Admitted Undergrad: Dates and Deadlines | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Admitted Undergrad: Dates and Deadlines

Below are the important dates and deadlines for incoming students. 

Questions? Contact the Admissions Office by email or call us at 612.874.3760.

Spring 2022: All New Undergraduate Students
October 1 Early Action Admissions Application and Merit Scholarship Deadline
October 1 Priority FAFSA Deadline*
October–Ongoing Check your email for updates regarding your online financial aid award
November 1 Priority Admissions Application and Merit Scholarship Deadline
November 1 All financial aid verification documents and forms due
November 1 $300 tuition deposit due
November 1 Housing Application and $350 housing commitment deposit due
November 1 Loan applications for financial aid complete
November–Ongoing Check your email for information regarding access to MCAD's online financial aid and student account portals
November 30 Course registration opens
December 1 Regular Decision Admissions Application and Merit Scholarship Deadline
December 1 Required health insurance online waiver and immunization forms due
December 1 Laptop Waiver due
December 10 Course registration changes completed and registration closed at end of day
December–Ongoing Updated spring semester invoices and financial information available at my.mcad.edu
January 4 Tuition, fees, and housing payment due
January 4 Sexual Assault Prevention program complete
January 13 New student move-in
*schedule subject to change
January 14 New student orientation
*schedule subject to change
January 18 Classes begin
January 18–24 Add/drop period
Spring 2022: New First-Year Students
November–Ongoing New first-year student registration information emailed
December 1 Official high school transcript (with graduation date) due
December 1 Official AP, IB, and college transcripts (from precollege, PSEO, summer programs) due
December 1 Registration confirmation email due
Spring 2022: New Transfer Students
November–Ongoing New transfer student registration information emailed
November 1–30 Transfer student registration appointments
December 1 Official spring semester college transcripts due
December 10 Final day for registration appointments and changes
January 7 Transfer portfolios for studio credit due; portfolios will not be reviewed after this date for transfer credit
Spring 2022: All New International Students
January 13 New international student move-in day
January 14 New international student orientation

Registration information and forms, immunization forms, release of information forms, and required health insurance information and waiver information will be posted on the Admitted Student pages. Only students who have paid the $300 enrollment deposit will receive registration information.

*United States Residents ONLY