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Select your enrollment type and apply. SCAD is committed to the pursuit of excellence and welcomes applicants who have the same high standards. The application takes about 20 minutes to complete and requires a nonrefundable US$100 application fee.

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.


High school/secondary school juniors and seniors, or high school/secondary school graduates who have not attended a college or university. Includes home-schooled students.

Freshman application



Students who have attended a college or university after completing high school/secondary school. Includes undergraduate certificate, transient, English Language Program and non-degree seeking applicants.

Transfer application



Students who have graduated or anticipate graduating from a 4-year college or university. This also includes graduate certificates.

Graduate application


Freshman and transfer students also can apply using The Common Application.

Students interested in taking college courses while still in high school are invited to explore our joint enrollment program.

After you've completed your application ...

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Submit your transcripts

All applicants must submit formal documents of their level of education and accomplishments to be considered. Undergraduates and transfer applicants  must submit unofficial transcripts of their high school diploma or equivalent. Graduates must submit unofficial transcripts of a bachelor's degree or equivalent. Transcripts can be sent to your admission adviser.

You can find more information and requirement details in: Admission information

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Submit additional materials

Recommendations, a statement of purpose, a well-crafted portfolio and a resume of achievements and awards are suggested to be considered for new applicants. Contact your admission adviser for more information.

Learn more information on putting your materials together, requirements, and how to submit your materials in: Portfolio and writing guidelines

SCAD admission catalog

Find more information about SCAD's undergraduate and graduate programs, including specific degree requirements and course offerings, in the 2019-2020 admission catalog.

View the SCAD admission catalog online, or download the catalog to your tablet or mobile device.

Safety and security disclosure

SCAD is committed to assisting all members of the SCAD community in providing for their own safety and security. Information regarding campus security, personal safety and fire safety, including topics such as crime prevention, crime reporting policies and crime statistics for the most recent three year period, and disciplinary procedures is available from the Department of University Safety. If you would like further information, you can contact a representative of the Department of University Safety at the following locations:

Department of University Safety
350 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Department of University Safety
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Rue du Four
84480 Lacoste, France

Still have questions?

SCAD admission representatives are here to help. Feel free to contact us by mail, phone, email, or even chat with us live during normal business hours.


Mail admission questions to:

SCAD Admission Department
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA
31402-2072 USA




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Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, 12-4 p.m.

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