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Freshman Admission Application



If you are a high school student, you may apply by submitting the following:

  • Application –Submit either our own online application, add us to the Common Application, or print and mail the application. There is NO application fee for any option.
  • Transcript – An official transcript from your high school (or a copy of your GED or other equivalency credential).
  • Test Optional Policy -Mount Ida College is test optional for most of our programs, meaning we do not require SAT or ACT scores; however there are several exceptions. Students applying for any of the following programs will need to provide SAT or ACT scores:
    • Biology with concentrations in Pre-medical, Pre-dental, or Pre-pharmacy
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Veterinary Technology and/or Veterinary Technician
  • Essay and Recommendations – We strongly recommend applicants submit at least one letter of recommendation and an essay describing why you would be a good fit for Mount Ida College. We also accept Common Application essays in place of our essay.
  • Portfolio Requirement (School of Design Applications Only): A portfolio submission is required for students applying for any program within the School of Design (except for Fashion Industry Marketing & Management). You can find instructions, requirements, and submit your portfolio by clicking here. Please note that we encourage students to send transcripts and other application documents as soon as possible, as design students who complete the rest of their admissions file can be conditionally admitted pending review of their portfolio.