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 DCAD’s Registrar, David Czarnecki 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

Delaware Department of Education

State of Delaware Department of Education
Dr. Mark A. Holodick, Secretary
Townsend Building
401 Federal Street, Suite 2 
Dover, DE 19901-3639

General Resources

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

Fine Art (Painting and Printmaking)

Graphic Design



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.

COVID-19 Protocols

Student Resources

DCAD Year to Year Graduation and Retention Rates

Semester Cohort Graduation Retention
Fall 2023 N/A* N/A*
Fall 2022 N/A* 56%
Fall 2021 57% 68%
Fall 2020 39% 52%
Fall 2019 55% 54%
Fall 2018 46% 59%
Fall 2017 31% 43%

*Students have not yet graduated or completed a full year at DCAD

How to submit a maintenance request:

DCAD is launching a new ticketing system for all maintenance requests replacing the current Microsoft form.

  1. When you have a facility problem or issue, send an email to [email protected].
  2. The subject line should include the building #, room or location, and a brief description of the issue
    1. Example: 707/Room 301/Thermostat not working
  3. In the body of your email, be as specific as possible about the issue or concern
  4. Include a picture, if appropriate
  5. Include a phone number where you can be reached

 You should receive an auto-acknowledgment that your ticket is now in the system, and your ticket will be categorized and prioritized.

IF YOUR ISSUE IS URGENT, please be sure to note in your subject line AND the body of your email that it is critical. Examples of critical situations include (but are not limited to) water leaks, broken locks to doors or windows, or any other issue that impacts safety.

If you reported an issue recently that has not been addressed, please send it to [email protected].

Student Emergency Fund Application

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