Online Modules

As you prepare to attend California Institute of the Arts, online online modules will become available that will help you transition to CalArts and learn the resources that are available to you once you arrive on campus. The online modules include: Community Welcome, Tuition, Academics, Community Standards, Library, and Student Services.

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Community Welcome Event 2022

Key Dates

  • New Student Registration Opens
  • Tuition Payment Deadline
  • International On-campus Housing Move-in
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New Student Registration

Please watch your CalArts email account for your registration appointment, which is when you will become able to add classes. To prepare for registration, please view the Academics Module.

Academics Module

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 Dec. 1. 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 16. To prepare, please watch the Academics Module.

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.

You can watch the international students pre-arrival webinar to learn more about arriving in the United States, important deadlines, check-in processes, and more: View Pre-arrival Webinar. Pre-Orientation Videos about on-campus employment, Driver License, and U.S Healthcare are also available on the International Students HUB page

In-Person Check-In is required for ALL new international students starting a new program at CalArts for spring 2023. For most students, this can be done during the required International Student Orientation on Jan. 4. For students who wish to check in early, there will be early check-in times available.

On-campus jobs are posted on the CalArts Jobs portal Compass. You can view and apply for positions that are currently hiring by clicking on "Jobs" and use the “position type filter” then select Student Employment or Student Employment Federal Work Study. You may also want to ask in your school's main office and other campus offices that interest you about any job opportunities they may have open. For more information please review the Student Employment website for assistance or contact our office at studentemployment@calarts.edu.

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
Academic Advising
email: academicadvising@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 Employment
phone: 661-253-7754
email: studentemployment@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