Student Support

General Guidelines


NOTE: It is recommended that students take the SAT and ACT in the spring of junior year and the fall of senior year.

SUMMER MONTHS: Students and parents should RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH colleges and conservatories. If possible, students are strongly encouraged to visit college campuses for tours and interviews over the summer. Students are expected to have completed the majority of their college research by the end of the summer.

*For more info about NACAC college fairs, go to, Events/Training.


Baltimore School for the Arts sponsors an annual college fair in the fall as well as visits by college admissions officers, many of which will be after school. The dates for these visits are updated frequently and will be announced in homeroom. Students must schedule their own on-site tours and interviews with colleges and conservatories.

Early Decision and Early Action applications are usually due in November. Most Regular Decision applications are due from November to February. It is in a student’s best interest to apply AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to every school on his/her list. Please see ‘Application Process’ section for transcript request and teacher recommendation processes. 


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