Application Materials


Essay*

5-7 paragraph typed essay answering the following question:
Other than earning a degree in art and design, what do you want to accomplish as a result of attending SUVA?

Admissions Review Board evaluates essays that must score 80% or better on writing style, content, organization, grammar, vocabulary, punctuation, and spelling.

* There is no essay requirement for student applying under provisional Admittance.


Transcripts

High school graduates must submit transcripts with cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better, or proof of diploma indicating date of high school graduation. General Education Development (GED) recipients must submit GED certification with corresponding scores. Based on additional education or life experience, high school transcripts or GED scores may not be an accurate indication of basic ability. Therefore, applicants with a high school GPA less than 2.5 or GED recipients with scores indicating areas of weakness may be eligible for “limited study” admission (see “limited study” for additional information).


Test Scores

All applicants are required to submit ACT, SAT or Accuplacer test scores unless the applicant has earned a Bachelor’s or graduate degree. Applicants who have not previously taken one of these standardized tests may take the ACT Residual Test offered at Southwest University of Visual Arts. Applicants who elect to take the ACT Residual Test offered at Southwest University of Visual Arts are required to submit a $32.00 test fee on or before the date of the exam.


Application / Registration Fees

Applicants must submit a completed Application for Admission and a $25.00 application fee. International applicants must submit a $50.00 application fee. The application fee is refundable if the applicant is denied admission. Once all prerequisites have been met and the application has been accepted, the enrollee will place a non-refundable $100 Registration Fee with Southwest University of Visual Arts.


Download an Application Form

Use the link below to download a printable admission application that you may fill out by hand. The PDF includes the application for admission, personal statements form, and instructions for the essay you must submit for admission. Once completed, you may mail the documents to the address listed on the application form.

The application fee can be paid by credit card over the phone, check, or money order made payable to: Southwest University of Visual Arts.

If you are applying to the Tucson Campus please send all documents to:

Southwest University of Visual Arts
Admissions Department
2525 N. Country Club Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-325-0123
520-325-5535 fax
Email: applications@suva.edu

Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am to 9:00pm, Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm

If you are applying to the Albuquerque Campus please send all documents to:

Southwest University of Visual Arts
Admissions Department
5000 Marble NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-254-7575
505-254-4754 fax
Email: applications@suva.edu

Hours:
Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am to 9:00pm, Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm

Click here to download the application for admission.

If you have any problems downloading the application, please call a Program Representative toll-free at 800-825-8753, and we will be happy to mail you an application.