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Rising Star students will attend classes in various SCAD facilities depending on the courses in which they've enrolled.
Yes. SCAD offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities.
A variety of activities are planned to build community among Rising Star participants and help them become familiar with SCAD and community resources. Sample trips include visits to local museums, galleries, movie theaters and the beach. Students may choose to participate in optional off-campus weekend activities for an additional fee.
SCAD is looking for highly motivated and dedicated rising high school seniors to participate in Rising Star. The program is extremely rigorous and students work at an accelerated pace. Within five weeks, students will have completed two full course workloads, which the regular SCAD student has 10 weeks to complete. Grades for the program are included on a student's official college transcript.
Applicants must submit official high school transcripts, a visual portfolio of at least 10 pieces, a statement of purpose and one letter of recommendation. In addition, students may provide supplemental materials: official report of SAT or ACT scores (optional for Rising Star but required for freshman admission), in-person or phone interview and/or test of English proficiency (required for all students whose native language is not English).
The deadline for submitting the Rising Star application is May 1. The online application, application fee and all supporting documents are required to complete a file for admission. Late applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
The deadline for the Rising Star program deposit is May 1.
Any remaining balance, including tuition, housing and meal fees, is due June 1.
One letter of recommendation is required for the application. Additional recommendations may be provided. The recommendation should be completed by a teacher in the main area of interest. A recommendation may also be submitted by another teacher, principal, guidance counselor, religious leader or community leader. The recommendation may not come from a family member or friend.
Only rising high school seniors can participate in the Rising Star program. The program may not be attended twice.
All applicants are notified within four to six weeks after completing the application file.
All payment options can be discussed with the admission adviser assigned upon application.
Supply expenses vary by course. A list of supplies is provided with the course schedule, which will be mailed prior to the start of the program, and supplies may be purchased at the SCAD bookstore upon arrival.
Students who satisfactorily complete Rising Star with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher may be automatically admitted to SCAD for further undergraduate study if they have submitted all required first-time freshman application materials (including an official SAT or ACT report).
As long as an applicant qualifies as a rising senior, he or she may reside in the residence hall.
Yes. Students are encouraged to live in the residence hall to participate in the full undergraduate experience, including planned activities and extracurricular events.
Early check-in is not permitted. Exceptions may be made for students traveling internationally. Students should call the Rising Star office to confirm availability before any flight arrangements are made.
In Savannah: Surrounding a center courtyard, Turner House is a 570-room residence hall that is ADA accessible and has triple occupancy rooms with private baths. It is coeducational by floor. Each room features air conditioning, twin-size beds that can be bunked, local telephone service, a cable television outlet, and a drafting table, stool, dresser/chest of drawers and Internet access for each resident. Turner House is ADA accessible. Turner House also features elevator service, pay laundry machines, and drink and snack vending machines. A dining hall is located nearby at The Hive. Limited parking is available.
In Atlanta: Located at 1470 Spring St., Spring House is just two blocks from SCAD Atlanta. Formerly a hotel, Spring House features a coeducational-by-floor layout with a computer lab, common rooms, a cardio room, laundry facilities, game/TV rooms and a swimming pool. Spring House is ADA accessible and features elevator service and on-site parking. Room features are similar to Turner House.
All rooms have telephone outlets but students must bring a telephone and cord.
No. Students need to bring their own toiletries and linens.
Several Rising Star assistants and a residence director reside in the residence hall with the students. Rising Star assistants have residence life experience and training. They enforce SCAD policies and assist students during the program.
Security guards are posted at the residence hall entrance 24 hours a day, and at all SCAD buildings when open. A current SCAD ID card is required for access into any SCAD building/residence hall.
Students have access to the computer lab but may also bring a personal computer.
Rising Star students may drive to SCAD in their cars, but use of a car is not permitted during the program. Violation of this rule results in immediate expulsion from the program. Bikes are welcome.
Yes. Each student is responsible for their class supplies and should bring money for activities not included in the program.
Yes. The SCAD dining hall offers a variety of food served cafeteria-style, including special dietary options. Students with special dietary needs should alert the Rising Star staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.
Students may be checked out of the residence hall by a parent. If someone other than the parent will be checking the student out, the student must alert his or her resident assistant and get written permission from the parent/guardian. Students must notify their resident assistant and residence director at least 24 hours prior to checkout time.
Yes. An admission staff member will be waiting at the airport for all students who have signed up for airport pickup. A resident assistant will ride on the SCAD bus with all students to the residence hall.
A resident assistant will be available to assist with late check-in. Please let the Rising Star office know you will be arriving after regular check-in.
No. Students should keep in mind that buildings are air-conditioned and may be cooler than the temperature outside. Students should also remember that in certain classes they may be working with materials that stain. Many students choose to bring a casual dress outfit (e.g., slacks/skirt and collared shirt, dress, etc.) to wear to the closing exhibition.
Each student receives a postal box for general mail. Mailbox keys and box assignments are distributed during Rising Star check-in. Students are notified electronically at their SCAD student email address when packages arrive. Hours for pickup are posted in the residence hall.
Mail should be addressed as follows:
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Atlanta mail (all types):
Student's Full Name
Spring House, Box Number
1600 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Student's Full Name
Turner House, Box Number
302 W. Boundary St.
Savannah, GA 31401
Packages and overnight mail:
Student's Full Name
Weston House Package Center
231 W. Boundary St.
Savannah, GA 31401