Required Application Documents

The following supplemental documents are needed to complete an applicant's file. With the exception of official transcripts and official test scores, applicants upload the following 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 to the UNCSA Office of Admissions electronically whenever possible. If an institution does not have the capability to send a transcript electronically, the official transcript can 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.

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 before an interview/audition can be scheduled.

Test Scores

International Applicants:
International applicants should submit official TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores. Minimum score requirements for international students are:

  • TOEFL iBT or TOEFL iBT Home Edition: 79
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5
  • Duolingo English Test: 100

Letters of Recommendation

As a part of the application, UNCSA require applicants to submit contact information for two references. References will be sent 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 not currently enrolled in school, a letter may come from an employer, mentor, instructor, director, etc.

Letter of Intent

A two-page single-spaced statement expressing your creative and professional interests, goals and other information providing insight into your work and your plans after graduate school. This document may be used if you are recommended for scholarship consideration. Please include your full name on the document.

Resume

A resume detailing artistic experience and educational objectives.

Portfolio

An original portfolio of work is required for the admissions interview with the School of Design & Production faculty. Read more about requirements for your portfolio.

Additional International Documents

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