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We are comprised of a diverse group of artists from all over the world. Our dedicated team of Admissions Representatives is ready with information for international college students.

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For additional information and to learn even more about our programs, please reach out to an admissions representative and request information here.

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View our Academic Catalog for more information for international students and requirement details.


One of the most affordable art + design colleges in the U.S.

Established leader in online education.

RMCAD isn't behind on the times and values virtual learning.

Accredited by numerous independent bodies.

Offering more than 10 diverse disciplines in the arts.

Plenty of room to explore and grow.

Helping the next generation of young artists jumpstart their creative careers.

Yes, that means you!


Your academic credentials must be evaluated by a current NACES member. We recommend Educational Perspectives (EP). EP will determine that you have completed the equivalent of a US High School diploma and will also evaluate any college-level coursework for potential transfer credit.

The documentation needed depends on what country the sending school resides in. Evaluation of high school transcript must be a General Report with GPA. Evaluation of college transcripts must be a Course-By-Course Evaluation.

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    ATTN: Transcripts
    Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
    1600 Pierce St
    Denver, CO 80214

For help submitting the form to evaluate a foreign transcript, and to utilize a RMCAD discount for the fees associated with it, please fill out this form

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TOEFL | English Requirements

All RMCAD courses are taught in English; there are no ESL classes available. An international student’s English skills must pass the English tests that RMCAD accepts (scores can be found in the Academic Catalog link below).

Financing Your Future

International students will need to have access to enough funds to pay tuition and living expenses during your program.


International students must have a passport (may not expire within six months of start date) and a 17-18 Verification of Finance Form.

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RMCAD offers United States F1 Student Visas to students who are planning on attending RMCAD on campus full time only. Once you have submitted all your admissions requirements and are accepted into RMCAD, you will be issued an I-20. Take your I-20 to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. More information on obtaining a student visa can be found on the US Student Visa website.

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Additional Resources

RMCAD does not currently offer on-campus housing. However, there are many college housing options available in the area, and the Office of Student Life is available to help you find the best college room and board for your needs. Many of our first-time students live at the Assembly, which is about 10 minutes from campus. Assembly houses RMCAD students as well as those attending classes at Metro, CCD and CU-Denver. Other students choose to live in a variety of nearby apartments or with relatives or friends in the greater Denver Metro area.

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