We are excited to have incoming transfer and second-degree students here at California College of the Arts and look forward to working with you this fall.
Please bookmark this page, which offers specific information pertaining to the registration process.
Academic advisors will be available only during June until fall orientation; First Year students and new incoming transfer and second-degree students should continue to direct questions to their enrollment counselor.
Summer Planning Guide
Check out the Academic Advising Summer Planning Guide for answers to all your questions during May through August.
Now that you have been accepted to CCA, we know you're excited to prepare for the upcoming fall semester. The college’s Academic Advising has a unique process in place to help get you registered for just the right courses.
Note: If you intend to study a major other than what you stated on your application, email email@example.com to ensure no delay occurs in connecting you with the materials for the intended major.
Registration Intake Form
Your advisor will contact you to have you complete the Registration Intake Form for your major. Use this form to provide feedback and preferences regarding your selected courses for the fall semester.
Registration Intake Form & File Review
Your advisor reviews the feedback you submit, along with all the documents that CCA has on file for you as of May 31, 2013 (e.g., transcripts, grades, test scores, portfolio review).
Your advisor determines the appropriate first-semester courses and registers you accordingly. The advisor will register you in a minimum of 12 units to ensure you are at full-time status. (See slide 7 regarding part-time versus full-time status.)
June Registration Review
In June your advisor sends an email with instructions on how to access your fall 2013 schedule.
June Registration Confirmation
Confirm you’ve reviewed your fall schedule and, if necessary, ask questions via a phone appointment (June only).
Neither additional registration nor schedule changes can be made after June 30, 2013. You can adjust your schedule during Orientation Week as well as during the first week of classes (the Add/Drop Period).
During summer registration, advisors can only register students based on received transcripts.
At the Portfolio Review session during orientation (Tuesday, August 27), students meet with program faculty to review transcripts and portfolios as well as receive recommendations for any additional changes to their course schedule.
What to Take to Portfolio Review
Portfolio (CD, flash drive, or physical work)
Your initial portfolio, used in applying to CCA, has already been reviewed for course placement. If you have completed additional work that displays increased proficiency related to your major, program faculty members are available to review it at the Portfolio Review session during orientation.
If by orientation you have yet to receive credit from a previously attended school’s course work, specifically due to missing or in-progress transcripts, unofficial transcripts can be helpful in registration adjustments.
While unofficial transcripts will not grant official credit for the courses in question, they may allow temporary prerequisite overrides to allow you to move along in your program.
A few undergraduate design programs at CCA ask students to demonstrate their level of proficiency. Additional skills tests are required in order to enter the full major sequence of the following programs:
Fashion Design students are required to have a standard level of sewing proficiency, and therefore will need to take the sewing skills test: a two-part test involving an at-home portion completed in advance, and an onsite portion that takes place during Orientation Week, Monday, August 26, from 2 to 5 p.m on the San Francisco campus.
Please RSVP to Fashion Design program manager Michecia Jones as well as to receive all required preparatory information.
Graphic Design students are required to have working knowledge of the three main graphic design tools: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The graphics design skills test takes place during Orientation Week, Monday, August 26, from 2 to 5 p.m on the San Francisco campus.
Please RSVP to Graphic Design program manager Vikki Del Rosario to receive all required preparatory information.
Interaction Design students are required to have a working knowledge of the two main design tools: Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and a basic understanding of InDesign. The interaction design skills test takes place during Orientation Week, Monday, August 26, from 8 a.m. to 11am on the San Francisco campus.
Please RSVP to Interaction Design program manager Alex Vikmanis to receive all required preparatory information.
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