Welcome to Princeton Academy of Art’s admissions page. PAA offers both in-person and online study to students around the globe. Faculty and staff worked overtime re-imagining the core structure of the Academy to ensure the continuity of high quality training during extremely difficult times.

With the use of high-end student portal software, the transition to online learning for many became a preference. PAA will continue to offer online study as an option for those who are not able to begin in-person, and for those interested in studying at the Academy while abroad.

All Princeton Academy of Art day courses will be available in an integrated format meaning that all day classes can be conducted online, in-person or both. PAA’s integrated class structure offers students the option to stay home, yet not miss out on important assignments and information. It also allows the Academy to continue offering courses to many new faces from around the world.

Returning students should request their registration forms via email to


Admissions Process – Rolling

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are accepted year round though we advise you to apply by May 15th of the current year to ensure enough time to process your application.

Please give yourself ample time to secure housing in Princeton. Princeton Academy of Art is not responsible for assigning housing to incoming students.


Notification of Submission, Processing Time & Scheduled Interview

When you have submitted your application, please notify “” by email.

Please allow 5 weeks for processing and official acceptance response.


Application Requirements (Digital application by request only. We do not offer or accept mail-in applications)

  • General Information
  • Statement of Intent
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (one by a previous fine art teacher and one by an additional teacher, colleague, friend or family member)
  • Min 10-15 images of works of art you’ve created that include both drawing and painting (oil or gouache) preferably displaying your understanding of still life (and/or cast drawing), figurative subjects and landscape.


Acceptance & Admission to PAA

After you receive official acceptance based on your application materials, PAA will send all necessary registration information to you via digital form. Upon completion of this form, a non-refundable deposit for the upcoming year will be required to finalize the admissions process (details will be shared with you during your interview).


Please email “” directly to request the link to our online application form or with any questions you have.

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