English as a Second Language (ESL)
The SCAD Language Studio provides English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction appropriate to varied student needs, levels and proficiencies to prepare students for degree-granting programs at SCAD. ESL students make connections with peers and professors, and use their language skills to succeed in their studies and to begin their academic and artistic journeys with confidence and competence.
All non-native English-speaking students must meet certain criteria to be eligible for an enrollment waiver. Students who are not eligible for an ESL waiver are required to take a placement test administered by the SCAD Language Studio.
The ESL program includes a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses focused on reading, writing and grammar proficiency as well as advanced presentation, pronunciation and research skills necessary for a career in art and design.
SCAD Cultural and Academic Preparation Program
SCAD CAPP gives new international students an early start on settling into their new home away from home in the United States and at SCAD. Whether studying in Atlanta or Savannah, international students receive four weeks of instruction to prepare for the ESL placement test, become familiar with the university, and cover important topics such as transportation, banking and more.
SCAD Language Experience and Academic Preparation
Through the SCAD eLearning platform, new international students in SCAD LEAP learn linguistic and cultural norms in a collaborative online setting. During the five-week virtual summer program, students explore spoken and written English conventions as they prepare for studies at SCAD.