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Applying to CCS

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Before you can become a student at CCS, we need to know more about you. Complete this step now and finish the rest of the process when you're ready.

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Submit official high school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 grade point average. Official GED results will be accepted in place of transcripts – a minimum 401 composite score is required.



Submit your ACT or SAT scores (our ACT code is 1989 and our SAT code is 1035). (The average ACT score of CCS students is 22. The average SAT score of CCS students is 1059.)

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Submit a five- to eight-piece portfolio. Portfolios should be uploaded to

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Prospective students must demonstrate commitment, maturity and a readiness to work and grow in an educationally creative environment.



Less Common Circumstances

Submit official college transcript if dual-enrolled

Submit official exam transcripts for Advanced Placement, CLEP and International Baccalaureate credits when applicable.

Requirements for Home-Schooled Students

  • Home-school transcripts must include a list of courses taken, grades received or level of proficiency attained. Minimum 2.5 grade point average or equivalent required.

  • A high school diploma also must be submitted (based on the student state requirements). For Michigan residents, the parents providing the home-schooling will issue the diploma.

  • All other admissions requirements, criteria and guidelines apply equally to home-schooled students.

Information should be mailed to:

College for Creative Studies
Office of Admissions
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202-4034

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Deadlines
July 1: completed applications due
August 15: student deposits/commitment fees due

Winter Semester Deadlines
December 20: completed applications due
January 3: student deposits/commitment fees due

These deadlines have been established for our incoming students to ensure sufficient time for transferring credits, scheduling classes and participating in orientation.

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