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Undergraduate Enrollment Checklist - Fall 2020

Congratulations and Welcome to California College of the Arts!

The Undergraduate Enrollment Checklist is a guide to complete enrollment at CCA for new undergraduate students in Fall 2020.

Several steps are completed in our student system, Workday. We have built interactive walk-throughs for navigating and completing tasks in Workday using the browser extension WalkMe.

View the Download WalkMe Extension step by step guide to install the WalkMe extension.

Create your CCA Account

Create your CCA Account and Email Address. Students that have submitted an enrollment deposit will receive an email with instructions on completing this item.

Review your Information

Use your new CCA Account to log in to Complete the tasks Review My Personal Information and Review My Contact Information.

I-20 Process (International Students ONLY)

Most International students must obtain a F-1 student visa to come to the United States to study. Please submit all required paperwork through your workday account as soon as possible to allow ample time to apply for the visa.

  • Use I-20 & F-1 Visa Process step by step guide for instructions on how to complete the I-20 & F-1 Visa process in Workday.

Review & Accept Financial Aid

If you have applied for aid, or met the priority deadlines for fall applicants, follow the instructions in View Financial Aid (Accept/Decline Awards) step by step guide to take action on financial aid awards. Please email for questions.

  • You can also search Manage Financial Aid or View/Accept Awards in WalkMe’s Help pop-up for an interactive walk-through of how to view and accept your financial aid.

If you are a non-US citizen, you may receive a merit-based scholarship instead of federal financial aid. Please contact for questions.

On-Campus Housing

Housing, Dinning and Residential Education provides a supportive residential community that honors the whole student through co-curricular experiences and learning.

Fall 2020 housing application process for new incoming students

Secure your place in the competitive Bay Area housing market by applying to join a close-knit student housing community. Incoming students who submit their housing application on or before June 7 will be given priority for fall housing placement.

Please note: Incoming first-year and transfer students are required to live in CCA housing, regardless of enrollment date. Please refer to the Live On Residency Policy for further details.

  1. Submit your enrollment deposit to declare your intent to enroll, and set up your email address and Workday account.
  2. Wait 24 hours for your registration in Workday to process.
  3. Pay the $300 refundable damage deposit via your Workday account. Use this step-by-step guide for instructions.
  4. Wait 24 hours for your registration to the housing application to process.
  5. Access your Housing at CCA Symplicity account by entering your CCA username and password (same as your CCA email). Submit your housing application.
  6. Read and sign the Housing License Agreement, sent to you from the Housing Administration team through your Housing at CCA Symplicity account.

Students who submit their housing application by the June 7 priority deadline will receive their roommate and room assignments around July 1.

Need help? Contact or give us a call at +1 415-551-9223.

Early Class Registration for Fall

All incoming students are encouraged to participate in Early Registration. You will be prompted to participate in the early registration process via Workday. Students will receive confirmation of their registration over the summer. Notifications will be sent to the student's CCA email. Those who are unable to participate in Early Registration will be invited to make an advising appointment during New Student Orientation. Please contact for questions.

Tuition Payment

The first tuition payment for the fall semester is due August 1. The Fall 2020 tuition and fee charges will appear in Workday after July 1st. Refer to our billing page for more information.

Health Insurance

All students are automatically enrolled in CCA’s student health insurance plan for the academic year unless they submit an approved online waiver application by the established deadline. Questions? Please email

Laptop/Digital Technology

Digital technology has the potential to enhance the study and practice of all disciplines within art and design. CCA views computing as an essential tool and promotes the digital literacy of all students. CCA requires that all students have a laptop to assist in their studies. CCA students are eligible for computer purchase discounts, access to Adobe Creative Cloud and educational pricing on software to assist with the cost of these recommendations and requirements.

In Case of Emergency

RAVE is CCA's wireless campus-wide emergency response network to quickly inform the community about any situation that poses a threat to safety.

Use Manage Contact Information Step by Step Guide to add an emergency contact to your account, someone CCA can contact if there is an emergency.


New Student Orientation is a required, comprehensive, and personal introduction to California College of the Arts at which you will meet other students, faculty, and staff who will become an important part of your college experience.

New Student Orientation is Aug 24 until Aug. 28 for parents, families, graduate students, transfer and second-degree students and first-year students. Details and schedules are found here.


Disability/Access Services

Providing access to a diverse student population is embedded in CCA’s philosophy.

We recognize disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to the campus community. CCA’s Disability / Access Services collaborates, with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. Students who have a documented disability or chronic medical condition should request academic accommodations by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students at to schedule an intake appointment.

Career Development Office

CCA’s various departments and offices offer opportunities for domestic and international students to gain professional experience while in college. The Career Development Office is here to help students translate their passions into meaningful creative careers and practices. Students can apply to off campus opportunities and engage with employers on Handshake.

Work study jobs are posted on the internal college job board called Workday. Also, learn more about the Work Study Programs at Internal Job Board & Starting to Work.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records:

  • The right to inspect and review their educational records within 45 days of the day CCA receives a request for access
  • The right to request the amendment of educational records that the student believes to be inaccurate or misleading
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by CCA to comply with the requirements of FERPA

For full details of your rights, see Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act.