Academic Advising and Registration

Yamasaki Building, First Floor, Ext. 7672
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

The College for Creative Studies believes that academic advising is a developmental process that assists students in the clarification of life, education, and career goals. Academic Advisors assist students in the development of educational plans and provide direction to help them achieve their goals.

The Academic Advising and Registration Office provides a variety of services including assistance with course selection, student registration, guidance, and assistance with registration forms and procedures, referrals to the Student Success Center, providing course equivalency guides for local colleges, resolution of transfer credit issues, documenting student absences, processing Mobility Program applications, etc. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor each semester to ensure that they are taking the required courses for graduation as they strive to attain their personal and educational goals.

Academic Advisors are responsible for ensuring that students are making satisfactory progress toward their degree. The Academic Advisors annually review the Academic Evaluations of all students. Students who are identified as not making satisfactory progress toward their degree will receive a letter from the Academic Advising and Registration Office indicating that an “advising hold” has been placed on their record and that they must make an appointment with their assigned advisor to address the issue(s). Students with an “advising hold” will not be allowed to register for the upcoming semester until the issue(s) have been resolved.

Incoming students are registered by their Academic Advisor in their first semester. In the second semester and onward, students may register online via WebAdvisor or Student Planning or with their Academic Advisor. Students are able to check grades, search for classes, register online, add/drop classes, and pay tuition online. Faculty can view advisees, check current class rosters, and view class schedules. Enrolled students will receive a username and password for access to the Self-Service system.

CCS Library

CCS has two libraries:

  • The Main Library, located on the Ford campus in the Manoogian Visual Resource Center
    • During the academic year (September-April), the CCS Ford Campus Library is open:
      • Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
      • Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.;
      • Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      • Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • The Color & Materials Library (“C & M”), located at 925 in the A. Alfred Taubman Design Center (see separate info below).
    • During the academic year, the C & M Library is open:
      • Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am – 8:00 p.m.;
      • Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 p.m.;
      • Saturday and Sunday – Closed – open by appointment

You must show a current CCS ID in order to check out library materials. The library’s online catalog is accessible on the Internet here. Access to the online catalog, as well as to the Library’s electronic databases, is also available here, where students can search for books, periodicals, and materials placed on reserve by instructors. From the catalog’s main menu you can access your patron record to see what books and DVDs you have checked out, what their due dates are, and if you have overdue books.

Fines for overdue books are 20 cents per book per day. Other materials have varying fines; please check at the circulation desk. All lost or unreturned items will be charged the replacement cost plus a $30.00 processing fee. Accounts must be paid in full in order to receive grades and transcripts.

Cell phone use is prohibited in the library! Please turn ringers on vibrate when entering the library. If you should receive a call while in the library, please take it out into the lobby.

Bookstore

1st floor Taubman Center
Hours: Monday-Thursday
8:15 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Friday 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

1st floor Yamasaki
Hours: Monday-Friday
8:15 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

The bookstore sells art supplies, textbooks, magazines, CCS merchandise, snacks, beverages and other materials that facilitate student life.

ADA Request For Academic Accommodations Process

Students should: 

  • Contact the Dean of Students at 313-664-7675 to set up a meeting to discuss academic accommodations.
  • Submit official documentation substantiating the disability. Regardless how obvious a disability may be, official documentation is needed.  A disabilities intake form is available on the College website and on BlackBoard.

CCS will then: 

  • Review requests for academic accommodations. 
  • Take appropriate measures to make approved accommodations. 

Information disclosed to CCS regarding disabilities will not be shared with anyone, except CCS personnel who need to know based on the academic accommodations being requested. Disclosure will be determined on an individual basis and the student will be notified prior to the dissemination of any information. All students are encouraged to self-disclose their disabilities which they feel may affect their academic work before the start of each term. Retroactive accommodations cannot be made for students disclosing after an assignment and/or exam. 

Questions can be directed to the Dean of Students at 313-664-7675.

Housing

There are over 600 students living in CCS student housing. The housing consists of apartment style units in the Art Centre Building and loft style units in the A. Alfred Taubman Center.

We have a dedicated and energetic staff of 10 resident assistants in the Art Centre Building and 8 resident assistants in the A. Alfred Taubman Center. The resident assistants are upper class students that assist residents and plan programs and activities. Programs and activities are designed to build great communities within the buildings and to provide those bonds that will last a lifetime. 

In addition to the resident assistants, there are professional staff members who live in the ACB and in the A. Alfred Taubman Center.

All housing policies are listed in the Student Housing Information booklet that is handed out when students move into housing. Students are responsible for reading and following these policies. If you have not received this booklet, please contact housing to receive one.

Work-Study Program

Students wishing to do a work-study job on campus should first review the list of postings on Blackboard to determine if there are any jobs currently available they meet the qualifications for.  Once an appropriate job is located, students can contact the supervisor listed to set up an interview. The interview is an important part of the process and should be taken seriously – supervisors will choose the student they feel is most suitable in terms of skills and demeanor.

Once you have secured a job, you will fill hiring forms with your supervisor, which are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.  In addition, students need to complete tax forms (available in the Human Resources Office) and provide documentation of their identity and citizenship status.  Students should not begin working until all these documents are provided to the appropriate offices and confirmation is received that they have been processed.

International students are eligible for work-study but will need to go through the additional step of obtaining a Social Security number and card.  Contact Dorin Campbell at (313) 664-7497 for more information.

Students are compensated for hours worked through bi-weekly paychecks.  In order for your check to be processed for the following pay date, your timesheet must be submitted according to your supervisor’s stated schedule.  Due to the tight schedule for payroll processing, there may be very short time frames in which to submit your hours. 

All work-study students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit. Direct deposit forms are available in the Financial Aid or Human Resources offices.

Financial Aid

With the increasing costs of higher education, funding can be one of the most important factors in a student’s life. The Financial Aid Office is open year-round to provide students with advice and assistance in applying for and receiving all financial aid for which they are eligible. Many kinds of aid are available through a variety of sources. Never automatically assume you are ineligible for aid.

Additional information including financial aid eligibility requirements, aid distribution policies, work-study job postings and guidance for conducting outside scholarship searches can be found here.