2018 Online Application

The Fall 2018 application is now available!


Fall 2018 Application Deadlines and Fees

Undergraduate Deadlines (First Time Freshmen and Transfer Students)

Although our regular deadline of January 5 has passed, we will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until programs close.

Please know that applying for admissions and 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 page. Do 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 after submission. Applications received without payment will not be processed. Fee waivers must be submitted in writing (with the student's full legal name), and may be sent after applying online. 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)

Although our graduate deadlines have passed, we will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until programs close.

Please know that applying for admissions and 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 page. Do 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 send a check/money order after submission. Applications received without payment will not be processed. Fee waivers are not granted to MFA applicants or international applicants.