Let’s start your journey toward your creative career
Select your enrollment type and apply. SCAD is committed to the pursuit of excellence and welcomes applicants who have the same high standards. The application takes about 20 minutes to complete and requires a nonrefundable US$40 application fee.
High school/secondary school juniors and seniors, or high school/secondary school graduates who have not attended a college or university. Includes home-schooled and jointly enrolled students.
Students who have attended a college or university after completing high school/secondary school. Includes undergraduate certificate, transient, ESL and non-degree seeking.
After you've completed your application ...
Submit your transcripts
All applicants must submit formal documents of their level of education and accomplishments to be considered. Undergraduates and transfer applicants must submit unofficial transcripts of their high school diploma or equivalent. Graduates must submit unofficial transcripts of a bachelors degree or equivalent.
You can find more information and requirement details in: Admission information
Submit additional materials
Recommendations, a statement of purpose, a well crafted portfolio and a resume of achievements and awards are suggested to be considered for new applicants.
Learn more information on putting your materials together, requirements, and how to submit your materials in: Portfolio and writing guidelines
SCAD admission catalog
Find more information about SCAD's undergraduate and graduate programs, including specific degree requirements and course offerings, in the 2014-2015 admission catalog.
View the SCAD admission catalog online, or download the catalog to your tablet.
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