Frequently asked questions

What is SCAD Summer Seminars?
SCAD Summer Seminars offers weeklong workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year. Students have the opportunity to explore the renowned art and design degree programs offered at SCAD locations and experience life as a college student.

Where are workshops and classes held?
SCAD Summer Seminars students will attend classes in various SCAD buildings across Atlanta depending on the courses in which they have enrolled. Most SCAD Atlanta classes are held at 1600 Peachtree 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. Students will work with the SCAD Summer Seminars office in order to set up accommodations.

What kinds of activities can I participate in?
A variety of cultural and social activities are planned to provide an authentic experience of SCAD student life and familiarize SCAD Summer Seminars participants with the university and the surrounding area. Past activities have included trips to the Main Event arcade and the Atlantic Station shopping center, casino nights, karaoke nights, movie nights and trivia nights. These events are open to residential and nonresidential students.

What is the check-in and checkout schedule for the Atlanta program?
The check-in and checkout schedule for SCAD Summer Seminars Atlanta will be posted at a later date.

Registration

What is required to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
Students eligible to register must complete the registration form and submit payment online. There are no other prerequisites.

I attended SCAD Summer Seminars last year. Do I need to register again?
Yes. Updated forms are also required.

Do I need to submit transcripts, a statement of purpose or a portfolio to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
No. Only students interested in applying for a scholarship should submit supplemental materials.

May I attend multiple SCAD Summer Seminars?
Yes. Students may choose to attend up to two sessions in Atlanta and Savannah or up to three sessions in Hong Kong. Students also may attend separate sessions at each location. The registration fee is US$40 per location.

Will participating in this program help me get into SCAD?
Participating in SCAD Summer Seminars does not guarantee acceptance or bear any weight in the application process, but can help students develop artistic skills and build their portfolios.

Fees and scholarships

Are payment plans available, or can I make partial payments?
An application fee of US$40 is due at the time of registration, and the remainder of the payment is due on or before Friday, June 1, 2018.

How do I make payments?
All payments are due June 1 and can be made by following the steps below. To complete a payment:

- Log in to the registration portal with the email address used at registration and the confirmation number provided to you when you registered.
- Select the "Save and Next" button.
- Select the blue "Submit Payment" button under the SCAD Summer Seminars banner.
- Enter your credit card information and click the blue "Submit Payment" button.

How much do books and course materials cost?
All workshop supplies are provided. Once placed in workshops, students are sent a list of materials to bring from home.

Does SCAD Summer Seminars offer scholarships? How can I apply for them?
A limited number of scholarships are available but not guaranteed. Students who excel academically and artistically are eligible to apply. Students must complete the online registration and upload scholarship materials by April 6, 2018, to be considered for a scholarship. All scholarship winners will be notified by April 27, 2018.

Scholarships to SCAD Summer Seminars are competitive and may be used only toward SCAD Summer Seminars tuition. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate academic strength and social maturity as well as a desire to succeed in the arts. Scholarship award amounts may vary.

The materials below are required and must be uploaded in the online registration profile by May 1. You may submit the registration and log back into the website if needed. For scholarship consideration, students must submit:
- High school transcript
- List of achievements
- Portfolio
- Statement of purpose

For the portfolio, students must submit three examples of completed artwork that best represent them as artists.

All completed scholarship materials must be uploaded via online registration. Materials will not be accepted via email or mail. Mailed physical artwork is not accepted and will not be returned. SCAD cannot accept portfolios sent via post mail.

JPEG or PNG images or direct website links to images/videos may be included. Pieces in 3-D should have multiple views of the artwork and be labeled accordingly (front, back, side, above, etc.).

Prior to arrival and travel

Where do I find the required terms and conditions for electronic signatures?
All terms and conditions must be completed online after registration by the legal parent/guardian and participating student. To access the terms and conditions, log in to your registration account through our online event manager.

Can students fly in by themselves?
Yes; however, students cannot fly as registered unaccompanied minors.

