MCAD values transfer students for the experience, insight, knowledge, and vigor they add to our creative community. You are considered a transfer student if you have graduated from a high school program (or equivalent) and have enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Additionally, we may accept transfer credits from advanced placement (AP), international baccalaureate (IB), post-secondary enrollment option (PSEO) and other pre-college programs.
New or unique undergraduate programs
Art History minor
Bachelor of Science
Creative Writing minor
Engaged and Public Arts minor
Graphic Design minor
Print Paper Book minor
Teaching Artist minor
Web and Multimedia Environments
Learn more about MCAD’s community of equal opportunities and inclusivity.
671 Undergraduate students
33% Students of color or Native American students
70% Female students
24% Transfer students
92% Students under 25
90 Graduate students
Course-by-course review. While we are selective with transfer credits, we may accept up to 30 liberal arts credits and up to 33 studio arts credits with a grade of “C” or better from other regionally-accredited post-secondary institutions and pre-college programs. Learn more about transferring credit to MCAD.
Maximum number of credits that can transfer
30 liberal arts credits and 33 studio arts credits
Number of credits required for degree
Minimum cumulative GPA required
Minimum grade required for a course to transfer
Block transfer accepted
MCAD values transfer students for the experience, insight, knowledge and vigor they add to our creative community. You are considered a transfer student if you have graduated from a high school program (or equivalent) and have enrolled at a post-secondary institution.
Make an appointment with an admissions counselor to determine your transfer credit eligibility. This initial review is not binding, but it will give you a good idea of what credits may transfer. Once you are accepted for admission, you will receive an official transfer-credit evaluation.
Fall term: Early Action, Dec. 1; Priority, Feb. 15; Regular, April 1
Spring term: Early Action, Oct. 1; Priority, Nov. 1; Regular, Dec. 1
Financial aid & cost
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Office of Admissions
2501 Stevens Avenue