Here’s how to apply to the Watkins Pre-College Program. We will consider your application as soon as we receive all required materials.

Complete and submit these items using the online application service Slideroom:

  • Online application.
  • $35 application fee payable to Watkins College of Art.
  • Images of five to 10 original works of art.
  • An essay of approximately 250 words explaining why you want to attend the Watkins Pre-College Program.

Have these items sent directly to us:

  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Your parents’ IRS W-2 form or documentation of eligibility for free or reduced lunch program from a school official (only required if you want to be considered for a Pre-College Program Scholarship).

Key application deadlines:

  • March 1—application deadline for scholarship consideration
  • April 1—regular application deadline
  • April 15—$300 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot
  • May 1—tuition payment-in-full (no refunds after this date)