Incoming student housing application

Reservation fee payment

To sign up for SCAD housing, students must first pay the nonrefundable and nontransferable US$750 enrollment fee; of that amount, US$250 is a nonrefundable and nontransferable housing reservation fee. Students may pay online at or with a credit card by calling 800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100. Checks may be mailed to the student accounts office:

Atlanta students
SCAD Atlanta, student accounts office
P.O. Box 77300
Atlanta, GA 30357-1300 USA

Hong Kong students
SCAD Hong Kong, student accounts office
292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Kowloon, Hong Kong

Savannah students
SCAD Savannah, student accounts office
P.O. Box 2701
Savannah, GA 31402-2701 USA

To ensure proper credit, include the student's name as registered with SCAD and their SCAD ID number (if available), along with the words "housing fee" on the check. The housing reservation fee may be paid as soon as the student is admitted to SCAD. The deadline to submit the housing reservation fee for fall is June 1. Students who plan to enter in winter, spring or summer quarters should refer to the fee schedule. Students who cancel after June 1 are subject to an additional US$500 nonrefundable cancellation fee.

Housing license agreement

The housing license agreement is a binding agreement for the entire academic year that outlines residence life and housing policies and procedures regarding behavior, room care and condition. The housing license agreement is renewed annually while a student resides in SCAD housing. Students may be assessed damage fees based on the condition of their room after they leave. When selecting housing preferences, students must read all terms and conditions of the agreement carefully and then agree to the form by following the steps as indicated online.

Housing assignments

Students are assigned to housing based on the date the housing application is completed, provided the reservation fee is received and the quarterly housing payment is made by Aug. 1. Although the reservation fee is due June 1, many students choose to pay it at the same time as the enrollment fee, which is due May 1. Housing assignments for students entering fall quarter are made in the summer. Once assignments are made, students are notified by SCAD email. At that time, assignments and roommate information are available through MySCAD, the university's intranet.

Housing preferences

Once students pay the enrollment fee, the admission department provides login information for MySCAD. Students who have paid the housing reservation fee may indicate preferences online through MySCAD. For more information, see the user guide to online housing preferences below.

Roommate requests

Roommate requests must be mutual. Students must indicate one another when selecting housing preferences online in MySCAD. All roommate requests are considered during the assignment process but are not guaranteed. If a roommate request is not mutual, the assignment is not granted.

Housing guidelines

New students are assigned to housing based on the date their housing application is completed. Financial aid, scholarships or other funds may not be available in time to meet the quarterly housing payment deadline. If the authorized financial aid does not cover the balance, or if it is not available by the housing balance deadline, the housing payment must be paid out of pocket. Financial aid authorization may be determined by visiting MySCAD. Select the My Info tab and check My Award Information under the My Financial Aid channel. If aid has been authorized, be sure to confirm the aid is sufficient to cover housing, as all aid is applied first toward tuition. Students who have to pay out of pocket to ensure payment by the housing balance due date may be eligible for a refund once the aid disburses after the drop/add period of the term. Students must adhere to residence life and housing deadlines to ensure a housing assignment.

Late applicants/fees

Students who do not make housing payments by the posted deadline forfeit their housing assignment. Housing is subject to availability.

New student user guide to online housing preferences

Once students pay the enrollment fee, the admission department provides login information to the MySCAD intranet. New entering students who have paid the housing reservation fee may indicate preferences online by visiting MySCAD. Students are notified of their assignments approximately one month prior to the first day of the quarter. If you have any questions regarding the housing process, contact residence life and housing in Atlanta at [email protected] or 404.253.3200, Hong Kong at [email protected] or 852.2253.8047, or Savannah at [email protected] or 912.525.7000.

