Required Application Documents

Along with your online application through CFNC.org, the following documents are required to complete the application process. These documents should only be submitted after you have completed your CFNC application and should be uploaded online by the deadline correlating with your interview date.

Transcripts

High school and college transcripts should be submitted electronically to the UNCSA Office of Admissions whenever possible. If your high school does not have the capability to send your transcript electronically, please request that your official transcript be mailed to the Office of Admissions. If you have credits from a college, please also supply your college transcript.

Transcripts should be official sealed, signed or notarized copies of all secondary school academic records, that include a list of courses in which the applicant is enrolled at the time of application.

Home Schooled Applicants
Home schooled applicants should provide documentation that the home school is recognized by the state of residency and provide course titles and course descriptions for each year of home schooling, tests used and evaluation of knowledge that the applicant has completed the equivalent of the UNC System minimum course requirements. If the applicant has attended a traditional high school, submit an official transcript from that school.

Transfer Students
College transfer students should submit official transcripts from all colleges attended. If the transcript does not include coursework in which you are currently enrolled, please submit as a separate document. All transfer applicants that do not hold a Bachelor degree or higher must also submit official High School transcripts. Please check the admissions criteria for your specific conservatory for GPA and Academic Requirements.

International Applicants
Official transcripts in your native language must be submitted with a literal English translation by a certifying agency. If you cannot have an original academic record sent from the institution, please contact a certifying agency to verify what they would accept as a transcript from your institution. Faxed or scanned copies are not acceptable.

Test Scores

Official test scores should be submitted electronically to UNCSA.

ACT or SAT Scores
Applicants should submit ACT or SAT test scores with the following minimum requirements:

  • ACT: Minimum score of 22
  • SAT: Minimum score of 1060 combined for the new SAT

Transfer Students
SAT and ACT scores are waived for college transfer students who are age 21 or older and/or have earned 24 or more academic credit hours at the time of application.

International Applicants
International applicants should submit official ACT, SAT, TOEFL or IELTS scores with the following minimum score requirements:

  • ACT: Minimum English Writing Component of 21
  • SAT: Minimum score of 1060 combined for the new SAT
  • TOEFL: 79 internet-based, 550 paper-based, or 213 computer-based
  • IELTS: 6.5

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

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required of all applicants:

  • 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

Counselors and recommenders should upload completed recommendation letters online using the Counselor/Recommender Upload.

Recommenders also have the option of filling out and uploading one of our two recommendation forms:

Application Agreement Statement

Undergraduate applicants should print, complete and upload a copy of the Application Agreement Statement only if they are under the age of 18 at the time they apply.

Artistic Statement

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

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

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

Resume with Portfolio Link

Include a resume detailing your artistic experience and educational objectives.

Your resume should include a link to a video portfolio on YouTube or Vimeo. The faculty will review your portfolio prior to your interview. 

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:


Submitting Your Documents

You should first complete the online application at CFNC.org. You will receive an email containing your E-Z Arts ID number within 7 days of completing your application. Your E-Z Arts ID is required to upload application documents.

All materials should be submitted electronically whenever possible. Transcripts and test scores may be mailed to the Office of Admissions if necessary. We will not process paper submissions of any other documents.

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