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Next Wave for Art Institute of Atlanta Students

Fall 2023 Next Wave Information for Students Transferring from the Art Institute of Atlanta

While the Art institutes may be closing their doors, Clayton State University remains steadfast in its commitment to support you. It’s not too late to apply for Fall 2023!

Students can catch the Next Wave and begin taking classes at Clayton State starting October 11.

Whatever your situation, Clayton State has an academic program for you and all the resources you need to begin the application process.

3 Simple Steps

  1. Apply for Admissions

    Apply Today!

  2. Send Final Transcripts to Clayton State

    eSCRIP (for students with existing eSCRIP accounts)

    You may mail or deliver your transcripts to:

    Office of Recruitment and Admissions
    Edgewater Hall, Suite 150
    2000 Clayton State Boulevard
    Morrow, GA 30260-0285

    Submit electronic official transcripts to
  3. Complete 2023 - 2024 FAFSA

    Complete FAFSA

Clayton State is offering up to $500 for new students who start with Fall 2023 Next Wave!

Register for a minimum of two classes,
and up to $500* could be applied to the cost of your second class.

Recommended Clayton State majors for former AIA students

AIA Major Recommended Clayton State major
Audio Production, B.A. Film Production, Communication and Media Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, A.A. or B.F.A. Film Production, Stage and Screen, Interdisciplinary Studies
Digital Photography, A.A. or B.F.A. Communication and Media Studies, Film Production, Interdisciplinary Studies
Fashion Marketing & Management, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (minor in Marketing)
Game Art and Design, B.F.A. Computer Science (Game Design Concentration), Interdisciplinary Studies
Graphic & Web Design, A.A. or B.A. Communication and Media Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies
Illustration & Design, B.F.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (minor in Art)
Media Arts & Animation, B.F.A. Film Production, Communication and Media Studies
Certificate or Diploma Students Georgia Film Academy

Financial Aid Options

Whether you're a part-time or full-time student, we're here to support your college journey. Explore a range of scholarships, grants, loans, and Work-Study opportunities designed to make higher education accessible. Remember to include our school code on your FAFSA application, allowing CSU to review your account and determine your financial aid eligibility. Take the first step now by visiting (School Code: 008976) to update your school preferences today!

Looking for the 2023 - 2024 FAFSA? Apply online

Clayton State's Federal School Code: 008976

Got questions?

Email us at or call us at (678) 466-4115. For additional support regarding the admissions process, reach out to your admissions counselor.

*Students are eligible for up to $500 toward their account balance if they:

  • are a new undergraduate student (students who have never enrolled at the freshman level or above at Clayton State)
  • enroll in at least two Clayton State Second Session courses (not eCore) for a minimum of six (6) credit hours for Fall 2023
  • have a balance after scholarships and grants have been applied

Please note: Students are responsible for any remaining balance after scholarships, grants, and the $500 award have been applied. Students whose balance is less than $500 after scholarships and grants have been applied will not be refunded the remaining difference of the $500 award.