Coronavirus

Direct Deposit Instructions for Refunds 

Housing refunds will be prorated to March 15, 2020 for all residents who move out by March 23. Remaining balances on meal plans will be refunded on March 23. Your housing refund will not be processed until you have moved out of your residence hall completely. Refunds will be issued to your student account. If you have not set up direct deposit, please review instructions for doing so. Direct deposit will enable the refunds to be available much faster than writing a physical check.

Direct Deposit Instructions for Refunds

Policy on Missing Classes Due to Illness

CCS recognizes that students and faculty may miss classes due to COVID-19 illness, potential illness, and/or travel interruptions.  Students, faculty and staff who are concerned that they are ill should exercise caution in attending classes.  Faculty should provide as much flexibility in excusing absences due to illness as possible to avoid any potential spread of disease.  Please refer to the prevention tips included at the top of this message for additional measures you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

A Message of Support for the CCS Community

We must be caring and empathetic towards each other during this time. Many of our students and employees have family and friends that are being directly affected by the COVID-19 situation. Respect and compassion are what we should expect from each other as members of the same community, a community that values inclusion and support for one another.

It is important to remember that stigma and discrimination occur when people associate an infectious disease, such as COVID-19, with a population or nationality. COVID-19 does not target people from specific populations, ethnicities or racial backgrounds. Knowing and sharing accurate information can help stop stigma. Derogatory and insulting words and actions will not be tolerated by the College.

Additional Information

What if I can’t go home this summer?

The College will provide summer housing for any student affected by travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Contact the Office of Student Life at


What if I can’t return to the USA?

If your travel is interrupted due to restrictions related to COVID-19, CCS will take this unique situation into account and work with you on an alternate academic plan. Contact: or or 313.664.7449.


What if my parents can’t visit me for Commencement?

We will live stream the ceremony and you can join in. More information on this will be posted closer to May 2020.


What if my Visa expires, or I am out-of-status as a result of restrictions?

Contact the International Student Services Office for assistance. We are in contact with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and, as such, all agencies are aware and answering questions related to these concerns.

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19, CCS has made the difficult decision to cancel all outgoing study abroad programs for this summer (2020). Students currently attending study abroad programs in countries with a level 2 or higher on the CDC Travel Warning Index have been asked to return home.

Should you have plans to study abroad this summer, we ask that you cancel, or postpone your travel. This decision has been made in the best interest of the health, safety and well-being of students, and our community at large.

If you or your families have concerns or questions about future academic travel, please feel free to contact the International Student Services Office at 313.664.7449 or

Along with CCS leadership and the overall community, the Office of Admissions is monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 and its effects on the school and testing schedules of our prospective, current and admitted applicants for the fall 2020 semester and beyond.

With the increasing amount of cancelled or rescheduled English language test dates, CCS will now accept the web-based Duolingo English Test. Applicants can complete the test and submit their scores to CCS by selecting the College for Creative Studies when registering via the Duolingo website. Our minimum required score for the test is 90.

The health and well-being of our applicants, students and the global community is extremely important to us. We encourage prospective, current and admitted applicants to contact the Admissions team at if you have any questions or concerns about the admissions process.