Required Application Documents
The following supplemental application documents are needed to complete your applicant file. With the exception of official transcripts and official test scores, you will have the option to upload your supplemental documents through your Admissions Portal after you have submitted your initial application to UNCSA.
You can submit your unofficial transcripts through your Admissions Portal for initial review of your application. Should you be admitted to UNCSA, any schools you have attended will need to send official transcripts to confirm your final grades at those schools.
Transcripts should be submitted to the UNCSA Office of Admissions electronically whenever possible. If your institution does not have the capability to send your transcript electronically, please request that your official transcript 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.
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.
International applicants should submit official ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores. Minimum score requirements for international students are:
- ACT: English Writing Component of 21
- SAT: Verbal & Writing Minimum of 500/500
- TOEFL: 79 internet-based, 550 paper-based, or 213 computer-based
- IELTS: 6.5
- Duolingo: 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 have the ability to upload an additional 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.
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.
A resume detailing your artistic experience and educational objectives.
An original portfolio of your work is required for your admissions interview with the School of Design & Production. 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 you have received notification that you've been accepted to UNCSA: