Events
  • Daniel Mendel-Black has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad. Recent shows include Pretty Lips Are Red at China Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles, and André Butzer, Marcel Hüppauff, Daniel Mendel-Black, Philipp Schwalb at Galerie Bernd Kugler in Innsbruck, Austria. Mendel-Black’s work is represented in a number of public collections.

  • Join us at the opening of our 2017 exhibition on THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH at 6:30pm at Otis College Fine Art Graduate Studios. Exhibit curated by GFA Students, Alex Kay and Shirin Bolourchi.

  • Tim Walsh, is the inventor of the board game Blurt!, which sold more than a milion copies. Tim has lincesned toy and game concepts to Hasbro, Mattel, Brio, Educational Insights, Imagine Entertaiment, and others. Be inspired and entertained by the stories behind the creation of blockbuster toys and games.

     

  • Todd Bradford Richmond presents a solo exhibition of new paintings and installation for his Graduate Thesis at The Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design, on view January 22 to February 1, 2017 (closes at 12noon on Feb 1). There will be an artist reception on Saturday, January 28, 2-6pm.

  • Tim Davis's wry photographs find the sublime in the quotidian. Whether shooting an abandoned pair of sneakers, the streets of a nameless suburb, or the corner of a framed painting in a museum, Davis captures the peripheral, everyday beauty of our daily life.

  • Otis College of Art and Design and The Art and Design Department at CSUDH will be partnering to bring two Ceramics Artist, Diego Romero ('90) and Michael Sherrill to give a guest lecture and workshop demonstration to take place at both campuses in conjunction with the 73rd Scripps Ceramic Annua, curated by Joan Takayama-Ogawa (Otis College Faculty member).

  • Workshop at Otis College campus with ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill.

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Admitted Students

Newly admitted students can find a list of next steps below to enroll at Otis College. 

Undergraduate Student Enrollment Guide

Step 1: Secure your Spot at Otis College!

You’re in! Now secure your spot by submitting the Intent to Register form. Once you’ve submitted the form, pay the nonrefundable $250 tuition deposit on Self-Service. After logging in to the secure area of Self-Service, go to “Student Records” and then “Payments.”

Self-Service is a custom portal which allows you to view and accept your financial aid, pay your tuition bill and see your course registration. You can log on to Self-Service using your ID number and pin, which was provided to you via email when you were admitted.

It is recommended that you secure your spot by December 15 for the spring and May 1 for the fall to ensure sufficient time to enroll by the start of the semester.

Step 2: Financial Aid – Apply and Accept Awards

Admitted students who want to be considered for need-based financial aid, should apply by submitting the FAFSA. Once you have applied and been awarded, you can view your financial aid and accept your awards on Self-Service from the Financial Aid tab. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Step 3: Apply for On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing in our brand-new residence hall is available for students beginning their studies in the spring or fall. To apply for housing, you will need to submit the $150 application fee and housing application, which will be available in soon. Interested students should contact Morgan Brown, Director of Residence Life and Housing at mbrown@otis.edu. For more information on our residence hall and meal plans, visit the housing and board page.

Step 4: Make your Tuition Payments

From Self-Service, view your Tuition Statement to see your bill, which is due by December 15th for the spring and June 15th for the fall. After logging in to the secure area in Self-Service, select the "Student Records" tab, then click "Tuition Statement" and "Select a Term." This statement calculates tuition and fees, and subtracts financial aid or payments you have made to tell you how much you owe, or if you are owed a refund. To view payment options and more info, visit the Student Accounts page. You will automatically be billed for Student Health Insurance and can waive it after registering for classes or adjust your amount due by contacting Student Accounts. You will not be permitted to register for classes until your tuition has been paid.

Step 5: Take the Writing Placement Assessment

All incoming students must take the Writing Placement Assessment (WPA) through an online platform called Examity.

You will receive your log in credentials for Examity by email. The WPA is a one-hour timed essay designed to assess your English reading and writing proficiency. The assessment is used to place you in the level-appropriate English course. You will not be able to register for classes until you have taken the WPA.

For spring 2017, the WPA can also be taken on campus on January 11 from 9-10am (check-in at 8:30am), however it is recommended to take the WPA through Examity before arriving on campus.

