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)
Financial aid and scholarships
SCAD assists students who need help paying for college through scholarships and information on federal and private loans, grants, work-study programs and more.
SCAD works with students and colleges on an individual basis to assist with planning for transfer of credit. Transfer pathways have been established with select two year colleges. These pathways allow students to apply credits earned for coursework at their respective colleges and transfer to SCAD with advanced standing as Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts candidates. Pathways and course recommendations for transfer are available by request.
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.