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Degree Program Admissions

Degree Application Guide

OK, we admit—applying to a degree program can be daunting, especially if you are applying to several schools, and thinking about tuition, financial aid, and so on. At Sessions, our goal is to make applying to college simple and convenient, so you can focus on  starting your program and your future. Below is our quick guide to applying to our Associate Degree program, and if you have any questions, just ask us!

What Do I Need to Submit to Complete My Application?
  1. Completed application form.
  2. 500-word essay expressing your interest in your major.
  3. 5-10 samples of your art and design work OR written creative skills assessment. (Ask your Advisor.)
  4. Transcripts from your high school OR any colleges completed. (Transcripts must be provided for any course you wish evaluated for credit transfer.)
  5. A $75 application fee upon receipt of all items.
What If I Don't Have a Portfolio of Work?

That’s OK. We are not looking for professional-level work from entering students, but rather evidence of creativity or passion for design. Any examples of design, drawings, photographs, art projects, or other creative work are acceptable.

If you do not have art or design samples to submit, your Admissions Advisor can provide you with a written creative skills assessment in which you demonstrate your current understanding of the design field by completing a written assignment that will test your ability to think design.

What Are My Chances of Acceptance?

The goal of the Sessions College degree program admissions policy is to identify students who have a potential to complete the program and succeed in design and digital media field. We are looking for students who have a passion for art and design and who will make a positive contribution to the program.

Every aspect of the application is carefully considered. We look at each candidate’s academic record, essay, art and design samples, and any supporting materials before a decision is made. This process helps us ensure that you start class with a group of talented, committed students who will spur you to improve your work.

How Do I Request Transcripts?

All applicants must provide official transcripts by the application deadline. Please provide transcripts from your high school OR any college degree completed. If you have graduated college, high school transcripts are not required. Official transcripts must be provided for any course you wish evaluated for credit transfer.

Requesting transcripts is easy. Visit the Web site of your school for a transcript request form or call their registrar’s office to make the request. Ask that an official transcript be sent to Sessions College at this address:

Sessions College for Professional Design
Main Campus
51 West Third Street, Suite E-301
Tempe, AZ 85281

What About TOEFL?

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores. The codes for submitting TOEFL and IELTS scores are:

TOEFL TOEFL score reporting: Internet-based test, paper-based test Code 6346
IELTS IELTS score reporting No code required
Are SATs and ACTs Required?

No, but you are welcome to submit them if desired. Here are the codes for submitting SAT and ACT scores:

SAT College Board scores reporting Code 6356
ACT ACT score reporting Code 5344
What If I Have Questions?

We encourage prospective students to talk to an Admissions Advisor if they have any questions about the application process.

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