Accepted Students

Accepted Students

Take the next step!

Collage of student graphic design work

Welcome to DCAD’s creative community! Congrats!

Let’s make it official!

To secure your enrollment, you must submit your tuition deposit as soon as possible. Separately, Student Services will provide information on resident housing and meal plan options prior to the start of the academic year.

Step 1:
Your first step to officially become a DCAD student is to submit your Tuition Deposit Form together with the required tuition deposit of $350.00 (tuition deposits are refundable before May 1).

Step 2:
If you plan to live in DCAD’s residence hall, complete the Roommate Questionnaire.

Please feel free to contact [email protected] or 302.622.8000 x 219 with any questions you might have – we are here to help make your transition from accepted to enrolled student!

Register for JumpstART

JumpstART is the summer introduction to life at DCAD for all incoming students. When you attend one of these sessions, you will get your DCAD Student ID, your DCAD email address, and your course schedule for the Fall. We will also offer you the chance to complete a writing sample exercise, which is mandatory for all incoming students. The writing sample you will complete is used as an assessment tool to assist us in determining the academic writing classes you will take in your first year.  Finally (most importantly), you’ll get some swag! 

Each session is from 8:30am to 1:00pm and has 40 available slots. Once a session has reached capacity, it will no longer be available for additional registrants and will be removed as an option for registration, so please do not wait to register or your preferred date may not be unavailable. 

JumpstART Dates 

Thursday, July 14 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM 

Click HERE to register

Thursday, August 18 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM –

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JumpstART Schedule Overview 

8:15AM – 9:00AM Arrival and student check-in (light refreshments served) 

9:00AM – 10:00AM JumpstART student and family orientation 

10:00AM – 12:00PM Student onboarding, writing sample exercise individual meetings with financial aid, bursar, student services as needed 

12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch and JumpstART wrap-up orientation 

More information on billing, resident and commuter packets, and fall student orientation will be sent separately, so keep an eye out! If you have questions or concerns about attending JumpstART please contact [email protected].  

Important Contacts & Resources for Accepted Students

Admissions: [email protected]

Financial Aid: [email protected], learn about Federal/State aid, loans, grants, and scholarships on our financial aid page.

Student Services: [email protected]

Marketing and Social Media: [email protected]

Vaccination Policy: DCAD has a vaccination policy for all students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit our COVID-19 resources page.