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Once you have received an offer of admission, you may find it helpful to refer to this overview of next steps to take you from the point of admission to enrollment.

For more detailed information, log into MySVA, the School of Visual Art's online portal, using the user name and temporary password listed on your acceptance letter. From the Admissions tab on MySVA, you can view a list of next steps, download important documents and forms and access your SVA email account.

Accepting an Offer of Admission

Submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $1,000* to Graduate Admissions by the reply date noted on your acceptance letter. Enrollment fees will be processed as space remains available in your chosen department. Graduate Admissions will confirm receipt of submitted enrollment fees via e-mail.

*$500 of this fee will be applied to the first semester’s tuition.

Deferred Admission and Reapplication
Admission cannot ordinarily be deferred to another academic year.

Extension Limitation
Students who matriculate in one of the College's graduate degree programs must complete their coursework within four years, unless given an official extension by the Coordinator of Academic Advisement.

Billing Information

Summer Entry, MFA Art Practice and MFA Visual Narrative:
Payment of tuition for these programs is due May 1st.

Fall Entry:
Beginning in June, all registered students will receive a bill for tuition and fees. Payment of this bill is due August 1st.

To discuss payment plan options, please contact Student Accounts at 212.592.2415 or

Current Undergraduate Students

Students who will be completing undergraduate studies during the 2019-20 academic year must confirm their degree by having an official, final transcript forwarded to Graduate Admissions prior to the start of classes.

Financial Aid

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the U.S. Department of Education, making sure to list SVA's Title IV code - 007468 - on the form. Once your FAFSA result is on file at SVA, you will receive a notification within 2 to 3 weeks to view your award letter on WebAdvisor accessible from MySVA. FAFSA forms can be submitted online at

Financial Aid can be contacted at 212.592.2030 or

Please note that only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible for need-based financial aid.

2020-2021 FAFSA Reminder

You can now submit your 2020-2021 FAFSA form as early as October 1, 2019, using your 2018 tax information.

You can file the 2020-2021 FAFSA form online at using your FSA ID login credentials to electronically sign.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Financial Aid at 212.592.2030 or email us at


Submit a $400 housing deposit along with your enrollment fee to Graduate Admissions.

Residence Life will email instructions for completing the online housing application to your SVA email address accessible via MySVA. Housing assignments will be emailed starting April 2020. An additional e-mail will be sent with roommate and check-in information by June 2020.

If you have questions, please email Residence Life at

International Applicants

After submitting the enrollment fee, you will gain access to a portal called Terra Dotta, accessible via MySVA. Through Terra Dotta, you will submit the required financial documentation and be issued an I-20. If you have questions, the International Student Office can be contacted at 212.592.2236 or

For information on student visas and other services, click here.


Please check back closer to the start of the semester for a full schedule and more details.


Once you have submitted the nonrefundable enrollment fee and secured a place in your program, you will be mailed a registration packet which includes details on how to register. You may download and view the Registration Book via the download module on the right side of this page.

The SVA Student Health form must be completed and approved by Student Health and Counseling Services before you will be allowed to register for classes. This office can be contacted at 212.592.2246 or at

After the tuition billing deadline of August 1st, you must contact Student Accounts to receive financial clearance before you will be able to register.


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