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Fall 2021 Application Deadlines and Fees

Undergraduate Deadlines (First Time Freshmen and Transfer Students)


Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will close applications to programs once that program is full. You can find a list of which programs are closed on our here.

Please know that applying for admissions and need-based financial aid are separate processes. To be considered for federal financial aid or CalArts scholarships, please complete the financial aid process outlined on the financial aid pageDo not wait to learn of your admissions decision to apply for financial aid as the financial aid application deadline (February 15) is before our admissions notification period (March and April).

Undergraduate Application Fees:
  • $70 for each domestic application
  • $85 for each international application

Students applying online may submit their fee with a credit card or send a check/money order. Applications without payment will not be processed or reviewed. Fee waiver requests must be submitted in by email (with the applicants full legal name) to admissions@calarts.edu. CalArts will accept the standard College Board fee waiver, NACAC fee waiver, or a letter from a high school/transfer counselor who can verify family hardship. Fee waivers are not granted to MFA applicants or international applicants.

Graduate Deadlines (MFA, MA, and DMA students)

Applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will close applications to programs once that program is full. You can find a list of which programs are closed on our here.

Please know that applying for admissions and need-based financial aid are separate processes. To be considered for federal financial aid or CalArts scholarships, please complete the financial aid process outlined on the financial aid pageDo not wait to learn of your admissions decision to apply for financial aid as the financial aid application deadline (February 15) is before our admissions notification period (March and April).

Graduate Application Fees:
  • $70 for each domestic application
  • $85 for each international application

Students applying online may submit their fee with a credit card or check. Applications without payment will not be processed. Fee waivers are not granted to MFA applicants or international applicants.