Admissions & Funding

Learn all about the application process, including application requirements, deadlines, and funding opportunities

Applying is a Two-Part Process

  1. Apply online to the University of Illinois via the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (for undergraduate applicants) or the Graduate College (graduate applicants)
  2. Apply for School of Art & Design online Portfolio Review

We recommend submitting your application and all required items to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate College at the same time you submit your portfolio to the School of Art & Design. The entire process is conducted online; please do not mail any physical materials.

Application Requirements & Deadlines

Applications to the University of Illinois School of Art & Design fall into four categories: First-Year, Transfer, Intercollege Transfer, and Graduate. Each category has specific application requirements and deadlines:

We Offer Funding

The School of Art & Design is deeply grateful for the generous support of donors who sustain the education of our undergraduate students. Awards include those made by nomination as well as through competitive application processes.

Learn More About Funding for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

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