Advising & Registration

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
Undergraduate Advising for Advertising Design, Art Practice, Communication Design, Craft & Material Studies, & Undeclared

Annie Loechle

Assistant Director First-Year Advising & Academic Support
Undergraduate Advising for Film, Interdisciplinary Art + Design & Photography
First-Year Experience Coordinator

Amanda Davis

Office Coordinator

Tanecia Nunlee

Director, Academic Advising/Registrar

Janine Surma
Associate Registrar

Tom Turoczi

Senior Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Advising for Product Design & Transportation Design
Graduate Studies Advising (Domestic)
Post Degree – Teacher Certification Advising
AICAD Exchange Coordinator
VA Certifying Official

Brandon Merriman-Boddy

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Advising for Fashion Design, Interior Design & Illustration

Meredith Krus

Academic Advisor
Undergraduate Advising for Entertainment Arts (Animation, Game & Concept Design)

Nicholas Mancuso

Student Records Coordinator

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.

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.