May I check in to the residence hall before the check-in dates?
Early check-in is not permitted. Exceptions may be made for students traveling internationally. Students should email or call the SCAD Summer Seminars office at atlantasss@scad.edu or 404.253.2700 at least two weeks in advance to confirm availability before any flight arrangements are made.

Are sheets, towels, and pillows supplied?
Students must bring their own sheets, blankets, towels and pillows. All beds are twin extra-long, 36" x 80".

Program information

If I am younger than 16 years old, may I live in the residence halls?
Yes. Students are housed with other high school students participating in SCAD Summer Seminars.

If I live in Atlanta or the surrounding area, am I still permitted to stay in the residence halls?
Yes. Students are encouraged to reside on campus during the program to get the full experience. There are many planned activities that go on during lunch and after workshops. Students who choose to reside off campus during the program are provided lunch only and are invited to participate in all evening activities.

May I be away from the residence hall overnight?
Students may be checked out of the residence hall by a parent or guardian. If someone other than the parent/guardian 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 the resident assistant and resident director at least 24 hours prior to the checkout time.

Can mail or packages be sent to residential SCAD Summer Seminars students?
Packages should be sent to students before or during the SCAD Summer Seminars program. If a parent/guardian needs to get something to a student right away, call the SCAD Summer Seminars office for assistance.

Is there a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal option?
The SCAD dining hall offers a variety of food that is served cafeteria-style and includes vegetarian options. Students with special dietary needs should alert SCAD Summer Seminars staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.

Do I need spending money?
Students should bring some spending money in case of emergencies, or if their group wants to go for ice cream, souvenir shopping, etc. All meals, supplies and transportation are covered in the cost of the program.

What happens on Friday?
The SCAD Summer Seminars program ends on Friday with an open house and checkout. The open house and checkout schedule will be posted at a later date.

Whom can I contact if I have a question that isn't listed on this page?
Please contact the SCAD Summer Seminars office via email at atlantasss@scad.edu.

What is SCAD Summer Seminars?
SCAD Summer Seminars offers weeklong workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior year. Students have the opportunity to explore the renowned art and design degree programs offered at SCAD locations and experience life as a college student.

Where are workshops and classes held?
SCAD Summer Seminars students will attend classes in various SCAD buildings across Savannah, 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 SCAD Summer Seminars office in order to set up accommodations.

What kinds of activities can I participate in?
A variety of cultural and social activities are planned to provide an authentic experience of SCAD student life and familiarize SCAD Summer Seminars participants with the university and the surrounding area. Past activities have included trips to the beach, ghost tours, movie nights at the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts, guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, sidewalk arts competitions, fashion shows, silent discos and local baseball games. These events are open to both residential and nonresidential students.

Registration

What is required to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
Students eligible to register must complete the registration form and submit payment online. There are no other prerequisites.

I attended SCAD Summer Seminars last year. Do I need to register again?
Yes. Updated forms are also required.

Do I need to submit transcripts, a statement of purpose or a portfolio to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
No. Only students interested in applying for a scholarship should submit supplemental materials.

May I attend multiple SCAD Summer Seminars?
Yes. Students may choose to attend up to two sessions in Atlanta and Savannah or up to three sessions in Hong Kong. Students also may attend separate sessions at each location, but must register separately for each campus. The registration fee is US$40 per location. Students will stay in the residence halls during the weekend between programs.

Will participating in this program help me get into SCAD?
Participating in SCAD Summer Seminars does not guarantee acceptance or bear any weight in the application process, but can help students develop artistic skills and build their portfolios.

Fees and scholarships

Are payment plans available, or can I make partial payments?
An application fee of US$40 is due at the time of registration, and the remainder of the payment is due on or before Friday, June 1, 2018.

How do I make payments?
All payments are due June 1 and can be made by following the steps below. To complete a payment:

- Log in to the registration portal with the email address used at registration and the confirmation number provided to you when you registered.
- Select the "Save and Next" button.
- Select the blue "Submit Payment" button under the SCAD Summer Seminars banner.
- Enter your credit card information and click the blue "Submit Payment" button.

