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Study at Otis - Inbound Applicants

Inbound Applicants
Students seeking to study at Otis College of Art and Design for the Fall or Spring semester may do so by applying through the following two methods.

The AICAD Exchange program, (available only to full-time students attending one of the 35 participating AICAD schools)
Students Apply for AICAD Exchange here
The Otis Student Exchange program (available only to full-time students attending a school in a partnership program with Otis College)
Students Apply for Otis Student Exchange here

Applications must be received by Otis no later than:
Fall Term: April 10                   Spring Term: November 1

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: Additional Information
Once the Admissions receives your application, and you have been accepted to Otis, you will receive an International Student Verification Form and a list of documents needed to issue an I-20, the form you will need in order to apply for an F-1 visa (International Student Visa). You will be asked to supply the following information.
  • Bank letter or bank statement verifying funds totaled at approximately $5,000 for living expenses, books, health insurance, listed in the Statement of Financial Information. The bank statement must be signed or stamped by a bank official.
  • Verification of English Proficiency.  Unless this requirement has been waived in an exchange agreement with your university. You may submit:
    • A copy of your TOEFL or IELTS score report or,
    • Letter stating English proficiency from your host school (if applicable).
  • Data page of passport.