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California College of the Arts Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto California College of the Arts, the fee for the application is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Considering Applying Early to California College of the Arts?

California College of the Arts does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

What Does California College of the Arts Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at California College of the Arts

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

California College of the Arts Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to California College of the Arts must submit the following items. Double check with California College of the Arts's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Interview
Other Requirements portfolio of creative work
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into California College of the Arts?

Students admitted to California College of the Arts have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. California College of the Arts doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

California College of the Arts is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Transferring to California College of the ArtsTransfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in California College of the Arts during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

California College of the Arts Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to California College of the Arts?

Students who are admitted to California College of the Arts must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does California College of the Arts accept transfer credits?

California College of the Arts accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does California College of the Arts accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

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Do I have to submit test scores to California College of the Arts?

California College of the Arts. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

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California College of the Arts Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

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California College of the Arts Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California College of the Arts is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to California College of the Arts is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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California College of the Arts GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.34

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At California College of the Arts, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,983

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

70%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$49,148

Out-of-State

$49,148

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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