Note: In order to ensure an inspiring, respectful environment conducive to growth and creative expression for all students studying at Academy of Art University, it is imperative that all students and parents comply with the below policies and procedures at all times. By electronically signing below, you acknowledge that you have read these policies and procedures and agree to act in accordance with them as a participant in Academy of Art University's Pre-College Art Experience.
Adding or Changing Classes: Classes may be added or changed throughout the first week of classes. You may choose to drop classes at any time.
Fees: Application processing fees are non-refundable and non-deferrable.
- Some courses require fees for lab/equipment access. These must be paid before classes begin.
Attendance: Consistent, timely attendance and full participation are expected of all students.
- Three (3) or more absences in any one class will result in a final grade of "No Pass".
- Summer Only: This may also result in removal from Academy of Art University Housing.
- Take courses online if you have vacation plans that would cause you to miss classes.
Grading: Classes are Pass/No Pass. A "Pass" is based on attendance, participation, and final project.
- Students may access grades via their Self-Service student portal approximately three weeks after successful completion of the program.
- Certificate of Completion will be sent via e-mail at the end of term.
Scholarship Dollars: Student earns $1000 in scholarship funds for their future education at Academy of Art University only. To redeem said scholarship dollars, the student must attend Academy of Art University the following fall semester after graduating high school.
- A maximum of four (4) PCAE classes, equivalent to $4000, can be utilized for undergraduate studies at Academy of Art University.
- Request your certificate by e-mailing PreAdmissions@academyart.edu.
Safety: Students are expected to avoid endangering or causing to be endangered (directly or indirectly) the safety of any person, including self.
- Examples: suicide gestures; bomb threats; the activation of false alarms; tampering with emergency equipment such as alarm systems, security systems, fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, emergency exit doors, or elevators.
- Students found responsible for tampering with the elevators will be charged the $185 per hour charge required to get them operating again.
- The SF Fire Department fines students up to $500 for tampering with fire alarms resulting in a false alarm.
- Windows are not to be used as entrances or exits for people or other objects.
- Tampering with windows and sitting on windowsills is prohibited.
- As a safety precaution, use handles for opening and closing windows.
- Do not try to force a window open by pushing on a windowpane.
- Students are not allowed on the roof of the building, on the balconies, on the fire escape or on the fire escape ladders except in cases of an emergency.
Harassment: Abusive behavior and acts of aggression directed toward any member of the campus community is a violation of Title V of the California Administrative Code, Section 41301 and is prohibited. The University will not tolerate assault in any form including, but not limited to physical, verbal, or sexual, including acquaintance rape.