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Summer of Art Important Dates

Important Dates

Wednesday, January 31 Summer of Art registration begins 
Scholarship application opens
Housing application opens
Monday, April 29 Scholarship application deadline 
(no exceptions will be made)
Monday, April 29 Last day for early enrollment discount
Tuition deposit deadline 
(After April 29, payment in full is required to register)
Wednesday, May 15 International students’ registration deadline
Tuesday, May 28 All tuition balances due in full
Last day to request full tuition refund
Friday, June 14 Housing application closes
Monday, June 24 Registration deadline
(check with Summer of Art Office for any exceptions)
Last day to request partial tuition refund (50% partial refund awarded or full deferral/class credit)
Mandatory Forms Submission Deadline
Friday, July 5 Housing Check-in: 8 AM - 12 PM
Welcome Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1 PM (Required for Housing students only)
Housing Orientation: 1 PM - 3 PM
Saturday, July 6 Program Check-In, Last Names A - L 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Program Breakfast,  Last Names A-L 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Program Orientation, Last Names  A-L 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Program Check-In,  Last Names M - Z 12 PM - 1 PM
Program Breakfast,  Last Names M - Z 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Program Orientation, Last Names  M - Z 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday, July 8 Classes begin
Wednesday, July 10 Last day to withdraw (no refund)
Wednesday, July 31 Last day of classes
Final Exhibition: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Academic program ends at 4:30 PM PDT
Thursday, August 1 Residential program ends
Housing move-out, no later than 12:00 PM PDT

*To request enrollment in Summer of Art past the registration deadline, please contact the Summer of Art team at or by phone at 310-665-6850.


Otis College is fully accredited by the WASC | Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, 703.437.0700.)

Due to the rigorous nature of the program, Summer of Art attendance policies are strictly enforced. Three absences from a Specialization and/or two absences from a Drawing Studio may disqualify a student from receiving college credit and/or result in removal from the program without a refund.

If a course does not meet its minimum enrollment number, it may be canceled. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be contacted regarding their second choice upon cancellation.

Starting June 1, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccination will be strongly recommended, rather than required, for students, faculty, and staff. This change also pertains to any student taking courses through the Extension Department including the Summer of Art program. Otis College continues to stress the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines and will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the school year. 

COVID-19 vaccines help protect people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are best protected from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations. LACDPH has aligned with the CDC recommending that “up to date” with the COVID vaccine means everyone aged 6 years and older receive one (1) updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 bivalent vaccine, regardless of whether you have received any of the original COVID-19 vaccines.

Please note the following reminders: 

Otis College strongly recommends that students, faculty, and staff remain up to date on vaccinations.
To continue our mission to be a community of care, please respect those in our community who choose to wear masks and continue to remain up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine. 
Any Summer of Art student can choose to stay in housing during the program whether they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.

Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any person registration, enrollment in, or admittance to any Extension course including the Summer of Art program.

Students who successfully complete their courses of study for credit will receive the following units of college credit:

Specialization: 2 college credits
Drawing Studio: 1 college credit

Evaluation of coursework is indicated by the letter grades “A" through "F”. Dismissal from the program, for any reason, may result in an “F”.

Otis College of Art and Design, in accordance with applicable Federal and state law and College policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristics or classifications protected by the law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in College programs and activities. 

All Summer of Art students are required to attend Orientation. Housing Check-In for residential students will take place from 6:00 a.m. - noon that day. The general Summer of Art Orientation will take place from noon–4:00 p.m..

Refunds take approximately six weeks to process. Refunds made by credit card will be refunded to the credit card account.

Please note that the $200 deposit per course is non-refundable.

Transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse. The standard processing fee is $5.00 per official transcript. You must have either your student ID number or your social security number when you place your order. For concerns or questions email Credit towards Otis College of Art and Design’s undergraduate program is awarded at the discretion of the department or major chair.

Once the program begins, students who wish to withdraw must email their withdrawal request to the Summer of Art team ( Failure to properly withdraw from a course by the deadline may result in an “F” grade.

Otis College maintains a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activity, including the possession or use of drugs (including marijuana, no exceptions made for medical purposes), alcohol, or firearms, whether on or off the Otis College campus. Students who are in violation of any Otis College policies, rules, regulations, etc. or otherwise create an unsafe or unproductive climate may be disciplined by Otis College at its sole and exclusive discretion. The discipline may include dismissal of the student from the program without any refund and/or the receipt of a grade of “F”. Prior to check-in, each student and his, her, or their parent/guardian must sign an acknowledgement form regarding these policies.

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Have questions? We're here to help! Call the Otis College Extension team between 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone: 310-665-6850

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