$65 - Preferred Deadline of December 1, 2023
$85 - Regular Deadline of January 5, 2024
The preferred deadline at CalArts is a reduced application fee, NOT early decision. Applicants must submit all materials (including the portfolio, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) by December 1 to qualify.
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 by email (with the applicants full legal name) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Fee Waiver
We acknowledge that the application fee may present a financial hardship to some applicants. Contact the Office of Admissions for more information.
Please note, fee waiver requests are submitted separately from the application for admission. Submit your fee waiver request well in advance of your application deadline, whenever possible. The final deadline to submit a fee waiver request is January 2. Do not submit your application fee until your fee waiver request has been processed and you have received a reply. Paid application fees will not be refunded.
Undergraduate programs (BFA) options for fee waiver:
Graduate programs (MFA, MA, DMA) options for fee waiver:
CalArts Extended Studies Alumnx
California State Summer School of the Arts (CSSSA) Alumnx
CalArts Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Alumnx
Applicants who applied to CalArts in a previous year