High School Admissions FAQ

It's smart to do your homework on prospective colleges before deciding to apply for admission. Most students interested in IADT come up with a few things they’d like to know about our people, programs and the creative, collaborative learning community we've created for tomorrow's talented design professionals.

Below are some of the questions students and parents often ask about our schools. We also encourage you to learn as much as possible about IADT by visiting various areas of this website, downloading a catalog from the campus you are interested in attending or visiting us in person. If you can't find the answer you're looking for, one of our admissions advisors will be happy to assist you.


Is the International Academy of Design & Technology an accredited institution?

Absolutely. IADT is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Additional information regarding the ACICS accreditation of the International Academy of Design & Technology may be obtained from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools: 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002-4241; (202) 336-6780. You can also visit the ACICS website at http://acics.org.

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What are the admissions requirements?

We recommend that students apply as soon as possible to secure acceptance for a specific program and start date. All applicants are required to complete a personal interview with an IADT admissions representative, either in person or by telephone, depending upon the distance from the school.

Parents and/or significant others are encouraged to be present and participate in this conversation. The interview provides prospective students and their families the opportunity to learn about the school's curriculum, equipment and facilities, and tuition and financial aid, and to ask questions.

For additional information about applying to IADT, please contact an admissions representative. If you are ready to get started, you can also apply online right now!

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What documentation is required for admission?

Admissions requirements may vary by campus, so we ask students to refer to the school catalog for the IADT campus they are interested in attending. For a general overview of our schools' admission requirements, you can go here.

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What kinds of education and experience do IADT faculty members have?

One of the advantages of pursuing a degree at IADT is that you'll be learning from people with hands-on career experience in today's fast-paced design and technology industries. Our instructors are working professionals in their fields of expertise, so the knowledge and skills they teach go way beyond book learning. Not only can you learn from their real-life experiences, but they can also share their perspectives on what it takes to make your resume or portfolio stand out in today's competitive marketplace.

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What are some of the types of programs offered at IADT?

IADT strives to create associate’s and bachelor's degree programs tailored to the needs of a broad range of exciting, creative fields, including everything from advertising design, interior design and fashion design to web design and development, graphic design, digital media production and many more.

Available programs vary by campus, so the best place to start is by checking out the locations closest to where you live as well as our online programs.

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Does IADT offer online degree programs?

Yes. Today's interactive technologies, social-networking interfaces and high-speed Internet connections make it possible for you to take advantage of the convenience of Web-based learning. IADT Online offers you an amazing Virtual Campus where you can engage with classmates and instructors in a lively, creative atmosphere to earn a professionally focused degree entirely online.

Besides our 100% online degree programs, IADT offers you the freedom and flexibility to combine classes on campus with courses online at many of our schools across the United States. This can be a particularly appealing option for those with demanding work schedules or personal responsibilities that make it difficult to commit to a rigid class schedule.

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To learn more about IADT, our degree programs or how to apply for admission, please contact us for more information.

International Academy of Design & Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. For more information on IADT's accreditation, visit the ACICS website at: http://acics.org.
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