How much do books and course materials cost?
All workshop supplies are provided, except for the workshop Techniques and Aesthetics of Digital Photography. Students in this workshop must bring their own digital cameras (at least 12 megapixels).

Does SCAD Summer Seminars offer scholarships? How can I apply for them?
A limited number of scholarships are available but not guaranteed. Students who excel academically and artistically are eligible to apply. Students must complete the online registration and upload scholarship materials by April 6, 2018, to be considered for a scholarship. All scholarship winners will be notified by April 27, 2018.

Scholarships to SCAD Summer Seminars are competitive and may be used only toward SCAD Summer Seminars tuition. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate academic strength and social maturity as well as a desire to succeed in the arts. Scholarship award amounts may vary.

The materials below are required and must be uploaded in the online registration profile by May 1. You may submit the registration and log back into the website if needed. For scholarship consideration, students must submit:
- High school transcript
- List of achievements
- Portfolio
- Statement of purpose

For the portfolio, students must submit three examples of completed artwork that best represent them as artists.

All completed scholarship materials must be uploaded via online registration. Materials will not be accepted via email or mail. Mailed physical artwork is not accepted and will not be returned. SCAD cannot accept portfolios sent via post mail.

JPEG or PNG images or direct website links to images/videos may be included. Pieces in 3-D should have multiple views of the artwork and be labeled accordingly (front, back, side, above, etc.).

Prior to arrival and travel

Can students fly in by themselves?
Yes; however, students cannot fly as registered unaccompanied minors.

May I check in to the residence hall before the check-in dates?
Early check-in is not permitted. Exceptions may be made for students traveling internationally. Students should email or call the SCAD Summer Seminars office at savannahsss@scad.edu or 912.525.5100 at least two weeks in advance to confirm availability before any flight arrangements are made.

Are sheets, towels, and pillows supplied?
Students must bring their own sheets, blankets, towels and pillows. All beds are twin extra-long, 36" x 80".

Program information

May I be away from the residence hall overnight?
Students may be checked out of the residence hall by a parent or guardian. If someone other than the parent/guardian 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 the resident assistant and resident director at least 24 hours prior to the checkout time.

Can mail or packages be sent to residential SCAD Summer Seminars students?
Mail or packages are not allowed to be sent to residential SCAD Summer Seminars students.

Can I request a roommate?
Yes. There is a space on the housing questionnaire to request a roommate. Roommate requests must be mutual to be approved.

Is there a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal option?
The SCAD dining hall offers a variety of food that is served cafeteria-style and includes vegetarian options. Students with special dietary needs should alert SCAD Summer Seminars staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.

Do I need spending money?
Students should bring some spending money in case of emergencies, or if their group wants to go for ice cream, souvenir shopping, etc. All meals, supplies and transportation are covered in the cost of the program.

What happens on Friday?
The SCAD Summer Seminars program ends on Friday with open workshops where parents may observe classes, view student work and meet with faculty and staff. Optional tours and meetings with admission staff are also available.

Whom can I contact if I have a question that isn't listed on this page?
Please contact the SCAD Summer Seminars office via email at savannahsss@scad.edu.

What is SCAD Summer Seminars?
SCAD Summer Seminars offers weeklong workshops for secondary students ages 14 to 19 years old. Students have the opportunity to explore the renowned art and design degree programs offered at SCAD locations and experience life as a university student.

Where are workshops and classes held?
SCAD Summer Seminars 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. Students will work with the SCAD Summer Seminars office in order to set up accommodations.

What kinds of activities can I participate in?
A variety of cultural and social activities are planned to provide an authentic experience of SCAD student life and familiarize SCAD Summer Seminars participants with the university and surrounding area. Past activities have included attending A Symphony of Lights, visiting the sky100 Hong Kong observation deck, taking the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, and participating in Sham Shui Po district guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, sidewalk arts competitions, fashion shows and a farewell dance.

What is the check-in and checkout schedule for the Hong Kong program?
The check-in and checkout schedule for SCAD Summer Seminars Hong Kong will be posted at a later date.

