Applications for admission to the 2-Year, Full-Time program at CHAVÓN may be submitted throughout the year. However, early application is encouraged, as admission is on a space-available basis. Admissions decisions will generally be made within two weeks after completion of the requirements listed below.
First-year applicants to the two-year, full-time program must begin their studies during the fall term (September to December) of CHAVÓN 2-semester academic year.
Transfer applicants are welcome to apply for advanced standing at CHAVÓN. They may begin their studies in the fall of the second year and must complete two full semesters in order to qualify for graduation. They must submit official transcripts documenting their college or university studies and present a portfolio of their college-level work that demonstrates competence at CHAVÓN’s second year level. This will be evaluated by the faculty of their chosen major and/or the admissions staff. In exceptional instances significant professional experience, documented by an advanced portfolio and resumé, may be substituted for college-level studio credits.
Graduates of the Two-Year Program at CHAVÓN have the option of continuing their studies through the 2+2 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program with Parsons School of Design. The principal requirement for admission to Parsons’ third (junior) year is the maintenance of a B (3.0) average at CHAVÓN and meeting Parsons’ admissions and English language fluency requirements.
The most important criterion for admission to CHAVÓN is the potential for creative artistic achievement. The Committee on Admissions will base its decisions on an applicant’s portfolio, including The CHAVÓN Challenge, as well as previous academic performance and an interview by a member of the admissions staff or faculty.
1Applicants who have completed less than one year of college or university study must submit official transcripts from both their high school and college or university. Those with a full year or more of study at an accredited college or university are only required to submit their post-secondary transcripts.
2The full-time, two-year program at CHAVÓN is the equivalent of a US associate degree. Parsons School of Design accepts CHAVÓN credits towards its BFA degree on a 2 + 2 basis and qualified CHAVÓN graduates who successfully meet Parsons admissions requirements are admitted to the BFA curriculum at the 3rd year (junior) level. Many other colleges, universities and art schools, in the US and internationally, also accept CHAVÓN credits, although the acceptance of transfer credit by any educational institution is always at its discretion. Applicants should also note that Parsons does not offer a major in film.
3Fashion Marketing and Communications applicants are not required to complete a portfolio, but must submit the CHAVÓN Challenge.