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 2021: All New Undergraduate Students
December 1 Early Action Admissions Application and Merit Scholarship Deadline
December 1 Priority FAFSA Deadline*
December 15 Login access available for admitted students at myaid.mcad.edu
December 15–Ongoing Check your email for updates regarding your online financial aid award
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
May 1 Housing Application and $350 housing commitment deposit due
June–Ongoing Fall semester invoices and financial information available at my.mcad.edu
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 Updated fall semester invoices and financial information available at my.mcad.edu
August 1 Tuition, fees, and housing payment due
August 1 Sexual Assault Prevention program complete
August 16 Virtual orientation for students and families
August 16 New international students move-in day
August 17 New international student orientation
August 19–20 New student move-in (by appointment only)
*schedule subject to change
August 21 New student orientation for students and families—required for all new students
*schedule subject to change
August 22 New student orientation for students only—required for all new students
*schedule subject to change
August 23 Classes begin
August 23–27 Add/drop period
Fall 2021: 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 2021: 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 Transfer portfolios for studio credit due; portfolios will not be reviewed after this date for transfer credit
June 30 Final day for registration appointments and changes
Fall 2021: All New International Students
August 16 New international student move-in day
August 17 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