Academic and Campus Policy Library, Resources


Student Handbook

Information contained within this policy library and student handbook is valid at the time of web posting. Policies, requirements and procedures are subject to change, and materials within the policy library do not constitute a contract with the student. With or without prior notice KCAI may change programs, regulations, and fees noted in this posting.  All policies are reviewed annually.

All campus and academic policies are available on this page. Additionally, the KCAI Student Handbook includes all campus and academic and policies. Click below to view the 2023-2024 Student Handbook. 

2023-2024 Student Handbook


Academic Policies


Academic Advising and Registration for Courses

Academic Grade Forgiveness

Academic Honesty

Academic Honors

Academic Probation, Dismissal, and Progress Standards

Add/Drop Period and Withdrawing from a Course

Adding a Course, Mentorship, Internship, or Directed Study After the Academic Deadline

Administrative Withdrawal Due to Non-Attendance

Application for Art History Program (Double Major or Studio Minor)

Application for Creative Writing Program (Double Major or Studio Minor)

Application for Non-Studio Minor (Asian Studies, Entrepreneurial Studies, Social Practice, Sound)

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) Exchange Program

Attendance of First Day of a Class

Auditing a Course

BFA Degree Requirements

Change of Major

Commencement Ceremony and BFA Exhibition Eligibility

Course Grade Appeal

Course Levels

Course Waitlist

Credit Hour Load and Part-time Status

Credit Hour Policy

Degree Requirement Substitution Request

Directed Study

Disclosure of Disability and Student Accommodation Process

Disclosure of Pregnancy and Pregnancy-Related Conditions

Faculty Led Travel Program (FLTP)

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Grade Change

Grading System

Graduation (Degree Completion) Requirements

Incomplete Grades

Institutional Attendance

International Exchange Program

Internships - Policy for Internship Sites

Internships - Policy for Students

Kansas City Area College Exchange (KCASE) Program

Major Plus (+) Program

Mid-Semester Grade Reports

Progression Guidelines

Readmission for Domestic and International Students

Request for Late Withdrawal

Request for a Reduced Course Load for F-1 Status International Students

Request for Withdrawal Due to Hardship

Residency Requirement Waiver

Student Class and Studio Level

Studio Hours

Total Withdrawal and Leave of Absence

Transcripts and Requesting Transcripts

Transfer Credit

Transfer Credit Guide


Campus Policies


Animals on Campus

Barbara Marshall Residence Hall and Hotel

Campus Security

Campus Technology

Communicable Disease & Pandemic Response Plan

Discrimination/Harassment of Protected Classes, Sexual Harassment, and Reporting

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Financial Aid

General Campus Policies

Immunizations and Tuberculosis Screening

Jannes Library

Minors at KCAI

On-Campus Art Installations

Student Code of Conduct

Student Employment

Transportation Program

Tuition and Fees

Veterans Policies


Local Pantries - Food and Personal Items - FREE

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General Resources

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KCAI Student Support Services

Mental Health Resources

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Names and Pronouns Resources

Off-Campus Study and Study Abroad

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Physical Health/Medical Resources

Sexual Harassment/Assault Resources

Spiritual and Religious Resources

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