International Academic Transcript
Credentials, diplomas and certificates of secondary-school and college-level work must be presented in English translation. International students applying to MFA programs must submit evidence of receipt of an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. The records must clearly state the date of completion (or the anticipated date of completion) and the level of education received with notations as to the number of hours attended per week and the total number of weeks completed.
Submission of Transcripts
Scan and upload copies of transcripts for all institutions attended. In the online application, you will be prompted to upload a PDF of your scanned documents. Please upload both the front and back sides of the transcript, even if the back side is blank.
Uploaded transcripts should be recent and include the following: your name, the institution name, dates of attendance, grades/marks received, credits, and grading legend. If no transcript is available, please upload a PDF document with a statement explaining the circumstances.
Do not mail hard copies unless from the following countries.
If you have transcripts from these countries, we require that you submit official documents directly from the issuing institutions. Please arrange to have them sent as soon as you decide to apply to give plenty of time for their arrival. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Graduate Applicants from India with a Three-Year Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Applicants from India with a Three Year Bachelor’s Degree
CalArts will accept a three year Bachelor's degree from India as equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in the US on the basis of specific criteria:
University Quality - University accredited by the NCAA with a grade of "A"
Student Performance - The degree was earned in the Division/Class I
Here are the minimum education admission documents required for a graduate program for students from India:
- Final or Provisional Degree Certificate (send legible copy of document to CalArts)
Examples: Bachelor Degree, Master Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Doctorate
- Annual Statement of Marks / Academic Transcript
This is an official document issued by the institution responsible for conducting the examinations (e.g. university, constituent or autonomous college). It lists all subjects/papers taken and marks earned for each year of study. This document should be sent directly from university or autonomous college responsible for conducting examination to CalArts.
Upon Admission to CalArts
Official transcripts can be submitted electronically using any credentialing service (Naviance, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Scribbles, eTranscript) or by physical mail.
Applicants from Chinese institutions may request and submit official transcripts directly through CHESICC. Requests are processed by CHESICC and will be sent electronically to the CalArts Office of Admissions. Do not submit a paper copy of your transcript if you have requested transcripts through CHESICC. Get started.