What is Pre-College?

  • A nine-week intensive program offers up to four classes either online or in San Francisco
  • Get a glimpse into university life, meet other young artists, and explore a variety of art and design fields
  • All onsite classes are held on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
  • A non-refundable/non-transferable $235 processing fee applies for Fall and Spring semesters
  • Students must be currently enrolled in high school at the time of the program

Note: Students staying in campus housing must take four on-campus classes (only available in summer). Additional fees apply


Upcoming Program Dates: Fall 2013

October 7, 2013 Last Day to Apply
October 5, 2013 PCAE Prep Day*
October 12, 2013 First Day of Class
November 30, 2013 Thanksgiving Break - No Class
December 7, 2013 Last Day of Class
December 14, 2013 Final Exhibition

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Fall Pre-College Housing

Students must be at least 16 years old to be eligible for housing during the summer program, but 15-year-olds interested in campus housing may submit two Letters of Reference from a school teacher and from an employer or a non-profit organization where the high school student has done volunteer work.

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