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At Cleveland Institute of Art we believe strongly in providing a personal approach at this important time of your life. We encourage you to contact us early in your college search so we can help you prepare the best possible application. Begin the application process now by choosing from one of the applications below.

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A complete application is much more than the online form - it also includes transcripts, your portfolio, and more. When you're ready to apply get started here!

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Transferring to a new college can be overwhelming. But here, we do our best to ease you through the process. When you're ready to apply, click here!

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With curriculum dedicated to excellence in art and design education, you will receive exceptional personal attention at CIA. Ready to apply? Get started here!

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