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SCAD Cultural and Academic Preparation Program

Find support on your journey to university life in the U.S. with the SCAD Cultural and Academic Preparation Program (CAPP), a four-week pre-orientation summer session for new international students in Atlanta and Savannah* hosted by the SCAD International Student Services Office and the SCAD Language Studio.

*Note: Students from both Atlanta and Savannah will participate in CAPP at the SCAD Savannah location. At the end of the program, SCAD will provide transportation for SCAD Atlanta students to return.

CAPP takes place Aug. 4–Sept. 3, 2021. For more information, email [email protected].

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Accelerate your success

CAPP is designed to prepare talented students for a successful transition to academic, social and cultural life at SCAD before fall quarter begins.

Settle in to U.S. life


Meet fellow new students

Prepare academically


SCAD CAPP participants:

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Explore and travel the region

SCAD CAPP students take day trips around the southeastern U.S., including beach days at Jekyll Island near Savannah and tours of Atlanta attractions, among others.

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Solve design challenges

In these team-based challenges, SCAD CAPP students work together to design a new product, digital app, or brand identity. Students learn the expectations for SCAD classrooms at the university's U.S. locations and have opportunities to practice their English presentation skills.

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Engage in foundation workshops

SCAD CAPP students are introduced to SCAD foundation studies and general education courses, exploring the conceptual, creative, and visual skills that are essential to academic success. Workshops are tailored to expose students to the studio environment and their programs of study.

Rising Stars Arts Festival

Discover vibrant SCAD locations

SCAD CAPP students acclimate to the university and city life in Atlanta or Savannah. In Atlanta, students explore the university's Midtown home, surrounded by Fortune 500 companies, a lively cultural landscape, and a thriving arts and media scene. In Savannah, students discover the flourishing artistic community, blossoming squares, and nearby beaches of the region.

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Move into SCAD housing early

SCAD CAPP students get a head start on settling into SCAD student life. Students live at The Hive, SCAD Savannah's complex of residence halls with a nearby dining hall, fitness center, swimming pool, and more. Each residence hall is fully furnished and has wireless internet.

Take advantage of all CAPP has to offer

The total CAPP fee (US$3,850) includes four weeks of academic and English instruction, 18 meals per week, weekend excursions, on-campus housing, and early access to SCAD buildings and resources.

View the 2021 schedules
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Frequently asked questions

Discover additional information about the program, including payment due dates, class locations, and more.

How long is SCAD CAPP?


SCAD CAPP is a four-week program that takes place before the start of university orientation and the fall quarter.

Am I eligible for SCAD CAPP?


This program contains academic content for both ESL-exempt and non-exempt students. All new students are welcome to attend!


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Additional resources

Read more about the benefits of SCAD CAPP, register for orientation or explore upcoming events at your SCAD campus.