Supplemental Portfolio Review

Undergraduate Submission Guidelines

If you have prior coursework or experience in your chosen major program, you are required to submit a supplemental portfolio via Vault, which will be reviewed along with your initial portfolio for admissions, for appropriate placement in your program and/or to receive possible transfer credit toward major requirements. 

A faculty member will review your submission and make final determinations and schedule recommendations. 

These recommendations will be used in the undergraduate early registration process in order to place you in the appropriate courses for your first semester.


  • June 1 for fall admission
  • December 1 for spring admission

Students who do not meet the deadline will be registered based on what is currently on file (it will be assumed no additional placement needs exist).

IMPORTANT: What to Submit

Submission Criteria

If you have experience in one or more areas related to your chosen major program, please submit the requested number of images or movie files, or both, for each skill in which you wish to demonstrate your proficiency.

If you have images from any college-level courses in your major program that you would like to include, please submit the requested number of images or movie files, or both, for each course.

Please upload course descriptions, syllabi, and other relevant course material as either JPG or PDF file types.

  • Image files must be at least 200 dpi and in JPG format
  • Movie files must be fewer than 5 minutes total length and in MOV or MPEG4 format. (However, URLs are recommended for 4D submissions like animated or film shorts.)
  • Use the following naming convention for all files: Last Name_Title of Work or Institution Name_Skill/Level Being Demonstrated for Review or Course Name.


  • Ruiz_FigureStudy_LifeDrawing.jpg
  • Ruiz_LaneyCollege_IntroToAnimation.pdf

Descriptions of work are required and may include title of work, dimensions, medium, year, length of assignment, assignment type or personal project, explanation of research or process, etc.

We recommend you prepare this information before uploading your work. (See program-specific information in the form itself for more guidance.)

Portfolio Advice

Please consider the following in compiling your submission:

  • Am I meeting the guidelines provided in the program specific information?
  • Am I demonstrating a thorough understanding of a specific skill or process?
  • Am I showing a range of approaches?

Submission Link

CCA uses Vault, an online archive, to store and catalog work by students and faculty. You will use Vault to submit your supplemental portfolio for review.

Upload work to Vault:

  • Log in using your CCA account username and password
  • Select Contribute from the navigation bar on the left
  • Select Supplemental Portfolio Review from the academic list of portfolios

Graduate students: See your graduate program manager for all academic advising needs. (For questions related to your academic records, contact the Student Records Office at 415.703.9579.)