Students of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts at the New York or Los Angeles campus who complete their two-year AOS (Associate in Occupational Studies) degree may transfer up to 60 credits toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film Studies at St. John’s University. The 60 credits from The Academy are normally distributed as follows and are subject to the discretion of St. John’s University: 9 in the major, 18 in the liberal arts core, 6 in professional electives and 27 in free electives. At St. John’s University, students must complete 66 credits, 39 of these in the major.
Academy students who have successfully completed one year at either campus may transfer 30 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film. Academy alumni (1974 forward) are also eligible for transfer credit toward the Bachelor of Science degree. All transfers are required to have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Academy students may also transfer their credits to other majors within St. John’s College of Professional Studies, depending upon the number of credits earned and the major chosen.
Those students who have completed or will complete a third year of training at The Academy, or have credits earned at other colleges or universities, may be eligible for additional credits subject to review by St. John’s University.
Scholarships are available at both The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and St. John’s University stjohns.edu. Students with a GPA of 2.5 (or higher) who transfer to St. John’s after their graduation from The Academy are eligible for scholarships ranging from $7,000 - $15,000.