Admitted: MCAD Login Activation | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Admitted: MCAD Login Activation

In preparation for the start of your program, you are required to activate your MCAD Login.

As a member of our community, you have been assigned an MCAD Username and MCAD Student ID that allow you to activate and gain access to the following:

  • Financial Aid Package: View all scholarships and need-based grants which do not need to be repaid, and self-help aid like work-study and loans that you have qualified for. Students are notified by email when their financial aid options are ready to view. 
  • Payment System: Online payment system which includes where you pay your tuition deposit and housing deposit, and shows charges for the upcoming semester after registration.
  • Housing Application: MCAD has a Two-Year Undergraduate Residency Requirement and all full-time undergraduate BFA and BS first-year and sophomore students are required to live on campus in MCAD Student Housing. Exemptions to the required undergraduate residency policy may be requested and will be reviewed by the committee. All MCAD Students who wish to live on campus should complete a housing application for consideration by the deadlines.

Activate Your MCAD Login

Step A: MCAD Login

You will need:

  • Your MCAD Username (emailed to you from MCAD Admissions)
  • Your MCAD Student ID (emailed to you from MCAD Admissions)
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Access to a personal, non-MCAD email account
  1. Enter your information on this form.
  2. Check your personal email account for a link to reset your password. You must reset it within 24 hours.

After completion of the login activation, you will be able to complete your Tuition Deposit to confirm your enrollment and fill out the Housing Application. An email will be sent to you when your Financial Aid Package is available for viewing.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact MCAD Admissions at 612.874.3760 or email

Note: Admitted students will be emailed this information within two business days of admittance.