Tips for Educators

California College of the Arts is a fully accredited art school dedicated to the development of the artists, designers, writers, and architects of tomorrow.

The Enrollment Services Office seeks to partner with you as you work to support your applicants, as they seek an education in the arts.

Application Process

CCA reviews applications on a rolling basis; that is, we review applications in the order in which we receive them, and we continue to accept applications, admit students, and award financial aid after the priority dates.

Application requirements for first-year, transfer, and international applicants are available, including portfolio requirements and priority deadlines. See Application Requirements and Portfolio Preparation.

CCA and You

Enrollment Services counselors recruit through the fall and winter by visiting high schools, community college transfer centers, and studio classes and participating in National Portfolio Days. For all currently scheduled events, see CCA Near You and National Portfolio Days.

Enrollment counselors are assigned territories in order to better serve you and your students. If you would like to request a visit by a counselor, please email

Our counselors plan for the fall and spring recruitment season from September through January.