Admission & Audition Process for Transfer Students

The application for Spring 2018 is now closed! If you are interested in being considered for the Fall 2018 semester, please check back in March to see our updated application process. Early applications will not be considered.

A complete application includes:

  • Submitted application, online or paper
  • Up-to-date high school transcript
  • Attendance record

Eligible students are invited to audition. Admission is based on openings in each class. If you are interested in transferring, please contact the admissions office to find out if an opening is available in your desired area. You may also fill out our transfer contact form for updates.

Questions to ask:

Is there space available?
Any students interested in transferring to ChiArts Spring 2018 may apply beginning October 1st.
Phone: 773-534-9718

Do I Qualify? 
We have provided a Transfer Guide to see if you may qualify. You are ineligible if you do NOT meet these minimum academic requirements:

  • GPA: 2.5 or higher
  • No more than 10 absences per semester, or an attendance rate of 92%
  • Earned credits on track with ChiArts graduation requirements (please see Transfer Guide link above)

I think I’m eligible. What’s the process?
1. Click here to complete our online application. Online application is highly encouraged. If you prefer paper, download and complete our paper application. Please be sure to indicate for which grade you are applying.
2. Submit your documents. You must submit your complete, most recent transcript, including all credits you’ve earned and your current schedule  If you have attended more than one high school, please send records of all credits earned from 9th grade to present. Submit both of these documents preferably together, to:

ChiArts Admissions
2714 W Augusta, Chicago, IL 60622

or via email to

or via fax to 773.534.4022

Transcripts and earned credits will be evaluated, and eligible applicants will be invited to audition. Please note that the evaluation process can take weeks, up to a month in busy seasons.

It is the responsibility of the student to send in complete applications and transcripts before the deadline set by the Admissions office. The Admissions office cannot move forward in the process without reviewing academics.