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Before you can become a student at CCS, we need to know more about you. This is your first step - complete it now and then follow up with the other pieces as soon as you can.

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Submit official high school transcripts. Official GED results will be accepted in place of transcripts – a minimum 401 composite score is required.



Submit your ACT or SAT scores (our ACT code is 1989 and our SAT code is 1035). (The average ACT score of CCS students is 22. The average SAT score of CCS students is 1059.)

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Upload five to eight pieces of your work to Slideroom:
You will be charged a $10 upload fee.



Less Common Circumstances

Submit official college transcript if dual-enrolled

Submit official exam transcripts for Advanced Placement, CLEP and International Baccalaureate credits when applicable.

Requirements for Home-Schooled Students

  • Home-school transcripts must include a list of courses taken, grades received or level of proficiency attained. Minimum 2.5 grade point average or equivalent required.

  • A high school diploma also must be submitted (based on the student state requirements). For Michigan residents, the parents providing the home-schooling will issue the diploma.

  • All other admissions requirements, criteria and guidelines apply equally to home-schooled students.

Information should be mailed to:

College for Creative Studies
Office of Admissions
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202-4034

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Start

December 1: Early Action Deadline
Submit all parts of the application by December 1 to be automatically considered for our highest tuition scholarships.

February 1: Priority Deadline 
For students who want to ensure full consideration for financial aid and early registration. 

After February 1: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Deposit Deadline
Commitment Fees are due within two weeks of receipt of your acceptance letter or by May 1st, whichever is later.


Winter Semester start

November 1: completed applications due

December 1: student deposits/commitment fees due

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