Read MECA’s 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan here. For additional information, including move-in dates and answers to other frequently asked questions, please see 2020-2021 Welcome to Campus Plan FAQ.


Upcoming BFA Virtual Open Houses

The Offices of Admissions will be hosting Virtual Open Houses this Fall. See below for the schedule and registration information.

Fall 2020 Open House Dates

All Virtual Open Houses will take place from 10am–12pm, with optional and on-demand programming throughout the day, and portfolio reviews from 9am–1pm.

Saturday, September 26, 2020
Be Seen at MECA

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Making Art School Affordable & Accessible

Saturday, November 14, 2020
Applying to MECA — tips & suggestions for a compelling application

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Life at MECA

Register for a Virtual Open House

Register for a Virtual Open House at MECA

  • If you go by another name other than the one listed above, you may enter it here. Please note that this is the name we will use for emails, mailings, and name tags.
  • We'll contact you to schedule an individual portfolio review with you and an Admissions Counselor, alum, or faculty member on the day of the Open House.


Upcoming Undergraduate Info Sessions + Presentations

View the descriptions and dates for upcoming webinars and presentations below, then register for as many as you’d like at the form in the last toggle!

MECA Admissions Presentation

MECA Admissions Presentation
Wednesday, October 21 | 5:30pm EDT
Thursday, November 12 | 3pm EST
Designed for all prospective students to the BFA/undergraduate program, this presentation will help you learn more about Maine College of Art, including our majors and facilities, available financial aid and scholarships, and how to apply. We’ll also show you lots of student work from all years and majors.

Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid 101
Thursday, October 8 | 5:30pm EDT
The FAFSA opens October 1 — learn all the basics about filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, what EFC means, and how to apply for additional scholarships and aid. Hosted by the Office of Financial Aid.

Portfolio Prep for Juniors & Seniors

Portfolio Prep for Juniors & Seniors
Friday, October 16 | 5:30pm EDT
Friday, November 6 | 5:30pm EST
When applying to college, your portfolio is the most important piece — it helps us get to know who you are as a person and as an artist. Rising seniors can learn what we look for in a completed portfolio, what will help you stand out, and how to hone your artistic voice.

Counseling Information Session

Counseling Information Session
Tuesday, November 17 | 5:30pm EST
Learn more about what counseling and wellness services are available at MECA and how to access them. Hosted by Sheila Geant, Coordinator of Counseling and Wellness.

Register for an Undergraduate Webinar

Admissions Event Registration

  • We will send a confirmation email, schedule information, and meeting links to this email address. To ensure that you receive our emails to your inbox, please add to your contacts.
  • You can register for multiple events on this form. We will send any zoom links and passwords 24 hours before the event begins.
  • If you are registering for multiple sessions, please indicate which session your question(s) might apply to.


Upcoming Graduate Info Sessions + Presentations

View the descriptions and dates for upcoming webinars and presentations below – registration is coming soon!

Salt Graduate Certificate Info Session

Salt Graduate Certificate Information Session
Friday, October 16, 2020 — time TBA
More information and registration coming soon!


Virtual Tours, Exhibitions, & Appointments

BFA Virtual Campus Tour
Guided Virtual Graduate Campus Tour

To schedule your graduate visit during the times listed above, please choose an appointment below. If you would like to request a specific time during our business hours (Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm), please contact our Graduate Admissions Counselor, Joel Tsui at or by phone at 800.699.5021.

Guided Virtual ICA Exhibition

Virtual Guided Tour of the current exhibition in MECA’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Some Things We Can Do Together: Megan and Murray McMillan

Schedule a Virtual Portfolio Review

Schedule an Q+A Session with your Admissions Counselor

Schedule an Appointment with Financial Aid

Individual Financial Aid Appointments to discuss funding your arts education.