Admissions Post-Bac Programs

How to Apply

Apply to the Post-Bac in Studio Art or Post-Bac in Conservation at SACI and begin your 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

    US and international students who have earned, or will have earned, a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, prior to beginning graduate study at SACI may apply. Applicants who attend, or attended, a US college or university must have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based upon a scale in which A = 4.0). The required minimum undergraduate grade point average in studio art and/or conservation course work if the applicant has had no previous graduate experience is 3.00. The required minimum grade point average in previous graduate work in studio art and/or conservation is also 3.00. 

    All proficiencies required for entrance to the program must be achieved prior to admittance. No credit toward the degree is permitted for study directed toward completion of these proficiencies.

  • 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

    One set of official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.

    International Students: All non-Canadian international students are required to complete a degree equivalent evaluation, in place of your Official Transcripts requirement, through World Education Services.

    Three Letters of Recommendation 

    (Academic preferred) from instuctors or other artists familiar with your work. The Recommendation Letter Form can be used, but the letters or forms must be sent directly from the recommender to the SACI New York Admissions Office, either by mail or email.

    Short Essay

    The essay should describe your area of specialization, objectives, and reasons for wishing to enter the program.


    For admission to the Post-Bac Certificate in Studio Art Program, an ePortfolio of 15-20 images of your strongest and most recent art work must be submitted. 

    For admission to the Post-Bac Certificate in Conservation Program, an ePortfolio of 15 images or two original papers demonstrating your scholarship (or a combination of both) must be submitted.  

    This ePortfolio must be posted online via SACI’s electronic portfolio provider. SACI does not require a payment for submitting an ePortfolio. Upon submission of your SACI application, you will receive an email with a link for your ePortfolio submission. Acceptable file formats and sizes for ePortfolios are: Images: JPEG at a resolution of 72 dpi which must be no larger than 600 pixels in the longest direction.  Videos: .flv, .wmv,.mov—up to 60 MB each and no longer than five minutes.  Text documents:PDF format up to 10 MB each.  All submissions must include an inventory list with title, medium, size, date, and description. 

    If You Have Been Out of School for More Than Three Years:

    Curriculum Vitae

    In addition to the above, a curriculum vitae is required of those who have been out of school for 3 or more years.

    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 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

  • Interview

    Once all application materials are submitted to SACI’s New York Admissions Office, a Skype Interview will be conducted. The Skype Interview is an opportunity for candidates to elaborate on their submitted materials, discuss their interests and abilities, and explore the opportunities SACI can give to meet their goals.

    Interviews begin in January, and are conducted by the director of your program of choice. You will be contacted by the program director by email to schedule the interview. If you are in Florence, you may choose to interview in person.

Key Dates & Deadlines

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

  • Application Deadlines

    Application Deadline June 15

  • Scholarship Deadlines

    Scholarship Deadline March 15

    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 at least four weeks in advance of the scholarship deadline. There are no exceptions to scholarship/FAFSA deadlines.

  • Term Dates

    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

    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 27 - November 4

    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 8

    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

Tuition & Fees

Tuition & fees for the Post-Bac in Studio Art and Post-Bac in Conservation programs 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, housing fee (if applicable) for the fall and spring terms, as well as the deposit (refundable general program deposit and non-refundable tuition deposit). What is included in tuition & fees?

  • Spring 2018

    $12,150 Tuition (January 4 - April 23, 2018)

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

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

  • Fall 2018

    $12,150 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)

    $1,000 Deposit ($500 refundable General Program Deposit, $500 non-refundable Tuition Deposit)

  • Spring 2019

    $12,150 Tuition (January 3 - April 23, 2019)

    $1,100 Activity Fee

    $850 Student Services Fee

    $3,950 Housing Fee

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

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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