You are here

Important Dates

Wednesday, January 31 Summer of Art registration begins 
Scholarship application opens
Housing application opens
Monday, April 29 Scholarship application deadline 
(no exceptions will be made)
Monday, April 29 Last day for early enrollment discount
Tuition deposit deadline 
(After April 28th, payment in full is required to register)
Wednesday, May 15 International students’ registration deadline
Tuesday, May 28 All tuition balances due in full
Last day to request full tuition refund
Friday, June 14 Housing application closes
Monday, June 24 Registration deadline
(check with Summer of Art Office for any exceptions)
Last day to request partial tuition refund (50% partial refund awarded or full deferral/class credit)
Mandatory Forms Submission Deadline
Friday, July 5 Housing Check-in: 8 AM - 12 PM
Welcome Lunch: 11:30 AM - 1 PM (Required for Housing students only)
Housing Orientation: 1 PM - 3 PM
Saturday, July 6 Program Check-In, Last Names A - L 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Program Breakfast,  Last Names A-L 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Program Orientation, Last Names  A-L 10:30 AM - 12 PM
Program Check-In,  Last Names M - Z 12 PM - 1 PM
Program Breakfast,  Last Names M - Z 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Program Orientation, Last Names  M - Z 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Monday, July 8 Classes begin
Wednesday, July 10 Last day to withdraw (no refund)
Wednesday, July 31 Last day of classes
Final Exhibition: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PDT
Academic program ends at 4:30 PM PDT
Thursday, August 1 Residential program ends
Housing move-out, no later than 12:00 PM PDT

*To request enrollment in Summer of Art past the registration deadline, please contact the Summer of Art team at or by phone at (310) 665-6850.


  • Accreditation

    Otis College is fully accredited by the WASC | Senior College and University Commission (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (11250 Roger Bacon Dr., Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, 703.437.0700.)

  • Attendance

    Due to the rigorous nature of the program, Summer of Art attendance policies are strictly enforced. Three absences from a Specialization and/or two absences from a Drawing Studio may disqualify a student from receiving college credit and/or result in removal from the program without a refund.

  • Cancelled Classes

    If a course does not meet its minimum enrollment number, it may be canceled. Students enrolled in a canceled course will be contacted regarding their second choice upon cancellation.

  • COVID Safety

    Starting June 1, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccination will be strongly recommended, rather than required, for students, faculty, and staff. This change also pertains to any student taking courses through the Extension Department including the Summer of Art program. Otis College continues to stress the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines and will continue to provide COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the school year. 

    COVID-19 vaccines help protect people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying. As with other vaccine-preventable diseases, you are best protected from COVID-19 when you stay up to date with the recommended vaccinations. LACDPH has aligned with the CDC recommending that “up to date” with the COVID vaccine means everyone aged 6 years and older receive one (1) updated Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 bivalent vaccine, regardless of whether you have received any of the original COVID-19 vaccines.

    Please note the following reminders: 

    • Otis College strongly recommends that students, faculty, and staff remain up to date on vaccinations.
    • To continue our mission to be a community of care, please respect those in our community who choose to wear masks and continue to remain up to date with the COVID-19 vaccine. 
    • Any Summer of Art student can choose to stay in housing during the program whether they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.
  • Disclaimer

    Otis College of Art and Design reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any person registration, enrollment in, or admittance to any Extension course including the Summer of Art program.

  • Grades and Credit

    Students who successfully complete their courses of study for credit will receive the following units of college credit:

    • Specialization: 2 college credits
    • Drawing Studio: 1 college credit

    Evaluation of coursework is indicated by the letter grades “A" through "F”. Dismissal from the program, for any reason, may result in an “F”. Alternatively, students may opt to participate according to a P (Pass) /NG (No Grade) scale; information will be provided to all enrolled students on how to request this option.

  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    Otis College of Art and Design, in accordance with applicable Federal and state law and College policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or other characteristics or classifications protected by the law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in College programs and activities. 

  • Orientation

    All Summer of Art students are required to attend Orientation. The Summer of ARt Housing Move and Orientation will take place on Friday, July 5. The Summer of Art Program Orientation will take place on Saturday, July 6. 

  • Refund Schedule

    Refunds take approximately six weeks to process. Refunds made by credit card will be refunded to the credit card account.

    Please note that the $200 deposit per course is non-refundable.

    By May 27, 2024 100% refund awarded or full deferral
    Between May 28 and June 24, 2024 50% partial refund awarded or full deferral
    After 5:00 pm PST June 24 No refund awarded
  • Transcripts

    Transcripts can be ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse. The standard processing fee is $5.00 per official transcript. You must have either your student ID number or your social security number when you place your order. For concerns or questions email Credit towards Otis College of Art and Design’s undergraduate program is awarded at the discretion of the department or major chair.

  • Withdrawal

    Once the program begins, students who wish to withdraw must email their withdrawal request to the Summer of Art team ( Failure to properly withdraw from a course by the deadline may result in an “F” grade.

  • Zero Tolerance Policy

    Otis College maintains a zero tolerance policy for all illegal activity, including the possession or use of drugs (including marijuana, no exceptions made for medical purposes), alcohol, or firearms, whether on or off the Otis College campus. Students who are in violation of any Otis College policies, rules, regulations, etc. or otherwise create an unsafe or unproductive climate may be disciplined by Otis College at its sole and exclusive discretion. The discipline may include dismissal of the student from the program without any refund and/or the receipt of a grade of “F”. Prior to check-in, each student and his, her, or their parent/guardian must sign an acknowledgement form regarding these policies.