Admitted students



Congrats on your acceptance to Columbus College of Art & Design.

Our graduates excel as professionals and leaders throughout the world, creating forward-thinking, award-winning and culture-changing ideas. As a CCAD student, you’ll become part of this powerful creative network, and we can’t wait to welcome you to campus.

So, what's it like at CCAD?

In a word: inspiring. In two words: fantastically weird. Visit the campus and meet some of your new classmates at Admitted Students Day, an event for incoming students held every spring.

What's it like learning in Columbus?

Small enough to make influential connections. Large enough to experience world-class talent and ideas. 

What's there to do after class?

Snap pictures of the Art Sign. (It has zero bad angles.) Take a ride to the Short North Arts District to check out the cool shops and galleries. Spend time outside on the Quad or binge on coffee (coffeeee!) in the Crane Cafe. Get inspired by attending a lecture or viewing art at the Beeler Gallery. Contemporary art-world giants are here constantly. Plus, Columbus Museum of Art is our next-door neighbor⁠—and admission to the museum is free for all CCAD students.

What should I do next?

Besides telling as many people as possible on a group text? (It's cool when it's good news.) Reach out to us on social using #MyCCAD

1. Login to your CCAD New Student Gateway

It has all the details about tuition deposits, applying for housing, registering for Orientation, and more!  Login here:

New Student Gateway

2. Submit your FAFSA form.

So you're eligible for maximum financial aid. You'll need to designate CCAD as your school to receive the FAFSA results. Our code is 003039. You can fill out the FAFSA at


3. Review your CCAD financial aid package.

This will arrive separately from your scholarship information. Expect it to come in the mail and by email within a few weeks after you’re admitted.


4. Head to MyCCAD.

Find all of the information you'll need in order to prepare for the beginning of your CCAD adventure

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) graduates excel as professionals and leaders worldwide.
Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) welcomes our accepted students.


Accepted students at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) can expect big things.