2019 Pre-College Applications

Application Deadline: April 16, 2019

Certain majors fill up quickly. Admitted students whose applications are post-marked by February 1, 2019 will have a better opportunity of getting the major(s) of their choice and will be given priority consideration for need-based financial aid.

Following the February 1 Priority Deadline, preference will be given to applications received by April 16, 2019 or until the program reaches maximum capacity. Need-based financial aid will continue to be awarded as funds remain available.

Apply Online Paper Application [PDF]

Pay Application Fee

Pre-College Application Checklist:

  • 2019 Online application or Printable application
  • Application Fee: $40, non-refundable, payable by check or credit card
  • Submit a one-page Word Portrait. Please write 250–300 words about one of the following prompts:
    • Prompt 1: Tell us about a person who is in your life who you have a meaningful relationship with. Who is that person? What is your relationship with that person? Why is it a meaningful relationship? What are your interactions with that person like? How do those interactions make you feel? Why?
    • Prompt 2: You have a free Saturday without any commitments, money or transportation. Design your day. Tell us who you would invite if anybody. Give the details of what you would do. How do you think you would feel doing it?
  • Obtain + submit a letter of recommendation from a counselor or an art teacher.
  • Copy of your high school transcript(s): both official and unofficial transcripts will be accepted
  • The Financial Aid application questions are included in the online/print application. Tax forms from your parents/guardians are required to be considered for Financial Aid.

Our mailing address: Maine College of Art CS, Pre-College, 522 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

If you have any questions about deadlines, programs or financial aid, please call us directly at 207.699.5061 or email us at cstudy@meca.edu. We are here to help!