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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1111 Eighth St. San Francisco / Oakland, CA 94107
Phone: (800) 447-1278
Admissions Phone: (800) 447-1278
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Elaina from Portland, OR
  • I am a past student here

    Don't move to the Bay Area unless you already have connections here, because the housing crisis WILL effect you quickly. If you start in Spring, be ready to receive almost no support. Campus housing is less than desirable. Most of the students here are either rich international students or they were locals, or like me they were middle-class american kids struggling to make something good of a bad situation. I never met one student who actually liked this school, everyone has at least a few things they hate about it. People are unhappy there. If you're not wealthy, this school can potentially ruin your life. The financial cost is almost criminal. The dean doesn't care one bit about a single student on campus, teachers are paid horribly, and they keep sexist and racist professors on staff because of their famous reputation in the art world. This school is all about image, but it is a facade.

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  • Bo
  • I am a current student here

    Be self sufficient and self reliant. While your friends and instructors are there to help you, you need to be prepared to do most things by yourself! Be aware that CCA is not an easy school, even if it has high admittance. It's hard work, but it's worth the pay off. Additionally, take advantage of your instructors experience. They are there because they know what they're talking about. They'll be the best asset. And for gods sake, read your emails!!

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  • Jane
  • I am a current student here

    Only attend CCA if you sure that you want to study in the arts, because although it is good to experiment, it is an extremely place to be uncertain. Don't be afraid of it being located in Oakland; it is in Rockridge, which is quite suburban and safe, but is still really close to nightlife and character. Also, just because it is art school, doesn't mean there aren't any left-brain classes to fill requirements and pleasures.

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