursement will only come from official channels.

Transferring to Other Institutions

How do I transfer to another university, college, school or program? What will happen to my grants, scholarships, and financial aid?
The teach-out partners and other transfer opportunities lists on this page reflect the wide range of options offered to UArts students for completing their degrees at other institutions. Per the terms of the teach-out agreements, those schools will match or decrease your overall net cost of tuition. UArts will transfer your records to the institution(s) of your choosing.

Campus & Electronic Systems Access

Do I still have access to Student Self-Service?
All students will continue to have access to Student Self-Service for an extended period. See the Addresses and Email sections in the catalog for instructions on keeping your data up to date.  Student Self-Service can be accessed here: Self-Service

Can I still access my UArts email and electronic files?
There is no immediate change to your ability to access University email and electronic files; we will provide advance notice of any changes to electronic access.  We recommend that you begin transferring any important documents or materials to your personal email.

I have personal items at the University (art studios, performance spaces, etc.) how do I take these home?
We will have a process for retrieving personal items from University buildings (art studios, performance spaces, etc.). More information about how and when to gain access to campus will be shared soon.

As a first step, you can contact the call center to make your request to access personal items on University premises.

I’m a residential student, when do I have to move out of the University dorm? How do I coordinate this?
Residential students should reach out to Kristen Burkett, Senior Director of Student Engagement, at KBurkett@UArts.edu for any questions.

 

Call Center and Email Support

Due to very low call volume, we are writing to inform you of the immediate closure of the UArts Call Center phone line.  We want to hear your voices and encourage you to email the Call Center with questions and concerns.  Questions will be reviewed, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Please continue to check the FAQs for the latest information.  This website is updated regularly with any new information about teach-out plans, refund processing, and property.

We thank you for your understanding as we continue to close down university operations.

For any inquiries or assistance, please reach out to us via email at inquiries@uarts.edu.  Updates will be communicated through the UArts website as soon as they become available. 


 

Additional Information

United States Department of Education 
United States Department of Education 
Federal Student Aid Closed School Contacts 

Office of Federal Student Aid 
Federal Student Aid Feedback Center 
Federal Student Aid Closed School 
The above link can provide assistance if your college or career school closed while you were enrolled, or soon after you withdrew. 

Pennsylvania Education Department 
Pennsylvania Department of Education Colleges and Universities 
Pennsylvania Department of Education Closed Institutions
Pennsylvania Department of Education Veterans Education (email Emily Butler, Chief, Division Of Veterans And Military Education, emibutler@pa.gov)

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

 


 

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Webinar for Students and Families - Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) held an informational meeting on Friday, June 14, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET, via Zoom, for University of the Arts students.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) continues to post updates and answers to frequently asked questions on their website.