Fall 2022 Application Deadlines and Fees

Undergraduate Deadlines (First-Time Freshmen and Transfer Students)

Priority Undergraduate Application Deadline - Wednesday December 1st 2021 11:59 PM PST

The priority deadline at CalArt IS NOT early decision. It is a reduced application fee for applicants that meet the first deadline.

  • Priority Undergraduate Application Fees:
    • $50 for each domestic application
    • $65 for each international application
Regular Undergraduate Application Deadline - Wednesday, January 5th 2022 11:59 PM PST
  • Regular Undergraduate Application Fees:
    • $70 for each domestic application
    • $85 for each international application

Please know that applying for admissions and need-based 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 pageDo 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).

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 in by email (with the applicants full legal name) to admissions@calarts.edu. 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)

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 11:59 PM PST
  • Herb Alpert School of Music

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 11:59 PM PST
  • School of Art
  • School of Critical Studies
  • Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
  • School of Film/Video
  • School of Theater

Please know that applying for admissions and need-based 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 pageDo 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 check. Applications without payment will not be processed or reviewed. Fee waivers are not granted to MFA applicants or international applicants.

Spring 2022 Application Deadlines and Fees

CalArts is only accepting transfer applications to our BFA Program in Dance for Spring 2022.
Spring Application Deadline - Monday November 1st 2021 11:59 PM PST
Spring Application Fees:
  • $70 for each domestic application
  • $85 for each international application