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Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 disclosure

The Delaware College of Art and Design is committed to providing consumers (students, parents, counselors, researchers, legislators and the general public) with quick access to information that can be used in making informed decisions about higher education. This list serves as a central guide to sources of consumer information and disclosures required under the federal Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

The United States Department of Education requires that each accredited institution of higher education maintain a record of student complaints received by the institution (34 CFR 602.16(a)(1)(ix)). As required by federal regulations, this record is made available to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The record will be reviewed by the Commission as part of the institution’s Self Study and Periodic Review Report evaluations.

For questions, complaints or concerns, contact Assistant Dean of Students Krista Rothwell at [email protected] For Consumer concerns please find contact information to DCAD’s Accreditors and State licensure entity below.

Accreditation Notice

For Consumer concerns please find contact information to DCAD’s Accreditors and State licensure entity below.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 662-5606

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190

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General Resources

Prospective and enrolled students may also request copies of signed articulation agreements by contacting [email protected].

2+2 Program articulation agreements are available for the following areas/programs:

  • Animation/Game Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography/Digital Arts
  • Interior Design.

2+2 Program articulation agreements are available for the following areas/programs:

  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Delaware College of Art & Design (the “College”) must comply with Title IX.

Under Title IX, schools must operate free from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. Any of the following conduct on the basis of sex constitutes sexual harassment:

  • An employee of the College conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the College on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (often called “quid pro quo” harassment); 
  • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity; or  
  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.  

The College will take immediate action to eliminate sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The College has a responsibility to respond promptly and equitably if the College has actual knowledge of or notice of sexual harassment allegations within the College’s campus environment, education program or activity. 

DCAD’s Title IX Policy outlines definitions and procedures for DCAD students, faculty and staff.

Student Resources

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  • Retention Rate
  • Graduation Rates
  • Transfer-Out Rates

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Overview of Summer JumpstART PLACEMENT TESTING

JumpstART is a required summer introduction for all incoming students to transition to college life. During JumpstART there will be various activities that will provide an opportunity to complete placement testing in a form of a writing sample, receive an introduction to accessing your DCAD email, receive your student ID, gain a better understanding of what being a DCAD student is all about, and learn about the College’s resources and procedures geared toward your success.

The Placement Test is used as an assessment tool to provide us with your core competency overview and assist to determine academic classes you will register for as an incoming student.

It is required for all incoming students to complete the mandatory Academic Placement Test. Each session has 30 available slots. This is a first come first served basis regarding registration. Once a session has reached capacity, it will no longer be available for additional registrants.

Currently, DCAD request that you honor our health & safety protocols regarding wearing a face covering while in public spaces and maintaining 3-6 foot distance.

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