Check out our most recent viewbook and then get started on your application today!

If you have any questions along the way, you can speak to someone in the Office of Admissions at (502) 430-6191 or via

*KyCAD’s degree program is not currently accredited by any agency. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid programs.

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We want to meet you!

We invite you to visit our campus to see if KyCAD is right for you, to meet our faculty, and to discuss your work and how our curriculum will help you meet your goals.

To schedule your visit, follow this link.

If you have any questions about visiting campus or are having trouble selecting a date and time, contact us at

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If you would like to receive information about KyCAD or have any questions about our programs, contact us at or call/text (502)453-2383.

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Minimum Admission Requirements

Our application process is similar to other art schools. You will need to fill out an application and submit transcripts and a portfolio of recent work. We do not require an application fee or standardized test scores.

Admission to KyCAD requires graduation from an accredited high school with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (or a high school equivalency certificate).*

Applicants who meet or exceed minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission.

*Applicants who have taken coursework at previous colleges or universities, please see the Transfer Admission section below.

Transfer Admission

In addition to the above admission requirements, transfer applicants with more than 30 credit hours earned in college level courses have the option to submit their official college transcript(s) in place of their high school transcript for admission consideration.

Tuition + Fees

F U L L – T I M E  T U I T I O N
for academic year 2022-23:

F U L L – T I M E  T U I T I O N
per semester 2022-23:

P A R T – T I M E  T U I T I O N
per credit hour 2022-23:
$1250 per credit hour

E S T I M A T E D  C O S T  O F  A T T E N D A N C E

Direct Costs (Tuition + Fees)  Amount 
Tuition for Year 1  $30,000 
Activity Fee  – 
Technology Fee  – 
Materials Fee  – 
Estimated Books + Supplies*  $1,500 
Total in Year 1  $31,500 
Indirect Costs (Estimated Expenses)  Amount 
Estimated Room + Board**  $0 -$15,750 
Estimated Transportation**  $0 – $2,250 
Total Estimated Living Expenses**  $0 – $18,000  

Total Estimated Expenses in Year 1: $31,500 – $49,500

*Average cost

**Actual costs will depend upon students’ own living style and needs

Off-Campus Housing

Although KyCAD does not operate our own campus housing facilities, the area surrounding the campus has a variety of housing options including The Marshall which offers fully furnished apartments and a roommate matching system.

If you have questions about housing options in the area, reach out to us at


Every admitted applicant will be reviewed for a scholarship opportunity. KyCAD offers a number of merit-based scholarships ranging from partial to full-tuition. If you have questions about options for funding your KyCAD education, please contact us at