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Frequently Asked Questions
Here you will find answers to some common questions. If you cannot find the question or answer you are looking for here, please feel free to Contact a Platt Representative.
Q: What degrees does Platt College offer and how much
Platt College offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts and two different Associate of Science Degree Programs: Graphic Design and Multimedia. Most students opt to take Platt’s Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design and then the Bachelor of Science Degree in Media Arts.
Tuition varies depending on your choice of program, on the number of programs you take, and on your previous college and/or work experience. Previous school, training, or job experience may allow an opportunity to test out of a course(s), thereby reducing your degree program(s) tuition.
Q: What are the admissions requirements at Platt College?
There are four things necessary for you to be ready to come to school at Platt College; a passion for a career in the creative industry of Media Arts, a high school diploma or GED, an interview with an admissions representative, and a passing Wonderlic score. Platt College uses an aptitude test, Wonderlic, to measure each candidate’s academic preparedness to undertake college-level course work.
Other nationally based exams, such as the SAT exam, will be considered. If you have received a combined SAT score of 800 in addition to an accumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher, you may be exempt from the aptitude exam.
Q: Can I get Financial Aid at Platt College?
Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Q: When can I get started?
Approximately each month Platt College begins new programs; however, we have limited seating and you are encouraged to plan your enrollment.
Q: Does Platt College offer job placement assistance?
Yes! The Career Services Department is dedicated to assisting our graduates with their dream of working in the Media Arts industry. They meet with soon-to-be graduates, as well as, help Platt alumni who are already working in the Media Arts field.
Our training is designed to catapult you directly into the job market with the tools necessary to optimize your ability to get an entry-level job - and keep it.
Q: Does Platt College offer housing?
Platt College does not offer living arrangements, but we are located near San Diego State University, providing accommodations in close proximity to the school. Your Admissions Representative can help with information regarding housing resources in the Platt College area.
Q: What will my schedule be while attending Platt College and how long will it take me to graduate?
You will attend classes 4 to 5 days each week, depending on your schedule. By doing so, you will graduate from school in less than half the time required for a degree at a traditional college or university. That's good, because it catapults you into the job market faster. (The Associate of Science Degree Graphic Design takes 15 to 18 months to complete and the Bachelor of Science Degree Media Arts takes 30 to 36 months to complete, depending on which schedule you choose)
Q: Can I transfer academic credits from other colleges to Platt College?
The registrar at Platt College will gladly provide, upon request, academic credit transfer information to those students seeking to transfer credits from other accredited institutions to Platt College.