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You've made a great decision in applying to the College for Creative Studies! A creative thinker needs a creative education; one that revolves around hands-on classes and studios and not lectures in front of a chalkboard. We're experts at recognizing both raw and developed talent and artistic ability, and we push our students to achieve new levels. One of the ways that we determine if you are ready to succeed at CCS is by reviewing your portfolio, and your admissions decision will not be made until it is submitted.

When you're ready, please upload your portfolio to While we do not charge to submit an application, you will be charged $10 to upload your portfolio. Other admissions requirements, such as transcripts and test scores, may be submitted separately.


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Request Transcript(s) from your school guidance counselor or transfer office, or through Parchment

Test Score(s)

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Request your ACT Score (CCS school code is 1989)


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The College for Creative Studies Admissions Team

College for Creative Studies


201 E. Kirby St.

Detroit, MI 48202

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that postsecondary institutions participating in federal student aid programs make certain disclosures to prospective students and employees. This information is available to you on the Consumer Information & Disclosures page of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) website. The following documents are included in the Consumer Information & Disclosures along with additional information that may be of interest to you:

CCS Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Each year, CCS prepares a report that includes descriptions of the College's policies, procedures, and programs related to campus security and fire safety. This report also includes campus security and fire safety statistics. To access the report, you may click on the above hyperlink or go to

CCS Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

This policy outlines the College's prevention, education and intervention efforts, and consequences that may be applied by both the College and external authorities for policy violations. This policy also provides information about possible health risks associated with the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and sources of assistance for problems that may arise as a result of use. To access CCS's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program, you may click on the above hyperlink or go to

CCS Policy on Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)

CCS prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including various forms of sexual misconduct. This policy provides information about how to report incidents of sexual misconduct, the College's procedures to investigate such reports, and resources available for victims. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to CCS may be referred to the College Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. To access CCS's Policy on Sexual Misconduct (Title IX), you may click on the above hyperlink or go to

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