Laguna College of Art + Design

How to Apply for BFA

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

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. 

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.

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. 

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

You may send your essay and/or your portfolio directly to your Admissions Counselor as email attachments or by mail. If you submit your essay in an email, please save it in one of the following file types: DOC, TXT, or PDF. Please follow the formatting instructions for the Portfolio as listed in the Portfolio Guidelines.

 

If mailing your essay and/or your portfolio, please mail to:

 

Laguna College of Art + Design

Office of Admissions

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

 

All transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation should be sent to:

 

Laguna College of Art + Design

Office of Admissions

2222 Laguna Canyon Road

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

ADMISSIONS NOTIFICATION

LCAD’s Director of Admissions will provide you with written 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.)