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 and MCAD Gmail Account.

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:

  • MCAD Gmail: All official college announcements will be emailed to this account.
  • Financial Aid Award: View all scholarships, grants, and loans you have qualified for. Students are notified by email when their awards are ready to view. 
  • Tuition and Fees Bill: Online payment system that shows charges for the upcoming semester.

Activate Your MCAD Login and Gmail Account

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.
  3. Proceed immediately to Step B.

Step B: MCAD Gmail Account

You will need:

  • Your MCAD email address (e.g.
  • Your newly created MCAD password
  1. Visit
  2. If you are already logged into a personal Gmail account, proceed to step 3; if not, proceed to step 4
  3. Select "Add Account" (NOT "Create Account"; More info on multiple accounts)
  4. Enter your MCAD email address
  5. Enter your newly created password


If you're having trouble logging in to your MCAD Gmail account, try the following:

  • Wait 24 hours after creating your password
  • Reset your password
  • Use another web browser
  • Use a non-mobile device

Still having trouble? Email

After completion of both Steps A and B, you will have access to your MCAD Gmail AccountFinancial Aid Award, and Tuition Bill and Payment.

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.