Undergraduate & Graduate
Degree Programs

Offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university, SCAD is uniquely qualified to prepare talented students for professional, creative careers.

SCAD prepares talented students for creative professions through engaged teaching and learning in a positively oriented university environment.

  • SCAD named red dot design's top U.S. University for fourth consecutive year

Minimum Application


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    • Freshman: 2.5
    • Transfer: 2.0
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    • TOEFL 85( with minimum score of 20 on each section
    • IELTS 6.5(with a score of 6.5 in reading and writing)
    • PTE Academic 58 with a 53 minimum in each category
    • SAT 550 on the critical reading portion
    • ACT 22 on both the reading and writing sections
  • check-icon Conditional Admission:
    • No requirement for TOEFL or IELTS
Awards & Recognition

SCAD is continually recognized for educational and professional excellence, affirming our commitment to the highest standards of achievement in art and design.

  • SCAD named red dot design's top U.S. University for fourth consecutive year

  • SCAD tops Forbes' best colleges shaping the future of fashion list

  • SCAD takes top spot in Art & Object’s Best Art Schools ranking

  • SCAD stars on all five of The Hollywood Reporter's academic rankings

  • SCAD students improve on everyday objects to take top honors at 2020 European Product Design Awards

  • IIDA Georgia Selects SCADpad as B.O.B. Forum Design Award Winner

  • Academic Excellency--SCAD is ranked #33 worldwide with programs holding the top national rankings in interior design, graphic and animation.

  • Job ready--99% graduates placement rate

  • Biggest Art School in the U.S. --3 campuses and an online campus with a total enrollment of 150,000

  • Amount: $1,000-$15,000

  • Need to Apply: No, automatically considered

Application Checklist
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    Submit Online Application

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    $100 Application Fee waived through IPERC (code: IPERCF22 for fall intake, WSS22YIPERC for other intakes)

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    Scan Copy of High School Transcripts

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    Scan Copy of College Transcripts for transfer

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    1-3 Letters of Recommendation/CV/PS (recommended for students who do not meet the mini mum requirements)

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    Portfolio for scholarship. Proof of English Proficiency, if any

SCAD offers rolling admission and accepts applications year-round for all quarters, so there are no firm deadlines to apply.

*The application deadline is subject to change. And each major may have different deadline. Please double check with your IPERC adviser.