Core Portfolio Review

About Waiving Core Studio Courses

The Portfolio Review
In order for a Core Studio waiver to be granted, students are reviewed based on their formal portfolio, conceptual abilities, and communication skills. Be sure to present work that reflects the Student Learning Outcomes for each course you seek to have waived.

(Note: Students may require more images than originally provided in the application portfolio.)

How do I know if I need a portfolio review?
To determine if you are eligible for a portfolio review, we encourage you to complete this questionnaire.

Portfolio Review Deadline
Students are highly encouraged to submit their portfolio for review by August 3 in preparation for orientation, so that their schedules can be adjusted before classes begin.

All students, new first-year students and transfer students alike, are expected to finalize review and placement for their Core Studio requirements within their first semester (deadline for fall 2015 is October 16).

Students who enter fall 2015 are not eligible for Portfolio Review after that date.

For further questions, please email firstyear@cca.edu.

No placement consideration occurs in later semesters. AP and IB waivers for Core Studio requirements are not automatic except for Drawing 1 (with a score of 3 or higher in AP Drawing). Students are reviewed based on their formal portfolio, conceptual abilities, and communication skills.

Be sure to present work that reflects the Student Learning Outcomes for each course you seek to have waived.

Note: It may be necessary to feature more images than originally provided in the application portfolio. Be sure to review the Portfolio Review Requirements.

Portfolio Review: Possible Outcomes

  • 3 units of AP or college credit accepted for one Core Studio course
  • Core Studio course is waived (yet an additional 3-unit elective is required if no college credits exist to fill in for the required 3-unit course)
  • No Core Studio course waived: Determined during review due to fact student learning outcomes require additional development. (Faculty then guides student toward successful completion of the course.)

Related Information

Review Requirements
Portfolio Review schedule

(Transfer students with equivalent coursework need not submit an additional portfolio.)