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It's Go Time.

Kick off your college career in five easy steps.

Applying for admission is easier than you think. Just complete these five simple steps and launch your future in art and design today.

Interview

The first step in joining our art and design community is to meet with an Admissions Counselor, who will introduce you to our campus culture, listen closely to what you want from a college, and help you determine if RMCAD is the right fit for you. For U.S. Citizens, we require an interview either in-person or by telephone; international applicants may also qualify for an interview via email.

Application

Apply online today, or request a paper application from your Admissions Counselor. If you’re accepted, your Admissions Counselor will walk you through the process of applying for financial aid, submitting your required health forms, locating student housing, enrolling for classes, and attending orientation.

There is a non-refundable $50 (USD) application fee, however you choose to apply.

Begin Your Application

Portfolio and Essay

A strong portfolio is incredibly beneficial for anyone starting art school. Beyond being an admissions requirement for the majority of our programs, RMCAD may choose to grant you college credit for outstanding work, at our discretion. A solid portfolio may even open the doors to certain scholarships, so submit yours today.

In addition, writing is a critical aspect of being an artist and designer. As part of the admissions application, prospective students must submit a one- to two-page essay on a predetermined topic. The essay is considered an extension of the portfolio, as it provides insight into your personal interests and commitment to pursuing a degree in the arts.

Click here to download our Portfolio Preparation and Submission Guidelines PDF

Submit Your Work

Transcripts

Official high school transcripts or GED test scores should be sent directly to the Admission Department. Transfer students should submit any previous college transcripts, and may be asked to submit a high school transcript as well, pending review of completed credits and GPA.

Even if you’re still in high school, you must submit an unofficial transcript at the time you complete your application. We will use unofficial transcripts to evaluate your admission file for acceptance. Official transcripts must be received before you can enroll in classes.

Standardized Tests

Official high school transcripts or GED test scores should be sent directly to the Admission Department. Transfer students should submit any previous college transcripts, and may be asked to submit a high school transcript as well, pending review of completed credits and GPA.

Even if you’re still in high school, you must submit an unofficial transcript at the time you complete your application. We will use unofficial transcripts to evaluate your admission file for acceptance. Official transcripts must be received before you can enroll in classes.

Standardized tests (ACT or SAT) are required of all first-time freshmen applicants. Scores are evaluated primarily for the purpose of academic counseling and placement.

You may elect to have your scores sent to us at the time you take the test, or you may include a copy of your scores along with your high school transcripts. Our school code for ACT is 5359, and our code for SAT is 1943.