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The Creative Circus is committed to seeking out and enrolling applicants of high standard. Check out the steps to learning more about portfolio school & our admissions process.  Have a few questions? Contact our Admissions team.

Application Deadlines

We accept applications up to a year ahead for students who have completed all the admissions requirements.

Spring 2022

Start Date:
April 4th, 2022

Application Deadline:
March 18, 2022

Tuition Payment Deadline:
March 28, 2022

Fall 2022

Start Date:
October 3rd, 2022

Application Deadline:
September 16, 2022

Tuition Payment Deadline:
September 26, 2022

Spring 2023

Start Date:
April 3, 2023

Application Deadline:
March 17, 2023

Tuition Payment Deadline:
March 27, 2023


How to Apply

Before you do anything, if you want to talk with someone in Admissions, please grab some time on our calendar. We can offer you all the information you need on our programs, financial aid options, career placement services, graduate careers, housing and Atlanta city life.

If you’re ready to apply, let’s get started


Application and Application Fee Payment

Admission is based on your commitment and dedication to your field of interest as determined by your application, which includes the submission of two short essays, a portfolio of 10-15 creative samples, a 500 word program specific essay and a non-refundable $100 application fee. Admission also includes an informal admissions interview which you’ll schedule separately (if you haven’t talked with us yet). This selection process allows us to provide a unique creative learning environment filled with dedicated students. 



Financial Aid

Our Financial Services Director will contact you with specific deadlines for your Financial Aid paperwork.There are three steps necessary to completing the financial aid process outlined in the instructions found here.



An official signed, sealed copy of your transcript from the last school you attended is required. You may NOT attend classes here until we have this in your file. Please contact your most recent institution immediately upon submitting your application to The Creative Circus and have them send your transcript directly to us at: Attention Registrar, 812 Lambert Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324.



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