Rising Star Atlanta
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
404.253.2700 or 877.722.3285

Rising Star Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Hong Kong

Rising Star Savannah
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223

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2015 Application timeline

Sept. 1 Application available online
May 1 Nonrefundable  US$250 HK$1,950 program fee and all forms due
June 1 Balance due
After May 15 Completed application packets reviewed on a space-available basis

Invoices are sent at the time of acceptance; however, if acceptance is granted after payment due dates, fees are due upon acceptance.

Applications for the 2015 program are now available. Begin yours today by selecting the button to the right.


Admission to Rising Star is highly selective and preference is granted to applicants with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, a strong visual arts portfolio, and demonstration of maturity, leadership and responsibility.

Admission requirements

  • Completed online application
  • US$40/HK$310 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official high school/secondary school transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency for those whose first language is not English
  • Students applying must be a current high school junior.

Supplemental materials*

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • List of achievements
  • Portfolio
  • Official report of SAT or ACT scores for citizens or permanent residents of the United States (optional for Rising Star admission; required for freshman admission)
  • If applicable, any other documents or materials required to obtain a student visa

*SCAD may request supplemental materials if needed.

Portfolios are evaluated on the following qualitative measures: aesthetic awareness, composition, drawing, design, color perception, spatial perception, quality of presentation, technique and originality. Strong 2-D and 3-D work that shows attention to technique, drawing, scale and original design are favorably considered.