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After a student is accepted, transfer evaluators review transcripts to determine which classes have the potential to transfer to SCAD. Once the review is complete, students are mailed and/or emailed the transcript evaluation. A maximum of 90 quarter hours of undergraduate credit for a bachelor's degree may be given for courses appropriate to the respective curriculum. Only grades of 2.0 (C) or better for undergraduate credit may be transferred.
Transfer credit at SCAD is evaluated on a course-by-course basis, so associate's degrees may or may not fulfill the first two years of a student's course of study at SCAD.
Transfer students are eligible for scholarships based on academic, artistic and combined honors. SCAD also offers a limited number of need-based scholarships. In addition, transfer students may qualify for:
A portfolio review may be required for transfer of specific studio courses during the student's first quarter of enrollment and for final determination of transfer credit. To receive specific studio course credit, students must follow the portfolio submission criteria and guidelines available from the admission office. Guidelines and criteria are also included with transfer credit evaluations. While the scholarship portfolio can be used, it may not necessarily prove competency in a specific studio course. Applicants should contact a transfer evaluator in the admission department if they are planning to use a scholarship portfolio for transfer credit.
SCAD does not grant experiential credit; however, SCAD may recognize the following exams for credit: Advanced Placement (AP), A-level (including British A-level/AS-level and Hong Kong A-level/AS-level), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, College-Level Examination Program, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support/DANTES Subject Standardized Tests, International Baccalaureate (IB), French Baccalaureate and German Abitur. Credit is awarded on a selective basis.
Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on the quarter system, with each course carrying five hours of college credit. Students normally enroll in three courses each quarter, spending 15 to 20 hours per week in class and at least 15 to 20 hours per week working on assignments outside class. The normal academic year includes three quarters. Students may enroll in the summer quarter as well; however, course offerings may be limited.
Once you have applied, a team of admission advisers is available to assist you and answer questions about financial aid and scholarships. Transfer evaluators are available to address questions regarding transfer credit.
Upon acceptance, transfer students work with transfer evaluators in the admission department to determine how earned college credit may apply toward degree requirements at SCAD and to register for first-quarter classes. Transfer students are assigned a student success adviser and a faculty adviser appropriate to their chosen major. They are required to meet with their student success adviser their first quarter of enrollment and once a year thereafter. Transfer students also should meet with their faculty adviser on a quarterly basis.
Living in university residence halls gives students the opportunity to experience personal growth and form lasting friendships. SCAD's residential communities celebrate diversity and foster educational, social, emotional, intellectual and cultural development. Students are not required to reside in SCAD housing; however, SCAD scholarship amounts for undergraduate students vary according to the students' choice of residing in SCAD housing or residing off campus.
Daily tours are offered Monday through Saturday in Savannah and Atlanta, and Monday through Friday in Hong Kong. SCAD Days are offered throughout the year. During these special visitation days you may take a tour, learn about the admission process, and meet with admission advisers, faculty, and other prospective students.