July 29 Fall registration begins

How to Register

Registration for Fall 2024 ACX courses begins July 29, 2024.

Sign up early in the registration period in order to secure your spot in class. Our secure online registration is the fastest way to register and pay for classes. Your space in class is not guaranteed until your registration has been successfully processed.


Before You Register

If you have questions about your eligibility or course prerequisites, contact the ArtCenter Extension via email. You may need to schedule a phone/online meeting or submit samples of your artwork to an ACX advisor. Students who have already completed prerequisites for a selected course are exempt from this requirement.

Note: Auditing of ACX classes is not permitted.


Priority Online Registration - New registration process

We give priority to students who use ACX’s secure online registration process—the fastest and easiest way to register and pay for ACX courses. To register online you must pay tuition by debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express).

Before registration begins:

  • Go to the ACX home page
  • Select “Courses” in the menu to preview the current term’s course catalog
  • If helpful, filter by area of interest to narrow the listings.
  • Make note of courses you wish to register for (course name and number)


Once registration begins:

  • Go to the ACX home page.
  • In the top menu, select “ACX” then “Register

 Anyone who has registered for or taken classes through ACX, ACX Teens or ACX Kids in the past 5 years, and recent ArtCenter degree students and alumni are considered “returning students.”

  • Click on “Returning Students”
  • Sign in with your existing ArtCenter username and password
  • If you have forgotten your username and/or password, click “Forgot password” and follow directions. Please do not create a new account. If you are unable to recover your log-in info, contact the Help Desk at: helpdesk@artcenter.edu

NEW STUDENTS: Student is brand new to ArtCenter or ArtCenter Extension.
You will create your account after selecting courses.

Step 1: Search for Sections

Enter a specific course code number (without ACX- prefix) > “Search”
Leave search fields blank and click “Search” to view a full list of this term’s offerings

  • Scroll through offerings, or if desired, filter results.
  • Click SELECT next to a course to view description, details and tuition and fees.
  • Click “Add Section” to add this course to your shopping cart.
  • Repeat to add additional courses to your cart.
  • Once you’ve selected all of the courses you want to purchase, click NEXT at top of page to proceed

Step 2: NEW STUDENTS only: Enter personal information for the student who will be taking classes

  • Enter required fields (denoted by the asterisk*)
  • Other personal information is helpful but not required
  • Acknowledge this information by clicking the box next to: “I certify that I am the person described above and that the information presented is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • Submit.


Step 3: Additional Details (new and returning students)

Let us know about your educational goals at ACX and how you heard about us.

Step 4: Enter payment information (new and returning students)

Effective August 30, 2023 a nonrefundable service fee of 2.85% will apply to all credit card and debit card purchases used to pay course-related tuition.

Students with US bank accounts now have the option to pay by ACH e-Check – no service fees will apply when you use this payment option.

  • Verify that your desired course(s) are listed. 
  • Select Payment Method (ACH e-Check or one of the credit card options) > Proceed to payment.
  • Enter required payment information > Pay Now.
  • Your registration is not complete until your payment has been successfully processed.
  • Review your personal and transaction information on the Class/Payment Acknowledgement page.

Step 5: Check your email inbox for messages from ArtCenter (new and returning students)

  • You should receive a “Class/Payment Acknowledgement” email as confirmation of your enrollment and receipt of your payment. 
  • New Students:  Within a few minutes, you should also receive a second email from do-not-reply@artcenter.edu containing your temporary password to your ArtCenter student account (please check your spam/junk folders and add do-not-reply@artcenter.edu to your address book). Go to My Account at the top of the ACX home page to Activate Your Account and create a set of security questions. Make special note of your ArtCenter username and password as you will need it to access your class materials, log-in to your class session (for all online courses), review your course schedule, check your grades, view an unofficial transcript, and register for classes in the future.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact the ACX office acx@artcenter.edu


Registration by Email

While we recommend students use our secure online registration process as the fastest way to register and pay for ACX courses, you can also register via email. To do so, send your completed registration form (including debit or credit card information) to acx@artcenter.edu.

Your space in class is not guaranteed until your registration has been received and successfully processed. 

It is your responsibility to follow up with the ACX office to ensure that we receive your email and that your registration form is legible.

Students who register by email will receive a registration confirmation letter by email. New students will receive an ArtCenter username and password. Save this information as you will need it to check your course schedule, access your class materials, log-in to your class session (for all online courses), check your grades, obtain an unofficial transcript and register for classes in the future.


In-person Registration and Registration by Mail

Our office is currently operating remotely. We are available by phone at 626-396-2319 or email at acx@artcenter.edu.


Important Dates to Remember

Registration forms and course tuition must be received by the Friday preceding the start of the term. Your early registration reserves your seat in a class and helps ensure your course selections meet required enrollment levels.

Courses without the required minimum enrollment, as determined by the program director, will be cancelled one to three days before the first class meeting. Students enrolled in a cancelled course will be notified by an ACX staff member.

Your space in class is not guaranteed until your registration has been received and processed. We highly recommend using our secure online registration process as the fastest way to register and pay for ACX courses. Online registration forms are accepted seven days a week.

Be sure to check our Calendar for important course registration dates.


Late Registration

Late registration forms will be accepted the first week of the term for courses with available seats. Forms can be submitted online, or by email with credit card payment. Download forms here.


International Students

International students whose native language is one other than English must score at least 173 on the computer-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) before registering for ACX studio art courses. A score of 213 (CBT) or 80 (iBT) is required for Humanities and Sciences courses. A copy of your score report should accompany your registration form.

Students with visas such as B-1 or B-2 should be aware that their immigration status may be in jeopardy. The ACX program is not authorized to issue I-20s, nor are we able to advise students on any visa issues.

ArtCenter Extension FAQ's
What do I do when I get the following error message?

This error occurs because the system is set up to prevent duplicate records, since some of your information may already be in the system and needs to be manually resolved before you can register.

Please contact one of the following: ACX: acx@artcenter.edu, Teens: teens@artcenter.edu or Kids: kids@artcenter.edu

I'm trying to register for a Teens class or an ACX class and I am getting an error (Registration not allowed in PUBP courses without academic program). What do I do ?

This error occurs because  you were registered in a previous section at ArtCenter Extension that does not correspond to the section you are registering for now and pertains to an old program. An ArtCenter Extension staff member has to resolve this issue.

Please contact the Teens department at teens@artcenter.edu for assistance or the ACX department at acx@artcenter.edu 


How do I make sure I receive all communications from faculty or the ACX department?

After logging into inside.artcenter.edu, please go under My Account and click on ArtCenter email and verify your email address and mailing address. You can also verify and edit information underneath the Contact Info link. 



I've not attended ArtCenter Extension programs (Kids, Teens or ACX) in over 5 years, what do I need to do?

Due to an ew IDM (Identify Mgmt) system, you will need to be registered manually by one of our ArtCenter Extension staff members. Please contact one of the following:

Please contact one of the following: ACX: acx@artcenter.edu, Teens: teens@artcenter.edu or Kids: kids@artcenter.edu


I'm a parent trying to register my child as a student, what do I do?

 Please register using your child's name and all pertinent information (child's birthdate, etc.). It's important to know the child's name for the instructor teaching the class. What are the age ranges for each of the different ArtCenter Extension programs? 

Kids: 4th - 8th grade, starting age 9

Teens: 9th - 12th grade

ACX: Adults 18 or older