Admissions Information

Whether it is your first time in college, returning to college, transitioning from the military, an international student, or another category, we are happy to provide the information applicable to each unique situation. We strive to make the admissions process as straightforward and simple as possible for you and your family.

With our all-year-round schedule you may earn an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design in approximate 1 ½ years or a Bachelor’s of Science in Media Arts degree in just over 2 ½ years. You choose from various specialties: Graphic DesignWeb DesignDigital Video Production and 3D Modeling and Animation.  Platt’s educational programs are designed to empower you and generate an atmosphere of learning and development.

You and your family are also encouraged to visit the campus for a personalized tour with an admissions representative by contacting us at 866-752-8826 or clicking on the “Schedule a Tour” button.

Candidates for enrollment at Platt College San Diego must possess a regionally accredited high school diploma or the recognized equivalent (i.e., a General Education Development “GED” certificate, a high school equivalency certificate such as the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)) prior to enrollment.

Platt College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges which is listed by the United States Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

Admissions Procedures

When to Apply

How to Apply

1. Consultation Interview and Tour Of The College

The first step in the admissions process is to meet with an admissions representative to review your goals and receive a tour of the school. You will be offered the opportunity to review programs, visit the computer and studio labs, view equipment, and see examples of student work. A telephone interview may be arranged when travel distance makes an in-person visit difficult. After a tour and meeting with an admissions representative, you also have the option to speak with our Student Service Liaison who may answer funding source questions.

2. Entrance Assessment, Test Requirement and Optional Portfolio Review

After the first consultation appointment and tour, the admissions representative will review the appropriate next steps in applying to Platt. Admissions may recommend a second appointment to set up the entrance assessment. During this appointment, you may submit your admission application (no fee required), complete an entrance Wonderlic test and essay, and optional portfolio review.  Although a Portfolio is not a requirement for admissions, Platt College permits a portfolio review and credit-by-exam if you possess previous design skills and are well-rounded knowledge in a particular subject. Overall, the entrance assessment is our way of making sure the selected program here at Platt College is a proper fit for you.

Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE):

Platt requires the Wonderlic (SLE) to determine college readiness. You must complete a Wonderlic test and essay either in person or it can be administered out-of-state by your current teacher, librarian, or alike.  You should coordinate with a Platt Admissions Representative to complete this requirement.

Practice Wonderlic (SLE) Assessment

OR

In lieu of the Wonderlic (SLE) an ACT score of 17+ or SAT score of 1200+ may fulfill the assessment requirement. (ACT or SAT taken within 2 years of applying to Platt College may be accepted).  Please send ACT or SAT score to Platt College. Attention: Admissions.

Transferring Credits from Other Institutions

Platt may accept general education credits transferred from accredited post-secondary institutions if certain conditions (as outlined in the college catalog) are met. All transfer units are subject to approval.  To gain a quick unofficial evaluation of transfer credits you may provide unofficial transcripts directly to your admissions representative during the initial interview meetings. We welcome the opportunity to review which previous credits may be eligible for transfer into the selected Platt program.

Portfolio Review

Although a Portfolio is not a requirement for admissions, Platt College permits a portfolio review and credit-by-exam if you possess previous design skills and a well-rounded knowledge in a particular subject.  You may request a portfolio review, by contacting a Platt College admissions representative at (866)752-8826.  Additional information regarding credit transfer to Platt College is available through our admissions department and the Platt College Catalog.

Acceptance to Platt College

The Admissions representative notifies you of the acceptance status. Once accepted, you must then complete the enrollment agreement and all required enrollment forms.  It is recommended that you apply as early as possible. Acceptance continues all-year-round; however, space is limited per class.

International Students

There are special application requirements for international applicants. Please see the international student section for more information.

