SCAD accepts new applications throughout the year. There is no deadline to apply. Admission decisions typically take between two and four weeks, and applicants should apply at least 30 days before their intended term of entry.
New students may enroll:
Fall quarter (begins in September)
Winter quarter (begins in January)
Spring quarter (begins in March)
Summer quarter (begins in June)
Portfolios are required for graduate admission. Your portfolio should be specific to your intended course of study and should present your best work samples as professionally as possible.
Graduate applicants who are academically qualified but need additional practical skills, contextual knowledge, or studio work may be asked to complete preliminary coursework to prepare for the rigorous specialized disciplines offered at SCAD.
The application fee and enrollment fee are waived for SCAD and Atlanta College of Art alumni accepted into a SCAD degree program, and their SCAD transcript may be requested by SCAD admission at no charge.
Once you have been accepted to SCAD, you must pay a one-time nonrefundable enrollment fee in order to reserve your space and confirm your intent to enroll at the university. Payments can be submitted online at scad.edu/enrollfee.
Join in special events for prospective students
SCAD offers a number of options for prospective students and their families to explore locations, discover programs, and meet faculty and current students.