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Applying to CCS

Prospective students must demonstrate commitment, maturity and a readiness to work and grow in an educationally creative environment.

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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.Start Now



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Request official transcripts from your guidance counselor, or digitally through Parchment. Transcripts can also be sent via . Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school grade point average. Official GED results will be accepted in place of transcripts – a minimum 682 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 23. The average SAT score of CCS students is 1091.)

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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.

Enrollment Deposit Deadline
Enrollment Deposits can be made as soon as you make the decision to attend or by May 1st.


Winter Semester start

November 1: completed applications due

December 1: enrollment deposit due

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