High School

As high school students and their families start the college search, Platt offers various opportunities to explore your interest and learn more about our programs. You are invited to review our programs with an admissions representative, visit the computer and studio labs, view equipment, and see examples of student work. If you are exploring the Digital Media Design industry, you are highly encouraged to attend a Summer Computer Graphics week long class designed specifically for high school students only, keep in touch through Platt’s social media channels, and attend Platt’s design exhibits. Projects of current Platt student’s work can be viewed by requesting the Muse Magazine, visiting Platt’s youtube channel and viewing the website gallery.

With our all-year-round schedule you may earn an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design in approximate 1 ½ years or a Bachelor’s of Science in Media Arts degree in just over 2 ½ years. You can choose from various specialties: Graphic DesignWeb DesignDigital Video Production3D Modeling and Animation. Platt’s educational programs are designed to empower you and generate an atmosphere of learning and development.

Minimum requirements

Candidates for enrollment at Platt College San Diego must possess a regionally accredited high school diploma or the recognized equivalent (i.e., a General Education Development “GED” certificate, a high school equivalency certificate such as the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE)) prior to enrollment.

High School Courses

It is not required to take any specific courses in high school to prepare for Platt College.  However, if you have developed a portfolio by taking digital media design classes may choose to set up a portfolio review with a Platt College instructor.  If the acquired skill level is equivalent to that of the courses being taught at Platt College, the instructor may test you out of one or more courses at Platt College. Please see the admissions procedure or catalog for more information regarding an optional portfolio review.

A.P. Credits

If you have taken Advance Placement (AP) classes in high school may submit your scores to Platt College.  Credit may be granted for these courses if passing tests score of 3 or higher has been achieved.

Computer Graphics Week

During the summer months, Platt offers week long, introductory courses for all high school students (entering, current or newly graduated).  These entertaining classes provide hands-on experience that will allow you to learn fundamental concepts of digital media design software programs and techniques that are currently used in the media industry.

Starting at Platt College

High school students may enter Platt College directly after high school graduation.  Since Platt has year-round enrollment, the earliest a high school student can save a seat for a summer or fall start date is the previous January of their senior year.  Although high school students are encouraged to apply early, you may apply throughout the year. Platt degree programs include general education (GE) course and may be taken as part of a Platt College program. You and your family are welcomed to visit with an admissions representative and tour the facilities during their junior or senior year.

See the General Admissions Process for more information regarding when and how to apply.

Test requirement:

Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE):

Platt requires the Wonderlic (SLE) to determine college readiness. You must complete a Wonderlic test and essay either in person or it can be administered out-of-state by your current teacher, librarian, or alike.  Applicants should coordinate with a Platt Admissions Representative to complete this requirement.

Practice Wonderlic (SLE) Assessment

OR

In lieu of the Wonderlic (SLE) an ACT score of 17+ or SAT score of 1200+ may fulfill the assessment requirement. (ACT or SAT taken within 2 years of applying to Platt College may be accepted).  Please send ACT or SAT score to Platt College. Attention: Admissions.

Optional Portfolio Review

Although a Portfolio is not a requirement for admissions, Platt College permits a portfolio review and credit-by-exam if you possess previous design skills and well-rounded knowledge in a particular subject. You may request a portfolio review, by contacting a Platt College admissions representative at (866)752-8826.  Additional information regarding credit transfer to Platt College is available through our admissions department and the Platt College Catalog.

International Students

Thank you for your interest in Platt College Digital Media Design San Diego.  Platt College welcomes you in seeking a rigorous education in an environment where creativity, critical thinking, innovation and global perspectives on the digital media design industry are valued.

We welcome the occasion to discuss your digital media design goals as an international student, and the opportunity to study in the United States more thoroughly.  Talented individuals from nations as diverse as Argentina, China, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey,  Germany, and Denmark,  have chosen Platt’s unique educational environment as the place to launch their journey into the digital media design industry.

International Admissions process

Apply for admissions at Platt College:

* Entrance Tests: Platt does not require GRE or TOEFL test scores.

Admissions Acceptance, Issuing an I-20 Form and Paying the SEVIS I-901 Fee:

Transfer Student process:

Student must report to the transfer-in school within 15 days of the program start date and enroll in the first required session/term at the school.