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Spring 2021 Application Deadlines and Fees

Not all programs offer spring admission. Below is a list of programs from each school that will be accpeting Spring 2021 applications. 
 

School of Art
  • BFA Transfer to Program in Art
  • ​BFA Transfer to Program in Photography and Media
School of Critical Studies
  • No Spring Applications will be accepted

School of Dance
  • BFA Program in Dance

School of Film/Video
  • MFA Film Directing

School of Music
  • All programs except DMA

School of Theater
  • BFA Experience Design and Production
  • MFA Experience Design and Production (All Programs)
Deadlines for All Programs (First Time Freshman, Transfer , and MFA Applications) - Monday, October 26, 2020

Fall 2021 Application Deadlines and Fees

Undergraduate Deadlines (First Time Freshmen and Transfer Students)


Preferred Deadline (Lower application fee, not early decision) - Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Regular Deadline - Monday, January 4, 2021

Either deadline is acceptable; applicants who submit all of the required materials (including the portfolio, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) by December 1 will have a lower application fee. 

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:
Applications meeting the Preferred Deadline of December 1, 2020:
  • $50 for each domestic application
  • $65 for each international application
Applications meeting the Regular Deadline of January 4, 2021:
  • $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)

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts

Monday, January 4, 2021 

School of Art
School of Critical Studies
School of Film/Video
School of Theater
Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at CalArts

After each school's deadline, we will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until programs close. 

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.