Admissions to Our Art & Design College

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Virginia Marti College of Art and Design (VMCAD) has been preparing students for successful careers in the creative design industries since 1966. Contact one of our helpful admission representatives and talk about your career dreams.

Step One: Call

One of our helpful admission representatives will listen to your design dreams and education goals. They can send you more information or book a campus tour.

Admissions: 216-221-8584 or Toll Free: 800-473-4350

Step Two: Visit

You will be greeted by an admissions representative, who will provide a personalized tour, listen to your goals, and answer your questions about course planning and tuition assistance. This informative tour will take approximately one hour.

Step Three: Apply

VMCAD Admission Procedures:

To apply for enrollment into one of our four degree programs, you must submit ALL of the following documents.  When all of the items below are collected, contact your Admissions Advisor to schedule your next visit and complete your Enrollment.  Once your file is complete, your file will be submitted to our Admissions Board for approval. Note: Although you may apply to VMCAD before graduation, you must be a high school graduate or hold a GED to attend VMCAD.

  • Completed Application FORM (online or hard copy)
  • A  Personal STATEMENT (Choose One)

Describe why you would like to attend VMCAD and why you would be a good fit

Explain how your career choice is a good fit for you and how you will impact the industry

  • Transcripts Must be Official Copies; Photo copies will NOT be accepted

High School Transcripts

College Transcripts (if applicable)

GED

  • ACT’s or SAT’s should be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Applicants that have not taken the ACT’s or SAT’s will take our Entrance Evaluation Placement Test at the time of enrollment.
  • Portfolio of your Art/ Design work (Recommended but not required).
Admissions Process at VMCAD

Academic Calendar

Summer Quarter 2014

Session Begins: Mon., July 7, 2014
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., June 28, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., May 31, 2014
Finals Week: Mon., Sept.  8, 2014 – Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Holiday (Labor Day): Mon., Sept. 1, 2014

Fall Quarter 2014

Session Begins: Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., Aug. 30, 2014
Finals Week: Mon., Dec. 8, 2014 – Sat., Dec. 13, 2014
Holiday (Thanksgiving): Thurs., Nov. 27, 2014 – Sat., Nov. 29, 2014

Winter Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., Jan. 5, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline: Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Finals Week: Mon., Mar. 9, 2015 – Sat., Mar. 14, 2015

Spring Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., Apr. 6, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Mar. 28, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., June 8, 2015 – Sat., June 13, 2015
Holiday (Memorial Day): Mon., May 25, 2015

Summer Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., July 6, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., June 27, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., May 30, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., Sept. 7, 2014 – Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
Holiday (Labor Day): Mon., Sept. 7, 2015

Fall Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., Dec. 7, 2015 – Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
Holiday (Thanksgiving): Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015 – Sat., Nov. 28, 2015

Winter Quarter 2016

Session Begins: Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
New Student App. Deadline: Mon., Dec. 28, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., Mar. 7, 2016 – Fri., Mar. 11, 2016
Holiday (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): Mon., Jan. 18, 2016

Spring Quarter 2016

Session Begins: Mon., Apr. 4, 2016
New Student App. Deadline: Fri., Mar. 25, 2016
New FD Student App. Deadline: Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
Finals Week: Mon., Jun.6, 2016 – Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Holiday (Memorial Day): Mon., May. 30, 2016