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Application Requirements For High School Seniors

 

To apply for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, please submit these six items:
 
1. Online Application

 
2. $60 Application Fee

This is a nonrefundable fee. Send a check or money order.
 

3. Portfolio

Submit 10–20 pieces of your best work See portfolio guidelines.
 

4. One Page Essay

Topic: Choose a work of art or design that you consider to be significant. Imagine that the work had never been made. How would the world be worse off (or better off) without it? (approximately 250 words)
 

5. Transcripts

Submit official transcripts showing all completed work to date. High school students must also submit a final high school transcript after graduation.

Transfer Students: Transfer students are required to submit final high school transcripts with the graduation date, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

International Students: Official transcripts from all high schools and universities/colleges attended. These records must clearly state the date of completion and the level of education received. All transcripts must be official copies. If your transcripts are not in English, please submit an official translation by a notary public or recognized evaluation service, and submit both the translated records and the original documents.
 

6. Test scores

Submit either SAT or ACT scores if you are in high school. Transfer students are not required to submit standardized test scores.

International Students: If you are a citizen of a country where English is not the official language, you should take one of the three tests recognized by Otis: the TOEFL, the IELTS, or the Pearson Test of English (SAT/ACT scores not required). For minimum scores, please refer to the International Students section. If you are in high school and live in a country where English is the official language, please submit either SAT or ACT scores.

Send materials to:
Otis College of Art and Design
ATTN: Admissions
9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Label all application materials clearly with your name and another ID (date of birth or address).

Admissions Counselors are happy to review your work with you in person. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (310) 665–6820 or admissions@otis.edu.

 
Applicants are usually notified of the Admissions Committee decision within three weeks of receipt of all required materials.

 

CALL ADMISSIONS 310–665–6820