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Our admissions process is designed for us to get to know you — and for you to get to know us — with the goal of helping us both make a "right fit" decision.  We look forward to getting to know you.

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Admissions Overview

Admissions Deadline: There is no set deadline.  UArts operates on rolling admissions basis, which means we will receive and process applications throughout the year as space remains available in each program. 

Financial Aid: If you wish to be considered for financial aid, you will need to complete the admissions process and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

If you are applying for the Spring, please file the FAFSA today. 

If you are applying for the Fall, the FAFSA will be available on October 1, and we recommend you file your FAFSA by February 15.

Follow these steps to complete the application for admission and scholarship:

  1. Submit an Application for Admission.
  2. Submit the non-refundable $60 Application Fee.
  3. Submit official High School Transcripts
  4. Submit a Writing Sample.
  5. Complete a Portfolio Review, Interview or Audition.
  6. Though not required, feel free to submit any of these Optional Materials.

Admissions & Scholarship Notification: Beginning in November, an offer of admission will be issued within two weeks of you completing all the above steps and will include notification of any merit-based Scholarship you may have been awarded.

Financial Aid Notification: Applicants who receive an offer of admission prior to January and have submitted the FAFSA will receive a need-based Financial Aid package in January.  Applicants who complete the admissions process after January and submit the FAFSA will receive a need-based financial aid package approximately two weeks after receiving an offer of admission. 

When filing the FAFSA, please be sure to include the Federal School Code for UArts (003350).  

 

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Visual Arts, Design, & Film

Dance

Music

Theater

Writing

Dates & Scheduling

Schedule a 1-on-1 Information Session

Schedule a virtual 30-45 minute one-on-one information session with an admissions counselor, designed specifically for first-time college freshmen. Learn about our programs, our admission process and financial aid, and gain insight into our Center City Philadelphia campus as well as our community of unconventional doers, dreamers, creators and makers. Register for your appointment below. Please note times are in the U.S. Eastern Time Zone.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 10:15 AM 11:15 AM 03:00 PM 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
Thursday, July 16, 2020 10:15 AM 11:15 AM 03:00 PM 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
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Monday, July 27, 2020 10:15 AM 11:15 AM 03:00 PM 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
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Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:15 AM 11:15 AM 03:00 PM 04:00 PM 05:00 PM
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Thursday, August 27, 2020 10:15 AM 11:15 AM 03:00 PM 04:00 PM 05:00 PM

 

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