Register online!

The Office of Special Programs offers online registration through WebAdvisor for CCA Extension courses. (CCA currently uses WebAdvisor for student academic registration.)

About Online Registration

Who Can Use WebAdvisor?

Online registration requires either a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or an electronic check (e-check) as a method for payment. (E-checks authorize a direct debit to a personal checking account.)

Easy-to-use prompts are available for all new WebAdvisor users, including the addition of a CCA Extension Payments FAQ.


Online registrations are confirmed by email; registrations made by phone or fax are confirmed by postal mail.

Delivery errors can occur with both email and postal mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the Office of Special Programs to confirm your registration.

Students who do not receive a confirmation are still liable for the tuition of CCA Extension courses for which they have registered; students must formally withdraw from a class in order to receive a refund (see refund policy).

See Other Ways to Register (below) if you prefer to register by phone.

Navigating WebAdvisor

Once in WebAdvisor, if you are a new user, select the CCA Extension button (located at the right-hand side of the page).

Select "Register and Pay for CCA Extension Classes."

After you register and pay for a class, you will be issued a login via email.

Search for Classes

When searching for classes in WebAdvisor's "Register and Pay for CCA Extension Classes" section, please select "Submit" to view all courses.

Who Should Not Use WebAdvisor?

Anyone who is entitled to a registration discount should not register online using WebAdvisor, as the discount will not be included (see Discounts below).

Also, when paying for registration by check or money order, these transactions must be made either in person or by postal mail. See the following section for other ways to register.

Ways to Register

Phone 510.594.3710 or 510.594.3652 to register by phone with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Please be sure to have all information requested on the registration form and your credit card information available when you call.

Mail your completed registration form to California College of the Arts, Office of Special Programs, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618. Remember to include your check or credit card information.

Register in person at either CCA Student Records Office: 5212 Broadway (Oakland) or 80 Carolina Street (San Francisco -- adjacent to the main CCA building at 1111 Eighth Street) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

When calculating your registration costs, remember to include any applicable lab fees payable at registration in addition to the course tuition.

Note: All phone, and mailed-in registrations are confirmed by email. Please allow a few days for your registration to be processed. 

Materials Fees

Material fees (if applicable) are paid directly to the course instructor(s) at the first scheduled class meeting, unless otherwise noted.


CCA accepts personal checks or money orders (payable to California College of the Arts), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or cash.

Tuition & Fees are payable in full at registration.

Note: A $25 penalty will be charged to the student’s account for any returned check, regardless of the reason.


Do not use online registration if you're eligible for a course tuition discount (see below). Instead, please call the Office of Special Programs to ensure you receive your entitled discount.

Donors: Donors who give a gift to the college of $500 or more this year are eligible for a 20 percent discount on CCA Extension course tuition. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 510.594.3662.

Middle and high school art teachers: CCA Extension offers a 25 percent tuition discount to middle and high school art teachers. Instructors must provide a letter from their principal's office that confirms current employment status at the time of registration. Limit: two courses per semester (not to exceed four courses in one academic year).

Noncredit Record of Attendance

During the term in which a participant is registered, the enrollee may request a Noncredit Record of Attendance that verifies attendance and completion of a course; however, the document neither provides an academic evaluation nor a grade.

All Noncredit Records of Attendance must be requested in writing from the Office of Special Programs at least three weeks prior to the final session of the course. If the request is made after that time, the college may not be able to provide the record.

A $20 fee is charged for each Noncredit Record of Attendance. (Please note that no permanent records or transcripts are kept for noncredit students.)