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CCS Precollege and Continuing Studies


Advisement on course selection and registration for all Precollege and Continuing Studies (PCS) classes is available through the PCS Office
at 313.664.7456. Students must be registered for a course before attending any class session. Full payment is due for noncredit courses at the time of registration, whether by web, phone or in-person. CCS accepts cash, personal checks, money orders and credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

Early registration is strongly advised due to limited class sizes and to avoid cancellations. We highly recommend students register at least one (1) week in advance of the course’s start date.


Visit collegeforcreativestudies.edu/academics/ce to learn more about upcoming courses. When registering online, you must pay in full with a credit card. Be sure to print your confirmation of registration page as a receipt for your records. The CCS online registration site is a secure site. Vouchers and gift certi cates cannot be processed online and must be presented over the phone or in-person at the time of registration to the Precollege and Continuing Studies department. Vouchers and gift certificates can be submitted with completed registration via mail.

By Phone

Monday — Friday, 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.


The Office of Precollege and Continuing Studies is located on the 3rd oor, Administration Building, CCS. Office hours: Monday — Friday, 8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.; please note that the PCS Office will be closed on the following dates: September 4, 2017, and November 22 — 24, 2017.

Age Designations

Adult noncredit courses are open to students ages 16+. Young Artist classes are offered for ages 8—11,12—15, and high school and up, unless otherwise indicated. CCS asks that you respect the other students and the learning environment by enrolling yourself or your child in an age-appropriate class. CCS retains the right to reject any registration that does not comply with the age designations of a given course. See also Parental Consent section for students age 16 or under. 


Noncredit Courses

Tuition and material fees are specified for each course. Students must pay all tuition and fees for noncredit-bearing courses in full at the time of registration.

Credit-Bearing Courses

Payment schedules and fees associated with the program follow the undergraduate program policies listed in the CCS Course Schedule available on Blackboard (bb.collegeforcreativestudies.edu). Please review these policies carefully as they do vary signi cantly from PCS department policies.

Course Changes and Cancellations

CCS retains the right to make changes to or cancel any course it offers. Classes may be canceled on, or before, the first scheduled class meeting day if enrollment is insuf cient. If a class is canceled, you may request a transfer to another class; otherwise, you will automatically receive a full refund of tuition and fees for the class that was canceled. Refunds take approximately 15 business days.

CCS reserves the right to withdraw or modify courses, instructors and schedules; to revise tuition and fee structures; and to amend College policies for the ef cient operation of the College without prior notice.

On occasion, an individual class may need to be canceled due to illness, emergency or other unforeseen circumstance. In such a case, the instructor will notify each student enrolled in the class of the cancellation. CCS will announce inclement weather cancellations of classes on the CCS campus through the news media. Students attending off-site classes should contact the respective institutions for information on weather-related closings.

Classroom Assignments

Students will be mailed a registration confirmation that will indicate course room assignment and instructor whenever possible. Room locations are subject to change.

Student Advising

CE students who wish to speak with an advisor about entering one of our Professional Development or Precollege programs can call 313.664.7457. Students who have concerns about courses in which they are enrolled are encouraged to contact the PCS Office
to discuss their concerns.

Parental Consent

A parent or legal guardian of any student age 16 or under, who is enrolled in any course taught using nude models, must sign and submit a Parental Consent Form to the PCS Of ce at the time of the student’s registration. Students who do not have the signed form on le prior to the rst day of class will not be allowed to attend class until one is submitted. Questions regarding this policy can be directed to 313.664.7456.

Student Withdrawals and Refunds Noncredit Course and Young Artist Class Refunds Students who do not wish to remain in a course for which they have registered must call the Precollege and Continuing Studies Office at 313.664.7456 to formally withdraw from the course. Students who withdraw from a noncredit course or Young Artist class before the second class session will be granted a 100 percent tuition refund; no refund is granted after the start of the second class session. (Note: Students who withdraw from a PCS course scheduled for shorter than 13 contact hours will not be granted a refund after the course has started.) Not attending a class does not constitute an of cial withdrawal from the course. No refunds will be granted after the terms of the Refund Policy.