Step 6: Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only)

All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit International Verification Form and provide a bank statement documenting $62,628 USD in liquid assets in order to be issued the I-20. This documentation is submitted via email to Admissions at admissions@otis.edu. Upon check-in to the College at International Student Orientation, you will need to provide a copy of your visa and signed I-20. A hold will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for classes until these documents are submitted. All international students are required to check-in and attend the International Student Orientation during Orientation week.  

Step 7: Clear your Registration Holds

Before being officially registered in your classes, you will need to clear two holds in Self-Service. We require a local contact number in case of emergency. To enter your emergency number, log in to Self-Service and navigate to the “Personal Information” tab.

In addition, prior to being registered for classes, you will need to electronically sign the Enrollment Agreement. Also in Self-Service, navigate to the “Student Records” tab to read through and sign the agreement.

Step 8:  Submit your Student Immunization Form

All new incoming students must complete the two forms: Otis College Immunization Form and the New Student Health Form, which must be printed out and completed by a provider, then mailed to the Student Health and Wellness Center per the instructions and address on the top of the form. For more information, visit the Student Health and Wellness page on immunizations.

Step 9: Course Registration

For Spring 2017, registration for students admitted to Foundation will occur on campus January 12th. Please complete the steps above before this date to ensure you receive an appointment time for your advising session. Check-in begins at 8:30am on January 12th unless you have been scheduled a later appointment. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 17th.

Upper Division transfer students will be placed in required classes by our Academic Advising office. Once you are registered, you will receive an email from the Registration office with your schedule with instructions on how to make schedule changes (if necessary) and add electives (if applicable). Academic Advising Coordinator, Carrie Malcom can assist you with questions about your Liberal Arts and Sciences classes. Your department studio advisor can assist you with questions about studio requirements and electives.

Registration steps and Orientation dates for the fall will be announced soon.

Step 10: Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

You are automatically enrolled in the Otis Student Health Insurance plan UNLESS you waive out. In order to waive out, your insurance must meet specific minimum requirements listed here.  24 hours after you've been registered for classes, you can waive the health insurance online here. The waiver for spring 2017 must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

Step 11: Submit Final Official Transcripts

All students are required to submit final, official transcripts or graduation certificates/diplomas from all institutions attended confirming graduation to the Admissions office. In addition, any transfer students who received Special Conditions Letters must sign and return the letter to Admissions.

Orientation

Orientation for Spring 2017 will be held on January 13, 2017 with check-in begnning at 8:30am. Move-in to the residence hall will be on January 11, 2017. Information about orientation will be emailed to all enrolled students.

Deferral of Admission

Admitted students can request a deferral of admission for up to one year. To request to defer, please complete the Request to Defer form. Admissions may request additional information including a new portfolio or updated transcripts.

Graduate Student Enrollment Guide

Step 1: Secure your Spot at Otis College!

You’re in! Now secure your spot by submitting the Intent to Register form. Once you’ve submitted the form, pay the nonrefundable $250 tuition deposit on Self-Service. After logging in to the secure area of Self-Service, go to “Student Records” and then “Payments.”

Self-Service is a custom portal which allows you to view and accept your financial aid, pay your tuition bill and see your course registration. You can log on to Self-Service using your ID number and pin, which was provided to you via email when you were admitted.

 

It is recommended that you secure your spot by December 7 for the spring and May 1 for the fall to ensure sufficient time to enroll by the start of the semester.

Step 2: Financial Aid – Apply and Accept Awards

Admitted students who want to be considered for need-based financial aid, should apply by submitting the FAFSA. Once you have applied and been awarded, you can view your financial aid and accept your awards on Self-Service from the Financial Aid tab. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.

Step 3: Apply for On-Campus Housing

On-campus housing in our brand-new residence hall is available for students beginning their studies in the spring or fall. To apply for housing, you will need to submit the $150 application fee and housing application, which will be available in soon. Interested students should contact Morgan Brown, Director of Residence Life and Housing at mbrown@otis.edu. For more information on our residence hall and meal plans, visit the housing and board page.

