Students who have been away from ArtCenter for less than two years may apply for re-entry through Enrollment Services. This includes students that have been suspended for financial, disciplinary or academic reasons or who have had a break in the consecutive enrollment policy.
Students on an approved Leave of Absence are not required to request re-entry.
Applications for re-entry and instructions for completing the process are available from Enrollment Services.
Those who left with a GPA below 2.50 will be required to submit a portfolio of former and current work for review by the department; transcripts of college-level coursework taken elsewhere, demonstrating strong academic performance; supplementary statements and supporting documents from any part-time or full-time employment. Please consult the Re-entry Form for more information.
Students must clear all holds/restrictions on their accounts before returning to ArtCenter. Students who have been suspended for academic reasons will not be admitted until the period of suspension has been completed.
Students will receive written notification of the decision on their request for re-entry.
Applications for re-entry will be considered on an as-room-is-available basis. Students wishing to return to either a regular term or an ArtCenter Lite term must submit all re-entry materials by the Friday of Week 14 of the term before their desired enrollment.
Contact Enrollment Services at 626 396-2313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about the re-entry process.
Students who have not enrolled at ArtCenter for two or more years due to any reason must seek readmission through the Office of Admission.
Students interested in seeking readmission to ArtCenter should submit the Application for Readmission, which is available by emailing email@example.com or calling 626 396-2373.
Applications for readmission should be submitted by the recommended deadlines listed below:
After these dates, applications for readmission will still be accepted; however, we recommend you apply by these dates to give yourself enough time to complete the enrollment steps.
In addition to the online application, students will need to submit a $50 application fee, a portfolio of work from prior classes at ArtCenter and any work completed since the student’s last enrollment, a written statement and any transcripts from any colleges attended after leaving ArtCenter.
Applicants whose GPA was below 2.50 at the time of leaving should submit a statement concerning their past experiences at ArtCenter, how time was spent since their departure from ArtCenter, and an explanation of why they feel they would benefit by returning to the program. Please consult the Readmission application for more information.
The decision on readmission will be based on the portfolio, prior academic record, statements concerning the desire to return and any relevant evaluation of issues such as prior conduct.
Students will receive notification of the decision on their application via the applicant portal.
Students must clear all holds/restrictions on their accounts before returning to ArtCenter. Readmitted students are subject to the curriculum, policies, deadlines and other requirements at the time of return.
Readmitted students who held a scholarship before their leave may appeal for reinstatement through the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 626 396-2215.
Applications for readmission will be considered on an as-room-is-available basis. After readmission, students wishing to return on an ArtCenter Lite term must submit their request for a lite term by Friday of Week 1 of the term of their desired enrollment.
If the student is readmitted, the tuition deposit must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than Monday of Break Week 1, prior to the start of the new term.
Students are not assured a space unless they have received written confirmation that the deposit has been received and a space is being held.
Please contact the Admissions Office at 626 396-2373 or email@example.com if you have questions about the readmission process.
Students who have secured a space through the re-entry or readmission process should contact their major departments for appropriate advisement and guidance on suitable courses for the upcoming term.
Returning to ArtCenter does not guarantee a space in desired courses; students will need to register online and enroll in classes with available spaces in the same manner as all other students.
In addition, returning students will be required to enroll in a minimum of 12 units to maintain full-time status unless a request for ArtCenter Lite form was filed by the Friday before classes begin.