Program Schedule

You can take Academy of Art University’s pre-college art experience program year-round. For Spring and Fall, all onsite classes are held on Saturdays. Plus, you can choose to take courses on-campus, or online. Jumpstart your college education and your career.

Spring 2021

Onsite Students

Saturday, February 13, 2021PCAE Prep Day*
Saturday, February 20, 2021First Class Session
Saturday, February 27, 2021Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Sunday, March 28, 2021-Saturday, April 3, 2021Spring Break (no classes held)
Saturday, March 27, 2021Last Class Session
Saturday, April 10, 2021Final Exhibition**

*Prep-Day Mandatory for all First Time Onsite Students
**10AM-12PM (Location TBD)

Online Students

Monday, February 15-Friday, February 19, 2021PCAE Online Orientation**
Saturday, February 20, 2021First Class Session Opens
Saturday, February 27, 2021Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Sunday, March 28, 2021-Saturday, April 3, 2021Spring Break (no classes held)
Friday, April 9, 2021Last Class Session Closes
Saturday, April 10, 2021Submit Work to PCAE Website ***

*Mandatory for First Time Online students
**Mandatory for First Time Online students
***Online students may submit art work via email to be showcased on our Facebook and our Instagram

Summer 2020

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Onsite

March/April, 2020Apply for Housing & Deposit
Saturday, June 27th, 2020Move in Day* (Housing Students)
Saturday, June 27th, 2020PCAE Prep Day**
(Non-Housing New Student Orientation)
Monday, June 29th, 2020First Class Session
Monday, July 6th, 2020Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Friday, July 24th, 2020Last Class Session
Saturday, July 25th, 2020Final Exhibition
Saturday, July 25th, 2020Hall Closing (Move Out)

*Move In between 9am-5pm, Dinner with Housing at 5pm. Orientation at 6:30pm.
**Prep-Day Mandatory for all new/1st time onsite students who are not in Housing

Online

Friday, June 19th, 2020PCAE Student Portal Video Guide*
Monday-Friday, June 22nd-26th, 2020PCAE Online Orientation**
Monday, June 29th, 2020First Class Session Opens
Monday, July 6th, 2020Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Saturday, August 8th, 2020Last Class Session Closes
Saturday, August 8th, 2020Submit Work to PCAE Daily***

*Mandatory for all first time online students. Video guide that helps student better understand how to navigate through their Student Portal and online class(es).
**Mandatory for first time online students. Duration is approximately 1 hour.
***Students may submit finished work to preadmissions@academyart.edu to be showcased on our Pre College blog – PCAE Daily

Fall 2020

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Onsite

Saturday, September 26th, 2020PCAE Prep Day*
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020First Class Session Opens
Saturday, October 10th, 2020Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Saturday, November 7th, 2020Last Class Session
Saturday, November 14th, 2020Final Exhibition

*Mandatory for first time online students. The duration is approximately 2 hours.

Online

Friday, September 25th, 2020PCAE Student Portal Video Guide*
Monday-Friday, September 28th - October 2nd, 2020PCAE Online Orientation**
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020First Class Session Opens
Saturday, October 10th, 2020Last Day to Apply/Change Schedule
Friday, November 13th, 2020Last Class Session Closes
Saturday, November 14th, 2020Submit Work to PCAE Daily***

*Mandatory for all 1st time online students. Video guide that helps student better understand how to navigate through their Student Portal and online class(es).
**Mandatory for 1st time online students. Duration is approximately 1 hour.
***Students may submit finished work to preadmissions@academyart.edu to be showcased on our Pre College blog – PCAE Daily


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—Maximilian


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