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Continuing Education . Pre-College . Application Checklist 


Application Checklist

Applying to the program is easy via our online portal. You can start your application, save, and return at a later time. Please keep in mind that our Priority application and scholarship deadline is February 15, 2023. 

Applications will be reviewed after that time through April 1 as space allows.

Pre-College students should create an account if they do not already have one, select "Start New Application" and then select "2023 Pre-College Application" under the application type. 

Students currently in grades 9-11 who are interested in attending Pre-College can submit all materials through the online application. Required materials include:

  • Online application
  • A letter of recommendation from an art teacher or counselor
  • Portfolio (8-10 pieces)
  • Nonrefundable $35 application fee

Your application will include a portfolio of 8-10 images of your best work, including observational drawing. Work does not need to relate to the class you’re applying for—we will look at your portfolio as a whole to assess your technical abilities, conceptual problem-solving skills, and use of chosen mediums.

International Students

Once we receive your online application form, paperwork will be sent to help you complete the following required materials for international students only:

Application deadlines

February 15, 2023

  • Priority Application Deadline
  • Scholarship Deadline

March 1, 2023

  • Priority Application Notifications

April 1, 2023

  • Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis

Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline as space in each class is limited. After the priority deadline, applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis as space permits. Applicants who apply during the rolling application period will be notified of acceptance and class placement within two weeks of submitting their application. Students will be placed in a course based on their specified preferences, space availability, and strength of their portfolio.

Students must apply by the priority deadline to be considered for scholarships.

The Pre-College course selection is an important part of the application, where you will select your top three choices. Complete applications will be reviewed, and accepted students will be placed into a course based on the strength of their portfolio and previous studio experience, with consideration from their personal statements and letters of recommendation. In some cases, a student may also be placed into a Foundation in Art + Design course, if their portfolio suggests more focus is needed in a traditional studio environment.



For more information:

Pre-College Summer Program
216.421.7460 | Contact

Explore and Build Your Portfolio

Between each summer Pre-College Program is a full year of continuing education courses that can help you build your portfolio or experiment with new media. Take a look at our Adult + Young Artists catalog.

COVID protocols

At this time, we plan to run the Pre-College program in 2023 with the current health and safety measures implemented during the pandemic.
We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and move forward with the program only if it is safe to do so. In the event that we need to cancel the program, students will receive a full refund.