CCS recognizes the unique insight and experiences our transfer students bring to campus and to the classroom – In fact, approximately one-third of our undergraduate studies community at CCS got their start as a transfer student. We support our transfer students with generous and renewable scholarships that make attending a dream within your grasp.
Our unique majors and specializations will challenge and inspire you while providing the facilities, community and atmosphere to take your work in any direction you choose. Our newest major, Interdisciplinary Art + Design, provides many students with the ideal transfer experience- facilitating a seamless transfer pathway*, collaborative studios, custom mentoring, and the opportunity to help design your own curriculum. Whichever program you select, you will find plenty of additional paths for exploration- on campus and off.
As a transfer student, we recognize you may have many priorities but not loads of free time. To help make this important step one that you can take quickly and confidently, we have made it as convenient as possible.
Submit your application by our Early Action Deadline to qualify for the maximum amount of scholarship at CCS.
Complete the Online Application
This is your first step – complete it now and then follow up with the other pieces as soon as you can.
English Language Test Score
International applicants whose primary and/or native language English must submit English language test scores.
Show Us Your Work
Applicants must submit a visual art portfolio. Get all of the info you need to submit your portfolio here.
Transfer Quick Facts
Transfer Student Qualifications
*If your 6 credits are in progress, you may still apply as a Transfer Student
*If this doesn’t apply to you or if you are seeking admission upon completion of your Early Middle College Program, check out our Freshman Admissions.
Making an Informed Decision
The choice you make on where to go from here is a big one, with many factors to consider. We encourage you to contact our Transfer Team for information about transfer credits and financial aid tailored to you. A good place to start is our Transfer Credit Resources page. This will give you all of the info on which credits will transfer and will help you to start the planning process.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Transfer Team Info
CCS is the only college in Michigan to have been honored as a Phi Theta Kappa’s ‘Transfer Honor Roll’ recipient for four consecutive years (2019 to 2022) – signifying our transfer team’s commitment to helping you find the best path forward. Whether you’re completing your undergraduate journey (or starting a new one, the best first step is to get the conversation going with us. If you have specific questions, looking for resources to plan for the future, or just not sure where to get started?