Check-in and Orientation
All 5-day, 3-day, and 2-day students are required to attend check-in and orientation on July 1st from 8:00am-1:00pm. Lunch will be provided at 12:00pm.
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 units
Drawing Studio Course 1 unit
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”.
To request official or unofficial transcripts, please visit www.otis.edu/alumni/request-transcript. For concerns or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcript requests are not processed through the Summer of Art office. Credit towards the Otis College undergraduate program is awarded at the discretion of the department or Major Chair.
Otis College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (11590 Bernardo Court, Suite 120, San Diego, CA 92127, 951.693.2550) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, (703) 437-0700.)
If a course does not meet a minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled. Students will be contacted regarding their second choice.
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.
Students who stay in housing have free time with no direct supervision by College staff from 4:20pm to 10:00pm, Monday through Friday, before and after Saturday field trips until the 10:00pm curfew, and all day on Sunday until the 10:00pm curfew.
Withdrawal, Drop, and Refund Policy
If enrollment is cancelled before Summer of Art begins, 100% of tuition paid will be refunded, less the deposit and fees. After the program begins, refunds will be issued according to the schedule below:
80% 1st day of program (before 5:00pm)
70% 2nd day of program (before 5:00pm)
50% 3rd day of program (before 5:00pm)
No Refund after 5:00 pm of 3rd day of program
The $200 deposit and program fees are non-refundable. Refunds take approximately six weeks to process. Refunds made by credit card will be refunded to the credit card account. Students must submit a withdrawal request in writing to the Extension Office in person, by mail, email, or fax no later than 5:00pm, Tuesday, July 9, 2019. 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.
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. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Inez Bush, Interim Executive Director of Extension, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045, (310) 665-6850
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.