Undergraduate Admissions and Aid | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Undergraduate Admissions and Aid

MCAD campus in the summer

If you are interested in joining the MCAD community, take a look at the following resources and follow the next steps to apply for admission.

Application Checklist

Get a detailed list of the materials you need to include in your application to MCAD.

Dates and Deadlines

Stay on track by submitting your application, additional materials, and payments by the posted deadlines.

Apply for Admission

The online application is easy to fill out. You can save it as you go, so it doesn’t have to be completed in one sitting. After submitting your online application, the application portal will allow you to track what has been received from your additional materials (transcripts, portfolio, and letters of recommendation). 

Transferring Credit

Learn about transferring credit from other post-secondary institutions or from Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.

Returning to MCAD?

It is important to make the transition as smooth as possible because jumping back into the rigor of academics can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. The Admissions team will assist with questions regarding financial aid, transferring credits from another institution (if applicable), and class registration.

If you have been away from MCAD for less than five years, contact MCAD Student Affairs. If you have been away for more than five years, contact MCAD Admissions


Review the full cost of an MCAD education, prior to your financial aid.