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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.


Submit your 5-8 piece Portfolio via Slideroom

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

Test Score(s)

Request your SAT Score (CCS school code is 1035)

Request your ACT Score (CCS school code is 1989)


If you have any questions about the application process, or wish to inquire about the status of your application, please contact our Admissions office at:

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The College for Creative Studies Admissions Team

College for Creative Studies


201 E. Kirby St.

Detroit, MI 48202

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