Notification of Application Receipt
After beginning the process of preparing your online application you may log in at any time to check the status of the receipt of all materials.  You will also be able to see whether or not a decision has been made on your application.  Please note that, due to the high volume of materials received, it may take up to three weeks for receipt of any mailed materials to be marked as received on the online application.

Applicants should note that due to the high volume of applications received, the School of the Arts cannot answer individual written or telephoned queries regarding the arrival of letters, application packets, recommendations, transcripts, or other materials.

Once an application has been submitted, no substitutions, alterations, or additions to portfolio materials can be accepted. Applicants should therefore make sure that all submissions made are correct and complete.

Application Deadlines
Application deadlines vary by Program and Concentration and can be found on the right side of this page.

Undergraduate Transcript
Please upload a scanned copy of your undergraduate transcript to the online application system. No other transcripts are required, though applicants may submit transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended if they wish. Do not mail official paper transcripts prior to an offer of admission. Official hardcopy transcripts are only required after an applicant has been admitted to the School of the Arts, and must be received by June 30, 2014.  To be considered official, transcripts must include the institution’s seal or stamp and must be submitted in an unopened envelope, signed or stamped across the seal.  If an applicant’s name has changed since the undergraduate degree was received, the Admissions Office must be notified of the change at, so that the transcript can be correctly added to the applicant’s file. Any offer of admission will be provisional until we receive your official undergraduate transcript showing conferral of your undergraduate degree. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent from an accredited undergraduate institution at the time they matriculate into the School of the Arts.

The GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) is not required for admission into the School of the Arts

Application Extensions
The application deadline is firm unless you have arranged an extension prior to the deadline (granted only in special circumstances) by contacting the Admissions Office at The words “Extension Request – [insert program name]” must be in the subject line of the request, and a detailed reason for the request, as well as the length of the extension you hope to receive, must be described. Please do not assume an extension will automatically be granted; you must hear back from us. If an extension is granted, a $35 late materials processing fee may be assessed for creative materials, and a $35 late materials processing fee may be assessed for transcripts/letters of recommendation. Please note that the sooner you ask for an extension, the more likely it is that we will be able to arrange one.

Application to Two or More Programs and/or Concentrations
Applicants who apply to two or more programs and/or concentrations must submit separate applications and application fees for each program/concentration,  and the written and creative materials required. Applicants applying to multiple programs must request the appropriate number of transcripts from their undergraduate institution.

Previous Application Reuse of Materials
Applicants are welcome to reapply to the School of the Arts. Reapplications are treated as new applications for purposes of evaluation, and are considered without reference to the initial admissions decision.  All application materials (application, application fee, International student TOEFL scores and creative materials) must be submitted anew for a reapplication by the published deadline. When resubmitting your application online, you must create a new PIN and password (you may receive an error message when you do this, but you should ignore it and proceed).  Transcripts and letters of recommendation will only be kept on file for one year and may only be reused within one year of original date of submission.

Applicants who have not been offered admission to the same concentration for three consecutive years are no longer eligible to apply to the School of the Arts.