Incoming Students

Welcome to CCS!

Once you have applied to CCS, you'll have access to your personalized Student Portal. Find details about the status of your application, exciting campus events, news and updates on majors and information about housing, orientation and much more.

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New Student Orientation Schedule

All incoming freshmen and transfer students are required to attend New Student Orientation.   

Winter 2020

International New Student Orientation
Thursday, January 9, 2020
International Student Services

New Student Orientation
Friday, January 10, 2020
Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II Building
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Register by January 6

More Information

Questions regarding Orientation can be directed to the Office of Student Affairs at 313.664.7879.

What You'll Do At Orientation

  • Get your student ID and parking pass (you’ll have trouble accessing parking and classrooms without them)
  • Enjoy lunch with fellow students
  • Meet your department chair
  • Confirm your class schedule with Academic Advising and Registration
  • Overview of support/success services on campus
  • Have chances to win CCS swag
  • Tour campus so you’ll know where to go for classes
  • Meet new people and make new friends

The following departments have a personal laptop computer requirement for incoming undergraduate students:

  • Communication Design (Graphic Design)
  • Advertising Design 

The laptop requirements & recommendations provides the recommended Apple or Windows PC minimum hardware configurations and software requirements.

New and Transfer Students

Wednesday, January 8
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Returning Students

Sunday, January 12
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

All incoming students must submit their final, official transcript prior to the start of the semester.

Request official transcripts from your school through Parchment. Transcripts can also be sent via .

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. You can learn more about the estimated cost of attendance, here. 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.