Apply and be accepted to SCAD
The first step in securing a U.S. student visa is to apply and be accepted into a specific program of study at SCAD.
Ensure your passport is valid
You should renew your passport at least six months before it is set to expire, and you should ensure it will not expire again for at least six months after your stay in the U.S.
Prepare documents and apply for a student visa
Depending on the type of visa you will use to enter the U.S., SCAD will provide you with the appropriate SEVIS form (Form I-20 for F-1 applicants and Form DS-2019 for J-1 applicants) in order to apply for a U.S. visa. In addition to that form, you must also submit a certificate of financial support.