Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for the SCAD Atlanta CAPP program?

Eligible participants must fulfill the following:

  • Be a new international student accepted to SCAD Atlanta fall quarter for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Pay the enrollment fee
  • English is not your first language

What are the application requirements?

  1. Complete and submit the enrollment request form by Monday, June 30.
  2. Complete and submit the housing application form.
  3. Pay the US$2,100 program fee by Monday, June 30.
  4. Arrange travel to Atlanta.
  5. Email ISSO a copy of your flight itinerary to request airport pickup.

When is it too late to apply?

The application, housing form, and program fee are due by Monday, June 30.

How do I pay?

Log in to MySCAD to pay in U.S. dollars via electronic check, credit or debit card. Accepted cards include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. An additional 2.7 percent charge is applied on the total for those using credit or debit cards. Refer to the student financial services page on MySCAD for more information and payment options.

How much does the program cost?

The US$2,100 fee includes:

  • ESL classes from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. up to four days a week
  • On-campus housing at Spring House
  • 18 meals per week
  • Full access to SCAD Atlanta facilities, including the fitness center, library and computer labs
  • Trips to the World of Coca-Cola and Atlanta aquarium
  • Whitewater rafting and ziplining day trip to Tennessee

When is the program? Can I arrive late or leave early?

CAPP Atlanta runs Aug. 7-29. You should arrive Aug. 6 and attend the full program. You may not leave early due to your student visa requirements.

How many students participate in the program?

CAPP Atlanta is limited to 24 participants to ensure students receive personal attention and the opportunity to get to know each other.

Where are classes held?

The English sessions are held in SCAD Atlanta classrooms from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Will I have access to a computer if I do not bring my own?

Yes. CAPP Atlanta students have access to the computers in academic buildings, the library and in Spring House residence hall. Students who bring their own computers will have wireless Internet in SCAD buildings.

May I check in to the residence hall before the check-in date?

Early check in is not permitted. Students may check in on Wednesday, Aug. 6 or Thursday, Aug. 7.

Are bed sheets, towels, pillows and toilet paper supplied?

One each of the following are supplied:

  • Bed linens
  • Towel
  • Facecloth
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Starter set of soap and toilet paper

Students may participate in shopping trips after they arrive to purchase other items.

If I am an F-1 student visa holder, how soon can I enter the United States if I am participating in the CAPP Atlanta program?

You are permitted to enter the United States 30 days prior to the start date on your I-20. If you already received an I-20 from SCAD admission, you must contact the ISSO to request that a replacement I-20 be mailed to you. We will need to change your program start date to Thursday, Aug. 7. The ISSO will send you more information on important visa and immigration information after SCAD receives your CAPP program fee payment.