Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
First-year students (also known as first-time students or freshmen) are beginning their higher education journey for the first time and have no prior college experience. CCAD accepts applications on a rolling basis, which means we review applications all year. To apply as a first-time student for the fall term, please complete the Common App first-time student application and pay the $50 application fee. Then you'll need to provide your portfolio and transcripts, and we will do the rest.
CCAD does not offer a transfer application through The Common Application. Please visit our website for more information on how to apply as a transfer student.