Parents and guardians

You are a valued member of the SCAD family, and we are excited and proud to have you as a partner in your student's success at The University for Creative Careers.

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Seeing your student to success

We understand that adjusting to university life is a process for your entire family, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Our family guide has answers to many common questions and can provide a deeper look at how SCAD continues to educate and inspire the next generation of art and design leaders.

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Student accounts

Review helpful information about student accounting, payment schedules, and the receipt and recording of payments for tuition, housing, meals and any fees.

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Academic calendar

The SCAD academic calendar is based on a quarter system (fall, winter, spring and summer). It's important to become familiar with quarter start and end dates as well as holiday schedules and registration dates.

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Tuition and fees

SCAD tuition covers the cost of the extraordinary opportunity a SCAD education provides in the classroom, at networking events and in collaboration with leaders in your student's chosen career field.

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Stay informed

Sign up today to receive our monthly Parent Relations Newsletter via email to stay up to date on the latest news about SCAD and your student's university experience.

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Financing your student's education at SCAD

SCAD assists students who need help paying for college through scholarships and information on grants, federal and private loans, and work-study programs. Information such as the types and amounts of financial aid available, the process to apply and disbursement information for each aid program is updated annually.

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Safety and security at SCAD

The need to ensure the safety and security of students, faculty and staff is the foremost priority at SCAD. The Department of University Safety exists to provide the safest learning environment possible through a layered and comprehensive approach to security.

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The University for Creative Careers

Offering more than 100 degree programs, career-focused resources and the opportunity to collaborate with premier global brands, SCAD shapes today's talent into tomorrow's creative leaders.

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Family orientation

Orientation for students and their families is designed to help facilitate a smooth transition for all, and offers ways to support your student during the changes and new experiences they will encounter at SCAD.

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Events at SCAD

SCAD hosts a variety of signature events for SCAD students and the general public to attend throughout the year.

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Summer programs at SCAD

SCAD offers pre-college summer programs for high school students to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world.

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More than 100 unique programs of study and 70 minors to choose from

SCAD students can pursue their interests and discover the creative niche that suits their unique set of talents.

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Four global locations and online

SCAD is one university — offering degrees in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online through eLearning.

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SCAD academic catalog

Discover all the undergraduate and graduate programs at SCAD, including specific degree requirements and course offerings.

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Frequently asked questions

Find quick answers to the most common questions.

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