Start your SCAD journey early

Take college-level classes while in high school with SCAD joint enrollment, where you have early access to virtual class instruction by renowned professors, Zoom hangouts with your classmates, and unparalleled academic resources.

For more information, contact SCAD admission at [email protected] or 800.869.7223.

Apply for Joint Enrollment

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Earn college credit before graduating high school

Students can take up to two online courses per quarter and receive five credit hours for each successfully completed course. Credits may be applied to an eventual degree at SCAD. Available courses span a variety of creative areas of interest, from advertising to drawing to digital communications and camera technique.




Find your passion

Browse through more than 40 degree programs and 70 minors to design the path to your creative career.

Explore joint enrollment courses

Courses offered may vary.

  • ANAT 100 General Anatomy
  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ADBR 150 Introduction to Advertising: Concept to Content
  • BUSI 101 The Design of Business
  • CTXT 121 Visual Culture in Context: Pre-Modern Global Perspectives
  • CTXT 122 Visual Culture in Context: Making Modernities
  • DRAW 100 Drawing I: Form and Space
  • DRAW 101 Drawing II: Composition and Media
  • DSGN 100 Design I: Elements and Organization
  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • DIGI 130 Digital Communication
  • ENGL 123 Ink to Ideas: Critical Concepts in Literature and Writing
  • MATH 100 College Mathematics
  • PHIL 202 World Religions
  • PHOT 113 Camera Exploration and Technique
  • POLS 100 Politics in America: Freedom, Equality and Power
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • WRIT 255 Business and Professional Writing


  • Must be a high school student 16 years of age or older, currently in your junior or senior year
  • Application
  • $60 application fee
  • Transcript
  • Résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation

If you attended virtual summer programs, you are only required to submit your transcript and résumé.



(10-week quarters)

Winter: Jan. 4-March 11, 2021
Spring: March 22-May 27, 2021
Summer: June 21-Aug. 26, 2021
Fall: September 13–Nov. 18, 2021

What's the difference between joint and dual enrollment?

SCAD offers joint enrollment, a program where high school students are enrolled in both college and high school. Students earn college credit, but this credit may not be applied to meet high school graduation requirements. Dual enrollment is an agreement between a college and the student’s high school in which the student earns dual credit, which can be applied to a high school graduation requirement. Individual students may request credit for college courses from their high school, but this is on an ad hoc basis.

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP) students can earn up to 25 credit hours at SCAD, benefitting from the advanced resources and individual attention from professors at The University for Creative Careers.

Learn about IBCP joint enrollment

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Explore other opportunities for high school students

SCAD Rising Star

This challenging five-week program awards college credit to rising high school seniors who are ready for a university experience. 

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SCAD Summer Seminars

Workshops help current freshmen, sophomore, and juniors in high school develop their creative vision while gaining valuable educational experience. 

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SCAD admission 
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