Important Dates

ArtCenter has a rolling admission deadline policy and prospective students may apply at any time.

However, there are some dates and deadlines for priority admission or into specific programs:

Early Action

  • Fall Term: November 15

The early action deadline is ideal for applicants who are well prepared to submit their application, portfolio, and all required materials by November 15. Applicants applying for Early Action will be notified of their decision by January. If you are applying for financial aid and/or scholarship, you will receive early notification of your Financial Aid Offer as well. U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resident students must submit a FAFSA by this date in order to receive consideration.

Priority Dates 

  • Fall Term: February 1
  • Spring Term: October 1
  • Summer Term: January 15

Priority Deadline (Entertainment Design Only)

  • Fall Term: February 1
  • Spring Term: October 1

ArtCenter reviews and accepts applications on an ongoing basis for most undergraduate majors. We accept applications for all majors for the Fall and Spring terms. For the Summer term, we only accept applications for Graphic Design, Illustration, Product Design and Transportation Design majors.

The ongoing nature of the reviews makes it difficult to determine when a class becomes full. Contact the Admissions Office and we will inform you if applications are still being accepted for a specific term.

Entertainment Design has a priority deadline of February 1 for Fall, and October 1 for Spring. The Concept and Animation Tracks admit students in both the Fall and the Spring. The Game Design Track admits students in the Fall only. After the priority deadline passes, the department will decide whether or not to continue accepting applications on an ongoing basis. Contact the Admissions Office and we will inform you if applications are still being accepted for a specific term. Once enrolled, Entertainment Design students take studio classes in the Fall and Spring terms only. They may take Humanities and Sciences classes in Summer term.

If room is unavailable in the term for which a student is applying, the Admissions Committee will consider the application for the next consecutive available term.

There are no formal deadlines for the undergraduate programs with the exception of Entertainment Design. However, we recommend submitting your application by the priority dates. Don’t be concerned if you aren’t ready to apply or miss these dates as we have rolling admissions.

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