accepted students

Congratulations on your acceptance to CalArts!

We're excited to have you join the CalArts community! We’ve gathered some of the most important information accepted students are looking for on this page.

The Office of Admissions is always here to help if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 800-545-2787 or

We know you're probably wondering what's next as an accepted student. We've included important events and dates below to help you plan your next steps in the enrollment process.

Class Sign Up

The Registrar’s Office maintains a Class Signup Webpage with an overview of important dates, how to guides, links, and contacts.

You can also browse fall sections on the CalArts Catalog page to familiarize yourself with our class offerings, and to get used to navigating the site. You can even start building a preferred list of courses you’re interested in signing up for in August.

Visit CalArts

If you're in the CalArts area and would like to visit campus over summer, feel free to contact us at 800-545-2787 or to schedule a visit. Be sure to tell us you're new student for Fall so we can connect you with your admissions counselor.

Visit CalArts

Key Dates

Tuition Bills Available Tuesday, July 2
New Student Advising Day (optional)
Monday, July 16
New Student Advising Day (optional)
Monday, August 13
Start of New Student Online Class Registration Tuesday, August 14
Tuition Payment Deadline Thursday, August 16
CalArts Experience LA Gateway
Aug. 25 - Sept. 1
On Campus Housing Move-In Sunday, Sept. 2
New Student Orientation Sept. 2 - 9
Course Advising Day Thursday, Sept. 6
Classes Begin Monday, Sept. 10