How to Apply

A complete application to the 2015 Pre-College Program includes the following requirements:

  • Application fee ($25 nonrefundable)
  • Tuition ($2950, see Refund Policy)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Housing payment ($950 + $150 housing damage deposit) Only for students who are 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.

Rolling Admissions

We are accepting applications for Summer 2015 on a space-available basis. Please inquire about studio and housing availibility before submitting your application.

All students applying after May 4 must pay for the program in full. Application fee, tuition, housing payments, and required signatures for Pre-College are all submitted by mail, fax, or delivered in person using our Application Payment Form and Billing Worksheet. Please print and return this form to our office upon submission of your application.

You will receive a confirmation email that includes the payment details once your online application has been received (this can take up to two business days).


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 2014.

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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