If you are applying to California College of the Arts, the fee for the application costs $70.
Here is an overiew of some of California College of the Arts's admissions stats.
|California College of the Arts 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are not considered|
These are the application deadlines for California College of the Arts.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
California College of the Arts does not offer early decision or early action.
➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to California College of the Arts, contact the school directly.
California College of the Arts has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.
What does California College of the Arts consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with California College of the Arts for more information on admission factors.
To apply to California College of the Arts, all applicants must submit the following items. 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)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale)||2.0|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Other Requirements||√||Portfolio, Proof of English Proficiency|
Students admitted to California College of the Arts have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
California College of the Arts does not 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.
Transfer 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
Does California College of the Arts accept transfer credits?
✅ California College of the Arts accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.
Do I have to submit test scores to California College of the Arts?
✅ California College of the Arts is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
What is California College of the Arts's acceptance rate?
✅ California College of the Arts's acceptance rate is 70%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at California College of the Arts?
❌ California College of the Arts does not offer early decision.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
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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