MCAD is highly selective in admitting post-baccalaureate students. Applying early enhances your chances of being admitted.

Fall Admission
Early ActionJanuary 15
Priority DecisionApril 1
Regular DecisionMay 1*


Spring Admission
Early ActionOctober 1
Priority DecisionNovember 1
Regular DecisionDecember 1*


*After the regular decision deadline, applications will be considered for admission on a space-available basis. If space is available and if the applicant admitted, an admission decision will be made within two weeks, on a rolling basis.