Admission for Fall 2014: February 1, 2014

MassArt has a priority deadline of February 1. Applications completed by February 1 are given priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and housing. The admissions committee begins reviewing completed applications in January. Applications received after February 1 are considered on an ongoing, space-available basis.

Complete your application early to receive your decision in a timely fashion. To expedite this process, apply online.

International Applicants

International applicants are asked to do the following to allow ample time to process the paperwork in support of the visa application:

Early Action: December 1, 2013

If MassArt is your first-choice college, you may want to consider early action. This option is intended for students who have a propensity for art and strong academic credentials. Admissions decisions for early action applicants are mailed in early January. To be considered for early action, you must:

  • Submit all application requirements by December 1.
  • Indicate your interest in early action on your application.
  • Be a first-time freshman or transfer student who has completed less than fifteen studio credits.

Please note that if you are not accepted for early action, you will not be automatically reviewed for the regular deadline. Furthermore, if you are not accepted under early action you must wait a year to reapply.

Financial Aid: March 1, 2014 (priority deadline)

In order to be eligible for financial aid consideration, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program or certificate program and must be taking at least six credits per semester. The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is March 1. For details about the FAFSA and to file the FAFSA please visit If you have questions, feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

Please note that international applicants are not applicable and do not need to file the FAFSA.

Admission for Spring 2015: October 15, 2014

(Eligible transfer students and readmission candidates only)

Students are only considered for spring admission if they are eligible to enter as second semester freshmen in the Studio Foundation Program or at a higher level pending availability within their chosen major.  

Spring transfer applications are typically reviewed for the following majors: Art Education, Ceramics, Film/Video, Glass, History of Art, Studio for Interrelated Media, and the Studio Foundation Program (second semester freshmen).

A complete list of majors open to spring applications will be posted by September. The priority deadline for the spring semester is October 15; all application requirements should be submitted by this time.

To apply for the Studio Foundation program for the spring semester, a student must have completed a minimum of three studio courses (nine studio credits) of which two classes (six credits) must be equivalent to Drawing I and Visual Language (2-D Design). For course descriptions, please refer to Studio Foundation.

To be considered for a specific major, a student must have completed a minimum of seven studio classes (21 studio credits) of which four classes (twelve credits) must be equivalent to four of the following five classes: Drawing I, Drawing II, Visual Language (2-D Design), Time (Digital Design/Video) or Form Study (3-D Design). For course descriptions, please refer to Studio Foundation.

If you have not completed the credit requirements needed to apply for spring 2014 or if you are interested in a major not accepting applications, please apply for fall 2014. The priority deadline is February 1.

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