Graduate Application

How can I check the status of my application?

You must log in to the ApplyYourself system to check the status of your application.

Why is my application “incomplete” even though I submitted all of my materials?

Although you may have submitted all the required materials, it is a manual process to match your submitted materials with your online application. Please note that this may take a few business days.

Why can’t I confirm that my application has been submitted?

You may not have clicked the “Submit” button. After you completed the online portion of your application (i.e., application form, fee, personal statement, unofficial transcripts and, if applicable, resume and writing sample), please be sure to click the “Submit” button located at the top of the application page. Otherwise, we will not be able to move your application forward in the review process.

My application status is “on hold.” What does this mean?

A status of “on hold” means that you neglected to pay the US $75 application fee.

Can I waive my application fee?

The application fee cannot be waived or refunded.


Application Materials

How should I submit my portfolio?

Portfolios are sent physically to the CAMD Graduate Studies Program (360 Huntington Avenue, 122 Meserve Hall, Boston, MA 02115) or through SlideRoom, an online portfolio submission service. Please check the portfolio requirements for each program here.

Why can’t I see that my supplementary materials have been received?

Although you uploaded these documents, the ApplyYourself system does not reflect receipt of them until the Graduate Studies staff manually updates your record. Please allow a few days to complete this process after you have submitted your application.

Whom should I contact if my recommenders are having trouble submitting letters of recommendation?

Please contact the CAMD Graduate Studies Program at

How should I submit my transcript(s)?

Please upload a copy of your transcript(s) to the ApplyYourself online application system before submitting the application.

I am having trouble uploading my transcript(s).

If you are having difficulties uploading your transcript, please contact the CAMD Graduate Studies Program at

When will my ApplyYourself record reflect receipt of my transcripts?

Once you submit your application, the CAMD Graduate Studies Program matches your transcripts with your record. The transcript is then manually entered into ApplyYourself.

When do I have to submit an official transcript(s)?

After admission but prior to enrollment, you must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended directly to the CAMD Graduate Studies Program.

What happens if I cannot view receipt of my materials by the February 1 deadline?

February 1 is our priority deadline. If we have your materials, they will be processed and your application will be reviewed. Please be patient.


Financial Aid

How is financial aid awarded?

College financial aid is awarded on a merit basis.

What type of financial aid is available?

College, university and external aid is available.

When is the deadline for accepting a placement offer?

As a courtesy, we ask that you please confirm your enrollment status on the ApplyYourself system within three weeks of notification of our offer of admission.

I am interested in taking a course or two. Do I have to apply and be accepted in order to register for a class?

Graduate Studies at CAMD offers a part-time, non-degree option called “Special Student” status. Special students apply through the online application system, ApplyYourself. Special students are enrolled on a part-time basis and cannot exceed more than 2 courses per semester. A maximum of twelve semester hours over time may be earned prior to applying to a degree program. Please refer to the applicable materials required and deadlines for special students.


Contact Information

Whom can I contact if I have questions?

Email is our preferred method of communication with applicants. If the FAQs above do not address your questions, please email us at We will respond to your inquiry in a timely manner.