Admission Requirements

Moore College of Art & Design is the first and only visual arts college for women undergraduates in the United States. Moore will consider for undergraduate admission all qualified students who live as women, and who consistently identify as women, at the time of application. The College is dedicated to using language specific to women, and will continue to use female pronouns, as we have for 167 years. 


Learn more about the application process.

First YeaR

High School seniors and those with no prior college experience should apply as first-year students. View First-Year applicant details



Students who have attended another college or university should apply as transfer students.

Visit the Transfer Applicant page for details


Non-traditional Age & Re-entry Women

Are you an adult and want to attend Moore?

Visit the Re-entry Applicant Page.



You must already hold an undergraduate degree to apply for our Post-Baccalaureate certificate program. The degree may be in any field of study.

Visit the Post-Baccalaureate Applicant page for details


International Applicants

Moore welcomes and encourages international applicants.

View the International Applicants page for details



Moore accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. If you are applying for the fall semester, we encourage you to submit your application and file your FAFSA for financial aid by March 1st. November 1st is the deadline for the spring semester.



Admission to Moore is based on both the quality of your portfolio and your overall academic record. Your desire and motivation to make art and your creative potential is also a key factor in the admissions process. Careful consideration is given to each applicant to evaluate her potential for success as a student.


Notification of Admission

The Admissions Committee reviews applications on a continual basis. After completing the application process, you will be notified of an admissions decision within two to three weeks.


Deferred Admission

If accepted, you may defer your enrollment for up to one year. You must submit written notification of the decision to defer to the Admissions Office, indicating the semester during which you would like to attend. Tuition deposits may only be deferred for one year.


Policy of Non-Discrimination

Moore College of Art & Design has been committed to the education of women since 1848. The College adheres to the principle of equal educational opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or handicap. Moore is also an equal opportunity employer.