If you are excited by what you have learned about MCAD and can see yourself at the Pre-College Summer Session, you are invited to take the next step and apply.

The application cycle for the 2020 Pre-College Summer Session will be open on Tuesday, October 1. Please call us (612.874.3765) or email us ( with any questions!


See how much this program costs and what is included.


Please select a major before you begin your application. Choose from Animation, Comic Art, Graphic Design, and Painting. You will need to apply for a specific major to study.

Application Checklist

Check this list of everything you need to include with your application.

Dates and Deadlines

Find out when to submit your application and payments, as well as when the program begins and ends.


You may be eligible for a scholarship that covers part or all of the program cost.


Our online application is easy to fill out, plus you can save it as you go so it doesn’t have to be completed in one sitting.