Admissions Overview

 

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THINGS TO KNOW

  • ELIGIBILITY
    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.
  • ROLLING ADMISSIONS
    You can apply anytime up until the end of August when orientation is held. If you apply by early December, you'll receive an additional scholarship.
  • DEADLINES
    If you are applying for the fall semester, we encourage you to submit your application and file your FAFSA for financial aid by December 4For spring semester, we encourage you to submit your material by November 1.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS
    100% of students receive scholarships. Click here to see those available for first-year students.
  • FINANCIAL AID
    You may be eligible for other financial aid. Find out by filling out the free fafsa.ed.govapplication (Moore's school code: 003300)
  • 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.
  • Moore will consider for undergraduate admission all qualified students who live as women, and who consistently identify as women, at the time of application. Moore College of Art & Design is dedicated to using language specific to women, and will continue to use female pronouns, as we have for 167 years.  
  • 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.
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO SEND

  • PORTFOLIO
    Select 8-12 examples of your work created within the last two years and upload them to moore.slideroom.com.
  • TRANSCRIPTS
    Your Guidance Counselor can fax (215-568-3547), email (enroll@moore.edu), or mail (1916 Race St. Philadelphia, PA 19103) an official copy of your transcripts. Transfers will need to send official college transcripts. 
  • SAT & ACT
    Scores are optional unless you're applying for our Visionary Woman Honors Program.
  • ESSAY
    Tell us why you love art & design!
  • LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
    You should send 1-2 from non-family members.
  • WHERE TO SEND
    Click here for a downloadable PDF walking you through the steps.