Frequently asked questions

Where are workshops and classes held?

SCAD Rising Star students will attend classes in various SCAD buildings depending on the courses in which they've enrolled. SCAD Atlanta classes are held in the main building and the SCAD Digital Media Center.

Are there accommodations for disabled students?

Yes. SCAD offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

What kinds of activities can I participate in?

A variety of activities are planned to build community among SCAD Rising Star participants and help them become familiar with SCAD and community resources. Sample trips include visits to local museums, galleries, and movie theaters. Students may choose to participate in optional off-campus weekend activities as well.

What is the check-in and checkout schedule for the Atlanta program?

The check-in and checkout schedule for SCAD Rising Star Atlanta is as follows:

Check-in and orientation: Sunday, June 18
Check-in: 2-3 p.m., Spring House, 1470 Spring St.
Orientation: 3:10-5 p.m., 1600 Peachtree St. NW
- Guest parking is available and families are invited to attend.

Airport shuttle: 1:30 p.m., Sunday, June 18
Shuttles will be available to pick up students from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Registration is required in the SCAD Rising Star online portal.

Closing exhibition
6:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, July 21, at 1600 Peachtree St. NW

Checkout
Students may check out at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 21, at Spring House, 1470 Spring St.

Non-Georgia residents: 8-10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22, at Spring House, 1470 Spring St

Airport shuttle: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 22
Shuttles will depart from Spring House to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Registration is required in the SCAD Rising Star online portal.

Application

What is SCAD looking for in an applicant?

SCAD is looking for highly motivated and dedicated rising high school seniors to participate in SCAD Rising Star. The program is extremely rigorous and students work at an accelerated pace. Within five weeks, students will have completed two full-course workloads, which the regular SCAD student has 10 weeks to complete. Grades for the program are included on a student's official college transcript.

What are the application requirements?

In addition to the completed online application and US$40 nonrefundable application fee, applicants must submit official high school transcripts. Students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. Supplemental materials may be submitted, which can include a visual portfolio of at least 10 pieces, a statement of purpose, a list of achievements, one letter of recommendation, or official report of SAT or ACT scores (optional for SCAD Rising Star but required for freshman admission).

When is it too late to apply?

The priority deadline for the SCAD Rising Star application is May 15. The online application, application fee and all supporting documents are required to complete a file for admission.

When is the program deposit due?

The deadline for the SCAD Rising Star program deposit is June 1. You may submit payment online.

When are tuition, housing and meal fees due?

Any remaining balance, including tuition, housing and meal fees, is due June 1.

I attended the program last year. Can I reapply?

Only rising high school seniors can participate in the SCAD Rising Star program. The program may not be attended twice.

When will I be notified of an admission decision?

All applicants are notified within four to six weeks after completing the application.

Financial

Are payment plans available?

All payment options can be discussed with the admission adviser assigned upon application.

How much do books and course materials cost?

Supply expenses vary by course. A list of supplies is provided with the course schedule, which will be mailed prior to the start of the program, and supplies may be purchased at the SCAD bookstore upon arrival.

Will participating in SCAD Rising Star help me get into SCAD?

Students who satisfactorily complete SCAD Rising Star with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may be automatically admitted to SCAD for further undergraduate study if they have submitted all required first-time freshman application materials (including an official SAT or ACT report).

Residence halls

If I am under 18, may I live in the residence halls?

As long as an applicant qualifies as a rising senior, he or she may reside in the residence hall.

If I am from Atlanta or the surrounding area, am I still permitted to live in the residence hall?

Yes. Students are encouraged to live in the residence hall to participate in the full undergraduate experience, including planned activities and extracurricular events.

May I check into the residence hall before the check-in dates?

Early check-in is not permitted. Exceptions may be made for students traveling internationally. Students should call the SCAD Rising Star office to confirm availability before any flight arrangements are made.

Are there telephones in the rooms?

All rooms have telephone outlets, but students must bring a telephone and cord.

Are sheets, towels, pillows and toilet paper supplied?

No. Students need to bring their own toiletries and linens.

How much supervision is provided?

Several SCAD Rising Star assistants and a residence director reside in the residence hall with the students. SCAD Rising Star assistants have residence life experience and training. They enforce SCAD policies and assist students during the program.

Is there security in the residence hall?

Security guards are posted at the residence hall entrance 24 hours a day, and at all SCAD buildings when open. A current SCAD ID card is required for access into any SCAD building/residence hall.

Do I need to bring my computer?

Students have access to the computer lab, but may also bring a personal computer.

Can I bring my car?

SCAD Rising Star students may drive to SCAD in their cars, but use of a car is not permitted during the program. Violation of this rule results in immediate expulsion from the program. Bikes are welcome.

Do I need spending money?

