Important Dates

Pre-College Summer 2016

Monday, January 4
CCA begins accepting Pre-College applications

You will be notified of studio placement and housing within two weeks of receiving your completed application.

Monday, March 14
Scholarship application deadline

All merit and need-based scholarship applications must be postmarked on or before March 14. Scholarship applications postmarked after this date will not be eligible for scholarships.

Monday, April 18
Scholarship notification

Scholarship applicants who meet the March 14 deadline will be notified of awards via email by April 18.

Monday, May 2
Balance due

The tuition and housing balance is due by May 2 or two weeks after your acceptance date, whichever is later.

After May 2, 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 and fees in full by the deadline could lead to forfeiture of your studio selection and housing reservation.

A late fee of $100 will be charged if the balance is not received by the deadline.

Program Dates: June 27-July 22, 2016

Sunday, June 26
On-campus housing check-in.

Monday, June 27
Morning Orientation (all students)

Monday, July 4
July Fourth Holiday Observed

No classes will be held on July 4. Some activities will be planned for residential students over the three-day weekend.

Friday, July 22
Pre-College Final Exhibition and Closing Ceremony

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 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 23
Housing Checkout

All students check out of the residence halls by 10 a.m.


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