We can help

The Academic Advising & Registration Office assists with the following:

  • course selection
  • personal and educational goal planning
  • registration for courses
  • requests for transcripts
  • guest or non-matriculating student enrollment
  • verification of enrollment and graduation/course completion
  • name and address changes

Registration is the process of enrolling in classes for a specific semester. Registration for the fall semester begins during the winter semester, usually in late March (check the online Academic Calendar for exact dates.) Winter registration generally begins the second week of November.

The procedures for registering are outlined in the online Course Schedule on Blackboard, which should be consulted before beginning the registration process. All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before registering. (Complete course descriptions and updated academic policies can be found in the CCS Catalog on Blackboard.)

The Academic Advising & Registration office also responds to requests for transcripts and verification of enrollment/graduation/course completion as well as keeping track of name and address changes for all enrolled students. If you want to enroll as a non-matriculating guest student contact us at 313.664.7672.

Vision Statement:

The Academic Advising and Registration Office will provide resources and guidance to empower students in achieving academic success.

Mission Statement:

The Academic Advising and Registration team guides and nurtures students toward realization of their personal, academic, and professional goals. Students and academic advisors form a connection to structure and maximize their educational experience.

Academic Advising & Registration Staff

Heather Barnhart
Academic Advisor for Advertising Design, Communication Design, Art Practice (Fine Arts), Craft & Material Studies, & Undeclared

Karen LaDucer
Registrar / VA School Certifying Official

Annie Loechle
Academic Advisor for Entertainment Arts 

Tanecia Nunlee
Director, Academic Advising

Ellen Shuster
Office Manager

Janine Surma
Assistant Registrar/Advising Support Specialist

Tom Turoczi
Academic Advisor for Fashion Accessories Design, Interior Design, Product Design & Transportation Design
AICAD Exchange Coordinator

Obi Unaeze
Academic Advisor for Illustration & Photography

Contact Us

Academic Advising & Registration Office
Yamasaki Building - 1st Floor
T 313.664.7672
F 313.664.7499

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Request Transcripts

Parchment is education's trusted intermediary for electronic records. College for Creative Studies (CCS) has partnered with Parchment to give you the convenience of requesting and tracking your transcripts online. Being paperless saves CCS time and money, colleges and universities are able to receive your transcripts in the format they prefer, and it's better for the environment. You will make your transcript requests online; the Registrar will send them electronically.

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Academic Calendar

Transferring to CCS

The College for Creative Studies supports ease of transfer for students who have attended a community college and earned an associate degree at that institution. The objective is to aid students toward their goal of earning a bachelors degree from CCS and to provide a smooth transition that minimizes loss of credit and duplication of coursework. Therefore, the College for Creative Studies has entered into the following agreements with other institutions to easily facilitate transfer credit.

Transfer Guides Articulation & Transfer Agreements