Each applicant is reviewed individually with regard to his or her own experience, achievement and potential for artistic growth. A large part of the Admissions Committee's decision is based upon evaluation of the candidate’s portfolio and/or Design Analysis Essay, personal statement, grade report and interview (for more detail see the Application Materials section.) Paris College of Art seeks serious, responsible, and highly motivated applicants. A prospective student's potential for artistic achievement is one of the most important criteria in evaluating candidates for admission.
Paris College of Art seeks serious, responsible, and highly motivated applicants. Each applicant is reviewed individually with regard to his or her own experience, achievement, and most importantly, potential for artistic growth. A large part of The Admissions Committee’s decision is based upon evaluation of the candidate's complete application focusing on the portfolio and/or Design Analysis Essay, personal statement, grade report and interview (for more details see the Application Materials section.). Paris College of Art seeks serious, responsible, and highly motivated applicants. A prospective student’s potential for artistic achievement is one of the most important criteria in evaluating candidates for admission.
All of PCA’s programs are taught in English and students must have a high level of English proficiency to be successful. As part of the Admissions process, non-native English speakers are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS test results. so that we may evaluate their level of English proficiency.
All students for whom English is not their native language and who score below PCA's published minimum English language proficiency test scores should consider applying for the Pathway to the Degree Program.
The Admissions Committee will make no decision on an application until all materials have been received by the Admissions Office; decisions are rendered and mailed to applicants within three weeks of receipt of all materials. All materials submitted to the Admissions Office, including home assignment, portfolio, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc, become the property of Paris College of Art.
When notified of acceptance, applicants receive information about visas, housing, tuition and fees, and other matters. The Admissions Committee's decision to admit an applicant is contingent upon successful completion of any ongoing studies, and on the Admissions Committee's receipt of the final transcripts of those studies.
Some students choose to defer their date of entry in order to travel or work. To defer entry, a letter requesting a new entry date and describing the applicant's plans must be sent to the Admissions Office. A non-refundable tuition deposit may be requested.
In some cases, the Admissions Committee may require one of the following conditions:
English for International Students (EIS) Required Students whose English proficiency test scores fall between 60 and 91 on the TOEFL Ibt or 5.5 and 6 on the IELTS will be considered for entry with English for International Students (EIS) required. All students who are admitted with EIS required as an Admissions Condition, as well as those who are placed into EIS courses as a result of mandatory testing administered during Orientation at Paris College of Art. Enrollment will be limited exclusively to the Studio/departmental portion of the curriculum, plus EIS courses. The student must successfully complete the EIS class in order to continue at Paris College of Art. Any student who does not complete the course with a passing grade in their first semester will receive an academic warning. Any student who has not successfully completed the course by the end of their second semester will be dismissed. Critical Studies requirements normally completed in the first year must be completed in subsequent semesters or during the summer and in some cases may lengthen the time it takes to graduate.
Probation Students may be admitted on academic probation as a result of substandard academic performance. Students who are accepted on probation who do not maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 during the first semester of study at Paris College of Art will be dismissed.