Acceptance to Platt College San Diego
First step is to schedule your personal tour with an admissions representative to go over the program in detail, stroll through the campus and labs, and meet with Financial Aid to answer any questions you may have. You really need to see the culture for yourself.
Drawing skills are not a requirement for acceptance or the industry. It helps, but there are so many positions within the graphic design and media art fields that drawing is a plus but not required.
Although, there are no specific deadline dates to enroll in a program, the class sizes are very small and are dependent on seat availability. There are only 14 seats in class for Associate Degree programs and 4 seats in class for Bachelor Degree programs.
Absolutely, Platt College may accept general education credits transferred from accredited post-secondary institutions if certain conditions are met (as outlined in the college catalog). All transfer units are subject to approval. These transcripts must be submitted to the College from the institution granting the credit and must be officially signed and sealed.
Not at all! Although a portfolio is not a requirement for admissions, if you have previous design, video, 3D, or web design skills a portfolio review or credit-by-exam may be completed for possible credit. You may request a portfolio review, by contacting a Platt College admissions representative at 619.265.0107. Additional information regarding credit transfer to Platt College is available through our admissions department and the catalog.
Yes, a high school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Proof of High School graduation or GED awarded is required before enrolling in a program.
No, Platt College San Diego does not offer dormitory facilities or housing assistance. However, PCSD is located right in the middle of San Diego State University College District and student housing is abundant. Information about housing rentals in the community are available online at these sites: www.apartmentList.com, www.apartmentsearch.com, and www.studentsapartments.com, www.apartments.com
Yes, Platt College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), which are listed by the United States Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The primary purpose of ACCSC and other accrediting agencies is to establish and maintain high educational standards and ethical business practices among its accredited institutions.
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.
When to Apply
- Platt College San Diego has continuous admissions; applications are accepted all year round: Platt College San Diego Application
- Classes begin every five-weeks
- It is recommended that you apply as early as possible. Acceptance continues all-year-round; however, space is limited per class.
How to Apply
- Schedule your personal tour »
The first step in the admissions process is to meet with an admissions representative to review your goals, discuss the programs in detail, tour the campus to get the feel for the creative culture, and meet with the Financial Aid/VA department to answer any questions you may have about funding your investment in you. A telephone interview may be arranged when travel distance makes an in-person visit difficult.
- Schedule your acceptance appointment
At the end of your personal tour, and if the Admissions Representative determines that you have the drive, passion, and creativity to benefit from the program, the Admissions Representative will schedule an acceptance appointment with you to submit the Admissions Application (NO application fee), take the acceptance test (Wonderlic – Scholastic Level Exam), and meet with the Financial Aid Department to determine your options for funding. There is no obligation to enroll. We wish to supply you with all of the information that would help in your decision for your education.
Wonderlic - Scholastic Level Exam (SLE):
Platt College San Diego requires the Wonderlic (SLE) to determine college readiness. You must complete the SLE and essay either in person or it can be administered out-of-area by your current teacher, counselor, librarian, or alike.
In lieu of the Wonderlic (SLE) an ACT score of 17+ or SAT score of 1200+, taken within two-years of entrance to PCSD, may fulfill the acceptance test requirement. However, the Wonderlic (SLE) will determine if you may be eligible for one of PCSD’s institutional scholarships. See the Scholarship Page for more information.
Other documents you will be required to submit for full enrollment into the programs:
- Official transcripts from graduated High School or GED.
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges’ previously attended to receive maximum transfer credit. If applicable.