How to Apply

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

  • Application fee ($25 nonrefundable)
  • Tuition deposit ($125 refundable through May 4)
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Housing deposit ($100 refundable through May 4) Only for students who are interested in on-campus housing; no separate application is required

The following students have additional application requirements:


We encourage all applicants to apply online using the CCA online application.

Important Note: Application fee, program deposit, housing deposit, 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. Do not submit your application fee via the online 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).

Alternatively, you may download the printable application form (PDF) and remit via fax, mail, or in person.


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

Priority Deadline: March 16

Applications postmarked on or before March 16 will receive first consideration for program selection, housing, and merit and need-based scholarship consideration.

Every effort will be made to place you in your first studio selection; meeting the priority deadline, however, does not guarantee placement due to class size limitations and the popularity of certain studios.


Applicants who meet the March 16 priority deadline will be notified by April 20 of studio, housing, and scholarship decisions.


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