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How to Apply

  1. Complete an Academy of Art University application form.
    Application forms are available:
  2. Follow the instructions below to send in the completed application form and the $100 application fee (non-refundable and non-deferrable).
  3. Or submit your application online. This method requires payment by credit card.

Domestic Undergraduate & Graduate Students:

  • Mail the completed application form and $100 application fee to:
    Academy of Art University
    P.O. Box 193844
    San Francisco, CA 94119-3844
  • Or fax the completed application form to 415.618.6287. Then mail the application fee to the address above.

International* Undergraduate & Graduate Students:

  • Mail the completed application form, $100 application fee and $500 tuition deposit to:
    Academy of Art University
    International Student Admissions
    79 New Montgomery Street, 4th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94105-3410
    USA
  • Or fax the completed application form to 415.618.6278. Then mail the application fee and tuition deposit to the address above.

* International students include non-U.S. citizens, as well as U.S. permanent residents.

When to Apply

It is recommended that you apply as early as possible to ensure enrollment in all your classes.

  • Apply all year round to enroll in classes for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
  • The Academy accepts applications through the first week of each semester.
  • You may apply up to two years before you plan to enroll at the Academy.

Prospective Students in the Military

If you are in the US Armed Forces, either active or as a reserve, your Academy of Art University application fee will be waived. If you get called back to active duty during the middle of the semester or if you're active now and your military responsibilities do not allow you to continue studying, you will be eligible for a full refund of your tuition and fees paid during the semester.

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Access for Disabled Students

Students who are disabled are invited to apply for admission to any program at the Academy of Art University. The Academy strongly recommends notifying the Office of Classroom Services as soon as possible to facilitate complete access to your education.

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