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Personal Information
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Please enter your Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number accurately. An incorrect SSN or ITIN may cause delays in processing your admissions application. This is also necessary to ensure you receive all tuition credits due from the IRS.

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Academic Interest

*Please note: Acting, Advanced Architectural Design, Automotive Restoration, Fashion, Fashion - Textile Design degree programs, Fashion - Knitwear Design degree programs, Footwear & Accessory Design, and all Certificate Programs are currently not available online. Also note: Art History Master of Arts (MA) degree program is only available online.


It is the student's responsibility to request all transcripts. I hereby digitally authorize the above institutions, at which I attended, to release an official copy of my academic transcript(s) to Academy of Art University. I also acknowledge that the transcript being requested will be evaluated in terms of meeting the admissions transcript requirement and not for transfer credit. It is my responsibility to request transcripts from other institutions where academic credit may be transferable. In the event that an institution does not acknowledge my electronic signature on this release form, I am aware that it will be my responsibility to follow up with the institution and obtain the transcript needed to meet the admissions requirement.
By saving this form I certify that all information presented in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that I will have graduated from High School or received my GED/CHSPE before my selected start term.

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Academy of Art University admits students of any race, color, age and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, physical handicap, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.

Fees and costs are subject to change at any time. Please call the admissions office at (415) 274.2222 or (800) 544.2787 to verify current costs.

I understand that, if admitted, I will inform myself of the rules and regulations of the Academy of Art University and will conduct myself in accordance with the provisions as stated in the Academy of Art University's Catalog.

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