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Hi! I'm an incoming BFA Acting Major for the Class of 2018. I'd really like to get to know my class, and even find a potential roommate. Other schools that my friends are attending have Facebook pages for this, but UARTS doesn't seem to have one. Is there somewhere else I can find it? If not, maybe you can make one? Thanks so much!! Much Love!
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello and congratulations on your acceptance! The University of the Arts has a Facebook Group for the Accepted Students. Here’s how to join:

• Add your email address to your Facebook account• Log in to the UArts Student Portal using the login credentials provided in your acceptance packet
• Access your email via the GoogleApps link on the left under “Popular University Applications”
• Verify your email address through the email sent by Facebook
Join the group!

Enjoy! :)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi when will I know if I have been accepted or not?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hi! You will receive a decision letter in the mail 3–4 weeks after completing all application requirements. Contact the Office of Admissions at 215.717.6049 / 800.616.ARTS or if you’re concerned about the status of your application. Good luck!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello, I was just at your open house, but I forgot to ask this question about your facilities. I will not be attending your school for the school of dance, however I will be attending your school for CAMD. So I was wondering if you have the facilities for any of the UArts students to stay in shape while attending. Does UArts have a gym or pubic fitness center for all students?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello, and thank you for attending our Open House! Many students take advantage of a discounted membership offered by 12th Street Gym to the UArts community. If you’re looking for fun physical recreation while socializing, students play intramural dodgeball and basketball weekly, and there are fencing and slacklining clubs on campus.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
How long after I submit my application/audition/all my requirements will I recieve my decision? And do I recieve it in an email or online? I'm so anxious!
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hi! Domestic (U.S.A.) applicants should expect a decision letter 3–4 weeks after completion of all application requirements via USPS. International applicants will be emailed. Feel free to get in touch if you’re concerned about the status of your application by contacting the Office of Admissions at 215.717.6049 / 800.616.ARTS or Good luck!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
hello, I have some what of a silly question. But I'm hoping to attend UArts this fall. And my parents have already bought me a brand new Apple Macbook laptop. If I end up attending UArts do I still have to purchase a laptop package from the school?
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello and congratulations on your brand-new Macbook! This is an excellent and frequently asked question. You will not need to purchase another Macbook if you just purchased one. Just check to ensure your laptop meets or exceeds your department’s minimum requirements. We hope to see you here this fall!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello, so I just finished up the application process and I completed the application on Friday (March 21). How soon can I expect a response? Fingers crossed it's a positive one!
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello! Decisions typically arrive in the mail 3–4 weeks after completion of all application requirements, so look for a letter around mid-April. Feel free to contact the Office of Admissions to check the status of your application if you’re concerned at 215.717.6049 / 800.616.ARTS or Best of luck!

Welcome to Admit One, UArts Class of 2018!

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Asker xylious Asks:
Hi! I had recently filled out FAFSA and was wondering when or if I would hear anything about it. Also, I have a friend still searching for a good school, Would it be a bad idea for them to come to Admit One? I will definitely be going, so I was just curious. Thanks Much!
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello, xylious! Thanks for your questions!

Award letters are sent about 1–2 weeks after the March FAFSA submission deadlines have passed (March 1 for new students, March 15 for returning students). Therefore, we expect these letters to go out by early next week. For those who submit after the deadline has passed, it is about 1–2 weeks after submission that an accepted student will be mailed a letter about their financial aid package. Every accepted student will receive such a letter. If you have concerns regarding whether your FAFSA was received, please feel free to contact Student Financial Services at or 1.800.616.ARTS x. 6170 / 215.717.6170.

Admit One
I’m thrilled you want your friend to take a closer look at UArts and recommend you encourage your friend to attend our Open House on Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 9am – 4pm. Admit One is designed especially for accepted students and their families, where you’ll workshop with fellow incoming students and faculty within your major while your parents have the opportunity to ask questions of current students’ parents. Open House is geared toward introducing prospective students to the entirety of UArts and would be a better fit for your friend who’s just getting acquainted. Feel free to accompany your friend to Open House if you’re so inclined to attend both days. I hope your friend will join us and we look forward to seeing you at Admit One!

If I have not yet submitted my FAFSA yet is it too late? I've have issues that prevented me from gaining access to my taxes and I'm worried it's too late
uartsadmissions uartsadmissions Said:

Hello, crystaline-madeline! We accept FAFSA submissions on a rolling, funds-available basis after the March 1 deadline, so you are welcome to submit your FAFSA but are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to receive the most benefit.

UArts Student Financial Services
1.800.616.ARTS x 6170 

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