SCAD is committed to the pursuit of excellence and welcomes applicants who have the same high standards. SCAD maintains selective admission policies, accounting for a student body of varied backgrounds with demonstrated intellectual capacity and a passion for the arts. Applicants who meet or exceed the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admission. Exceptions to the general rules of admission may be made for applicants of exceptional drive and passion for the arts. Application materials cannot be returned.
New students may enter fall (September), winter (January), spring (March) or summer (June), although most students begin in September. Summer course offerings may be limited. As soon as all application materials are received, the Admission Review Committee considers the applicant's qualifications and renders an admission decision. The applicant is notified immediately.