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Bachelor’s Application Requirements (BFA)
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- Application and non-refundable $45 fee
- Porfolio of artwork and portfolio statement
- Official transcripts
- Official SAT I/ACT test scores
- Personal statement
- Letters of recommendation (optional, but encouraged)
- FAFSA (for financial aid consideration)
Admission and Scholarship Criteria
The Committee on Admissions considers artistic potential and the ability to succeed academically as the two most important considerations for admission. These same criteria are used to consider accepted students for multi-year merit scholarships at the time of admissions. No additional forms are required. Students applying for need-based aid should complete the free federal application form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on Corcoran financial aid, please click here.
Undergraduate Portfolio Submission Guidelines
- All students are required to submit a portfolio of ten to fifteen completed works of art.
- The included work should be a reflection of your best and most recent work.
- If possible, submitted work should be related to your area of interest.
- Work should be formatted digitally as a high quality JPG or PNG and submitted via Slideroom prior to the submission deadline.
- Each file should be labeled with the tags provided in Slideroom
Submit your portfolio with Slideroom here.
- Secondary School Transcripts must be submitted by BFA candidates who have not completed 24 college-level credits prior to applying. Candidates must receive a high school diploma or equivalent prior to their attendance at the Corcoran. Official copies of all high school transcripts, including courses in progress and final transcripts must be forwarded to the Office of Admissions.
- College Transcripts are required of candidates who have completed any post-secondary coursework, regardless of whether or not they intend to seek credits for the work. Official transcripts must be requested from each institution attended.
- SAT I/ACT Test Scores are required if the applicant has not earned a C or above in a college level English class.
- A personal statement is required of all candidates. Candidates should provide a complete list of activities or employment conducted during any period of unenrollment at an educational institution.
- Interview and portfolio reviews are required for students who live within 200 miles of DC.
- Advanced Placement Credit may be awarded to students who take Advanced Placement (AP) examinations offered by The College Board. Candidates are encouraged to have official results of the AP exams forwarded to the Office of Admissions for credit evaluation. (optional)
- Letters of Recommendation from teachers or professors qualified to evaluate the candidate's academic, artistic, or personal qualities. The full name of the candidate must appear on each letter of recommendation submitted to the Office of Admissions. Letters should be written on official letterhead. (optional)