We take every aspect of your personal profile into consideration when calculating your admissions chances.
Please list your extracurricular, community, volunteer and family activities and hobbies. Include specific events and/or major accomplishments such as musical instruments played, varsity letters earned, etc.
Choose ONE of the following CCAD Personal Essay topics.
At CCAD you’re prepared to go out and make the world a better place using your creativity.
•Describe how you would like to influence society or inspire people using your creativity after you graduate from CCAD.
If you could have unlimited access to JUST ONE material, medium, or tool for the rest of your life: (paint, clay, film, laptop, camera, audio recorder, fabric, laser cutter, pencil, etc.)
•What would you choose and why?
•What would you make with it?
Write a story that contains ALL of the following elements:
•Your favorite artist
•A long distance train ride
•Something to eat
Tell us about yourself. Share any details you feel comfortable sharing. We would love to learn about you and the impact you‘ll have at CCAD.
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.