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, a statement of purpose, 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 can be made by following the steps below. In Hong Kong, SCAD also will accept payment via check or cash in person on campus. To complete a payment:

- Log in to the registration portal using the email address used at registration and the confirmation number provided to you when you registered.
- Select the “save and next” button.
- Select the blue "Submit Payment" button under the SCAD Summer Seminars banner.
- Enter your credit card information and click the blue "Submit Payment" button.

Are sheets, towels, and pillows supplied?
Students must bring their own sheets, blankets, towels and pillows. All beds are twin extra-long - 36" x 80".

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.

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.

Program Information

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.



SCAD Summer Seminars Atlanta
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357
Phone: 404.253.2700 or 877.722.3285

SCAD Summer Seminars Hong Kong
Phone: (Hong Kong) 852.2253.8044 or (U.S.) 800.869.7223

SCAD Summer Seminars Savannah
P.O. Box 2072
Savannah, GA 31402
Phone: 912.525.5100 or 800.869.7223