Early application is encouraged. Applications for admission are accepted at any time of year and must be received at least 30 days prior to the intended quarter of entry. Students needing a visa are encouraged to apply for admission at least 90 days prior to the intended quarter of entry.
Students applying for U.S. federal or state financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at fafsa.ed.gov and use the SCAD code of 015022. These students also should complete the SCAD application for admission and submit all financial aid information at least 60 days prior to the intended entry term. Otherwise, these students should be prepared to pay first-quarter tuition, room and board through personal funds, as processing of federal or state monies may not be completed until after enrollment.
The administrative unit responsible for undergraduate, transfer and graduate admission decisions is the Admission Review Committee, which consists of enrollment management staff and administrators. Faculty members in the intended area of study also participate in review of applicants for graduate programs. The committee meets regularly to review applications and to render admission decisions on completed application files.
SCAD reserves the right to verify all documents submitted in application for admission. Any falsification of admission documents, portfolio or audition materials constitutes grounds for termination of application procedures or dismissal from SCAD. Permanent residents must submit proof of legal residency such as a copy of the resident alien card.
Students planning to attend a SCAD location in a country where citizenship or permanent residency is not already established may need to apply for a student visa. Information is provided during the admission process.