Frequently asked questions
I attended SCAD Summer Seminars last year. Must I register again?
Yes. Updated forms are also required.
Do I need to submit transcripts, recommendations or a portfolio to register for SCAD Summer Seminars?
No. Only students interested in applying for a scholarship should submit supplemental materials.
May I attend multiple SCAD Summer Seminars?
Yes, registrants may choose to attend multiple sessions at one location or can attend separate sessions in Savannah, Hong Kong or Atlanta. The registration fee is US$40 per location.
If I live in Savannah/Atlanta or the surrounding area, am I still permitted to stay in the residence halls?
Yes. Students are encouraged to reside on campus during the program to get the full experience. There are many planned activities that go on during lunch and after workshops. Students who choose to reside off campus during the program are provided lunch only and are invited to participate in all evening activities.
If I am younger than 16 years old, may I live in the residence halls?
Yes. Students are housed with other high school students participating in SCAD Summer Seminars.
Will participating in this program help me get into SCAD?
Participating in SCAD Summer Seminars does not guarantee acceptance or bear any weight in the application process, but can help students develop artistic skills and build their portfolios.
Fees and Scholarship
Are payment plans available?
The program fee can be paid in one, two, or three installments. An initial payment of US$250 secures a place in the workshops. If final payment is not received by June 1, the student is removed from workshops.
How do I make payments?
All payments are due June 1 and should be made using our online event manager. In Hong Kong, SCAD also will accept payment via check or cash in person on campus.
Are sheets, towels, and pillows supplied?
No. Students should bring them from home, purchase them during online registration, or add them after the initial registration.
How much do books and course materials cost?
All workshop supplies are provided. Once placed in workshops, students are sent a list of materials to bring from home.
Who is eligible to write my recommendation letter?
The recommendation form should be completed by a teacher (preferably an art teacher), but may be submitted from a principal, guidance counselor, religious leader or community leader. The recommendation may not come from a family member or friend unless it is for the need-based scholarship.
Prior to Arrival and Travel
Where do I find the required terms and conditions for electronic signatures?
All terms and conditions must be completed online after registration by the legal parent/guardian and participating student. To access the terms and conditions, log in to your registration account through our online event manager.
May I check into the residence hall before the check-in dates?
Early check-in is not permitted. Exceptions may be made for students traveling internationally. Students should call the Summer Programs office at least two weeks in advance to confirm availability before any flight arrangements are made.
Will someone meet me at the airport?
Students who need transportation from the airport should fill out the request for transportation form and sign up for a complimentary SCAD shuttle from the airport. A staff member will greet students at the airport and resident assistants will accompany students on the SCAD bus to the residence hall.
Can students check out early after the closing exhibition on Friday?
After the closing exhibition, Residence Life staff will be available for checkout. All students must check out by 10 a.m. Saturday.
Are there accommodations for disabled students?
Yes. SCAD offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities. Please notify the Summer Programs office prior to arrival if these services are requested.
May I be away from the residence hall overnight?
Students may be checked out of the residence hall by a parent. If someone other than the parent will be checking the student out, the student must alert his or her resident assistant and get written permission from the parent/guardian. Students must notify the resident assistant and resident director at least 24 hours prior to the checkout time.
Can mail or packages be sent to residential Summer Seminars students?
No packages should be sent to students before or during the SCAD Summer Seminars program. If you need to get something to your student right away, call the Summer Programs office and staff will assist you.
Is there a vegetarian meal option?
The SCAD dining hall offers a variety of food that is served cafeteria-style and includes vegetarian options. Students with special dietary needs should alert the Summer Seminars staff ahead of time so dining services can be advised and plan accordingly.
What kinds of activities are available in the evenings?
Past evening activities have included trips to the beach, field trips to Atlantic Station, ghost tours, movie nights at the student center, the Symphony of Lights Show, Ngong Ping 360 Cable Car and Big Buddha Tour, Sky100 Hong Kong view deck, Sham Shui Po guided walking tours, scavenger hunts, sidewalk arts competitions, fashion shows and a farewell dance. These events are open to residential and nonresidential students.
What is the Closing Exhibition?
On Friday evening, students showcase their work in one of the art galleries on SCAD’s campus. Family and friends are invited to attend and have the opportunity to meet program staff and seminar instructors. Students are to take all artwork with them after the exhibition.
For further inquiries
Do you have additional questions about the SCAD Summer Seminars program? Chat with a summer programs representative today and learn more.