Welcome International Students!
At PNCA, we believe the world needs bold and creative makers who can think within and beyond boundaries, who test our assumptions about how and why the world works, and who know that the most successful solutions come from collaborations between diverse peoples, fields, methodologies, and ideologies. We welcome you to join our school and be part of the makers and thinkers solving some of the most challenging problems facing our world.
How to Apply
Step 1: Begin the undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate application.
Step 2: Upload your high school and/or university transcripts or final examination results.
Step 3: Indicate how you meet PNCA’s English language proficiency requirements.
Step 4: Upload other supporting documents: color scans of your passport and U.S. visa, if you are currently studying in the U.S.
Step 5: Submit your application
Step 6: If you are accepted and you decide to enroll, order a transcript evaluation.
Need help determining which program is best for you? Not sure what transcripts or exam results you need to upload? Need more information about transcript evaluations? Email email@example.com.
PNCA has rolling admissions, which means we will accept students until a term begins or a program is full. However, if you are outside of the United States and need a visa to arrive, you must apply before the deadlines below:
- Fall: June 15th
- Summer - Low-Residency MFA programs: May 1st
- Spring: November 15th
Winter - Low-Residency Creative Writing: November 1st
If you are a high school graduate who wants to pursue a 4-year Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, please apply as an undergraduate student. We accept applications for Fall and Spring admissions.
If you are a university graduate who wants to pursue a Master of Fine Arts or Master of Arts, please apply as a graduate student. You must apply for one specific program or the dual program.
If you have a Bachelor’s degree but need more arts-based education, apply to the Post-Baccalaureate program to bridge the education from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree.
PNCA offers a variety of scholarships for domestic and international students alike. Scholarships range from $10,000-$20,000 depending on quality of portfolio, GPA, and essay. There is no additional application to be considered for these scholarships. The scholarships are renewable for up to five years and require that students maintain a 2.0 GPA.
As part of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, PNCA will offer two annual, renewable scholarships that cover 50% of tuition. We support #YouAreWelcomeHere's goals of providing increased access to higher education in the U.S. for international students who will advance intercultural understanding.
- Be a first-year international applicant.
- Demonstrate interest and initiative in leadership and intercultural learning.
- Apply to PNCA’s Fall 2021 Undergraduate program.
- Complete a #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship application and a 500-1000-word essay or a two-to-five-minute video answering the following prompt: “Tell us about your leadership skills in your school or community, and how you plan to continue applying your leadership skills at PNCA?"
- #YAWH application
Applications are due January 31st, 2021. In addition to completing the #YAWH Scholarship application, you must apply to PNCA to be considered for the scholarship. The #YAWH scholarship cannot be combined with PNCA Admissions Scholarships.
Email completed applications and questions to Rianna at firstname.lastname@example.org.