Pre-arrival checklist

  1. Submit your photo for your SCAD ID in the MySCAD portal.
  2. Review your financial aid award in MySCAD and complete any necessary steps, such as: signing terms and conditions; accepting loans; completing master promissory note; and completing entrance loan counseling.
  3. Review your account statement and pay tuition and fees. You can always view your most up-to-date account information using MySCAD > New Student tab > My Student Account channel > “My Student Account Online” link. Set up a parent as an Authorized User in My Student Account Online, so your parents or other family members can make payments on your account.
  4. Contact your roommate(s) personally and get to know each other before arrival. Avoid social media as your only means of contact. Speaking directly will help you coordinate which items to bring and make the move-in process more efficient.
  5. Confirm your program of interest in MySCAD.
  6. Make a copy of all health insurance information, including the primary subscriber's date of birth, and discuss with your family how you should handle situations requiring medical attention. Bring this information with you to SCAD. All F-1 visa holders are automatically billed for U.S. health insurance through UnitedHealthcare and will receive instructions for downloading their insurance cards during orientation.
  7. Download the SCAD app. Become familiar with all of the great tools and features in the SCAD app, including access to TransLoc (a bus route app for Atlanta and Savannah), LiveSafe (a safety communications app for Atlanta and Savannah) and much more.
  8. Open your free SCAD Cash account by completing the SCAD Card and SCAD Cash agreement on MySCAD, under the New Student tab, in the My SCAD Card channel.
  9. Review housing information found on the Residence Life pages on MySCAD > Residence Life and Housing tab > "Residence Life and Housing" link under Residence Life.
  10. If you're bringing a vehicle, register it and request a parking permit in MySCAD. Under the My Info tab, in the Parking Services channel, select “Request a Parking Permit.”