How to Apply for BFA
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.
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
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.
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.)
Please Note: Applicants/students must be 17 years old to attend the college. This means they must turn 17 before attending classes, not before they can apply.