Yes. Each student is responsible for class supplies and should bring money for activities not included in the program.

Is there a vegetarian meal option?

Yes. The SCAD dining hall offers a variety of food served cafeteria-style, including special dietary options. Students with special dietary needs should alert the SCAD Rising Star staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.

May I be away from the residence hall overnight?

Students may be checked out of the residence hall by a parent. If someone other than the parent will be checking the student out, the student must alert his or her resident assistant and get written permission from the parent/guardian. Students must notify their resident assistant and residence director at least 24 hours prior to checkout time.

Will there be someone to meet me at the airport?

Yes. An admission staff member will be waiting at the airport for all students who have signed up for airport pickup. A resident assistant will ride on the SCAD bus with all students to the residence hall.

If I am late for check-in, where do I go?

A resident assistant will be available to assist with late check-in. Please let the SCAD Rising Star office know you will be arriving after regular check-in.

Additional questions

Is there a dress code?

No. Students should keep in mind that buildings are air-conditioned and may be cooler than the temperature outside. Students should also remember that in certain classes they may be working with materials that stain. Many students choose to bring a casual dress outfit (e.g., slacks/skirt and collared shirt, dress, etc.) to wear to the closing exhibition.

Where should people send mail or packages for SCAD Rising Star students?

Each student receives a postal box for general mail. Mailbox keys and box assignments are distributed during SCAD Rising Star check-in. Students are notified electronically at their SCAD student email address when packages arrive. Hours for pickup are posted in the residence hall.

Mail should be addressed as follows:

Student's full name
SCAD Rising Star
SCAD Atlanta
Spring House, box number
1600 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

For further inquiries

Do you have additional questions about the SCAD Rising Star program? Chat with a summer programs representative today to learn more.

Where are workshops and classes held?

SCAD Rising Star Hong Kong classes are held in the historic former North Kowloon Magistracy Building.

Are there accommodations for disabled students?

Yes. SCAD offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities.

What kinds of activities can I participate in?

A variety of activities are planned to build community among SCAD Rising Star participants and help them become familiar with SCAD and community resources. Sample trips include visits to local museums, galleries, movie theaters and the beach. Students may choose to participate in optional off-campus weekend activities as well.

What is the check-in and checkout schedule for the Hong Kong program?

The check-in and checkout schedule for SCAD Rising Star Hong Kong is as follows:

Check-in and orientation: Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25
International students (those traveling overseas to participate in the SCAD Rising Star Hong Kong program) are required to arrive in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Orientation will be Sunday, June 25, at SCAD Hong Kong. Nonresidential participants (those residing in Hong Kong) will check in to the program on June 25 at SCAD.

Airport pickup will be arranged for all international students. Flight schedules must be sent to your admission adviser no later than Monday, June 12.

Closing exhibition
4-6 p.m., Friday, July 28, at SCAD Hong Kong. Families, friends and educators are welcome.

Checkout
Residential participants must check out of the Gold Coast Residences no later than 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

Airport drop-off will be arranged for all students departing Hong Kong on July 29.

Application

What is SCAD looking for in an applicant?

SCAD is looking for highly motivated and dedicated rising high school seniors to participate in SCAD Rising Star. The program is extremely rigorous and students work at an accelerated pace. Within five weeks, students will have completed two full-course workloads, which the regular SCAD student has 10 weeks to complete. Grades for the program are included on a student's official college transcript.

What are the application requirements?

In addition to the completed online application and US$40 nonrefundable application fee, applicants must submit official high school transcripts. For students whose first language is not English, proof of English proficiency must be provided. Supplemental materials may be submitted, which can include a visual portfolio of at least 10 pieces, a statement of purpose, a list of achievements, one letter of recommendation, or official report of SAT or ACT scores (optional for SCAD Rising Star but required for freshman admission).

When is it too late to apply?

The priority deadline for the SCAD Rising Star application is May 15. The online application, application fee and all supporting documents are required to complete a file for admission.

When is the program deposit due?

The deadline for the SCAD Rising Star program deposit is June 1. You may submit payment online.

When are tuition, housing and meal fees due?

Any remaining balance, including tuition, housing and meal fees, is due June 1.

I attended the program last year. Can I reapply?

Only rising high school seniors can participate in the SCAD Rising Star program. The program may not be attended twice.

When will I be notified of an admission decision?

All applicants are notified within one to two weeks after completing the application file.

Financial

Are payment plans available?

All payment options can be discussed with the admission adviser assigned upon receipt of application.

How much do books and course materials cost?

Supplies are provided for all SCAD Rising Star participants.

Will participating in SCAD Rising Star help me get into SCAD?

Students who satisfactorily complete SCAD Rising Star with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher may be automatically admitted to SCAD for further undergraduate study if they have submitted all required first-time freshman application materials (including an official SAT or ACT report).

