Apply to California College of the Arts

Here’s how to apply for admission to the best value art and design school in the country.

Undergraduate

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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.

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Fall enrollment timeline

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

Graduate

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CCA application and program requirements

All graduate applicants should complete the CCA Application, and then submit any additional required materials as determined and directed by their program listed below. Be sure to view the graduate application checklist, too.

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 priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis.

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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 or send an email to [email protected].

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