Step 4: Make your Tuition Payments

From Self-Service, view your Tuition Statement to see your bill, which is due by December 15th for the spring and June 15th for the fall. After logging in to the secure area in Self-Service, select the "Student Records" tab, then click "Tuition Statement" and "Select a Term." This statement calculates tuition and fees, and subtracts financial aid or payments you have made to tell you how much you owe, or if you are owed a refund. To view payment options and more info, visit the Student Accounts page. You will automatically be billed for Student Health Insurance and can waive it after registering for classes or adjust your amount due by contacting Student Accounts. You will not be permitted to register for classes until your tuition has been paid.

Step 5: Obtain Your I-20 and F-1 Visa (International Students Only)

All international students who require an F-1 visa must submit International Verification Form and provide a bank statement documenting $62,628 USD in liquid assets in order to be issued the I-20. This documentation is submitted via email to Admissions. A signed copy of the I-20, a copy of your passport and your visa should be emailed to Alia Saeed in the Registration Office at asaeed@otis.edu. A hold will be placed on your account preventing you from registering for classes until these documents are submitted. All international students are required to check-in and attend the International Student Orientation during Orientation week. 

Step 6:  Clear your Registration Holds

Before being officially registered in your classes, you will need to clear two holds in Self-Service. We require a local contact number in case of emergency. To enter your emergency number, log in to Self-Service and navigate to the “Personal Information” tab.

In addition, prior to being registered for classes, you will need to electronically sign the Enrollment Agreement. Also in Self-Service, navigate to the “Student Records” tab to read through and sign the agreement.

Step 7:  Submit your Student Immunization Form

All new incoming students must complete the two forms: Otis College Immunization Form and the New Student Health Form, which must be printed out and completed by a provider, then mailed to the Student Health and Wellness Center per the instructions and address on the top of the form. For more information, visit the Student Health and Wellness page on immunizations.

Step 8: Course Registration and Orientation

For Spring 2017, registration will occur on campus during Graduate Student Orientation on January 11, 2017. You will receive additional information, as it gets closer to the date. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Registration steps and Orientation dates for the summer and fall will be announced soon.

Step 9: Student Health Insurance Waiver Process

You are automatically enrolled onto the Student Health Insurance plan UNLESS you waive out. In order to waive out, your insurance must meet specific minimum requirements listed here.  Once you’ve registered for classes, you can waive the health insurance online here. The waiver for spring 2017 must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

Step 10: Submit Final Official Transcripts

All students are required to submit final, official transcripts confirming an undergraduate degree to the Admissions office.

Important Dates

Spring 2017

December 15 - Tuition Due Date

January 11 - On Campus Writing Placement Assessment (check-in at 8:30am)

January 11 - Housing Move-in

January 11 - Graduate Student Orientation

January 12 - Undergraduate Registration Day (check-in at 8:30am)

January 13 - Undergraduate Orientation and Family Day (check-in at 8:30am)

January 17 - First Day of Classes

Department Directory

ADMISSIONS

9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 665-6820 | (800) 527-OTIS (6847)

Fax (310) 665-6821

admissions@otis.edu

 

CAREER SERVICES

(424) 207-2490

careerservices@otis.edu

 

CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

(310) 665-6994

international@otis.edu

 

DISABILITY SERVICES

(310) 846-2554

cbranch@otis.edu

 

FINANCIAL AID

(310) 665-6880 | Fax (310) 665-6884

otisaid@otis.edu | www.otis.edu/finaid

 

REGISTRATION AND RECORDS

(310) 665-6950

registration@otis.edu

 

RESIDENCE LIFE AND HOUSING

(310) 846-2648

studenthousing@otis.edu

 

STUDENT ACCOUNTS

(310) 846-5736 | Fax (310) 665-6990

studentaccounts@otis.edu

 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

(310) 846-2595

studentactivities@otis.edu

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS

(310) 665-6960

student@otis.edu

 

STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES

(310) 665-6968

 

STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER

(310) 846 5738

studenthealth@otis.edu

 

TITLE IX

(310) 846-2554

cbranch@otis.edu

 

Log-In to Self Service

Otis Self Service is an online account where students can view their financial aid awards/missing documentation, and accept or decline financial aid awards. You can also pay your tuition and review registration information from Self Service. 
To log in, go to www.otis.edu/selfservice and sign in with your X number. Your log in information was provided by Admissions at the time of your acceptance. 
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