Apply as a transfer student for the fall or spring term (including internationally):

1. Complete the Undergraduate Application form

2. Pay the $50 application fee

3. Submit your additional information (your portfolio, written essay and transcripts).

4. Meet with a CCAD admissions counselor to determine how your credits will transfer.

CCAD transfer agreements:

Transcripts will be used to evaluate transfer credits to CCAD in a review with our admissions counselors. CCAD uses official transcripts, art portfolios, and other measures to determine the transfer of credits and course equivalencies. 

CCAD has transfer credit agreements with: 

  • Columbus State Community College
  • North Central State College
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College
  • Sinclair Community College

Read more about transfer credit guidelines.

Have questions?

Email [email protected].


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