In the Fall intake of 2018, 843 students had applied for admission at Columbus College of Art and Design. Among them, 88% were selected for admission at this college. Thus getting into this college is an easy process if the student meets the eligibility criteria set.
The Columbus College of Art and Design offers 2 graduate programs and 12 undergraduate programs in disciplines including Advertising & Graphic Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Game Art, and Fashion Design.
This College offers many special programs including condensed courses or “mini-mesters”, summer classes, honor classes and also many off-campus programs. CCAD has established partnerships with many institutions in the U.S. and abroad for short term and semester-long programs.
Moreover, this college mainly focuses on the creative capacities of the applicant along with their academic records and test scores. The written essays submitted must be creative, prompt, and grammatically correct for creating a good impression.
|Application portal||Online portal|
|Application fee (non-refundable)||50 USD|
|Minimum GPA||UG Applicants: 2.3|
PG Applicants: 3.0
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Financial aid||Loans, Grants, and Scholarships are available|
|Work experience||For some graduate programs|
Students need to submit their applications by the deadlines mentioned below for being considered for admission at CCAD.
|Early Application||December 1, 2019|
|Priority Deadline||February 1, 2020|
|Rolling Application After||February 1, 2020|
|Summer 2020||June 1, 2020|
|Fall 2020||August 28, 2020|
|Winter 2019||August 30, 2019|
|Spring 2019||May 3, 2019|
Columbus College of Art & Design offers admission to students coming from all over the world. The student body of this college has 7% of international students coming from more than 35 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, and Europe. The students need to fulfill the eligibility criteria, submit the required documents and meet the allocated deadlines.
The admission process is almost similar for both international and domestic applicants but in the case of international applicants willing to study in the US, some additional requirements need to be met.
Application portal: The students need to fill the application form available on the official website of CCAD.
Application fee: 50 USD
Application requirements: The minimum requirements that need to be fulfilled by the applicants while applying for admission at CCAD are enlisted below:
International applicants need to submit results of standardized tests like TOEFL, IELTS, ELS, etc. as proof of English language proficiency:
|Test||Minimum score required for Undergraduate Program||Minimum score required for Graduate Program|
|IELTS||6.0 total band score*||6.5 total band score|
|ELS||Completion of Level 109||-|
*Students with an IELTS total band score of 5.5 and strong academic grades will have the option to either retake the IELTS or participate in a Skype interview with a CCAD admissions counselor. Students with a 5.5 IELTS, strong academic grades, and a successful Skype interview will be considered for admittance.
Students are required to apply for their student visa as soon as they receive the admission offer letter from CCAD. They will receive an I-20 form from the college which takes around 15 days to process after receiving the completed application from the student.
After reaching the airport, students will not be allowed immediately to enter the country. After a meeting with the immigration officer, the applicant will be granted access to the country.
The following documents need to be submitted while applying for a student visa:
After the successful submission of the enlisted documents, the student needs to schedule an interview with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
CCAD offers undergraduate programs in Advertising & Graphic Design, Animation, Fashion Design, Photography, Fine arts, Illustrations, Industrial design, etc.
Application portal: Students need to fill the application form available on the official website of CCAD.
Application fee: $50
Application requirements: The requirements to be fulfilled for a successful application for admission at CCAD are enlisted below:
CCAD offers two graduate degrees namely Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design. The applicants who will be applying for graduate admissions must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Application portal: Students need to apply through the online application form available on the official website of CCAD - ccad.slideroom.com
Application fee: $65
Application requirements: The following documents need to be submitted for a successful application for admission at CCAD:
|Course||Admission Deadline||Admission Requirements|
|Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts||Application Open: 13th September 2019||Minimum GPA 3.0, Portfolio having 20 examples of best work and 3 time based or a combination of both.|
Project proposal of first semester in PDF format. Resume/ CV LOR
|Master of Design in Integrated Design||Fall 2019: 1st July Next Applications open: 13th September||Submit description 3 works, education or personal projects having 3-20 visuals (if applicable) in PDF format.|
Statement of Intent, Resume /CV, LOR, Minimum GPA 3.0
The acceptance rate clearly suggests that the competition is not very tough and most people who apply get in. The admission process is flexible as they give options in case a student does not qualify some criteria. The admission authorities can be contacted for clear information for that academic year.