Congratulations on your acceptance to Maine College of Art!
Below you’ll find all the dates and deadlines to keep in mind as well as next steps, AP and IB credits, housing, and more.
Important Dates + Deadlines
October 1, 2019: the 2020–2021 FAFSA opens at fafsa.gov
November 15, 2019: Priority deadline to enroll in the Spring 2020 class
January 10, 2020: Move-In Day for Spring 2020 students
January 10–12, 2020: Orientation for Spring 2020 students
March 28, 2020: Accepted Student Day #1 for Fall 2020 students
April 11, 2020: Accepted Student Day #2 for Fall 2020 students
May 1, 2020: Priority deadline to enroll in the Fall 2020 class
Submit Your Enrollment Deposit
In order to enroll at Maine College of Art, you will need to submit a $300 non-refundable enrollment fee, which you can do at the link above, over the phone at 207.699.5026, or by sending a check to:
Maine College of Art
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
522 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
If you are mailing a check, please make the check out to Maine College of Art, and include the student’s name and program, term, and year the student will be entering in the memo (i.e. Jane Smith, BFA Fall 2020).
In order to be placed in campus housing you will also need to submit a $200 housing fee and security deposit, which should be paid either at the same time as your enrollment fee or after. Housing is assigned in June/July for the Fall semester on a first-come, first-served basis by the date we receive your housing fee and deposit. (You can view the housing options here.) Once you submit the housing fee and deposit, please be sure to also fill out the housing application that can be found here.
Advanced Placement Credit
Incoming students with liberal arts or art history Advanced Placement (AP) scores of 4 or higher receive three college credit in each of those subjects. Students with studio art AP scores of 4 or higher will receive three credits toward studio elective or Foundation requirements based on an assessment by the Dean.
International Baccalaureate Credit
Incoming students with liberal arts or art history International Baccalaureate (IB) certificates with scores of 5 or higher will receive three college credits in each of those subjects. Students with studio art IB scores of 5 or higher will receive three credits toward studio elective or Foundation requirements based on an assessment by the Dean.
AP, IB, and transfer credits do not carry quality points and are not included in the grade point average analysis of satisfactory progress in the MECA curriculum.
Maine College of Art (MECA) is committed to providing equal access for students with disabilities. Under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, MECA provides reasonable accommodations to qualified students with documented disabilities. We encourage self-advocacy and early identification of need. Students can expect to work collaboratively with the disability services coordinator to develop an individualized plan for specific accommodations.
For more information and to see a step-by-step outline for requesting services and/or accommodations, see here.
Students who have been accepted into Maine College of Art’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program and who have paid the $300 nonrefundable enrollment fee may defer their entrance to the College for up to two semesters by notifying the College (via the Office of Admissions) in writing.