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Application Deadlines

  • Early action deadline: December 1
  • Priority deadline: February 15
  • Rolling deadline: July 15 

Application check list


  • Application Form or Common Application
  • Application Fee: WAIVED if you apply by December 1 (Early action deadline)
  • Official Transcripts: mailed directly to NHIA admissions office
  • Portfolio/Writing Sample: 15-20 images or 10-20 pages of writing samples submitted through Slideroom
  • Personal Statement (500 words): submitted through Slideroom responding to one of the following prompts.  
    • What and/or who inspires you to be creative?
    • After graduating from college, what sort of impact do you hope that your artwork/writing will have?
    • What kind of conversations do you want your work to provoke or inspire?
  • ACT/SAT scores: mailed directly to NHIA admissions office
    • BFA Applicants: optional
    • MFA/MAT Applicants: 50th percentile or higher in reading, writing, and math required for admissions


  • Letters of recommendation

Application Fee Waived Until December 1

TRANSFER APPLICANTS: Please visit our Transfer Student page.

VETERAN APPLICANTS: Please visit our Veteran's page.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: Please visit our International Students page.


NHIA Admissions Office 
148 Concord Street 
Manchester, NH 03104 
Toll Free: 866-241-4918 
Local: 603-836-2589

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