The office of student success and advising is committed to student development. Advisers provide each student with the curriculum and resources that empower the individual to pursue a successful educational plan.
Follow this page for upcoming course and registration information, curriculum updates and special events.
Also try SCAD PRO Adviser. This tool assists with the advisement and registration process, providing real-time advice and counsel. Students can access SCAD PRO Adviser through the Advising channel in MySCAD. For technical questions regarding SCAD PRO Adviser, contact:
If you are registered for classes this summer, billing statements are scheduled to be emailed out today!
Here are some important reminders about summer classes and billing:
Summer charges including tuition, housing and meal plan if applicable are due on Saturday, June 1st
Changes to your course registration, housing and meal plan or aid eligibility following your billing statement on May 7th may result in a new balance.
Because a new statement will not be issued again before the due date of June 1st, you may view an updated balance including any new aid or charges through your My Student Account Channel and through CASHNet in MySCAD.
If you have any questions about your bill or anticipated financial aid, please contact your adviser.
All advisers will be available to see students as a walk-in all this week from Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th from 1pm - 5pm each day. Appointments may be available during the morning with your adviser.
Remember to check your Registration channel in MySCAD to see what day and time you are eligible to begin fall registration. Summer registration is already open!
WHAT IS A GRACE PERIOD? When you graduate, drop below half time (10 credit hours), or withdraw from your academic program, you will receive a six-month grace period for your Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans.
WHEN DOES THE GRACE PERIOD START? Your grace period begins the day after you stop attending school on at least a half-time basis (10 credit hours). Once your grace period ends, you must begin repaying your loan(s).
WHAT IF I RE-ENROLL BEFORE THE END OF THE SIX-MONTH GRACE PERIOD? If you re-enroll in school at least half-time before the end of your 6-month grace period, you will receive the full 6-month grace period when you stop attending school or drop below half-time enrollment.
WHAT IF I RE-ENROLL AFTER THE END OF MY SIX-MONTH GRACE PERIOD? If you re-enroll at least half-time after you have used your entire six-month grace period and entered repayment, you may request an in-school deferment for your payments. However, once you graduate, drop below half-time enrollment or withdraw, you will be required to immediately begin making payments on your loan since you are no longer eligible for a second six-month grace period
In order to request an in-school deferment and not make payments while enrolled at least half-time, you will need to contact your loan servicer. You can find contact information for your loan servicer at www.nslds.ed.gov.
Registration Time Tickets Check your “Registration” channel in MySCAD on Tuesday, April 23rd for your assigned fall 13 registration time ticket. This will include the date and time that you are allowed to begin fall registration.
Registration Schedule By Class
eLearning - Monday, April 29th
Seniors - Thursday, May 2nd
Juniors - Monday, May 6th
Sophomores - Wednesday, May 8th
Freshmen - Friday, May 10th
Questions about fall classes? Make an appointment with your student success adviser today!
Do you have questions about how to repay your loans or who you repay them too?
FINANCIAL AWARENESS COUNSELING This feature from the office of federal student aid provides you with all the information you need to know about your loans and estimate repayment options: http://1.usa.gov/XkYTue
LOAN SERVICER A loan servicer is a company that handles the billing and other services on your federal student loan. The loan servicer will work with you on repayment plans and loan consolidation and will assist you with other tasks related to your federal student loan. It is important to maintain contact with your loan servicer. If your circumstances change at any time during your repayment period, your loan servicer will be able to help.
Q: So I'm trying to register to take intro to graphic design this summer and wanted to take it online so I could have the freedom to do things and not have to make sure to stay in town for class but when I go to add it it says campus restriction under registration add errors. Why is that? I've registered for an online photography class for the summer without any problems but can't for the graphic design class. What can I do to resolve this?
This is a great question! Both graphic design and art history courses are currently restricted to eLearning only students for summer quarter. Each quarter, eLearners have an extended period in which to register for these two subjects. On May 10th, on-campus students in Atlanta and Savannah will have the opportunity to register for any graphic design or art history course that have open seats for the summer.
If you have any questions or concerns about your summer schedule, please contact your student success adviser.
If you receive a request for additional information, please respond promptly.
Within three to five days of filing your FAFSA, you should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Please review it for accuracy and submit any necessary corrections.
An official financial aid award letter will arrive from SCAD via email and mail soon thereafter. This letter lists all of your financial assistance including scholarships, grants and loans. This information is current at the time and is subject to change. The award notification is also posted in MySCAD.
If your financial assistance package includes Federal Direct Loans and/or Direct PLUS Loans you wish to accept, carefully follow the instructions to complete the requirements and receive your loan provided under the “Receiving Your Federal Loan” link on SCAD’s website.
Are you interested in transferring in credit from another college this summer?Here’s what you need to know!
What is transient credit? SCAD students who wish to attend another college or university during their enrollment at SCAD and receive transfer credit may apply for transient status.
Qualifications to apply:
Students must be in good academic standing and have a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Students must complete their final 45 hours at SCAD and are not eligible for transient credit during that period. Undergraduate students may transfer no more than 90 total hours of credit, including transient credit.
How to apply:
Contact your student success adviser to ensure eligibility to apply
Compile the following information:name and address of other institution and course description or syllabus for each course you wish to take.Please verify that the course is offered during the term in which you wish to take it.
You and your success adviser will complete a transient/letter of good standing application to be reviewed for approval.The application is evaluated for eligibility for transfer credit, and you are notified of the decision by the registrar’s office within two weeks of application.
Completing transient coursework: Upon completion of transient study:
You must submit an official transcript from the other institution that reflects the final grade(s) earned in the course(s). These transcripts must be submitted to the transfer admission office by the end of the term immediately following completion of coursework in order for the student to receive transfer of credit.
Undergraduate students must earn a minimum grade of C for a course to be applied as transfer credit.The credit is recorded as T on the transcript and is not calculated into your cumulative GPA.
Important information about transient credit:
Students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid at another institution while attending SCAD.Please see your success adviser for more specific questions about the impact of transient credit on your financial aid.
Students should carefully consider how taking transient credit will affect their program of study and course sequencing at SCAD.Your success adviser may review this with you.
Students may take transient credit for a class they previously failed at SCAD.However, the F already received will always remain on the transcript and part of their cumulative GPA.Transient credit does not affect a student’s GPA.