Compliance and policies

Academic policies

After the end of the drop/add period and through the last day of the quarter, students may officially withdraw from a course. Students should note that withdrawing from a course after the drop/add...

Undergraduate programs embrace a wide range of major areas and are designed to challenge students to perform at a high level, preparing them for professional careers. A well-rounded curriculum...

SCAD students who wish to attend another college or university during their enrollment at SCAD and receive transfer credit may apply for transient status. In order to qualify for transient status,...

A student who has suffered serious personal illness or other emergency circumstances during the academic term should notify the dean of students as soon as possible for assistance or accommodations....

Through short- or full-term international or domestic study programs in a variety of locations, students have the opportunity to earn credit while gaining a more vivid perspective on art,...

Students may retake a course by registering for the course and paying tuition for that course again. While all grades remain on the transcript, the student only receives credit once for the course....

Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on the quarter system, with most courses carrying five hours of academic credit. Each five-credit course meets for at least two and one-half hours twice...

In order to graduate, students seeking master's degrees are required to be continuously enrolled (at least two quarters per academic year, including continuing thesis, up to the five-year limit),...

Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students valuable opportunities to work in a professional environment and gain firsthand experience to help them prepare for careers. In an approved...

International students attending a SCAD location within the U.S. must follow the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rules pertaining to online courses. The rules, which are outlined on page 2...

Students may wish to earn credit through independent study that allows them to investigate a topic in depth or take advantage of particular resources. An independent study may not be used as a...

Undergraduate students who have attended SCAD, but have not been enrolled at SCAD for at least five consecutive quarters, are considered inactive and must apply for readmission and meet current...

Graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment until graduation by completing at least one program fulfillment course in two separate quarters during each 12-month period of enrollment until...

At the approximate midpoint of each graduate student's course of study, the student must pass a faculty review for candidacy. In order to be reviewed, the student must have met all requirements for...

The office of the registrar is the official designated authority for determining full-time status for all students requesting enrollment verifications for insurance or any type of financial aid or...

The completion limit for graduate degrees is five years, including ESL, intensive graduate-level coursework, and/or required undergraduate courses, if assigned, as well as final project, thesis and...

The first five business days of each quarter are designated the drop/add period when students may change their course schedules. Students are subject to a late registration charge if they have not...

Incoming first-time freshmen enter SCAD as undeclared majors. First-year students have the opportunity to declare a major upon successful completion of FSYR 101, First Year Experience, but may remain...

SCAD reserves the right to cancel a class and change the schedule, location, or professor of classes at any time. Students are responsible for checking their schedule prior to the start of each...

Both undergraduate and graduate students are expected to follow the degree requirements of the course catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at SCAD. Specific course requirements,...

Students who wish to continue to take classes after completion of degree requirements should meet with a staff adviser to discuss options for further study, such as the addition of a second major or...

To earn an undergraduate certificate, students must complete all courses required for the certificate, maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average in those courses. To earn a graduate certificate...

Bachelor's degrees are awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 180 quarter hours (equivalent to 120 semester credit hours) of appropriate credit in an approved program of study with an...

Currently enrolled degree-seeking, non degree-seeking or transient students who wish to enroll in a course, but do not want to receive a grade, may request through the registrar to audit the course,...

Only students who are properly registered for a class may attend and participate in that class. Students are not permitted to participate in classes in which they are not registered. The official...

SCAD is a member of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education. The ARCHE cross-registration process facilitates enrollment in courses offered at all member colleges and universities. Students...

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward their degree and are responsible at all times for knowing their academic standing and for fulfilling all requirements of the university by...

Under all circumstances, students are expected to be honest in their dealings with faculty, administrative staff and other students. For purposes of this policy, the term faculty or faculty member...

Academic advisement is provided to all students to assist in the development of their educational plans and career goals and to relate these goals to academic offerings at SCAD. The role of faculty...

Legal compliance

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: The right to inspect and review the student's education records...

Pursuant to federal program integrity regulations, SCAD is engaged in the process of securing authorizations by the relevant higher education governing bodies based on its provision of SCAD eLearning...

SCAD reserves the right to use samples of student work and photographs or video of students and their work in publications and on SCAD websites or other materials about the university. SCAD may...

The Savannah College of Art and Design, Inc. is committed to providing an environment that supports the creative and teaching activities of its faculty, students and staff. While the primary focus of...

Purpose SCAD is committed to complying with the United States Copyright Act. Thus, SCAD has enacted this Copyright Compliance Policy to encourage and promote legitimate use of copyrighted materials...

Purpose The Copyright Compliance Guidelines set forth below are intended to assist faculty members, staff members and students in lawfully using copyrighted materials. These guidelines set forth...

General policies

Students may request from the registrar's office official transcripts of all coursework completed at SCAD. A fee is charged for most transcripts. Transcripts and portfolios submitted to SCAD as part...

The information technology department is responsible for providing technology support to the Savannah College of Art and Design and for the development and implementation of the university's...

Physical injury and/or other medical problems, as well as loss of or damage to personal property resulting from fire, theft or other causes, are not the responsibility of the university. SCAD...

Students are expected to read all email messages from SCAD officials and utilize their SCAD email addresses for correspondence with faculty and staff. Students are expected to use the most current...

SCAD shall admit students of any gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, and religion to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students...

The Savannah College of Art and Design takes student safety very seriously. To this end, the following policy and procedure has been developed in order to assist in locating SCAD student(s) living in...

SCAD’s military mobilization policy is intended to provide financial relief for students affected by military mobilization. This policy protects students who are members of a state National Guard or...

American Academy in Rome The Savannah College of Art and Design is an associate institutional member of the American Academy in Rome. Founded in 1894, the Academy exists to foster the pursuit of...

Students admitted to SCAD may attend any SCAD location. Students may declare majors and minors and earn a degree only at a location where those programs are offered. Course availability varies by...

SCAD offers accredited degree programs at locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; and online via SCAD eLearning. Coursework also is offered through SCAD sponsored international and...

Students are encouraged to resolve concerns they may have by directly contacting the office responsible for the area relevant to the complaint (e.g., housing/residence hall director for residence...

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and...

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