Admissions Contact & FAQs

Contact the Admissions Department

Phone: 310-665-6820 or 800-527-OTIS (6847)

Text: 323-870-6820

Fax: 310-665-6821


9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

Parker Tabaldo (she/her)
Admissions Counselor

Admissions Staff

Yoi Tanaka (she/her)
Vice President of Admissions

Erica Wilson (she/her)
Associate Dean of Admissions

Isabel Contreras (she/her)
Director of Admissions Operations

Sheri Chillingworth (she/her)
Director of Admissions

Norma Almaraz (she/her)
Admissions Operations Specialist

Scott Kingham (he/him)
Admissions Operations Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

We evaluate each transfer applicant individually to see how the coursework they’ve completed aligns with the curriculum of the program they are applying for. Since we admit students to the foundation year, we don’t require that you’ve completed specific coursework or even studio art courses in order to be admitted.

If you are seeking advanced placement in the sophomore year or higher, you should have completed a mixture of general education credits as well as studio art classes that align with the program you are seeking to enter. You will also need a portfolio of work that demonstrates you have the skills required to enter the level you are seeking. Students interested in transferring can have their transcripts evaluated by a counselor at

At this point in time we do not accept transfer students higher than the sophomore level for the Toy Design or Fashion Design Programs.

Otis College offers a robust travel study program where students can sign-up for classes where part of the course is taught abroad and takes place during the semester. Find out more information on the Travel Study page at The AICAD Exchange Program provides students with the opportunity to study for one semester at a participating art college, a few of which are located abroad.

Contact Us

Wherever you are in your college search, we want to meet you! Our counselors are here to answer your questions about Otis College and help you with the application process.

Phone: 310-665-6820
SMS: 323-870-6820

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