April 03, 2020
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
As we turn our attention to the Summer term, I am writing to communicate the following official updates:
In sum, full-time Summer students will receive—through the Summer grant and the fee waiver—a total of $3,330 off of Summer tuition and fees. This amount is in addition to all other sources of financial aid available for students.
The financial accommodations for the Summer term are in addition to the current program of financial assistance we have established, which we will continue indefinitely:
Here are the details for the Summer:
Online registration for Summer term officially begins this Monday, April 6, 2020. Students should follow the usual procedures for registering for summer classes through Inside ArtCenter and communicate directly with your academic department, the Center for Advising and Academic Success, or the Office of Enrollment Services if you have any questions about Summer term course registration.
Campus access for Summer 2020
We understand students need to make timely decisions on Summer term planning and may wish to be home this summer as we continue remote teaching and learning. We are operating under the assumption that both campuses will be closed for the Summer term, and will reconsider the possibility of allowing controlled access for students only if and when public health officials indicate it is safe to do so. Since all courses and learning outcomes will be designed for remote learning, students who choose to leave Pasadena will be able to do so without penalty, and without any expectation that they return to campus during the Summer term.
Students who choose to register for less-than full-time status should know that doing so will not count against any limitations of Lite terms. Therefore, if you have already taken two Lite terms, you will be allowed to take less than 12 units in Summer 2020, and it will not count as a third Lite term.
For our international students
Due to student visa requirements, international students may only enroll in an ArtCenter Lite term, pursue an internship this summer or take a term off only after they have completed two consecutive semesters (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020) as full-time students. International students who choose to return home will not jeopardize their current student visa status by registering for the Summer term and completing courses remotely. The College, however, cannot predict the ability for individuals to return to the U.S. Individual questions should be directed to our international student advisors in the Center for the Student Experience (CSE) at email@example.com.
Campus offices will remain available to students through remote access only (telephone, email or virtual meetings, as determined by individual offices and available staff members) in Summer 2020, so please continue to reach out to those valuable campus resources for help and support.
I know that these are uncertain and challenging times. And yet, the need for artists and designers to shape and inform the world has never been greater. As the industry and creative practices are pivoting how they work and engage, ArtCenter students have the opportunity now to shape what that future looks like.
We look forward to continuing the journey with you as you make progress toward your degree.
ArtCenter College of Design