Compliance and policies

Academic policies

Academic advisement is provided to all students to assist in the development of their educational plans and career goals, and to relate these goals to academic offerings at SCAD. Students have both a...

Under all circumstances, students are expected to be honest in their dealings with faculty, administrative staff and other students. For purposes of this policy, the term faculty or faculty member...

Students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward their degrees and are responsible at all times for knowing their academic standing and for fulfilling all requirements of the university by...

SCAD is a member of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE). The ARCHE cross-registration process facilitates enrollment in courses offered at all member colleges and universities....

Only students who are properly registered for a course may attend and participate in that course. Students are not permitted to participate in courses in which they are not registered. The official...

Currently enrolled degree-seeking, nondegree-seeking or transient students who wish to enroll in a course, but do not want to receive a grade, may request through the registrar to audit the course,...

Bachelor’s degrees are awarded to students who have earned a minimum of 180 quarter hours (equivalent to 120 semester credit hours) of appropriate credit in an approved program of study, with an...

To earn an undergraduate certificate, students must complete all courses required for the certificate, maintaining at least a 2.0 grade-point average in those courses. Current students may pursue a...

Students who wish to continue to take courses after completion of degree requirements should meet with a success adviser to discuss options for further study, such as the addition of a second major...

Both undergraduate and graduate students are expected to follow the degree requirements of the course catalog in effect at the time of their initial enrollment at SCAD. Specific course requirements...

SCAD reserves the right to cancel a course and change the schedule, location or professor of courses at any time. Students are responsible for checking their schedule prior to the start of each...

Incoming first-time freshmen enter SCAD as undeclared majors. First-year students have the opportunity to declare a major during their first quarter of enrollment but may remain undeclared through...

Each quarter credit hour requires 10 hours of instruction, and students should expect to spend an additional 20 hours of out-of-class time for a total of 30 hours of activity. SCAD sometimes offers...

The first five business days of each 10-week quarter are designated the drop/add period when students may change their course schedules. The drop/add period for any term less than 10 weeks will vary...

The completion limit for graduate degrees is five years from the first day at SCAD. If, for any reason, the student does not complete the program within the five-year period, the student must submit...

The office of the registrar is the official designated authority for determining full-time status for all students requesting enrollment verifications for insurance or any type of financial aid or...

At the end of each quarter, faculty members submit grades via MySCAD for all enrolled students. Once all grades have been received, the registrar’s office processes grades, awards credits, and...

At the approximate midpoint of each graduate student’s course of study, the student must pass a faculty review for candidacy. In order to be reviewed, the student must have met all requirements for...

Graduate programs at SCAD are designed for dedicated, self-motivated students who are committed to the pursuit of excellence through advanced study. Graduate curricula are structured to include...

Graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment until graduation by completing at least one program fulfillment course in two separate quarters during each 12-month period of enrollment until...

Undergraduate students who have attended SCAD, but have not been enrolled at SCAD for at least five consecutive quarters, are considered inactive and must apply for readmission and meet current...

Students may wish to earn credit through independent study that allows them to investigate a topic in depth or take advantage of particular resources. An independent study may not be used as a...

International students attending a SCAD location within the U.S. must follow the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services rules pertaining to online courses. For more information on this or other...

Internships offer undergraduate and graduate students valuable opportunities to work in a professional environment and gain firsthand experience to help them prepare for careers. In an approved...

In order to graduate, students seeking master’s degrees are required to be continuously enrolled (at least two quarters per academic year, including continuing thesis, up to the five-year limit),...

Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught on the quarter system. Most courses carry five hours of academic credit. Each five-credit course meets for at least 2½ hours twice weekly for a total of...

Students may retake a course by registering for the course and paying tuition for that course again. While all grades remain on the transcript, the student only receives credit once for the course....

All students receiving Federal Title IV financial aid, Georgia state financial aid or SCAD grant aid benefits must adhere to SCAD’s policy on satisfactory academic progress. The Higher Education Act...

By applying to short- or full-term international or domestic study programs through the university, SCAD students may have the option to study at all SCAD locations. Students have the opportunity to...

In the event that a student suffers from serious personal illness or other emergency circumstances and is therefore unable to complete all assignments by the end of the quarter, the student may...

SCAD students who wish to attend another college or university during their enrollment at SCAD and receive transfer credit may apply for transient status. In order to qualify for transient status,...

Undergraduate programs embrace a wide range of disciplines and are designed to challenge students to perform at a high level, preparing them for professional careers. A well-rounded curriculum...

After the end of the drop/add period and through the last day of the quarter, students may officially withdraw from a course. Students should note that withdrawing from a course after the drop/add...

General policies

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges The Savannah College of Art and Design is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges...

Students are encouraged to resolve any concerns they may have by directly contacting the office or persons responsible for the area relevant to the concern or complaint (e.g., housing/residence...

  GENERAL PROVISIONS The process that the Savannah College of Art and Design’s (the “University”) adheres to for investigating and responding to reports of violations of the Sex-based...

SCAD offers degree programs at locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; and online via SCAD eLearning. Coursework also is offered through SCAD-sponsored international and domestic...

Students admitted to SCAD may attend multiple SCAD degree-granting locations. They may declare majors and minors and earn a degree only at a location where those programs are offered. Course...

American Academy in Rome The Savannah College of Art and Design is an associate institutional member of the American Academy in Rome. Founded in 1894, the Academy exists to foster the pursuit of...

The SCAD military mobilization policy is intended to provide financial relief for students affected by military mobilization. This policy protects students who are members of a state National Guard...

The Savannah College of Art and Design takes student safety very seriously. To this end, the following policy and procedure has been developed in order to assist in locating SCAD student(s) living in...

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal, state, and local laws, SCAD...

Students are expected to read all email messages from SCAD officials and utilize their SCAD email addresses for correspondence with faculty and staff. All official university correspondence and forms...

I. INTRODUCTION Prohibition Against Sex-based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct It is the policy of the Savannah College of Art and Design (the “University”) to maintain an...

Physical injury and/or other medical problems, as well as loss of or damage to personal property resulting from fire, theft or other causes, are not the responsibility of the university. SCAD...

The information technology department is responsible for providing technology support to the Savannah College of Art and Design and for the development and implementation of the university's...

Students may request from the registrar's office official transcripts of all coursework completed at SCAD. A fee is charged for most transcripts. Transcripts and portfolios submitted to SCAD as part...

Legal compliance

Purpose The Copyright Compliance Guidelines set forth below are intended to assist faculty, staff and students in lawfully using copyrighted materials. These guidelines set forth examples when use...

Purpose SCAD is committed to complying with the United States Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 101 et seq. SCAD has enacted this Copyright Compliance Policy to encourage and promote legitimate use of...

SCAD is committed to providing an environment that supports the creative and teaching activities of its faculty, students and staff. While the primary focus of these activities is on the advancement...

SCAD reserves the right to use student work, whether in its entirety or samples, and photographs or video of students and their work in publications and on SCAD websites or other promotional...

SCAD eLearning degree programs are available to students throughout the U.S. and across the world. SCAD has taken steps to ensure that eLearning degree programs and university policies are in...

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: The right to inspect and review the student’s education records...

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Code of conduct