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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.

Freshman application



Students who have attended a college or university after completing high school/secondary school. Includes undergraduate certificate, transient, English Language Program and non-degree seeking applicants.

Transfer application



Students who have graduated or anticipate graduating from a 4-year college or university. This also includes graduate certificates.


Graduate application


Freshman and transfer students also can apply using The Common Application.

After you've completed your application ...

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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 bachelor's degree or equivalent. Transcripts can be sent to your admission adviser.

You can find more information and requirement details in: Admission information

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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. Contact your admission adviser for more information.

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 2016-2017 admission catalog.

View the SCAD admission catalog online, or download the catalog to your tablet or mobile device.

Safety and security disclosure

SCAD is committed to assisting all members of the SCAD community in providing for their own safety and security. Information regarding campus security, personal safety and fire safety, including topics such as crime prevention, crime reporting policies and crime statistics for the most recent three year period, and disciplinary procedures is available from SCAD Campus Safety and Security. If you would like further information, you can contact a representative of SCAD Campus Safety and Security at the following locations:

SCAD Campus Safety and Security
350 Bull St.
Savannah, GA 31401

SCAD Campus Safety and Security
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309

Hong Kong
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

Rue du Four
84480 Lacoste, France

Still have questions?

SCAD admission representatives are here to help. Feel free to contact us by mail, phone, email, or even chat with us live during normal business hours.


Mail admission questions to:

SCAD Admission Department
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA
31402-2072 USA




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Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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