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?
- Completed application form.
- 500-word essay expressing your interest in your major.
- 5-10 samples of your art and design work OR written creative skills assessment. (Ask your Advisor.)
- Transcripts from your high school OR any colleges completed. (Transcripts must be provided for any course you wish evaluated for credit transfer.)
- 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
51 West Third Street, Suite E-301
Tempe, AZ 85281
What About TOEFL?
Are SATs and ACTs Required?
What If I Have Questions?
We encourage prospective students to talk to an Admissions Advisor if they have any questions about the application process.