Parent Resources

Our students make a difference in the world.

California College of the Arts is a place for students who believe creative work can positively and powerfully affect our society. It is a place for those who want to make art that matters.

An arts education has never been more relevant or more valuable. Today, creative people are recognized as necessary to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

And CCA students, alumni, and faculty are at the cutting edge of every creative field, working in industry and the community, and founding enterprises of their own.

Campus Link: A Newsletter for Parents

Each month a new edition of The Campus Link, a newsletter written specifically with the parent or guardian of a prospective or current student, will be available to view or download (PDF).


To help you quickly find relevant information, we've compiled the resources a parent or guardian needs most, or email the Admissions Office with your questions.

Also, be sure to review the Parent/Guardian Advice page, where you'll find additional helpful information that addresses important dates, financial options, application instructions, housing, and student health and well-being.

Most Requested

The following are the most popular page requests that relate to parent inquiries:
Academic calendar
Ask CCA (answers to commonly asked questions)
Campus maps
Faculty directory
Financial aid, scholarships, cost of attendance
Mailing address
Student Accounts
Staff directory
Student forms
Tuition & fees schedule
Your right to know

Index of Categories

Select a category to see related topics specifically for parents of incoming or current students:
Admitted Students (Undergraduate)
Student Activities
Student/Campus Policies
Student Resources
Youth & Community Programs

If you are unable to locate a particular topic, try searching for the topic using the website search box, located in the upper right-hand corner. (Please also email the web editor to request this item be added to the index.)

Alternatively, visit the Enrollment Services staff list to contact a designated person for assistance.


Topics listed here pertain to curricular activities and programs:
Academic requirements
Diversity Studies
ENGAGE at CCA (a collegewide community-service initiative)
First Year Program
International exchange partners
Lectures series
Programs of study
Summer at CCA
Summer Study Abroad
Sustainability at CCA (a collegewide initiative)
Teaching concentration
Visiting artists


Topics listed here address CCA's admissions process, including information about the college itself:
Admissions events
Applying -- graduate programs
Applying -- international student
Applying -- undergraduate programs
CCA at a Glance
MyPOV log in
Visiting CCA

Admitted Students (Undergraduate)

Topics listed here are specifically for admitted undergraduates:
Applying for housing
New student registration
Undergraduate Enrollment Guide (PDF)

Student Activities

Selections listed here pertain to student life at CCA, including housing and extracurricular social activities:
CCA’s page on Facebook
Residential Life
Student clubs and organizations
Student exhibitions

Student/Campus Policies

Please review the following campus policies, including the official CCA Student Handbook, to ensure you and your student are in compliance:
Accessing your student’s information (FERPA)
Residence hall policies
Student Handbook

Student Resources

Students at CCA have access to a wealth of resources that enhance the college experience and ensure success:
Academic advising
Academic coaching (tutoring)
Campus safety / escort service
Campus shuttle
Career Services
Disability & Access
Financial aid & scholarships
International student services
Laptop (how to purchase)
Registration, records & transcripts
Student health insurance
Tuition, payment & cost of attendance

Youth & Community Programs

CCA offers a wide array of special programs for adult professional advancement as well as youth-based, college-preparatory programs:
CCA Extension (professional development)
Summer Atelier (9th grade and higher)
Young Artists Studio Program (6th-8th grade)

Learn more about CCA's educational initiatives and special programs.