Welcoming the University of the Arts Students

Welcoming the University of the Arts Students

Adelphi University is here to continue your creative and artistic journey. We’ll help you reach your career goals.

As a teach-out partner for the University of the Arts located just outside of the vibrant artistic hub of New York City, Adelphi wants you to feel supported every step of the way.

That’s why we’ve set up a streamlined path for you to finish your degree in an environment that has a long history of celebrating and cherishing the performing and visual arts.

Featuring a multitude of galleries and performance spaces on campus and home to many well known alumni including Jonathan Larson ‘82 (producer of Rent), the Adelphi community has a strong commitment to ensuring its artists succeed and have opportunities to showcase their creative work to internal and external audiences.

The Adelphi community welcomes you and promises the following for all recognized teach-out agreements:

  • We’ll waive any application or enrollment deposit fee.
  • We’ll accept all credits previously earned and will waive any applicable residency requirement, including any requirements that a certain number of final credit hours be complete at Adelphi.
  • We’ll match your current net cost through a generous financial aid package, ensuring you pay no more in tuition and fees than what you’re currently paying at University of the Arts.
  • We’ll connect you with housing, advising, counseling, and other student support services to ensure your transition is smooth and welcoming.

In addition to the below teach-out agreements, we have more than 50 additional programs that may be of interest to you. Should you wish to pursue a program not included in the formalized teach-out agreements, we will still waive your application fee. For incoming undergraduate students, we’ll also honor your net cost and work to maximize your incoming transfer of credits.

Looking for one-on-one guidance? Schedule a virtual or in-person individual appointment with a member of our admissions team and explore your options to finish what you started.

Ready to take the next step? Apply today and continue your educational journey this fall.

Additional undergraduate programs available to you as an incoming student may be found through our program finder.

Additional graduate programs are also available to you as an incoming student through our program finder.

Frequently Asked Questions

For students unable to complete their degree at the University of the Arts as planned, Adelphi University provides a student-centered, streamlined process towards degree completion in an environment that values and celebrates the visual and performing arts. Our nationally-ranked programs, focus on affordability and student outcomes, and our inclusive and supportive community will help you succeed in your educational journey.

In November, Standard & Poor’s (S&P), the global leader in financial market intelligence, reaffirmed Adelphi University’s credit rating of A- with a stable outlook after a comprehensive evaluation of the University’s financial health and creditworthiness. This offers an unbiased third-party evaluation of the college’s financial stability. To read more, check out this story recapping the rating.

When an institution plans to close, it must provide its accrediting body, such as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), with a plan for how it will assist students in completing their degrees. These plans outline a shared commitment to serve students with other colleges and universities and are called “teach-out agreements,” ensuring students can continue their studies as seamlessly as possible.

Adelphi signed a teach-out agreement with the University of the Arts for select undergraduate and graduate programs based on our aligned curriculum plans. While students don’t need a teach-out agreement to transfer from a closing college to another college, the agreements offer credit transferability and financial aid guarantees that typically go above and beyond what a student might receive in a typical transfer process.

Students admitted to one of the approved teach-out undergraduate programs are guaranteed to have all credits transfer to the corresponding Adelphi program identified as part of the agreement. Undergraduate students pursuing one of our alternative programs will still have the transfer of their completed credits maximized in accordance with Adelphi’s transfer credit policies.

Students admitted to the approved teach-out graduate program will transfer all completed credits to Adelphi University. Those pursuing alternative programs will work directly with each program director to evaluate which graduate credits may be transferable to their program of choice.

We’ve set up a simple, streamlined application for UArts students looking to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees at Adelphi University. Access the application now.

After acceptance into Adelphi University, you will be requested to upload your latest bill and a copy of your 2023-2024 University of the Arts financial aid award letter, provided to you by UArts. Through a combination of Adelphi grants and/or scholarships, we will ensure that your financial aid package at Adelphi maintains the same net tuition & fees cost as what you were paying at the University of the Arts. Optional housing and meal plan charges will be incurred at the current Adelphi rates should you choose to live and dine on campus.

Adelphi offers institutional scholarship and grant opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that your financial aid package at Adelphi maintains the net cost paid at the University of the Arts. We’ll utilize institutional funds to meet your previous cost of attendance.

In addition to the undergraduate and graduate programs identified for formal teachout agreements, you’ll notice that Adelphi offers many complementary programs to existing programs of study at UArts. You can explore all of Adelphi’s undergraduate and graduate programs through our institutional program finder.

Yes! As an undergraduate student you are eligible to apply and be considered for admission as a transfer student into any of our 70+ undergraduate programs. In addition, graduate students may apply and be considered for admission in accordance with program requirements across any of our 50+ graduate and doctoral programs.

Adelphi is known for its signature support services. Some of our most popular programs and services include:

  • Bridges to Adelphi – offering students with autism spectrum disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, or problems with executive functioning or socialization individualized comprehensive academic, social and vocational services that are designed to make the college transition easier.
  • Learning Resource Program – offering students with language-based learning disabilities support services to support academic success and positive learning outcomes.
  • Pre-Professional and Joint Degree Program Advisement – offering personalized guidance and support to students with interests in professions such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, law, and engineering.
  • Center for Academic Support & Enrichment – offering students access to one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring and study sessions, and both subject-specific and holistic academic skill workshops.

We firmly believe that student life creates a sense of community and belonging! Adelphi offers a multitude of student activities, events, and programming for both undergraduate and graduate community members. From residence halls and dining options, to our many multicultural clubs and diverse activities, to our award-winning career guidance services—we’re here to ensure your Adelphi experience outside the classroom is life changing. Read about student life at Adelphi and see all that awaits you!

Email our admissions team at admissionsleadership@adelphi.edu and someone would be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.


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Blodgett Hall 301


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Performing Arts Center 150

Theatre – Performance and Design/Technology

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Performing Arts Center 256

Ready to take the next step? Apply and continue your educational journey this fall.

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