Fall Semester Start
December 1: Early Action Deadline
February 1: Priority Deadline
After February 1: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Fall Deposit Deadline
Pay your enrollment deposit as soon as you decide to attend CCS, or by May 1.
Winter Semester Start
November 1: Completed applications due
Winter Deposit Deadline
Pay your enrollment deposit as soon as you decide to attend CCS, or by November 30.
Check the Status of Your Application
Login to your student Portal to check the status of your application and what information still needs to be submitted. Login using the same Login ID (email) and Password you applied with.
Starting with applications for semesters in 2020, CCS will not require a standardized test (ACT or SAT) score. If a Test Score is submitted it will not be used to influence admission or scholarship. While CCS is committed to admitting students who have proven potential to succeed in our programs, our historical data indicates that Test Scores do not consistently identify that potential.
Additional Requirements and Special Circumstances
College Credit Earned in High School
Students may be awarded up to 30 credits (10 courses) through a combination of Credit by Examination (CBE) and Dual Enrollment (DE) coursework. Review College Credit Earned in High School for full information.
- Dual Enrolled Students should submit official college transcripts.
- Early College students should submit both official high school and college transcripts whenever available.
- Students who have Advanced Placement, CLEP and International Baccalaureate credits should submit exam transcripts.
- Submit Home-school transcripts including a list of courses taken, grades received or level of proficiency attained.
- A high school diploma also must be submitted (based on the student's home state requirements). For Michigan residents, the parent providing the home-schooling will issue the diploma.
- All other admissions requirements, criteria and guidelines apply equally to home-schooled students.
International applicants must submit an English language competency exam score
- ACT (our ACT code is 1989)
- SAT (our SAT code is 1035)
- TOEFL (Successful completion of ELS 112 may be used in place of the TOEFL test. Visit els.edu for more information.
Applicants who have earned a high school or university level credential from an institution where the primary language of instruction was English may have their test requirement waived; contact International Admissions to discuss.
- Submit official secondary transcript or the equivalent exam result. Transcripts not in English must be translated into English via a professional translation service prior to submitting. Include all pages and a graduation certificate or statement.
- College-level transcripts need to include accreditation information and credit hour explanations. College students should submit descriptions of course studies in each university class so we can determine each course for transfer credit. Additional artwork may be requested for transfer credit evaluation.
- Submit official exam transcripts for Advanced Placement, CLEP and International Baccalaureate credits when applicable.
Veterans should complete the application process. Once admitted to CCS, our Veterans Coordinator will work with you to secure the VA benefits you are eligible for. Review the veterans admissions page.
Review our Post Degree program application requirements.
The College for Creative Studies admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.