PreCollege FAQs

Below you will find the FAQs. Updated on October 18, 2023.

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Session 1: Sunday, June 30 (move-in) - Saturday, July 13 (move-out)

  • Class: Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 12

  • Field trip: Saturday, July 6

  • Exhibition: Friday, July 12, 4pm - 8pm

Session 2: Sunday, July 16 (move-in) - Saturday, July 29 (move-out)

  • Class: Monday, July 15 - Friday July 26

  • Field trip: Saturday, July 20

  • Exhibition: Friday, July 26, 4pm - 8pm

Combined Session:  Sunday, June 30 (move-in) - Saturday, July 27 (move-out)

  • Class: Monday, July 1 - Friday, July 26

  • Field trip: Saturday, July 20

  • Exhibition: Friday, July 26, 4pm - 8pm

Session 1: Illustration, Graphic Design, Hand Drawn Animation, Ceramics,  Painting the Figure in Acrylic, Drawing the Figure

Session 2: Illustration, Graphic Design, 2D Animation, Alternative Processes in Photography, Painting the Figure in Oil, Ceramics: Throw, Fire Glaze, Film and Video, Digital Fabrication: Objects and Places, Fiber: Dye Felt Weave, Interdisciplinary Art,

Combined Sessions: You must choose one course from the Session 1 course offerings and one course from the Session 2 course offerings.

Monday - Friday students attend their studio course, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. During those non-class hours, our vibrant community of undergraduate students takes the reins and hosts a variety of optional programming activities and workshops, all designed to ignite students' creativity and passion.

One Saturday during each session there is a field trip, allowing students to handpick visits to local museums and events, tailored to their interests and structured to uncover artistic inspiration that goes beyond the studio.

Yes. Students who earn a C or higher in their PreCollege course will receive college credits. MICA accepts these credits should the student attend Undergraduate Studies at MICA. All other institutions are subject to their individual approval process.

PreCollege application opens on November 1, 2023, and closes on April 30, 2024. 

To apply, visit:


COVID-19  vaccinations are not required to attend the program. 

The PreCollege application costs $50. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot in the program. The deposit goes towards the program tuition cost.

Applicants must submit a complete application, including a portfolio of 6 pieces and an unofficial transcript online through Slideroom.


Unofficial High School Transcript (PDF)

Any student interested in being considered for need based financial assistance, or merit scholarship can select this option as part of the general application. Please note anyone requesting need based financial assistance will need to include additional documentation.

In MICA PreCollege you will have a current MICA undergraduate student called a Community Assistant to show you around MICA campus and host programs and events that immerse you into the MICA community and give you a creative lens of the city outside of your academics.

Yes. Students in the PreCollege program receive a one on one portfolio review with an admissions counselor to receive feedback on how to strengthen their portfolio in preparation for their MICA college application.

If a student drops before the start of the program, the program cost (not including the $250 non-refundable deposit) will be refunded. After the start of the program, please submit a written request to including your full name, PreCollege session and any details pertaining to your drop from the program that can be reviewed for refund consideration.

Yes we offer financial assistance. When your student applies to the program, the application will ask if you are in need of financial assistance. Select Y or N.

The deadline for final payment is May 15, 2024. Please contact the Office of Open Studies to set up a payment plan at (410) 225-2219.

There is an on campus laundry room within feet from the residence hall. Only quarters are excepted for washer and dryer machines ($1.50 each load)

In the event that the MICA campus is closed due to inclement weather, please note refunds will not be issued for any weather related closures, including but not limited to snow, storms, and power outages.

On the last class day of each session there will be a final ceremony (4 pm) and exhibition (6-8 pm) to celebrate each student’s accomplishments. Students will be able to walk across a stage and receive their certificate of completion. Each student will display work in the exhibition. The exhibition is in-person on MICA campus and open to family, friends and guardians.

If you are a former PreCollege student and need to request a transcript, please and visit this page and follow the instructions listed under the section Without a MyMICA Account.

Your MICard, your MICA photo ID, is necessary for accessing campus.  Attending students must complete the Google Form to ensure their ID is ready on Move-in day. MICards grant access to campus facilities, meal plans, campus shopping, vending machines, and print services.

Campus Safety officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In addition, an off-duty Baltimore City Police officer patrols the campus during the evening hours when classes are in session.

Security guards and student monitors at Campus Safety desks near the entrances of most academic buildings are the eyes and ears of MICA.