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Undergraduate Advising

Last updated on Mar 03, 2023

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CCA Academic Program Advising & Planning enriches the academic experience and empowers students to take advantage of all academic opportunities and engage in CCA's community at their full unique potential.


Program advisors work closely with students to navigate short and long-term planning toward degree completion by developing strategic application of resources and understanding of policies. We collaborate with partners to evaluate academic needs and inform improvements to the academic experience.

Who is My Advisor?

Advisors are assigned by major program. We recommend that students meet with advisor assigned to their declared major program or program in which they are interested for program-specific guidance. However, students may meet with any program advisor as necessary. See Advisor Assignments to determine your assigned program advisor.

Statement of Student Responsibility

You and the College share responsibility for your education. Taking ownership of your time at CCA, including academic and administrative responsibilities as outlined in the Student Handbook, is crucial to your success. Program advisors are here to support you.

As a student at California College of the Arts, you are expected to:

We look forward to partnering with you to make informed and responsible decisions about your education and connecting you with the many opportunities and resources available to you as a CCA student. See our list of Referrals to get started.

FERPA Release of Advising Information

CCA Undergraduate Advising & Planning is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of its students. Advising & Planning adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. If you wish to provide a third party access to information related to your academic record, see Authorizing a Third Party to Access Your Student Information.

Advising Records Retention

Advising-related notes and records will be retained for three years after graduation or last date of attendance.