New student instructions for completing the online housing application process

  1. Log on to MySCAD with your nine-digit ID and password. If you do not have your login information, contact the admission office in Atlanta (877.722.3285 or 404.253.2700), Hong Kong (800.869.7223 or 852.2253.8000) or Savannah (800.869.7223 or 912.525.5100).
  2. Select the Residence Life and Housing tab near the top of the screen.
  3. Locate the "Apply or Review My Housing" link under the My Residence Life and Housing channel.
  4. You will be directed to the application screen. Select the appropriate application for the quarter in which you are entering. Click the Next button.
  5. Read the information regarding the housing license agreement. You are encouraged to print this page for your records.
  6. As you read each section, type your initials in the box after each section. Students are responsible for reading the license agreement in its entirety prior to agreeing to it.
  7. Once you have read each section and typed your initials in the appropriate boxes, click the button next to "I agree" at the bottom of the page. (By selecting "I agree" you are agreeing to the SCAD housing license agreement for the period of time outlined in the agreement.)
  8. Click the Next button.
  9. Next you will submit your personal preferences. The preferences indicated are used to determine hall placement, roommate selection and other factors. It is very important for students to answer these questions honestly and completely when selecting housing preferences. Click "Continue" when you are finished.
  10. Finally, you will be asked to enter your living preferences, which are used to determine hall placement based on the spaces currently available. Select a choice number. You must select a number that has not already been used. If you wish to change a previous selection, you should first remove it before adding a new one.
  11. Select specific hall for request.
  12. Select a hall from the new dropdown menu that appears. Click "Add request." To add additional preferences, repeat steps 10-12. You may indicate up to three preferences.
  13. Click "Complete Application" when you are finished.
  14. A confirmation page will be displayed signifying that you have completed the application process. You will also receive an immediate confirmation email to your SCAD email account verifying your application, along with a copy of the license agreement.
  15. Students who are under 18 years of age at the time of completing the housing application, considered an international student by SCAD or attending SCAD Hong Kong should turn in a hard copy of the housing license agreement signed by the student and a parent/guardian. This signed hard copy should be faxed or mailed to residence life and housing prior to arriving to check-in: 404.253.3273 or 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309 for Atlanta students; 852.2253.8066 or 292 Tai Po Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong for Hong Kong students; or 912.525.7012 or P.O. Box 3146, Savannah, GA 31402 for Savannah students.
  16. Log out of MySCAD and close the browser window.

Submitting roommate requests

All students who have a specific roommate request are required to submit it online. Remember all roommate requests must be mutual in order for your request to be considered. Roommate requests may be submitted online beginning in early March. 

  1. Sign in to MySCAD with your nine-digit ID and password.
  2. Select the Residence Life and Housing tab near the top of the screen.
  3. Locate the MyHousing link under the My Residence Life and Housing channel.
  4. Click on "Room selection" on the left side of the page.
  5. A submenu will appear to the right. Click on "Roommate selection."
  6. Type in the student's last name or ID number. If the person you wish to request as a roommate does not appear, he/she may not have paid the housing reservation fee yet. You may add up to three roommate preferences. Click "request student as roommate" after each name.
  7. Each roommate must follow the same procedures to ensure it is a mutual request. Non-mutual requests will not be honored.
  8. If "does not match" appears next to your requested roommate's name, that student has not completed the roommate request. Contact your requested roommate and encourage him/her to complete this information.
  9. On this same page you may remind your requested roommate to also request you by clicking "Remind" next to his/her name if "does not match" is listed by his or her name. This will send an automatic email to your requested roommate to log in and complete the process.
  10. If "match" appears next to your requested roommate's name, you and your requested roommate have submitted your request.
  11. Click on the Home/Overview link to review your roommate preferences. You and your requested roommate(s) will receive a confirmation email verifying your request.
  12. Log out of MySCAD and close the browser window.


1600 Peachtree St. 
Atlanta, GA 30309 USA 
Fax: 404.253.3273 
[email protected]

Hong Kong

292 Tai Po Road
Sham Shui Po
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fax: 852.2253.8066 
[email protected]


P.O. Box 3146
Savannah, GA 31402-3146 USA 
Fax: 912.525.7012
[email protected]