Required Application Documents

The following supplemental documents are needed to complete an application. With the exception of official transcripts and official test scores, applicants will upload supplemental documents to their Admissions Portal after submitting the initial application to UNCSA.

Transcripts

Applicants may upload unofficial transcripts into their Admissions Portal for initial review. If admitted to UNCSA, official transcripts must be sent to UNCSA directly from each attended institution so that UNCSA can confirm the final grades at each school.

Transcripts should be submitted electronically to the UNCSA Office of Admissions whenever possible. If an institution does not have the capability to send a transcript electronically, the official transcript may be mailed to the Office of Admissions.

Official Transcripts should be sealed, signed or notarized for all secondary school academic records, and should include a list of courses in which the applicant is enrolled at the time of application. Any transcript uploaded by the student through the Admissions Portal is considered unofficial.

Ninth and Tenth Grade Applicants
UNCSA requires academic records for the past three (3) years, including your current year of study. Applicants currently in the eighth or ninth grade should have their school mail official report cards, in addition to any transcripts, for a total of three years of complete records.

Home Schooled Applicants
Home schooled applicants should provide documentation that the home school is recognized by the state of residency (if applicable), a transcript with course titles and course descriptions for each year of home schooling, and any tests or assessments used to show that the applicant has completed the equivalent of the UNC System minimum course requirements. If the applicant has attended a traditional high school, an official transcript from that school should also be submitted.

International Applicants
Transcripts MUST be translated to English with both a credential evaluation and a GPA equivalent from a certifying agency. Transcripts from each school attended must be sent to the certifying agency for evaluation and certification. Approved agencies can be found at www.naces.org or www.aice-eval.org.

A certified credential evaluation is required in order to be reviewed for admission.

Test Scores

AP or IB Scores
Any AP or IB test scores should be reported to the UNCSA Office of Admissions.

ACT or SAT Scores
ACT and SAT scores are not required for students applying to the high school program. However, if you have already taken these tests, you are welcome to have official scores reported to UNCSA.

International Applicants
International applications are required to submit official TOEFL Junior or Duolingo scores. Minimum score requirements for international students are:

TOFEL Junior: 745
Duolingo: 100

Letters of Recommendation

UNCSA requires applicants to submit contact information for two references. UNCSA will send the references a recommendation form and the ability to upload a recommendation letter. UNCSA requires contact information for the following:

  • One letter from an arts instructor
  • One letter from an academic instructor

If you are not currently enrolled in school, a letter may come from an employer, mentor, instructor, director, etc.

Application Agreement Statement

All high school applicants should print, complete, and upload a copy of the Application Agreement Statement.

Artistic Statement

Provide a two-page artistic statement expressing interests, goals, and other information that provides insight into your work.

  • Include full name on the document.
  • This document may be used if recommended for scholarship consideration. 

Need help? See "How to Write an Artistic Statement" and read examples from our students.

Resume

A resume detailing artistic experience and educational objectives.

Additional International Documents

In addition to the documents listed above, international applicants should also be prepared to submit the following documents to an Admissions Counselor only if notification of being accepted to UNCSA is received: