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ADMISSIONS POLICIES


UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
Applications for the BFA and Certificate in Craft and Post Baccalaureate Certificate programs are accepted year round with start dates in the fall and spring.

Admission consideration for domestic students into the BFA and Certificate in Craft program a student must submit a completed application. A completed application consists of the following.
Online application
Non-refundable $55 application fee
High school, GED, or college/university (if applicable) transcripts.
Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students with less than a 2.0 can be admitted on probation if proficiency is shown in portfolio and/or artist statement/interview.
Artist Statement or Interview with Admissions Counselor.
Portfolio of (12-20 pieces)
One letter of recommendation (optional but recommended)
Official SAT or ACT scores (optional but recommended)
Filed FAFSA (optional but recommended)

Admission consideration for international students into the BFA and Certificate in Craft program a student must submit a completed application. A completed application consists of the following.
Online application
Non-refundable $55 application fee
Professional transcript course-by-course evaluation showing degree equivalency and GPA on a 4.0-point scale. Transcript evaluations must be provided by Education Credential Evaluations (ECE), or World Education Services Inc. (WES)
Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. Students with less than a 2.0 can be admitted on probation if proficiency is shown in portfolio and/or artist statement/interview.
Artist Statement or Interview with admissions counselor.
Portfolio of (12-20 pieces)
Minimum TOEFL score of 50 and IELTS of 5. TOEFL scores 50-60 and IELTS 5-6 will be required to take ESL.
One letter of recommendation (optional but recommended)
Official SAT or ACT scores (optional but recommended)

Admission consideration for domestic students into the Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program a student must submit a completed application. A completed application consists of the following.
Online application
Non-refundable $55 application fee
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Two letters of recommendation
500 word Statement of Intent
Portfolio (12-20 pieces)
Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Official university transcripts showing degree completion
Interview with department head
Completed FAFSA (optional but recommended)

Admission consideration for international students into the Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program a student must submit a completed application. A completed application consists of the following.
Online application
Non-refundable $55 application fee
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Two letters of recommendation
500 word Statement of Intent
Portfolio (12-20 pieces)
Student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Professional transcript course-by-course evaluation showing degree equivalency and GPA on a 4.0-point scale. Transcript evaluations must be provided by Education Credential Evaluations (ECE), or World Education Services Inc. (WES)
Interview with department head
Minimum TOEFL: 61 or IELTS: 7

Admitted on Probation
Students admitted on probation will meet with Students Services to set up an academic success plan to help them meet their academic needs.

Upon admission, students must:
Submit a $250 tuition deposit to secure their place in the upcoming cohort
Submit an immunization form, documenting their immunity to measles in compliance with State of Oregon statutes.
Submit official high school, college/university (if applicable) transcripts to prove completion and final grades.
If receiving Federal Financial Aid proof of completion of secondary education must be provided. GED and transcripts are preferred but high school diploma may be accepted.

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS
Application for the MFA Programs are accepted year round. MFA in Craft and MFA in Industrial Design have start dates in the Fall and Spring. MFA in Craft and Material Studies has start dates in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Applications for the MFA in Applied Craft and Design are accepted at OCAC during odd year recruitment cycles with a Fall start date.

Admission consideration for domestic students into the MFA programs a student must submit a completed application. A completed application consists of the following.
Online application
Non-refundable $55 application fee
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Two letters of recommendation
500 word Statement of Intent
Portfolio (12-20 pieces)
Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
University transcripts showing degree completion
Interview with program chair or assigned faculty
Completed FAFSA (optional but recommended)

Admission consideration for international students into the MFA programs a student must submit a completed application. A completed application consists of the following.
Online application
Non-refundable $55 application fee
Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Two letters of recommendation
500 word Statement of Intent
Portfolio (12-20 pieces)
Student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Professional transcript course-by-course evaluation showing degree equivalency and GPA on a 4.0-point scale. Transcript evaluations must be provided by Education Credential Evaluations (ECE), or World Education Services Inc. (WES)
Interview with program chair or assigned faculty
Minimum TOEFL: 61 or IELTS: 7

Upon admission into the MFA in Craft, ID, and/or Craft and Materials Studies program students must:
Submit a $450 tuition deposit to secure their place in the upcoming cohort
Submit an immunization form, documenting their immunity to measles in compliance with State of Oregon statutes.
Submit official university transcripts to prove completion and final grades.
If receiving Federal Financial Aid proof of completion of secondary education must be provided. GED and transcripts are preferred but high school diploma may be accepted.

Upon admission into the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program students must:
Submit a $350 tuition deposit to secure their place in the upcoming cohort
Submit an immunization form, documenting their immunity to measles in compliance with State of Oregon statutes.
Submit official university transcripts to prove completion and final grades.
If receiving Federal Financial Aid proof of completion of secondary education must be provided. GED and transcripts are preferred but high school diploma may be accepted.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS
International student applicants are those students who plan to study on campus using the F-1 Nonimmigrant Student Visa. These students are subject to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). SEVP regulations require that students enroll for full-time study to ensure normal progress in completing their degree program on time. This requires sufficient funds or sponsorship to pay for the student’s education and living expenses throughout their studies. International students are encouraged to contact the admissions office for additional assistance.

After admission, international students must also submit the following items before an I-20 is issued:
Completed OCAC Application for I-20,If currently studying in the U.S., a copy of the I-20, visa and both sides of the I-94
Copy of passport pages of biographical info and expiration date
Official financial documents in English and U.S. dollars, issued within the last three months. Documents must provide proof of readily available funds of the estimated cost of attendance as indicated in the I-20 application

DEFERRING ADMISSIONS
Students may defer their admission for up to one year for the follow reasons:
Financial
Health
Life circumstances

Students who defer their admissions will be able to keep their institutional scholarship and may get re-evaluated based on tuition increases and additions to their portfolio.

RE-ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE
Students who previously applied to OCAC but cancelled their admission or did not enroll or defer must re-apply for admission according to the same application procedures described in this section. Students who withdrew from the college or ceased attending after completing one or more semesters at OCAC need submit the following:
Application for admission
Official transcripts from any colleges or university attended since their last enrollment at OCAC.
Any admissions requirements not already on file according to requirements.
All financial holds must be cleared before readmission to the college will be considered. 

A history of unsuccessful academic progress at OCAC or other institutions could result in denial of readmission.

NON-DEGREE-SEEKING STUDENTS
Students not pursuing a degree or certificate at OCAC may register for credit on a space-available basis with permission of the instructor or department head. Before registering for coursework, students must complete the Application to Enroll as Non-degree-seeking Student and submit it to the registrar. Non-degree seeking students must have an earned high school diploma or GED. No application fee is required. Regular tuition and course fees apply.