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Getting started at SCAD

Applying to SCAD is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply apply, log in and upload your documents. That's it!

Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year. There are no deadlines to apply; although, students are encouraged apply at least six months in advance to allow time to arrange for financial aid, and no later than 30 days prior to the start of their first quarter. Admission results normally take between two and four weeks.



Submit your online application to SCAD and pay the $100 application fee.



Log in to MyAdmission

After you have applied, you will receive an invitation to log in to MyAdmission. An admission adviser will be assigned to you and will help guide you through the remaining steps.


Submit your documents

Additional documents and required materials can be submitted at any time after you have completed your online application.

Chat with an admission representative

Do you have questions about applying, logging in to MyAdmission, submitting your documents or other concerns about the admission process? An admission representative is here to help.

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Experience SCAD for yourself

Daily tours, admission events, SCAD Days, virtual reality walkthroughs and more. The admission office can help you design your day to fit your specific interests.

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Get an early start as a SCAD student

Explore joint enrollment at SCAD, which may allow you to start earning college credits while still in high school.

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Take a single class or earn a certificate

SCAD offers alternative options for those interested in continuing their education without seeking a degree.

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Join in special events for prospective students

SCAD offers a number of options for prospective students and their families to explore locations, discover programs, and meet faculty and current students.

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Browse programs

More than 100 unique programs of study

With more 100 degree programs, SCAD offers you the opportunity to explore your interests and discover your creative niche.

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Financial aid and scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships

SCAD provides multiple ways to help fund your education through scholarships, federal and private loans, grants, work-study programs and more.

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Four global locations and online

Locations in the U.S., Europe, and online

SCAD is one university — offering opportunities to study in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online through eLearning.

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SCAD Admission catalog

SCAD admission catalog

Discover all the undergraduate and graduate programs at SCAD, including specific degree requirements and course offerings.

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Frequently asked questions

My school is on the semester system. What system does SCAD use?

Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on the quarter system, with each course carrying five hours of college credit. Students normally enroll in three courses each quarter, spending 15 to 20 hours per week in class and at least 15 to 20 hours per week working on assignments outside class. The normal academic year includes three quarters. Students may enroll in the summer quarter as well; however, course offerings may be limited.

Where can I find out about virtual information sessions?

You can view upcoming dates for virtual information sessions and register to participate via the admission events calendar.

When should I apply, and when are the application deadlines?

SCAD accepts applications year-round for all quarters, so there are no firm deadlines to apply. It is recommended, however, that students apply at least six months in advance to allow time to arrange for financial aid and no later than 30 days prior to the start of the quarter. Fall quarter is the most popular quarter; it has the most applications and the most course offerings. Early application is encouraged if you wish to enroll in fall quarter.

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Getting started at SCAD

Select the entry type that applies to you and learn more about the application process. It's easier than you think.