How To Apply

First, you’ll need to create an account in our online application system. The application has several different components, and you don’t have to complete it in one sitting. Once you create an account, you can pick up where you left off at any time.

Here’s what you’ll need to complete the online application.


A passport-style photo of yourself from the shoulders up. This will be used as your student ID photo if you are accepted.

Teacher Recommendations

You’ll complete a short online form that will let us request grades and attendance and send the appropriate recommendation forms to your teachers while you continue to work on your application.
You’ll need names and email addresses for:

  • Arts Teacher Recommendation
  • Homeschool Recommendation (if applicable) 
Arts Experience

List any classes/training/experiences you have had in the past two years. Not having any of these experiences does not hurt your chances.

Parent/Guardian Contact Information

General contact information about gaurdians.

Mail-In Portfolio

The following two (2) pieces should be mailed to the address below so they are received by January 4, 2019. All work must be 8.5” x 11” with your name on the back of each piece.

  • One 8.5” x 11” pencil drawing of two unrelated objects drawn from direct observation. Please do not draw from a photograph, memory, or imagination.
    • Draw your selected objects as you have arranged them in front of you. (The surface on which your objects are placed does not count as one of the two objects and should be included in your drawing.)
    • Ask yourself how your objects are or are not related.
    • Beware of pairs that seem unrelated but actually have a strong common connection – a hat and
      a shoe are both worn on the body; a shoe and a pencil sharpener, as an example, might be a
      better choice.
  • One 8.5” x 11” collage that clearly represents something you have read about or learned in school.
    • A collage is a two-dimensional composition made of different materials attached to a surface; do not simply draw a variety of images on the page.
    • Use both text and images in your collage.
    • On the back, write three (3) sentences about the academic connection.

Emailed submissions of these pieces will not be accepted.

Mail the two (2) pieces of artwork by January 4, 2019 to:
SCGSAH - Office of Admissions
15 University Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Note: All artwork will be returned to you.

Once you have submitted the application, you can login to your account at any time to view the application checklist. When all required application materials are received, you will receive an email confirming your completed application. 

The Admissions Office will notify you if information is missing from your application. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.