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College for Creative Studies Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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College for Creative Studies (CCS) invites application in the season of Fall and Winter. Course study available at the university are Interior design, Product Design, Communication Design, Integrated Design and Transportation Design.

The university enrols more than 1400 students annually. It has an acceptance rate of 49%. The application process is known to be highly competitive.

  • Average GPA required is 3.3.
  • Personal statement and letter of recommendation are optional for Undergraduate programs.
  • Applicants are required to submit their artwork via slideroom.
  • International students must ensure timely completion of their F1 visa process.


Application PortalUG - College of Creative Art Online Application
PG -
Application FeeUG - $10
PG - $18
Acceptance Rate49%
Average GPA range3.3 above
Average SAT score1091 or above
Average ACT score23 or above
English ProficiencyTOEFL, IELTS
Mode of PaymentVISA, Discover card or Master Card
Institutional codeSAT Code - 1035
TOEFL Code - 1035
ACT Code - 1989
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake seasonsFall, Winter

Financial Aid

Merit-based scholarships for International students

College for Creative Studies Admission Deadlines

Applicants are advised to apply prior to the deadlines to be considered for admission.

FallDecember 1 (Early-Action)
February 1 (Priority)
WinterNovember 1
Graduate Applicants
Semester-BasedJanuary 15 (Priority)
February 15 (General)

College for Creative Studies International Admissions

The admission process for domestic and international students are both conducted online. However, international students have additional requirements and must be careful with their visa process so as to complete it in time. To avail scholarships at a priority basis, students must apply early.

Academic requirements - Official transcripts, Portfolio upload, GPA, ACT/SAT score

The applicants are required to upload at least 5 to 8 work samples.

GPA - 3.3 and above

Additional requirements - Copy of Passport, Proof of Financial support

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students:

International students may submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores to prove English proficiency.

TestMinimum required score
TOEFL80 (Internet-based),
527 (Composite),
197 (Computer-Based)

Visa Process for International Students

  • If the applicant completes the application and meets all the CCS requirement then they will be issued an I-20 form.
  • The I-20 must be completed with accurate information.
  • Students have to pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and print the receipt for the interview.
  • Applicants then need to apply for the F-1 visa, submit the form and make the required payment.
  • Finally, students have to attend the scheduled interview at a suitable U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

College for Creative Studies Undergraduate admissions

The university offers undergraduate courses in the field of Communication Design, Transportation Design, Entertainment Arts, Advertising Design, Fashion Accessories Design and Product Design. To apply for admission the applicants need to fulfil the following requirements -

Where to apply -

Admission requirements: Original final secondary school transcripts with a minimum GPA of 3.3 and above, 5 to 8 art creations uploaded post application through

GPA3.3 above

College for Creative Studies Graduate Admissions

The CCS offers Masters degree in Colour and Materials Design, Integrated Design, Interaction Design and Transportation Design.

Where to apply:

Academic requirements - Official High-School Transcripts, Portfolio Requirements, Statement of Purpose, Motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, Two letters of recommendation

A statement of purpose should outline the purpose of studying at CCS.

Financial Aid: Grants, Loans, MFA Scholarships

Supporting Documents: Scanned copy of Passport, Copy of approved Visa, Verified Bank Statement, Proof of Financial Aid, Affidavit of financial support, Visa Information Form (Provided by CCS)

All the master's courses have the same admission procedure. However, the portfolio requirements vary. For more details on portfolio requirement click here.

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