SCAD CAPP FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible 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 2017–18 academic year.
  • Be a non-native speaker of English.
  • Have already paid your enrollment fee

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

This program is designed for non-native English speakers, but if you are ESL-exempt and would like to participate in the orientation and other activities, you are welcome to do so.

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 26, 2017. 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$3,000 by Monday, June 26, 2017.
  • Make your travel arrangements to Savannah.
  • Request an airport pickup by emailing a copy of your flight itinerary to isso@scad.edu.

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply for the CAPP program is Monday, June 26, 2017. 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 an electronic check, or a credit or debit card. Accepted credit cards include Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. A convenience fee of 2.75 percent or US$3, whichever is greater, is applied to credit and debit card transactions. Make a payment via MySCAD by clicking on the My Info tab and clicking on "Make a Payment – US$"
  • Wire transfer: You may directly transfer funds in U.S. dollars to the university's bank by wire transfer. The originating bank must indicate the student's name and SCAD ID on the transfer; the originating party is responsible for all transfer fees. Allow five to seven business days for SCAD to receive notice of the transfer. Send wire transfers to:

    Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    136 Bull St.
    Savannah, GA 31401 USA

    Use the routing number 121000248 with further credit to the Savannah College of Art and Design account number 2000027630095 and final credit to the name of student and SCAD ID number. Use the swift number WFBIUS6S for international wire transfers.

  • You may also use Flywire by peerTransfer to wire funds to your SCAD account from outside the U.S.

    1. Select the country of origin and payment amount (in U.S. dollars) you wish to make to your student account.
    2. Input your basic information and contact your local bank to send funds. Flywire will convert the funds to U.S. dollars at preferential exchange rates and credit your student account.
    3. Track your payment transfer on the Flywire student dashboard.
    4. You will receive an email confirmation when payment is deposited into your student account.
    5. A dedicated, multilingual Flywire customer service team provides support 24/7 through live chat, Skype, email and phone.
  • Refer to the student financial services page for more information and payment options.

How much does the program cost and what is included?

The program fee is US$3,000, which includes the following:

  • English instruction in written and oral communication that is structured to meet student needs, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, at Norris Hall
  • All course materials
  • Fun, interactive afternoon activities that connect morning instruction with real-world, practical situations
  • Activities around SCAD and Savannah
  • Preview tours of academic and non-academic buildings
  • Clean, modern on campus housing, including bedsheets, welcome snacks and a MicroFridge rental
  • Eighteen meals per week
  • Full access to SCAD facilities, including fitness center, library, museum and more
  • SCAD Atlanta campus tour and visit to the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, along with optional whitewater rafting in the mountains of Tennessee
  • Three nights in Orlando and a ticket to either Walt Disney World or Universal Studios
  • Captain Mike's dolphin tour on Tybee Island

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

The CAPP program runs Thursday, July 27, 2017, through Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. You should arrive between July 26–27, 2017, 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 26, 2017.

How many students participate in the program?

The CAPP program is limited to 65 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 26–27, 2017.

Are sheets, towels, pillows and toilet paper supplied?

One of each of the following will be supplied:

  • Set of bed linens
  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • 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 27, 2017. The ISSO will send you additional important visa and immigration information after SCAD receives your CAPP program fee.