Laguna College of Art + Design

How to Apply for BFA

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Your LCAD application process begins when you submit your FREE online application. To make sure you have all of the help you need for completing the admissions process after you submit your application, we will assign you an LCAD Admissions Counselor. Please keep in mind that you do not have to have all application materials ready to begin the application process. At any time, you can log back into your online application to upload materials and check the status of your application.

 

To ensure you the best LCAD Admissions experience, we encourage you to complete the entire admissions application process:

  • Submit your FREE online application.
  • Submit all transcript(s)
  • Submit your portfolio and your essay by your priority date. 

APPLICATION DATES

While many schools have a “hard” deadline for applications (meaning they won’t accept applications postmarked or received after the deadline), LCAD has a rolling admissions policy, which means that we accept applications until we’ve filled all spots in an incoming class.

Applications will still be considered after the following priority dates:

 

Fall priority dates

Incoming Freshmen: February 2nd

Transfer Students: March 2nd

 

Spring priority dates

Incoming Freshmen: December 1st

Transfer Students: December 1st

SUBMITTING MATERIALS 

TRANSCRIPTS

Mail directly from the agency directed to:

LAGUNA COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

Atten: Office of Admissions

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

ESSAY AND PORTFOLIO

Please follow the formatting instructions for the Portfolio as listed in the Portfolio Guidelines. Both your essay and portfolio will be submitted online using our online application.Download the essay prompt here.

ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION

LCAD’s Vice President of Admissions + Financial Aid will provide you with notification of your admissions status within three weeks of your successful completion of all admissions requirements. (LCAD’s Admissions notification is contingent upon successful completion of all admission requirements.)