Accepted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance!

We look forward to you joining our small, smart spirited art and design community!

Next steps…

Step 1:

Pay your Tuition Deposit

Reserve your space in the incoming fall 2024 class by submitting a $225 tuition deposit online.

You can also submit your deposit by sending a check for $225 payable to Delaware College of Art and Design. Mail it to DCAD, 600 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE, 19801. Your deposit will be credited towards your first semester’s tuition and is non-refundable after June 1.

Step 2:

Apply for Financial Aid

If you have not already filed your Free Application for Federal Aid, do so online here. DCAD’s FAFSA school code is 04139800. Even though you may have filed your FAFSA, DCAD will not receive your information until late March or early April.

What can you do to receive your DCAD Financial Aid Award now not later?

  • If you completed and filed your FAFSA, send us a copy of your FAFSA Submission Form (the document that is generated after you submit your form).
  • If you have not completed your FAFSA, complete the Federal Student Aid Estimator online and send us the results that show your Student Aid Index (SAI) and your federal aid eligibility amounts including the Federal Pell Grant.

Upon receipt of your FAFSA information, we can determine your eligibility for all forms of need-based DCAD, federal and institutional financial aid in addition to any merit awards you have already received and we will send you a financial aid award letter.

Step 3:

Complete your Roommate Questionnaire

If you plan to live on-campus please complete a roommate questionnaire. This will help us get started on planning for your arrival to campus this fall!

Step 4:

Get the DCAD Advantage – Adobe Creative Cloud and More!

Do you want free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and a jump start to you academic and professional career? That’s exactly what you get when you make your deposit to Delaware College of Art and Design. In addition to Adobe Creative Cloud applications (a $600 value!) your DCAD deposit also provides you with access to:

  • Weekly online workshops led by DCAD Program Chairs.
  • A summer class in the new Student Technology Center, featuring state-of-the-art 3D printers, laser cutters, Shop-BOTs and more!

Step 5:

Share your Decision on our Social Platforms!

We would love to feature our incoming class on our social media. Please reach out to DCAD’s Social Team with you/your student’s name, major choice, and 2-3 images featuring the student and their work.

Not following DCAD on social? Check out our pages below.


Jumpstart Summer Orientation

DCAD requires new students to participate in an on-campus summer orientation session, during which you will:

  • Learn about student life and DCAD’s academic and student support resources.
  • Get your DCAD Student ID picture taken if needed.
  • Receive your first semester class schedule.
  • Get your questions answered about move-in, commuting, and other important start of the year details.

Register for one of three sessions: June 29, July 18, or August 8. All dates: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Summer Orientation is required for all new students. If you are unable to attend any of these dates, please contact us at [email protected] to make alternate arrangements.

Registration is open!

Register for June 29

Register for July 18

Register for August 8


Have questions but not sure who to go to about them?
Check out the Contact Us page for a helpful guide.

DCAD Alumni Mike Hinson

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Check out Our Alumni page to read more stories!

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