Applicants will be notified of the Admissions Committee's decision in writing as soon as possible after receipt of all application materials, usually within three weeks.
A health certificate will be mailed on acceptance and must be returned to the Admissions Office before Orientation. The College requires a negative tuberculosis test with the health form.
Upon receiving a letter of acceptance from the College, any person with a disability who might require special accommodation by the College should discuss their needs with the Center for the Student Experience staff.
Students may request a copy of ArtCenter's student handbook, which contains additional policy information. A copy will be provided to all students at orientation.
ArtCenter reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission at its discretion and if any information contained in the application is found to be incomplete, inaccurate or misleading or if additional information leads to serious concerns.
On acceptance, an enrollment agreement form and further instructions will be issued. The completed agreement, along with a nonrefundable and nontransferable tuition deposit, is required to hold your place in the class. The undergraduate deposit is $300 and can be paid by check, cash or credit card.
Tuition deposits will be accepted until classes are full for each term; acceptance does not guarantee a place in the class. A student’s place in the class cannot be assured until the College has sent the student a written confirmation of acceptance of the agreement and deposit. These are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the classes are filled.
The availability of space can change rapidly. With the exception of Entertainment Design, students will be offered a place in the next available term if they have been accepted but no space is currently available. Space may become available as late as registration day of the desired term.
International students will be required to show financial means for two semesters of tuition and fees and three semesters of living costs. This is required by the U.S. government in order to study on an F-1 visa. The current cost for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 to be verified is $75,108 for undergraduate and $77,462 for graduate students, but will vary each year. The amount can be covered through bank statements and any scholarship support received.
In addition, international students should be aware that finding employment in the U.S. is highly unlikely after graduation. Opportunities for non-citizens are rare.
Accepted applicants may defer their admission for one consecutive term following their acceptance (provided there is room) with the exception of Entertainment Design.
The tuition deposit will apply only to the term of original acceptance; only the acceptance, not the deposit, can be carried over. A new deposit is required for the subsequent term; each fee is nonrefundable. Financial aid and scholarships are not deferred, but are reviewed for the new term of entry.