March 20 Summer registration begins




How to Register

Registration for Summer 2023 ACX courses begins March 20, 2023.

Sign up early in the registration period in order to secure your spot in class. Our secure online registration is the fastest way to register and pay for classes. Your space in class is not guaranteed until your registration has been successfully processed.


Before You Register

If you have questions about your eligibility or course prerequisites, contact the ArtCenter Extension via email. You may need to schedule a phone/online meeting or submit samples of your artwork to an ACX advisor. Students who have already completed prerequisites for a selected course are exempt from this requirement.

Note: Auditing of ACX classes is not permitted.


Priority Online Registration - New registration process

We give priority to students who use ACX’s secure online registration process—the fastest and easiest way to register and pay for ACX courses. To register online you must pay tuition by debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Before registration begins:

  • Go to the ACX home page
  • Select “Courses” in the menu to preview the current term’s course catalog
  • If helpful, filter by area of interest to narrow the listings.
  • Make note of courses you wish to register for (course name and number)


Once registration begins:

  • Go to the ACX home page.
  • In the top menu, select “ACX” then “Register

 Anyone who has registered for or taken classes through ACX, ACX Teens or ACX Kids in the past 5 years, and recent ArtCenter degree students and alumni are considered “returning students.”

  • Click on “Returning Students”
  • Sign in with your existing ArtCenter username and password
  • If you have forgotten your username and/or password, click “Forgot password” and follow directions. Please do not create a new account. If you are unable to recover your log-in info, contact the Help Desk at:

NEW STUDENTS: Student is brand new to ArtCenter or ArtCenter Extension.
You will create your account after selecting courses.

Step 1: Search for Sections

Enter a specific course code number (without ACX- prefix) > “Search”
Leave search fields blank and click “Search” to view a full list of this term’s offerings

  • Scroll through offerings, or if desired, filter results.
  • Click SELECT next to a course to view description, details and tuition and fees.
  • Click “Add Section” to add this course to your shopping cart.
  • Repeat to add additional courses to your cart.
  • Once you’ve selected all of the courses you want to purchase, click NEXT at top of page to proceed

Step 2: NEW STUDENTS only: Enter personal information for the student who will be taking classes

  • Enter required fields (denoted by the asterisk*)
  • Other personal information is helpful but not required
  • Acknowledge this information by clicking the box next to: “I certify that I am the person described above and that the information presented is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Submit.


Step 3: Additional Details (new and returning students)

Let us know about your educational goals at ACX and how you heard about us.

Step 4: Enter payment information (new and returning students)

  • Verify that your desired course(s) are listed. (Returning students: If you are eligible for a discount, you should see discount reflected by a reduction of the course tuition under Course Summary.)
  • Select Payment Method > proceed to payment.
  • Enter your credit or debit card information > Pay Now.
  • Your registration is not complete until your payment has been successfully processed.
  • Review your personal and transaction information on the Class/Payment Acknowledgement page.

Step 5: Check your email inbox for messages from ArtCenter (new and returning students)

  • You should receive a “Class/Payment Acknowledgement” email as confirmation of your enrollment and receipt of your payment. 
  • New Students:  Within a few minutes, you should also receive a second email from containing your temporary password to your ArtCenter student account (please check your spam/junk folders and add to your address book). Go to My Account at the top of the ACX home page to Activate Your Account and create a set of security questions. Make special note of your ArtCenter username and password as you will need it to access your class materials, log-in to your class session (for all online courses), review your course schedule, check your grades, view an unofficial transcript, and register for classes in the future.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact the ACX office


Registration by Email

While we recommend students use our secure online registration process as the fastest way to register and pay for ACX courses, you can also register via email. To do so, send your completed registration form (including debit or credit card information) to

Your space in class is not guaranteed until your registration has been received and successfully processed. 

It is your responsibility to follow up with the ACX office to ensure that we receive your email and that your registration form is legible.

Students who register by email will receive a registration confirmation letter by email. New students will receive an ArtCenter username and password. Save this information as you will need it to check your course schedule, access your class materials, log-in to your class session (for all online courses), check your grades, obtain an unofficial transcript and register for classes in the future.


In-person Registration and Registration by Mail

If you would like to register in person, our office is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12pm-6pm.


Important Dates to Remember

Registration forms and course tuition must be received by the Friday preceding the start of the term. Your early registration reserves your seat in a class and helps ensure your course selections meet required enrollment levels.

Courses without the required minimum enrollment, as determined by the program director, will be cancelled one to three days before the first class meeting. Students enrolled in a cancelled course will be notified by an ACX staff member.

Your space in class is not guaranteed until your registration has been received and processed. We highly recommend using our secure online registration process as the fastest way to register and pay for ACX courses. Online registration forms are accepted seven days a week.

Be sure to check our Calendar for important course registration dates.


Late Registration

Late registration forms will be accepted the first week of the term for courses with available seats. Forms can be submitted online, or by email with credit card payment. Download forms here.


International Students

International students whose native language is one other than English must score at least 173 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) before registering for ACX studio art courses. A score of 213 (CBT) or 80 (iBT) is required for Humanities and Sciences courses. A copy of your score report should accompany your registration form.

Students with visas such as B-1 or B-2 should be aware that their immigration status may be in jeopardy. The ACX program is not authorized to issue I-20s, nor are we able to advise students on any visa issues.