Graduate Admissions FAQs

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) that answers many questions about admissions and applying to graduate programs at Emily Carr.

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When is the application deadline?
How do I apply?
I have a degree in a field outside of art or design. Can I apply?
Who will be a good reference for me?
Should I submit my transcript and/or English Language Proficiency test score?
What should my portfolio include?
I applied on EducationPlannerBC. What should I do next?
How will I know the result of my application?
Who should I reach out to if I have questions?
How much will tuition and fees cost?
Can I start my studies in winter or spring?
Does Emily Carr University offer an application fee waiver?
Can I submit an application for an entrance scholarship upon applying?

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