Student 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 all types of perspective students and their families.

With our all-year-round schedule a student 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. Students choose from various specialties: Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Video Production, 3DAnimation, and Visual Effects and Compositing.  Platt’s educational programs are designed to empower students and generate an atmosphere of learning and development.

Applicants and their families 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.

As high school students and their families start the college search, Platt offers various opportunities to explore their interest and learn more about our programs. Prospective students are invited to review our programs with an admissions representative, visit the computer and studio labs, view equipment, and see examples of student work. Students exploring the Digital Media Design industry 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 a student 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. Students choose from various specialties: Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Video Production, 3DAnimation, and Visual Effects and Compositing. Platt’s educational programs are designed to empower students 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, students who 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 the student 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

Students who have taken Advance Placement (AP) classes in high school may submit their 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 a student 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, students may apply throughout the year. Platt degree programs include general education (GE) course and may be taken as part of a Platt College program. Students and their families 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. Applicants must complete a Wonderlic test and essay either in person or it can be administered out-of-state by a prospective student’s 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 for an applicant possessing previous design skills and well-rounded knowledge in a particular subject. Applicants 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.

Platt College San Diego is proud to serve its veteran student population. Our student population includes active duty service members, veterans and dependents.  In fact, Platt College’s Chairman, himself, as well as the President‘s and Vice President’s father served in the military; additional, many Platt staff and faculty members have a family history of veterans. Therefore, it is no surprise that the Platt military student body is honored for their courage and sacrifice.

Today, more than ever, a college education can give one an enormous advantage in both a military and civilian career.  For this reason, our students learn in small, interactive hands-on classes taught by expert instructors who care about success. Small classes, year-round schedules and a creative environment give Platt students the proper environment to thrive and advance their digital media design career skills in less than three years.

Military Credit

Military Students applying to Platt College must submit any applicable SMART, AARTS, Coast Guard Institute, or Community College of the Air Force transcripts for credit evaluation. Veterans, or members of the armed forces or the selected reserves, may be granted academic credit in accordance with our College’s policy. Please transcripts submit to:

Registrar’s Office
Platt College San Diego Digital Media Design
6250 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

We invite prospective students to contact an admissions representative to set up a personal tour and admissions appointment. The Admissions department is committed to guiding a prospective student through the entire process, exploring the student’s digital media design goals and determining whether Platt College is the right college. We strive to make the admissions process as straightforward and simple as possible.

After a tour and meeting with an admissions representative, applicants also have the option to speak with our Student Service Liaison who may answer funding source questions. More information is available by visiting Platt College in person for a personal tour, by calling 866.752.8826 or clicking on the “schedule a tour” button above.

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