Congratulations on being accepted to CalArts! We celebrate your accomplishment and welcome you into our creative community. 

Have Questions?

Would you like to know more about CalArts, the program you have been admitted to, or have other questions about becoming a new CalArtian? Your admissions contact is a resource for you as you prepare to attend this fall.

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Important Next Step: Your Tuition Deposit

Visit your application status page in order to complete your decision reply form and submit your enrollment deposit. You should plan to do so by the deadline on your acceptance letter. Once you place this deposit, you will be able to apply for housing, start the student visa process, receive your CalArts email address, and more.

Commit to CalArts

Please note, the Housing Application is due on May 20. Apply through your SSO Account after you place your tuition deposit and are assigned your CalArts email.

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Key Dates

  • Accepted Students Event
  • Orientation Week
  • Housing Information
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Single Sign-On (SSO)

As an accepted student, you have a CalArts SSO account that gets you access to all kinds of things. Learn how it works here.

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Financial Aid Guide

We get it—financial aid can seem a bit overwhelming. We'll help you understand the process and afford your education.

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Your Next Steps

To enroll at CalArts, you'll need to take care of a few more things. You may need to log in to your CalArts SSO account in order to complete these items. You can find your temporary CalArts Credentials at apply.calarts.edu/apply/status, and login at sso.calarts.edu to reset your temporary password. If you need help, you can consult this guide for new students.

Our Online Accepted Student Event occurred on Saturday, April 9, but you can still view recordings of webinar sessions, welcome videos, student work, and more at the event microsite: ase.calarts.edu

If you intend to accept your offer of admission and enroll at CalArts, you will need to submit your non-refundable $700 enrollment deposit and your decision reply form by the deadline stated on your admission letter. To do so, log in to the Application Portal. Contact your admission representative for more questions. 

After you place your tuition deposit and submit your decision reply form, you will be assigned your CalArts email. 

The Housing Application is due on May 20. Apply through your SSO Account after you place your tuition deposit and are assigned your CalArts email. Click on "Symplicity - Residence" to find the application. A $350 deposit is required in order to apply. Please see our Residential Life site for more information on our housing options and how to apply.

Please note that proof of Meningitis vaccination must be submitted before being allowed to move into campus Residential spaces. See below under "Immunization Forms" for more information.

If you plan to attend CalArts, please submit official final transcripts and/or test scores to the Office of Admissions. 

Click here to learn more how to complete your submission.

In an effort to keep our community healthy, all students are required to have an immunization record on file with the Student Health Center which includes MMR, Tuberculosis, and Meningitis vaccinations. Immunization records are submitted through our HIPAA compliant platform, Medicat, located on your CalArts SSO account. Meningitis proof must be submitted before being allowed to move into campus Residential spaces. For more information, visit our Health Services section.

Click here for more information on health insurance requirements.

Please note that travel insurance does not meet CalArts Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) requirements.

You can designate one or more individuals as authorized parties to have access to your FERPA protected information such as financial aid, student accounts, and registration information. To learn more and set up Proxy access please click here.

New Student Registration opens on August 9. Information on the registration process will be sent by email in early summer. 

Your first step towards attending CalArts is to submit your tuition deposit and decision reply form at apply.calarts.edu/apply/status

A few days after you pay the tuition deposit, you will receive information by email about the student visa application process. For an F-1 visa, you will be required to verify that you have sufficient funds to meet tuition and living expenses while studying in the United States.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
phone: 800-545-2787
email: admissions@calarts.edu​

Financial Aid Office
phone: 661-253-7869 or 800-443-0480
email: finaid@calarts.edu

Office of the Registrar
phone: 661-253-7842
Email: registrar@calarts.edu

Office of Information Technology
phone: 661-253-7887
email: cait@calarts.edu

Accounting Office
phone: 661-253-7847
email: accounting@calarts.edu

Office of International Students 
phone: 661 291-3418
email: intlstudents@calarts.edu

Student Experience
phone: 661-253-7874
email: studentexperience@calarts.edu

Residential Life
phone: 661-253-7897
email: reslife@calarts.edu

Health Center
phone: 661-253-7830
email: studenthealth@calarts.edu

Disability Services
phone: 661-388-0665
email: dso@calarts.edu