International student information

SCAD CAPP FAQ

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 2014-15 academic year
  • Have already paid your enrollment fee
  • English is not your first language

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 30. 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 30.
  • Make your travel arrangements to Savannah.
  • Contact the ISSO to 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 30. 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 secure payment in U.S. dollars with electronic check, 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 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. up to four days per week
  • Clean, modern on-campus housing at D at The Hive, including bed linens
  • 18 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 Coca-Cola Museum and Atlanta Aquarium
  • Day trip whitewater rafting and ziplining in Tennessee
  • Overnight trip to historic Charleston, South Carolina

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

The CAPP program will begin Thursday, July 31, and run until Friday, Aug. 29. You should arrive on Wednesday, July 30 or Thursday, July 31, 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 30.

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.

Where are classes held?

The English sessions will be held in SCAD Museum of Art classrooms from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The museum is located just down the street from D at The Hive.

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 Internet access at D at The Hive and wireless Internet in most other SCAD buildings. Students must provide their own Ethernet cord for Internet access at D at The Hive. Students may also bring their own wireless router, but must ensure that it is secured with a password. SCAD will terminate wireless abilities for any student with an open wireless router system.

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, July 30 or Thursday, July 31.

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

One of each of the following will be supplied:

  • One set of bed linens
  • One towel
  • One facecloth
  • One blanket
  • One pillow
  • Starter set of soap and toilet paper

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

F-1 visa holders are permitted to enter the United States 30 days prior to the start date on your 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 31. The ISSO will send you more information on important visa and immigration information after SCAD receives your CAPP program fee payment.