SCAD Cultural and Academic Preparation Program

New international students starting in fall quarter can arrive early and settle in to their new home in the U.S. through CAPP, a four-week pre-orientation summer program.

Program benefits

CAPP is available at SCAD Atlanta and SCAD Savannah, and includes:

  • Instruction in English as a Second Language and preparation for the ESL placement test
  • Themed coursework providing an introduction to life in the U.S.
  • Information about SCAD facilities and exposure to the surrounding community
  • Excursions to Atlanta or Savannah, Georgia, and the Ocoee River in Tennessee

Get an early start on your creative career

Students interested in participating in CAPP must first complete the online application.

Apply to CAPP

After you complete the application, you will receive an email confirming your place in CAPP.

Application checklist

After applying to CAPP and receiving the confirmation email, new international students will need to review and complete the following checklist items.

The deadline for the application and CAPP fees payment is Monday, June 25, 2018.

After you arrive in the U.S.

Once you arrive at SCAD Atlanta or SCAD Savannah, you must attend the mandatory orientation session Friday, July 27, 2018.

Items to bring with you:

  • SEVIS Form I-20
  • Passport
  • F-1 visa


SCAD CAPP is a four-week program for both Atlanta and Savannah that begins in July and covers a variety of important topics, including public transportation, local laws, banking and more.

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Students participating in CAPP are housed in SCAD residence halls and enjoy SCAD dining.

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Cultural experience

From vibrant metropolises to outdoor adventures, CAPP participants enjoy many opportunities to explore the rich culture of the southeastern U.S.

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Frequently asked questions

Find additional information about the program, including payment due dates, class locations and more.

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