Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to apply to participate in the SCAD CAPP program?

To be eligible for the SCAD CAPP program, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be a new international student accepted to SCAD Savannah for fall quarter of the 2016–17 academic year.
  • Have already paid your enrollment fee
  • Be a non-native speaker of English.

I am a new international student for fall, but my first language is English. Am I eligible for this program?

As this program is geared toward non-native English speakers, it is not suited for an individual whose first language is English.

What are the application requirements?

To enroll in the four-week CAPP program, you will need to do the following:

  • Complete and submit the enrollment request form by Monday, June 27, 2016. You will receive an email verifying your place in the CAPP program.
  • Complete and submit the housing application form.
  • Pay the full program fee of US$2,750 by Monday, June 27, 2016.
  • Make your travel arrangements to Savannah.
  • Request an airport pickup by emailing a copy of your flight itinerary.

When is it too late to apply?

The deadline to apply for the CAPP program is Monday, June 27, 2016. The online application, housing form and the program fee are due by this date.

I have filled out my enrollment request form and received confirmation that I am registered for CAPP. How do I pay?

Payment options include the following:

  • MySCAD online se• MySCAD online secure payment in U.S. dollars with an electronic check, or a credit or debit card. Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Please note that there is an additional 2.7 percent charge on the total amount for students using a credit or debit card.
  • Refer to the student financial services page on MySCAD for more information and payment options.

How much does the program cost and what is included in the cost?

The program fee is US$2,750. All of the following are included:

  • English as a Second Language classes 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., up to four days per week
  • Clean, modern, on-campus housing, including bed linens
  • Eighteen meals per week
  • Full access to SCAD facilities, including fitness center, library, museum and more
  • Two nights in Atlanta for a tour of SCAD Atlanta and a visit to the World of Coca-Cola and the Atlanta Aquarium
  • Whitewater rafting and zip lining in Tennessee
  • Two-night trip to Orlando, Florida

What are the program dates? Is it possible for me to arrive late or leave early?

The CAPP program runs Thursday, July 28, 2016, through Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. You should arrive between July 27–28, 2016, and attend the full length of the program. You may not leave the program early due to your student visa requirements.

When are fees due?

All fees are due in full by Monday, June 27, 2016.

How many students participate in the program?

The CAPP program is limited to 75 participants. This small size ensures that students receive personal attention from SCAD faculty and staff, as well as the opportunity for all participants to get to know each other.

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

Yes. CAPP students have access to the computers in the academic buildings and the library. Please note that these buildings will be keeping summer hours and will be closed in the evenings. Students who bring their own computers will have wireless Internet access at their residence hall as well as in most other 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 July 27–28, 2016.

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

One of each of the following will be supplied:

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

Students will have the opportunity to participate in shopping trips to purchase other necessary items after they arrive.

If I am an F-1 student visa holder, how soon can I enter the U.S. if I am participating in the CAPP program?

F-1 visa holders are permitted to enter the U.S. 30 days prior to the start date on their I-20. If you have already received an I-20 from SCAD admissions, you must contact the ISSO to request that a replacement I-20 be mailed to you as we will need to change your program start date to Thursday, July 30. The ISSO will send you additional important visa and immigration information after SCAD receives your CAPP program fee.