How to Apply

Your application to the 2016 Pre-College Program must include the following

  • Official high school transcript
  • Application fee ($35 nonrefundable)
  • Registration fee ($10)
  • Tuition fee ($3,050)
  • Housing fees ($1,100 nonrefundable plus $150 damage deposit) Note: Only for students interested in on-campus housing; please inquire about availability.

The following students have additional application requirements:


We encourage all applicants to apply online using the CCA online application. Alternatively, you may download the printable application form (PDF) and remit via fax, mail, or in person.

Please apply using an email address that you check regularly, as all communication from the program, including studio placements, scholarship decisions, and registration confirmation, will be sent via email.

Students applying after May 2 must pay in full. Application fee, program and housing fees, and required signatures for Pre-College are all submitted by mail, fax, or delivered in person using our Application Payment Form. Please print and return this form to our office upon submission of your application.

You will receive a confirmation email once your online application has been received and processed (this can take up to two business days).

Rolling Admissions

We are accepting applications on a rolling, space available basis. Please contact Cheena Marie Lo, Pre-College Coordinator, to inquire about space in studios and housing before submitting your application.

Completed applications are processed and reviewed in a first-come, first-served basis. An application will not be reviewed until all materials, including transcripts, tuition, and fees, are received.

You will be notified of studio and housing placement within two weeks of receiving your complete application. You will be notified immediately if space becomes available in a studio for which you are waitlisted.


Official, sealed transcripts from your high school may be sent with your deposit or be sent from the school directly to CCA's Pre-College Office.

Transcript must include grades from fall 2015.

All transcripts must be in English or accompanied by a certified English translation of the original.

Home-schooled applicants should submit detailed syllabi of courses (equivalent to grades 9–12) and details of curriculum you are pursuing through any public or private agency (including community college transcripts, if applicable).

Send To

All materials being mailed should be sent to:

Office of Special Programs: Pre-College
5212 Broadway
Oakland CA 94618

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