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Applying for Fall 2015

February 1

MassArt has a priority deadline of February 1 for admission for the fall 2015 semester. Applications completed by February 1 are given priority consideration for admission, scholarships, and housing. International applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by this deadline to allow ample time to process paperwork in support of the visa application.

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.

December 1

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, 2014.
  • 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.

View application requirements for:

First-time freshmen
Transfer students
International students

Applying for Spring 2015

Only transfer students who have completed studio courses at the college level are eligible to apply for the spring semester. Specifically, a student must have completed at least three studio courses (nine credits) of which two classes (six credits) must be equivalent to Drawing and Visual Language (2-D Design). For students with additional credit, please note availability for the spring semester is variable by major and placement level.

Students interested in applying for the spring are encouraged to discuss their situation with an admissions counselor before applying. Please call the Admissions Office at (617) 879-7222.

View application requirements.

Applying for Financial Aid

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.