Frequently asked questions

Are SCAD eLearning courses only available online?

All courses offered through eLearning are also offered in SCAD classrooms. Students in eLearning receive the same level of instruction and follow the same curriculum as students taking courses in a traditional classroom setting. Staff members with eLearning ensure that online students are included and connected with their peers, faculty, and the entire SCAD community.

What scholarships and financial aid are available to eLearning students?

Approximately 97 percent of full-time beginning undergraduate students at SCAD receive some type of financial aid. Federal and state financial aid programs are available for qualified students. Through the office of admission, SCAD administers a number of scholarships for entering students and to both U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.

Educator Scholarship
Educators who are employed full time or in an adjunct capacity at the elementary school through university level at a public or private institution may be eligible to receive a half-tuition scholarship to attend SCAD at any location or via SCAD eLearning.

SCAD eLearning Pre-college Scholarship

Qualified high school or home-schooled students admitted to
 SCAD for joint enrollment may be eligible to receive up to a half-tuition scholarship to enroll in courses offered through SCAD eLearning.

Yellow Ribbon Grant
SCAD voluntarily participates in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, eligible veterans who apply and are accepted to SCAD may receive grant money from SCAD and a matching amount from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs toward their tuition at SCAD.

What are the technical requirements for SCAD eLearning students?

SCAD eLearning students
 are responsible for their own communications software and ISP service. There are both minimum and suggested requirements for computer setup, although individual programs may have additional hardware, software, operating system, and browser requirements. SCAD eLearning courses are accessible through the MySCAD digital portal. Learn more about technical requirements.

How are eLearning students introduced to the online learning community?

All new eLearning students are invited to participate in an orientation course, which is presented in the same format as a typical eLearning course. An extensive range of resources and issues are covered in the orientation, including a quick-reference list for contacting key university personnel, responses to frequently asked questions, and information about SCAD resources and policies.

When do classes start? And do online courses meet at specific times?

SCAD eLearning students may begin their study any quarter during the academic year. While course registrations adhere to the normal SCAD calendar of four 10-week quarters, online education classes are not held at set times. However, students are expected to complete coursework according to a schedule that outlines due dates and flexible online sessions for students and professors to meet, assess and critique work or expand upon discussion board postings. Students in eLearning courses are expected to participate in all assignments, examinations and field trips or other special activities as directed by the professor. Attendance is determined by active participation in required activities.

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