Admitted Students

Next Steps for First-Year Students

You are now one step closer to joining the MICA community.

Now that you've been admitted to one of the nation's leading colleges for innovative art and design, it's time for the next steps in the process of becoming a MICA student and join our geographically and culturally diverse group of students from 48 states and 52 countries.

This list of next steps can help you plan ahead. We are also happy to act as your liaison with other offices. If questions arise, do not hesitate to contact your admission counselor.

Make Your Tuition and Housing Deposits

As soon as you know you have decided to attend MICA, make it official! Return the Declaration of Intent form (found in your admission packet or click HERE to download a PDF). Your tuition deposit ($450) and housing deposit ($550) are due on or before the May 1st, 2020 Candidate Reply Deadline.

Payment of deposits can be made online at To send a deposit by check or wire transfer, please find billing and payment information here. 

Scholarship offers and financial aid awards must also be accepted and forms signed and postmarked no later than May 1st, 2020.

Visit Campus

Even if you have already been here, visiting again, now that you have been admitted will give you and your family an even better sense of what life and study at MICA is really like. Weekend and weekday opportunities are available. Check out your options here.

Connect with Other Admitted Students

Join other admitted MICA students on a closed Facebook page set up just for you. Get to know other students who are admitted and also current MICA students. The group will be coming soon!

Check Your Mail

Final scholarship and financial aid awards are mailed on April 1st and will include the results of the merit-based Competitive Scholarship program and all need-based funding for which you are eligible.

Complete Your On-Campus Housing Survey

Complete the Housing Application here. Please note that single/double room-type requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Move-In Dates and Orientation

Freshman On-Campus Move-In Dates are August 17-21. Please check your email address for specific information about your assigned move-in date and time. 

First Day of Classes is Monday, August 31, 2020

Advanced Standing in Freshman Classes

In early May, the Admission Committee will nominate students for Advanced Standing in first year drawing and/or painting classes. If you are selected for advanced standing after faculty review of your admission portfolio, you will be notified and your freshman schedules will reflect your placement.

If you have been enrolled in College Board AP courses in liberal arts or studio arts and have taken the AP exams, please send your scores to the admission office for review to potentially receive advanced standing and/or credit.

Registration for Classes

You will receive a course selection survey to choose your preferred classes. Your course schedule will be available to you during Orientation.

Activate Your Email Account

After June 1st, instructions for setting up your MICA email will be sent to your personal email address currently on file. Once your account is activated, all official college correspondence will go directly to your email address.

Buy Some MICA Swag

Show your pride in selecting MICA. Buy Swag here

Stay in Touch!

If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to reach out to your admission counselor at (410) 225-2222

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