If you want to apply to California Institute of the Arts, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is January 5 and the application fee costs $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.
California Institute 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.
California Institute of the Arts is avery difficult school to get into. California Institute of the Arts evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, California Institute of the Arts **accepted 25% of students, around 573 of the 2,267 students who applied.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like California Institute of the Arts, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is very difficult. In 2020, California Institute of the Arts waitlisted 61 students. Of those, 57 eventually got off the waitlist.
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 when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. 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 areas where you stand out.
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to California Institute of the Arts must submit the following items. Double check with California Institute 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||√|
|Other Requirements||√||portfolio or audition|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2||3|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. California Institute of the Arts doesn't consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
California Institute 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.
For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to California Institute of the Arts.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is January 5. Applicants should hear back by April 1.
Transfer students can enroll in California Institute of the Arts during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to California Institute of the Arts?
Students who are admitted to California Institute 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 Institute of the Arts accept transfer credits?
California Institute of the Arts accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Does California Institute of the Arts accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
California Institute of the Arts accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to California Institute of the Arts?
California Institute of the Arts. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
How hard is it to get into California Institute of the Arts? California Institute of the Arts is a very selective institution. The California Institute of the Arts acceptance rate is 25%. This means that the institution accepts 25 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to California Institute of the Arts is Jan 5.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to California Institute of the Arts is Jan 5.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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