Admissions Gap Year

How to Apply

Apply for a Gap Year at SACI and begin your study abroad journey to Florence. Discover eligibility requirements for US and international students. Learn how to create and submit your online application form. Find out what supporting documents are needed for your application.

  • Eligibility

    Students must be 18 prior to the start date of the term in which they intend to enroll. Applicants must be high school graduates with a minimum B average from their high school and a minimum GPA of 2.75 for any university-level courses. 

  • Create an Online Application

    Create a SACI Online Application and Pay the $70 Non-Refundable Application Processing Fee

    You can edit your application at any time before it is submitted. When submitting your application, you will be asked to pay the application fee online with a Mastercard, Visa, or Discover credit card. You will be able to check the status of your SACI application through your online account. Please submit your online application prior to sending any supporting documents.

    If you wish to apply for a SACI scholarship, you must indicated on your online application that you are applying for a scholarship.
  • Supporting Documents

    Official Transcripts

    High school graduates who are not already attending post-secondary institutions must submit sealed official transcripts from their high school. 

    International Students: Together with official or certified copies of transcripts bearing the original stamps, seals, and signatures of the issuing institution's designated officials, transcripts not issued in English need to be translated and evaluated for U.S. educational equivalency and submitted with the original documents.

    One Letter of Recommendation 

    The recommendation must be sent from an academic professional. The Recommendation Letter Form can be used, but the letter or form must be sent directly from the recommender to the SACI New York Admissions Office, either by mail or email.

    One-page Essay

    Your essay should describe your artistic and/or academic goals and influences, and your reasons for wishing to enhance them by studying abroad at SACI.

    If Your Native Language Is Not English:

    Evidence of Language Proficiency

    See the Non-US Students section for information about English language proficiency assessments.

  • How to Submit Supporting Documents

    All documents listed above should be mailed or emailed to SACI's New York Admissions Office by the application deadline. 

    In order for your application to be considered complete, we will need your online application, processing fee and supporting materials prior to the application deadline for your program.

    Please note that official transcripts cannot be sent by email.

    Mail documents to:
    Studio Arts College International
    454 W 19th St
    New York, NY 10011
    USA

Key Dates & Deadlines

Use this comprehensive list of application deadlines, scholarship deadlines, and academic term dates as you apply to study abroad at SACI.

  • Application Deadlines

    Fall Term June 15

    Spring Term November 15

    Late Spring Term April 1

    Summer Term May 15

  • Scholarship Deadlines

    Fall Term March 15

    Spring Term October 15

    Late Spring & Summer Terms April 1

    Completed application and supporting materials for scholarship applicants must be received at SACI’s New York Office by the indicated Scholarship Deadline. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov at least four weeks in advance of the scholarship deadline. There are no exceptions to scholarship/FAFSA deadlines.

  • Term Dates

    FALL 2017

    Term start/end dates: September 1 - December 18, 2017

    Arrival - Housing Opens September 1

    Orientation September 2-3

    Class Begins September 4

    Midterm Break for Undergraduates October 28 - November 5

    Final Exams December 11-15

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes December 18
     

    SPRING 2018

    Term start/end dates: January 4 - April 23, 2018

    Arrival - Housing Opens January 4

    Orientation January 5-7

    Class Begins January 8

    Midterm Break for Undergraduates February 24 - March 4

    Easter Monday - School Closed April 2

    Final Exams April 16-20

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes April 23
     

    LATE SPRING 2018

    Term start/end dates: May 17 - June 23, 2018

    Arrival - Housing Opens May 17

    Orientation May 18-20

    Classes Begin May 21

    Classes End June 23

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes June 23
     

    SUMMER 2018

    Term start/end dates: June 28 - July 28, 2019

    Arrival - Housing Opens June 28

    Orientation Venice Program June 28-29

    Orientation Florence Program June 29 - July 1

    Classes Begin July 2

    Classes End July 27

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes July 28
     

    FALL 2018

    Term start/end dates: September 4 - December 22, 2018

    Arrival - Housing Opens September 4

    Orientation September 5-6

    Class Begins September 7

    Midterm Break for Undergraduates October 26 - November 2

    Final Exams December 14-20

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes December 22
     

    SPRING 2019

    Term start/end dates: January 3 - April 23, 2019

    Arrival - Housing Opens January 3

    Orientation January 4-5

    Class Begins January 7

    Midterm Break for Undergraduates February 23 - March 3

    Easter Monday - School Closed April 22

    Final Exams April 15-19

    Departure Dates - Housing Closes April 23

  • Full Payment Deadlines

    Fall Term August 1

    Spring Term December 1

    Late Spring Term April 15

    Summer Term May 30

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & fees for the Gap Year program at SACI are released at least two years in advance. To calculate the full cost for your program, add the tuition, activity fee, student services fee, and housing fee (if applicable) for the terms you'll be attending, as well as the refundable general program deposit. What is included in tuition & fees?

  • Fall 2017

    $11,975 Tuition (September 1 - December 18, 2017)

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

    $1,600 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $500 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Spring 2018

    $11,975 Tuition (January 4 - April 23, 2018)

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

    $500 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $500 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Late Spring 2018

    $4,675 Tuition (May 17 - June 23, 2018)

    $650 Activity Fee

    $400 Student Services Fee

    $1,450 Housing Fee

    $550 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $400 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Summer 2018

    $4,675 Tuition (June 28 - July 28, 2018)

    $650 Activity Fee

    $400 Student Services Fee

    $1,200 Housing Fee

    $500 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $400 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Fall 2018

    $11,975 Tuition (September 4 - December 22, 2018)

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

    $1,600 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $500 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Spring 2019

    $11,975 Tuition (January 3 - April 23, 2019)

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

    $500 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $500 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Late Spring 2019

    $4,675 Tuition (May 16 - June 22, 2019)

    $650 Activity Fee

    $400 Student Services Fee

    $1,450 Housing Fee

    $550 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $400 Refundable General Program Deposit

  • Summer 2019

    $4,675 Tuition (June 27 - July 27, 2019)

    $650 Activity Fee

    $400 Student Services Fee

    $1,200 Housing Fee

    $500 Single room supplement (based on single housing selection)

    $400 Refundable General Program Deposit

Scholarships & Aid

Find out how you can finance your study abroad experience in Florence through Federal Financial Aid and SACI Scholarships.

  • Scholarships & Aid

    Studio Arts College International makes every effort to make study abroad an achievable goal for every student. Find out more about how to apply for Scholarships and Financial Aid.

  • SACI Scholarships

    We offer many scholarships for incoming students. View SACI Scholarships.

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