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2022 Important Dates

Monday, January 31

Registration opens

Monday, February 28 Housing Application Opens
Friday, April 22

Scholarship Application Deadline (no exceptions will be made)

Friday, April 29

Deadline for Early Enrollment Discount and

Tuition Deposit Deadline (after April 29, payment in full is required to register)

Friday, May 27

All tuition balances are due in full

International Students’ deadline for all tuition and fees (exceptions may be made for special circumstances and space availability)

Friday, June 24

Registration Deadline

(check with Summer of Art Office for any exceptions)

Last day to request partial refund by 5:00 p.m. PST

Sunday, July 3

Housing check-in

Housing Orientation: 5:00 p.m. PST

Tuesday, July 5

Classes begin

All Students Check-in at 8:00 a.m. PST for Orientation

Friday, July 8 Last day to withdraw (no refund) by 5:00 p.m. PST
Friday, July 29

Last day of classes

Final Exhibition: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PST

Academic Program ends at 4:30 p.m. PST

Saturday, July 30

Residential Program ends

Housing Move-out, no later than 12:00 p.m.

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  • Orientation

    All 5-day, 3-day, and 2-day students are required to attend an on-campus orientation on Tuesday, July 5th.

  • Grades and Credit

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

    Specialization Course: 2 college credits

    Drawing Studio Course; 1 college credit

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

  • Transcripts

    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 the Otis College undergraduate program is awarded at the discretion of the department or Major Chair.

  • Accreditation

    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.)

  • Cancelled Classes

    If a course does not meet a minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled. Students will be contacted regarding their second choice.

  • Attendance

    Attendance policies are strictly enforced; a student who misses three classes from their Specialization Course, and/or two classes from their Drawing Studio Course will be subject to removal from the program without a refund.

  • Refund Policy

    Please note that the $200 deposit is non-refundable. The last day to request a partial refund is Friday, June 24, 2022.

    The timeline for refunds is as follows:

    Before May 27 100% refund*
    Between May 27 and June 24 50% refund*
    After June 24, 2022      No refund

    *The $200 deposit is non-refundable

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

  • Withdrawal and Drops

    Once the program begins, students who wish to withdraw must email their withdrawal request to the Summer of Art office no later than Friday, July 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PST. Failure to properly withdraw from a course by the deadline will result in an “F” grade.

  • Zero Tolerance Policy

    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 or her parent/guardian must sign an acknowledgement form regarding these policies.

  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    Otis College of Art and Design is an equal opportunity employer and educator, firmly committed to providing an environment in which people respect the rights of others to live, work, and learn in peace and dignity, and to have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society. Otis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family care status, veteran status, age, disability, medical condition, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected category under state or federal law in the administration of its student admissions, employment, access to programs, or administration of educational policies. The College prohibits, harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation based on the perception that anyone has any of these characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of these characteristics. Otis College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity.

    This prohibition against discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation includes engaging in behavior that may:

    • Threaten the physical safety of any member of the community;
    • Create an educational environment hostile to any member
    • Discriminate against another person or persons; or
    • Inflict physical, emotional, or mental injury to, or provoke a violent response from, a reasonable person.

    Students with questions regarding this policy or believed instances of discrimination or harassment on the basis of any of these criteria should be brought to any of the following individuals: Mark Manrose, Dean of Extension or designee, or Dr. Carol Branch, Title IX Coordinator, or file a formal student grievance at The College will not retaliate against anyone for filing a complaint made in good faith and will not knowingly permit retaliation by management, faculty, staff, or students.

  • Disclaimer

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