Admission for Fall 2013 (on-going)
(First-time freshmen, transfer students, international students, visiting students, special students, and readmission candidates)
MassArt has a priority deadline of February 1*. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as space remains available. The admissions committee begins reviewing completed applications in January.
*Priority deadline. Applications completed before February 1 are given priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and housing. 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. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials at the same time in a single package, as this greatly speeds processing time. To expedite this process, please consider applying online.
International applicants are asked to do the following to allow ample time to process the paperwork in support of the visa application:
- Complete the application process on or before the February 1 priority deadline.
- Submit deposit, Verification of Finances and Declaration of Finances by the May 1 universal reply date.
Financial Aid: March 1, 2013 (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 fafsa.ed.gov. 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 2014: October 15, 2013
(Granted only to transfer students and readmission candidates who meet the criteria below.)
Students are only considered for spring admission if they are eligible to enter as second semester freshmen or at a higher level pending availability within their chosen major. A complete list of majors open to spring applications will be posted by September. The priority deadline for the spring semester is October 15.
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.
Early Action for Admission Fall 2014: December 1, 2013
(First-time freshmen and select transfer students)
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.
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