Credit-Bearing Courses

The refund of tuition for credit-bearing courses is detailed in the Undergraduate Course Catalog available at collegeforcreativestudies.edu. Students needing to withdraw from a credit-bearing course should notify the PCS Office as soon as possible, as related policies are distinctly different from PCS’s standard noncredit course Refund Policy (detailed above). Contact the PCS Of ce at 313.664.7456.


At the end of the term, each PCS student will receive a grade for each course(s) he/she takes. PCS grades for noncredit courses are as follows: “P” = Passing and indicates that the student has satisfactorily accomplished the anticipated course objectives. “NG” = No Grade and indicates that there was insufficient evidence to justify a “Passing” grade. “F” = Failure and indicates that the student clearly did not satisfactorily accomplish the anticipated course objectives. The grading policy for certi cate and credit courses is published in the CCS Course Catalog and can be found at collegeforcreativestudies.edu.

Students can see a copy of their grade report for free by going to Blackboard (bb.collegeforcreativestudies.edu),
Web Advisor tab. Transcripts of a student’s course history are also available by online request for a fee of $5. Requests must be made through Blackboard.


Graduates of CCS are eligible for a 20% tuition discount on noncredit PCS courses. The Office of Registration will verify eligibility. Seniors 60 years of age and older who are not degree students at CCS are eligible for a 10% tuition discount on noncredit PCS courses.

Only one type of discount (alumni or senior citizen) may be applied per student, per course, per semester. Discounts are applied only to the course tuition cost; lab and material fees are not discounted. Discounts do not apply to Certificate or Diploma program courses.


CCS has 24/7 campus safety and security on both campuses. The parking decks are also under security watch 24/7.

Ford Campus: 313.664.7444

Taubman Center: 313.664.1444


Free parking is available in the CCS parking structures on either Brush
Street or on Baltimore Street to students while attending a PCS class. Registered students will be issued a temporary parking permit with their registration con rmation. The parking decks should only be accessed during your scheduled class time and, if any, associated open lab time. Temporary parking permits are also available at the CCS Office of Campus Safety and Security or the PCS Office
by presenting proof of current course registration. Students must present a valid parking pass to enter and exit the parking structure.


CCS reserves the right to use photographs, taken either in class or on the CCS campus, of PCS students and/or their art, for the purposes of instruction, advertising and promoting CCS and its programs. Students, or parents of students who are minors, who do not wish to comply with this policy must notify the PCS Of ce in writing when they register.


CCS reserves the right to deny enrollment to, or expel, any student whose behavior, attitude or level of development is inconsistent, in the sole discretion of CCS, with the creative environment, growth and harmony of the education process.

Mission Statement

The College for Creative Studies nurtures the creativity that is vital to the enrichment of modern culture. The College educates visual artists and designers, knowledgeable in varied elds, who will be leaders in creative professions that shape society and advance economic growth. The College fosters students’ resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, embrace their responsibilities as citizens of diverse local and global communities, and learn throughout their lives. The College engages in community service by offering opportunities for artistic enrichment and opening career pathways to talented individuals of all ages.

Accreditation Statement

The College for Creative Studies is a nonpro t, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. CCS is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Documents regarding accreditation are available in the Executive Of ce upon formal request.

In order to make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents, the accrediting agencies invite the public to provide written comments about the College’s quali cations for re-accreditation. If you wish to make comments, send
them by letter or email to the following address:

The Higher Learning Commission 30 North La Salle Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60602-2504 www.hlcommission.org

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248

Council for Interior Design Accreditation 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014 http://accredit-id.org/


Precollege and Continuing Studies Staff

Jane Stewart, Director

Lauren Brooks, Assistant

Theadus Reeves, Administrative Assistant/Coordinator