January 6
Application submission begins.

Postmarked March 10
Priority Application Deadline. Applications postmarked on or before March 10 will receive first consideration for program selection and housing. Every effort will be made to place you in your first (or second) studio selection; meeting the priority deadline, however, does not guarantee placement due to class size limitations and the popularity of some studios.

Note: After March 10, 2014, rolling admissions begins for non-scholarship applicants, which means applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Postmarked March 21
Scholarship Application Deadline. All scholarship materials are due at this time, including official high school transcripts and necessary deposits.

Note: Applications postmarked after March 21 will not be considered for scholarships.

April 18
Notification. For all applicants who met the March 10 priority deadline and the March 21 scholarship deadline, notification of admission, studio selection, housing and scholarship decisions will be mailed.

Postmarked May 16
Tuition Balance Due. All necessary supplies are included in the price of tuition. After May 16, any application submitted must include tuition, fees and housing payments, if applicable, paid in full.

You may pay by check (payable to California College of the Arts), Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Failure to pay your tuition in full by the deadline could lead to forfeiture of your studio selection and possibly your place in the program. A late fee of $100 will be charged if the balance is not received by the deadline.

Postmarked May 16
Housing Balance Due. The housing fee balance and the damage deposit are due by May 16 or two weeks after your acceptance date, whichever is later. After May 16, any housing request submitted must include housing fee and damage deposit paid in full.

You may pay by check (payable to California College of the Arts), Visa, American Express, Discover or MasterCard. Failure to pay the housing fee in full by the deadline will lead to the forfeiture of your housing reservation.


June 22
On-Campus Housing Check-In.

June 23
First Day Orientation (all students). All Pre-College classes are held on our Oakland campus. Signs and staff will direct you to the check-in area.

July 18
Check-Out Housing. Clifton Hall and the Irwin Hall will close at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2013. The mandatory Pre-College Closing Ceremony takes place earlier that evening at 4:15 p.m. Parents are encouraged to attend the final ceremony as well as view the open galleries of student work beginning at 3:30 p.m.

In order to ensure student participation in this important event, the residence halls will be closed to all residents and visitors between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please make arrangements to leave campus sometime between 5 and 7 p.m.

Exceptions to the departure policy above will only be considered for students living east of the Mississippi River or outside the United States and Canada who are unable to schedule adequate flight arrangements.

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