What should be included in a visual portfolio?

Visual portfolios should include between 10 to 20 pieces of a student's best work. See the full list of visual portfolio guidelines at scad.edu/admission/portfolio-and-writing-guidelines/portfolio-guidelines-and-tips.

What type of portfolio can I submit and how do I do it?

Applicants may submit a visual portfolio, a writing portfolio, a riding portfolio or an audition. Portfolios should be uploaded to scad.slideroom.com. Please review the portfolio guidelines for additional information at scad.edu/portfolio.

How do I submit my portfolio?

Applicants should submit portfolios using the online file management system SlideRoom. From scad.slideroom.com, applicants can upload still images, Word documents, digital and multimedia files, and find instructions for creating a corresponding inventory of work in the portfolio (required) including titles, dates, media, dimensions and specific responsibilities on group projects, if applicable. A fee of US$10 is charged by SlideRoom for each portfolio submission. For more information, visit scad.edu/admission/portfolio-and-writing-guidelines.

I am applying as an undergraduate student. Is a portfolio required?

A portfolio isn't required for undergraduate admission, but you are encouraged to submit one for scholarship consideration. It does not have to be related to your intended major and should consist of your very best work. You can learn more at scad.edu/admission/portfolio-and-writing-guidelines.

Are international students eligible for financial aid and scholarships?

Because of U.S. government restrictions, international students are not eligible for U.S. financial aid in the form of personal grants, loans or work-study funds, but university-funded work-study jobs are available at some locations. SCAD offers some scholarships for international students; however, these do not fully cover the cost of tuition or living expenses. International students must have sufficient financial resources for the full course of study.

As an international student, how far in advance do I need to apply?

We suggest that students apply as early as possible to allow for admission processing and to accommodate the visa application process. Our final deadline is 30 days prior to the term that the student wishes to enroll in the university.

Do you have a support center for international students?

Yes, the International Student Services Office (ISSO) staff addresses questions concerning academics, university life, cross-cultural issues, employment, health care, housing, safety, immigration, insurance, scholarships, taxes, travel and personal matters. View scad.edu/life/student-services/international-student-information for more information.

Where can I learn more about ESL?

The SCAD Language Studio provides English as a second language instruction appropriate to varied student needs, levels and proficiencies. Learn more by visiting the SCAD Language Studio site at scad.edu/life/student-services/scad-language-studio.

How recent do my Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores need to be?

TOEFL scores can be up to two years old. If you have scores older than that, you would need to retake the test or provide alternate proof of English proficiency.

How can I pay the application fee if I do not have an American credit/debit card?

Students without a valid credit or debit card may mail a check or money order for US$40 to SCAD Admission Department, P.O. Box 2072, Savannah, GA, 31402-2072 USA.