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.

Fall 2024
All New Undergraduate Students
December 1 Early Action Admissions Application and Merit Scholarship Deadline
December 15–Ongoing Check your email for updates regarding your online financial aid award

Priority FAFSA Deadline*

The 2024–25 FAFSA® form will be available in December 2023, not Oct. 1. Learn how to prepare for and stay informed about the FAFSA launch.

February 15 Priority Admissions Application and Merit Scholarship Deadline
April 1 All financial aid verification documents and forms due
April 1 Regular Decision admissions application and Merit Scholarship deadline
May 1 $300 tuition deposit due (Request an extension by emailing
May 1 Housing Application and $350 housing commitment deposit due (Request an extension by emailing
June–Ongoing Check your email for information regarding access to MCAD's online financial aid and student account portals
June 30 Course registration changes completed and registration closed at end of day
July 1 Loan applications for financial aid complete
July 1 Required health insurance online waiver and immunization forms due
July 1 Laptop Waiver due
July 16–Ongoing Fall semester invoices and financial information available at
August 1 Tuition, fees, and housing payment due
August 1 Sexual Assault Prevention program complete
August TBD Online Orientation (via Canvas Orientation Portal and Parent Portal)
August 22–24 New student move-in
August 24–25 New student orientation
August 26 Classes begin
August  26–30 Add/drop period
Fall 2024
New First-Year Students
June–Ongoing New first-year student registration information emailed
June 30 Official high school transcript (with graduation date) due
June 30 Official AP, IB, and college transcripts (from precollege, PSEO, summer programs) due
June 30 Registration confirmation email due
Fall 2024
New Transfer Students
May–Ongoing New transfer student registration information emailed
June 1–30 Transfer student registration appointments
June 30 Official spring semester college transcripts due
June 30 Final day for registration appointments and changes
June 30 Transfer portfolios for studio credit due; portfolios will not be reviewed after this date for transfer credit
Fall 2024
All New International Students
TBD New international student move-in day
August 20–21 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