PreCollege Policies

Policies and Procedures

Credit and Evaluation

Students earn one (1), two (2), or three (3) credits for satisfactory completion of the PreCollege Art & Design Residency Program. The level of performance in the classes will be indicated by letter grades ranging from A to F. A final grade of C and above are eligible for college credit at MICA. 

Grading and Transcripts

Students who successfully complete the PreCollege program will earn 1 undergraduate level credits for the 2-week program, 2 undergraduate level credits for the 3-week program, 3 undergraduate level credits for the 5-week program, and 2 undergraduate credits for the 4-week online program upon final grade review. Students must earn a passing grade of a C or better in order to receive college credit.  Faculty consider participation, assignments, and attendance when grading students. Grade reports and official transcripts for the PreCollege program show the final grade only. Approximately two weeks after the program ends you will be able to view your grades on the MICA portal by logging in with your credentials.

Please view this link for information on how to view/request your transcript.


Right to Reproduce Policy

Maryland Institute College of Art reserves the right to reproduce without notification any documentation of students or artwork produced by students while attending the College's degree and Open Studies programs; this reproduction will be for non-commercial purposes only, and may include print publications, institutional websites, e-communications, multimedia presentations, and documents about the College for admission, recruitment, fundraising, or institutional informational purposes.

Statement of Equal Opportunity and Services to the Disabled

In compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations, Maryland Institute College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or applicable veteran's status in the administration of its educational activities, or with respect to employment.

It is the policy of Maryland Institute College of Art to provide those auxiliary aids and services that may be necessary to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated, or otherwise treated differently than other individuals unless providing such auxiliary aids and services would result in an undue burden. Present or prospective students desiring further information should contact MICA Open Studies.

Program Policy

The PreCollege Program is an intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high school art and design student to thinking like an artist—making work that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, learning new perspectives through daily critiques and building a strong portfolio of new work. All classes are college level, asking students to dedicate maximum time and effort to their coursework both in and out of class. Students and parents should be aware that some PreCollege classes use nude models. Study of the nude explores issues of form, structure, volume, movement, and composition. Additionally, some topics and art shown or discussed in PreCollege classes contain academically relevant adult themes.

The College fully supports students’ right to artistic expression, however, students must comply with MICA policies in order to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone. The MICA PreCollege program participants are minors and therefore the PreCollege program prohibits students creating works of art that include depictions of sexual conduct or nudity involving minors. The program also prohibits works of art that include depictions of violence, harm to self or others, or content that depicts discriminatory or biased behaviors or messages that lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.

Subject to Change

Maryland Institute College of Art reserves the right to make changes affecting policies, fees, curricula, or to cancel or reschedule any class or to change instructors. It also reserves the right to deny any student permission to enter or continue a class or program.