Two ways to submit your application
CCA practices rolling admissions, which means applications can be submitted for review after the priority deadlines listed below; however, if you wish to be considered for merit and diversity scholarships, you should apply by the priority deadline appropriate to you. Need-based scholarships will continue to be awarded to qualified applicants who submit a late application.
Submit your application through
Fall enrollment timeline
August 1: 2021 application becomes available
November 15: Early action deadline for first-year applications
February 1: Priority deadline for first-year applications
March 1: Priority deadline for transfer applications
Spring enrollment timeline
October 1: Priority deadline for first-year and transfer applications
CCA application and program requirements
To apply to a CCA graduate program, visit our online application list in SlideRoom, select the program or dual-degree program application of your choice, create an account, and submit all required application materials. Please note: There is no separate scholarship application, and CCA does not require GRE scores.
Applications submitted by the graduate priority deadline will be given consideration for institutional merit scholarships as well as priority processing for application reviews with faculty. Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.
Graduate key dates
- October 1: 2021 application becomes available
- January 10: Priority deadline for graduate applications
Talk to an admissions counselor today
Our admissions counselors can help answer your questions about CCA, arrange a campus visit, explain the application process, and much more. For general information about CCA, you can also call the admissions office at +1 800-447-1ART, text the admissions office at +1 415-610-7004, or send an email to [email protected].