How does it work going from an M.A. to an M.F.A.? Will the M.A. coursework transfer into an M.F.A. program?

If you are admitted to an M.F.A. program, the office of graduate studies will consult with your department to determine if any prior coursework can be used as combined credit in a new program.

Can I apply to the Masters of Architecture (M.Arch.) program if my undergraduate degree is not in architecture?

No. If you have a degree in a major other than architecture, you cannot apply to enter the program as a graduate student. You must have a degree from a preparatory or pre-professional architecture program in order to enter directly into the graduate program. Students who hold any bachelor's degree that isn't from a preparatory or pre-professional architecture program must apply as undergraduate transfer students in the B.F.A. in architecture program. Students with a preparatory or pre-professional architecture program will be considered for admission once they have submitted all of the application requirements. These students will have required credit hours that will be determined on an individual basis, dependent upon review of the student's academic transcripts and portfolio by the architecture faculty and transfer credit evaluator at SCAD. Students may be assigned preparatory (preliminary) courses from the SCAD B.F.A. program in addition to two years of graduate study. The graduate admission review ensures that the undergraduate coursework of all applicants who enroll in the professional M.Arch. program is evaluated according to the NAAB student performance criteria required at the pre-professional level.

Can I double-major or do a dual degree as a graduate student?

Students can be admitted to multiple graduate degree or major programs that could be considered a double major or dual major. In order to be admitted to multiple degree programs or multiple majors, students must submit the application materials appropriate to both programs; however, only one admission application is required. Students who don't apply for both programs through admission may do so after enrollment through the graduate studies office. Admission to multiple programs will lengthen your time at SCAD. Admission to multiple programs is not guaranteed.

What is the code to submit GRE scores to SCAD?

The GRE code is 5631.

Can I double-major?

Many of the undergraduate majors offered at SCAD complement each other, and students may choose to earn a double major. With careful course selection and financial planning, students can double-major without substantially prolonging their programs of study. Students who put forth that extra effort gain credentials and expertise that may be invaluable to their careers.

What is a nondegree-seeking student? Can I take graduate classes as a nondegree-seeking student?

Nondegree-seeking admission is an option for students who would like to take undergraduate classes at SCAD without pursuing an entire degree. Nondegree-seeking applicants can only take undergraduate classes and must submit an application for admission, a résumé and a nonrefundable US$40 application fee.  Nondegree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships, but they may reside in SCAD housing on a space-available basis.

How do I register for first-quarter classes?

All incoming students are registered for their first-quarter of classes at SCAD by a student success adviser. Fall class registration usually begins in August. Keep in mind that your schedule is only tentative and subject to change until you receive your official class schedule at orientation in September. You will have the opportunity to discuss or request necessary changes to your schedule with an adviser at orientation if needed. A typical first-term freshman course schedule includes three classes and usually consists of a general education course (such as English or Communication, etc.) and two foundation studies courses (such as 2-D or 3-D Design, Color Theory, etc.) All first-term freshmen will also be registered for a course called First Year Experience, which is designed to assist students in becoming acclimated to university life at SCAD.

How does eLearning work?

Each quarter is 10 weeks long. During each eLearning course, you have 10 units, one unit per week. Each unit will have different assignments depending on the course and weekly topics, but generally include a reading assignment, discussions and a project. Classes are asynchronous and synchronous: asynchronous because you can log in anytime and anywhere, and synchronous because you have designated due dates. There are no designated meeting times. All SCAD eLearning classes follow the same academic calendar as the Savannah and Atlanta locations. The program of study is the same, and many of the same faculty that teach at the Savannah and Atlanta campus teach online. Allow approximately 12 to 17 hours per week per unit for each eLearning course (remember there are 10 units per eLearning course). For more information, visit

How do I apply?

You can access the online application at

Do you require the writing portion of the SAT?

Applicants may submit the writing section of the SAT as part of their application file; however, at this time, we do not consider the writing score when reviewing for admission.