Residence halls

If I am under 18, may I live in the residence halls?

As long as an applicant qualifies as a rising senior, he or she may reside in the residence hall.

If I am from Hong Kong or the surrounding area, am I still permitted to live in the residence hall?

Yes. Students are encouraged to live in the residence hall to participate in the full undergraduate experience, including planned activities and extracurricular events.

May I check into the residence hall before the check-in dates?

Hong Kong international participants must check into the Gold Coast Residences on Saturday, June 24. If traveling from the U.S., this means a June 23 departure.

Are sheets, towels, pillows and toilet paper supplied?

Yes, these items are provided at the Gold Coast Residences.

How much supervision is provided?

SCAD Rising Star assistants and a counselor-in-residence reside in the residence hall with the students. SCAD Rising Star assistants have residence life experience and training. They enforce SCAD policies and assist students during the program.

Is there security in the residence hall?

Security guards are posted at the Gold Coast Residences entrance 24 hours a day, and at all SCAD buildings when open. A current SCAD ID card is required for access into any SCAD building.

Do I need to bring my computer?

Students have access to the computer lab, but may also bring a personal computer.

Can I bring my car?

Cars are not permitted for SCAD Hong Kong participants.

Do I need spending money?

Yes. Each student should bring money for activities not included in the program.

Will there be someone to meet me at the airport?

Yes. An admission staff member will be waiting at the airport to pick up all international travelers to the program.

If I am late for check-in, where do I go?

Hong Kong participants should send all travel details to their admission advisers. If your flight is canceled or delayed, please notify hongkongsummer@scad.edu immediately.

Additional questions

Is there a dress code?

No. Students should keep in mind that buildings are air-conditioned and may be cooler than the temperature outside. Students should also remember that in certain classes they may be working with materials that stain. Many students choose to bring a casual dress outfit (e.g., slacks/skirt and collared shirt, dress, etc.) to wear to the closing exhibition.

For further inquiries

If you have additional questions about the SCAD Rising Star program, chat with a summer programs representative today and learn more.

Where are classes held?

SCAD Rising Star students will attend classes in various SCAD buildings depending on the courses in which they have enrolled.

Are there accommodations for disabled students?

Yes. SCAD offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Students will work with the office of counseling and student support services in order to set up accommodations.

What kinds of activities can I participate in?

A variety of activities are planned to build community among SCAD Rising Star participants and help them become familiar with SCAD and community resources. Sample trips include visits to local museums, baseball games, Savannah tours and the beach. Students may choose to participate in optional off-campus weekend activities for an additional fee.

What is the check-in and checkout schedule for the Savannah program?

The check-in and checkout schedule for SCAD Rising Star Savannah is as follows:

Check-in and orientation: Sunday, June 18
Check-in: Noon to 3 p.m., Everest and Honey at The Hive, 201 W. Boundary St.
Orientation: 3-4 p.m., Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St.
- Shuttles will be provided and families are invited to attend.

Airport Shuttle Loop: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Shuttles will loop between the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and The Hive approximately every 30 minutes. Please indicate on the transportation form in MySCAD if you plan to take the airport shuttle.

Closing exhibition
6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at Trustees Theater, 216 E. Broughton St. Families are invited to attend.

Checkout
Students may check out early after 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at The Hive, 201 W. Boundary St. Regular checkout is 7-10 a.m., Friday, July 21, at The Hive.

Airport shuttle loop: 6-10 a.m., Friday, July 21
Shuttles will loop between The Hive and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport approximately every 30 minutes. Please indicate on the transportation form in MySCAD if you plan to take the airport shuttle.

Application

What is SCAD looking for in an applicant?

SCAD is looking for highly motivated and dedicated rising high school seniors to participate in SCAD Rising Star. The program is extremely rigorous and students work at an accelerated pace. Within five weeks, students will have completed two full-course workloads, which the regular SCAD student has 10 weeks to complete. Grades for the program are included on a student's official college transcript.

What are the application requirements?

In addition to the completed online application and US$40 nonrefundable application fee, applicants must submit official high school transcripts, through first semester of their junior year. For students whose first language is not English, proof of English proficiency must be provided. Supplemental materials may be submitted, which can include a visual portfolio of at least 10 pieces, a statement of purpose, a list of achievements, one letter of recommendation, or official report of SAT or ACT scores (optional for SCAD Rising Star but required for freshman admission).

When is it too late to apply?

The priority deadline for the SCAD Rising Star application is May 15. The online application, application fee and all supporting documents are required to complete a file for admission.

When is the program deposit due?

The deadline for the SCAD Rising Star program deposit is June 1. You may submit payment online.

When are tuition, housing and meal fees due?

Any remaining balance, including tuition, housing and meal fees, is due June 1.