Registration

What is required to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
Students eligible to register must complete the registration form and submit a US$40 registration fee online. There are no other prerequisites.

I attended SCAD Summer Seminars last year. Do I need to register again?
Yes. Updated forms are also required.

Do I need to submit transcripts, a statement of purpose or a portfolio to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
No. Only students interested in applying for a scholarship should submit supplemental materials.

May I attend multiple SCAD Summer Seminars?
Yes. Students may choose to attend up to two sessions in Atlanta and Savannah or up to three sessions in Hong Kong. Students also may attend separate sessions at each location, but must register separately for each campus. The registration fee is US$40 per location.

Will participating in this program help me get into SCAD?
Participating in SCAD Summer Seminars does not guarantee acceptance or bear any weight in the application process, but can help students develop artistic skills and build their portfolios.

Fees and scholarships

Are payment plans available, or can I make partial payments?
An application fee of US$40 is due at the time of registration, and the remainder of the payment is due on or before Friday, June 1, 2018.

How do I make payments?
All payments are due June 1 and can be made by following the steps below. To complete a payment:

- Log in to the registration portal with the email address used at registration and the confirmation number provided to you when you registered.
- Select the "Save and Next" button.
- Select the blue "Submit Payment" button under the SCAD Summer Seminars banner.
- Enter your credit card information and click the blue "Submit Payment" button.

In Hong Kong, SCAD also will accept payment via check or cash in person on campus.

How much do books and course materials cost?
All workshop supplies are provided.

Does SCAD Summer Seminars offer scholarships? How can I apply for them?
A limited number of scholarships are available but not guaranteed. Students who excel academically and artistically are eligible to apply. Students must complete the online registration and upload scholarship materials by Tuesday, May 1, 2018, to be considered for a scholarship. All scholarship winners will be notified by Monday, May 21, 2018.

Scholarships to SCAD Summer Seminars are competitive and may be used only toward SCAD Summer Seminars tuition. Scholarship applicants should demonstrate academic strength and social maturity as well as a desire to succeed in the arts. Scholarship award amounts may vary.

The materials below are required and must be uploaded in the online registration profile by May 1. You may submit the registration and log back into the website if needed. For scholarship consideration, students must submit:
- High school transcript
- List of achievements
- Portfolio
- Statement of purpose

For the portfolio, students must submit three examples of completed artwork that best represent them as artists.

All completed scholarship materials must be uploaded via online registration. Materials will not be accepted via email or mail. Mailed physical artwork is not accepted and will not be returned. SCAD cannot accept portfolios sent via post mail.

JPEG or PNG images or direct website links to images/videos may be included. Pieces in 3-D should have multiple views of the artwork and be labeled accordingly (front, back, side, above, etc.).

Prior to arrival and travel

Where do I find the required terms and conditions for electronic signatures?
All terms and conditions must be completed online after registration by the legal parent/guardian and participating student. To access the terms and conditions, log in to your registration account through our online event manager.

Program information

Is there a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meal option?
SCAD offers a variety of food that is served cafeteria-style and includes vegetarian options. Students with special dietary needs should alert the SCAD Summer Seminars staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.

Do I need spending money?
Students should bring some spending money in case of emergencies, or if their group wants to go for ice cream, souvenir shopping, etc. All meals, supplies and transportation are covered in the cost of the program.

What happens on Friday?
The SCAD Summer Seminars program ends on Friday with a student work showcase open to family members. Students display the work they have created during the program and must take their artwork home at the end of the exhibition.

Whom can I contact if I have a question that isn't listed on this page?
Please contact the SCAD Summer Seminars office via email at hongkongsummer@scad.edu.

For further inquiries

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

 

Contact

SCAD Summer Seminars Atlanta
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
Phone: 404.253.2700 or 877.722.3285
atlantasss@scad.edu

SCAD Summer Seminars Hong Kong
Phone: (Hong Kong) 852.2253.8044 or (U.S.) 800.869.7223
hongkongsummer@scad.edu

SCAD Summer Seminars Savannah
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
Phone: 912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223
savannahsss@scad.edu