Incoming Students

New Student Orientation

International New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 20 — Friday, August 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Daily)

* Required for all new international students

New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, 7th floor (Graduate Programs Office)
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

* Required for all new graduate (MFA) students: domestic and international

Questions regarding New Student Orientation can be directed to the Graduate Studies Office at 313.664.1475

New International Students
Monday, August 19

The International Student Services Office (ISSO), , helps international students with transportation to and from the airport if you confirm your travel plans with them by August 1.

Domestic Student Move-in
Sunday, August 25
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information on moving and what to bring visit the moving in page.

Graduate students enrolling at CCS will be required to own or purchase a laptop computer for their studies. The laptop requirements & recommendations page provides the recommended minimum hardware configuration and software requirements.

Once you are accepted to the College for Creative Studies, the International Student Services Office (ISSO) will assist you in obtaining your student visa to attend the College.

To attend CCS, you will be sponsored on an F-1 Student Visa. In order to apply for your F-1 visa, the ISSO requires these additional documents.

  • Statement of Financial Feasibility
    This is a bank statement documenting current, available funds. In order to apply for an F-1 visa, you will have to be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds at your disposal to cover the all-inclusive estimated cost of attendance at CCS for one entire academic year. Learn more about the estimated cost of attendance. You are allowed to subtract your scholarship from the estimated cost of attendance.
  •  Affidavit of Support
    If your Statement of Financial Feasibility is in someone else’s name, such as a parent or relative, then that person will have to complete an Affidavit of Support. ISSO will provide this document.
  • Passport
    You must provide a copy of your passport information page to ISSO.
  • Visa Information Form
    ISSO will provide this document for you to complete.

All incoming students must submit their final, official transcript prior to the start of their first semester. Transcripts must all included degree/diploma type and graduate date or a diploma must be sent in addition to the other documents. International transcripts must be translated to English.

Please refer to your enrollment deposit communication for more details or contact the Office of Admissions - Graduate, .

Tuition bills will not be mailed.

Tuition invoices will be posted to Self-Service. You should log in using your CCS Username and Password to view and make payments. Payments are due August 1. You can give parent/guardian access to your Self-Service account by setting up an electronic proxy

Tuition and fees can be paid as a one-time payment or via a payment plan.

For questions about payments please contact our Business Office at 313.664.7438.