Welcome International Students!
At PNCA, we believe the world needs bold and creative makers who can think within and beyond boundaries, who test our assumptions about how and why the world works, and who know that the most successful solutions come from collaborations between diverse peoples, fields, methodologies, and ideologies. We welcome you to join our school and be part of the makers and thinkers solving some of the most challenging problems facing our world.
PNCA offers a variety of scholarships for domestic and international students alike, and are renewable annually. Scholarship awards are based on quality of portfolio, GPA, essay, and financial need. There is no additional application to be considered for these scholarships. International undergraduate students also receive an additional $1000 renewable International Student Scholarship. The scholarships require that students maintain a 2.0 GPA. PNCA does not currently offer any scholarships that cover the full cost of attendance.
How to Apply
Step 1: Begin the undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate application.
Step 2: Upload your high school and/or university transcripts or final examination results.
Step 3: Indicate how you meet PNCA’s English language proficiency requirements.
Step 4: Upload other supporting documents: color scans of your passport and U.S. visa, if you are currently studying in the U.S.
Step 5: Submit your application
Step 6: If you are accepted and you decide to enroll, order a transcript evaluation.
Need help determining which program is best for you? Not sure what transcripts or exam results you need to upload? Need more information about transcript evaluations? Feel free to email us (please include your name and "international admissions" in your subject line):
Undergraduate admissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate admissions: email@example.com
International Education (visa/immigration questions): firstname.lastname@example.org
PNCA will accept students until August 1st or until a program is full. However, if you are outside of the United States and need a visa to arrive, you must apply before the deadlines below:
- Fall - PNCA undergraduate application due February 1, all supporting materials are due by February 8, Admission Decision will be sent out by March 1, PNCA Tuition Deposit due by May 1.
- Summer - Low-Residency MFA programs: May 1st
- Spring - PNCA undergraduate application due November 1 along with all supporting materials, Admission Decision will be sent out by November 15, PNCA Tuition Deposit due by December 10.
- Winter - Low-Residency Creative Writing: November 1st
We are unable to accept applications from international students after the deadlines above. Please contact the PNCA Office of Admissions to discuss your interest in PNCA and opportunities to apply for a future entry term.
Contact an Admissions Counselor today
We are here to help. For any questions about how to apply, get in touch M-F, 9-5pm PST