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Join our students and alumni in changing the world through art and design.

The first step to becoming a CCS changemaker is applying. Below, you’ll find the three easy steps to joining one of the top art and design schools in the country. Our team can help you navigate our requirements and financial aid resources. We’re here to answer questions at any point along the way.

General Admissions Steps

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Complete the Online Application

This is your first step – complete it now and then follow up with the other pieces as soon as you can.

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Submit Transcript(s)

We accept unofficial or official transcripts for application. Documents must include student’s first and last name, the name of the school/college.

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Show Us Your Work

After you’ve submitted your application, check the portfolio requirements for your program and submit your portfolio accordingly.



Request an Appointment

Our friendly admissions staff is just a click away from helping you with the admissions and application process. Whether you are looking to apply for our undergraduate or graduate programs, we can help.

Scholarships? We've got 'Em

Ninety-eight percent (98%) of CCS students receive financial assistance totaling $47 million to help them earn a world-class degree.

Experience CCS for Yourself

We offer in-person and virtual events and tours for both undergraduate and graduate students. Please join us for an upcoming event.