First Year Student

First Year Student

Get ready for the first big step to your arts career. (It's okay to be nervous.) Note: SAT and ACT scores are optional.

SPRING semester starts January 17, 2017

Deciding where to go to college is probably the most difficult decision you’ve ever had to make. Experiencing our campus firsthand with a scheduled visit is the best way to get a taste of Santa Fe University of Art and Design - which is why we host an Open House almost every month! We can also schedule private visits, if your schedule doesn’t work with an Open House date. Why do you need to see Santa Fe for yourself? Because Santa Fe, New Mexico was recently ranked by The Atlantic as the Most Artistic City in the United States and our campus, programs, and students embody that same spirit.

Application Process

Please provide the following information in your online application:

  • Personal Information: your profile and contact information
  • Academic Information: details about your academic background
  • Employment Information: your work history

Submit your online application with the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Test scores are optional
  • Most programs require an audition or portfolio. Please check with your Enrollment Advisor.
  • $50 Application Fee

After your application materials have been fully submitted (you can always check with Enrollment Advisor to see if anything is missing), you will receive an admissions decision within a few weeks. If admitted, students will then be reviewed for talent and merit based scholarships. Other scholarship awards may have deadlines or other parameters you have to meet, including submitting your FAFSA to be considered for need-based awards. Check out our Scholarships page for more details!