I attended the program last year. Can I reapply?

Only rising high school seniors can participate in the SCAD Rising Star program. The program may not be attended twice.

When will I be notified of an admission decision?

All applicants are notified within four to six weeks after completing the application file.

Financial

Are payment plans available?

All payment options can be discussed with the admission adviser assigned upon application.

How much do books and course materials cost?

Supply expenses vary by course. A list of supplies is provided with the course syllabus, which is located in Blackboard via MySCAD, and supplies may be purchased at the SCAD bookstore upon arrival.

Will participating in SCAD Rising Star help me get into SCAD?

Students who participate in SCAD Rising Star will gain valuable experience, as well as build and enhance their portfolio, all while refining their skills under the guidance and instruction of SCAD faculty. Satisfactory completion of SCAD Rising Star with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher may qualify students for admission to SCAD for further undergraduate study if they have submitted all required first-time freshman application materials (including an official SAT or ACT report).

Residence halls

If I am under 18, may I live in the residence halls?

As long as an applicant qualifies as a rising senior, he or she may reside in the residence hall.

If I am from Savannah or the surrounding area, am I still permitted to live in the residence hall?

Yes. Students are encouraged to live in the residence hall to participate in the full undergraduate experience, including planned activities and extracurricular events.

May I check into the residence hall before the check-in dates?

Early check-in is not permitted. Exceptions may be made for students traveling internationally. Students should call the SCAD Rising Star office to confirm availability before any flight arrangements are made.

Are there telephones in the rooms?

No, residence halls at The Hive do not have telephones or telephone outlets in the rooms.

Are sheets, towels, pillows and toilet paper supplied?

No. Students need to bring their own toiletries and linens.

How much supervision is provided?

Several SCAD Rising Star assistants, resident assistants and a residence director stay in the residence hall with students. SCAD Rising Star assistants have residence life experience and training. They enforce SCAD policies and assist students during the program.

Is there security in the residence hall?

Security guards are posted at the entrance to The Hive 24 hours a day and at all SCAD buildings when open. Additionally, there will be security guards posted in each of the residence halls and patrolling the grounds overnight from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. A current SCAD ID card is required for access into any SCAD building/residence hall.

Do I need to bring my computer?

Students have access to the computer lab, but may also bring a personal computer.

Can I bring my car?

SCAD Rising Star students may drive to SCAD in their cars, but use of a car is not permitted during the program. Violation of this rule may result in immediate expulsion from the program. Bikes are welcome.

Do I need spending money?

Yes. Each student is responsible for their class supplies and should bring money for activities not included in the program.

Is there a vegetarian meal option?

Yes. The SCAD dining hall offers a variety of food served cafeteria-style, including special dietary options. Students with special dietary needs should alert the SCAD Rising Star staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.

May I be away from the residence hall overnight?

Students may be checked out of the residence hall by a parent/guardian with proper prior documentation and approval. If someone other than the parent/guardian will be checking the student out, the student must alert his or her SCAD Rising Star assistant and get written permission from the parent/guardian. Overnight absence forms are available upon request and are subject to approval. Students must also notify their resident assistant and residence director at least 24 hours prior to checkout time.

Will there be someone to meet me at the airport?

Yes. An admission staff member will be waiting at the airport for all students who have signed up for airport pickup. A resident assistant will ride on the SCAD bus with all students to the residence hall.

If I am late for check-in, where do I go?

A resident assistant will be available to assist with late check-in. Please let the SCAD Rising Star office know you will be arriving after regular check-in.

Additional questions

Is there a dress code?

No. Students should keep in mind that buildings are air-conditioned and may be cooler than the temperature outside. Students should also remember that in certain classes they may be working with materials that stain. Additionally, some classes will require closed-toe shoes so students should plan accordingly. Many students choose to bring a casual dress outfit (e.g., slacks/skirt and collared shirt, dress, etc.) to wear to the closing exhibition.

Where should people send mail or packages for SCAD Rising Star students?

SCAD Rising Star students are able to receive general mail as well as packages during the program. Students are notified electronically at their SCAD student email address when mail and packages are available to be picked up. Hours for pickup are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. SCAD Rising Star students may begin receiving mail/packages on June 14. Items sent prior to that date will not be accepted.

Mail should be addressed as follows:

Student's full name
SCAD Rising Star
235 W. Boundary St.
Savannah, GA 31401

For further inquiries

Do you have additional questions about the SCAD Rising Star program? Chat with a summer programs representative today and learn more.

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Contact

SCAD Rising Star Atlanta
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
404.253.2700 or 877.722.3285
scadatl@scad.edu

SCAD Rising Star Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Kowloon
Hong Kong
852.2253.8044
hongkongsummer@scad.edu

SCAD Rising Star Savannah
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223
admission@scad.edu

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