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RESOURCES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Student Success Adviser: Your student success adviser is on hand to assist you in academic and financial advising. You can meet with your adviser by appointment Monday-Friday or come to the advising office for walk in hours Fridays between 1:00pm and 5:00 pm.

  • Contact: advise-hk@scad.edu
  • Located in SCAD Hong Kong Rooms 114 & 116
  • Schedule appointments at: scad.mywconline.net

Faculty Adviser: Your faculty adviser will be assigned to you after you pass FSYR 101 and declare your major. Faculty advisers are a professor in your program of study who is there to help answer questions you may have about your major, courses offered and what they entail, industry standards and how to prepare for the future, etc. This is a great point of reference for specific questions on your major. Your faculty adviser will be listed in MySCAD/Student Workspace tab/Academic Profile channel and SCAD PRO Adviser.


Professor Office Hours: Members of the faculty spend a certain number of hours per week in their office to be available to consult with students. This time is set aside for student-faculty interaction outside of the classroom. Some faculty require appointments while others allow students to drop in during scheduled office hours. Office hours should be printed on every syllabus.


Peer Tutoring/Academic Resources: Academic Resources provides free ongoing tutoring in courses most often requested by students. Students can connect with a peer tutor by going to the learning resource website on MySCAD under the resources tab/department directory.

  • Located in RM 016
  • Contact: hktutor@scad.edu

Examples of Help from Tutoring Center:

  • Help in general education courses (ARTH, MATH, ENGL, COMM, etc)
  • Study skills
  • English Language Tutors for non-native English speaking students
  • Understanding course requirements
  • Time/Project Management
  • Major/course and software tutors for help in various subjects (example: Adobe, Maya Rhino,etc.)

The Writers’ Studio: The Writers Studio offers students individualized and small-group assistance with all aspects of the writing process whether personal or academic, from prewriting to developing a thesis statement, structuring ideas to revising drafts, and formatting bibliographies to much more. Learn more through their MySCAD website: MySCAD/Student Workspace tab/Academic Resource Network/The Writers’ Studio.

  • Contact: writehk@scad.edu
  • Located in RM 016

Examples of Help from Writing Center:

  • Citation and Bibliography Help
  • Prewriting strategies and structuring help for papers
  • Developing a thesis statement
  • Help learning how to edit and proofread
  • Creative writing help
  • Assistance with scholarship application essays


The SCAD Chat Lab: Visit the SCAD Chat Lab to get help designing and delivering a presentation for any class or professional occasion.

  • Open to SCAD students by appointment.
  • Located at Room 016.


The Drawing and Design Center: The Drawing & Design Center exists to assist student enrolled in Foundation Studies classes to improve their in-class performance. Services include individual tutoring and group workshops. For schedule and locations, visit their blog at: http://blog.scad.edu/ddcenter/ or go to the peer tutoring website on MySCAD and search under ‘DRAW’ or ‘DSGN’ appointments.

  • Contact: hk-drawingdesign@scad.edu

Examples of Help from Drawing and Design Center:

  • Work one–on-one with a drawing or design tutor
  • Attend workshops held each quarter by foundation faculty and faculty within majors


Lynda.com Training
Access to over 42000 on line video tutorials on technology topics such as 3D Animation, CAD, Photography, Business, Webdesign, etc. taught by industry experts. Free to all registered students, staff and faculty.

Examples of Topics Found in Lynda.com:

  • Wordpress.com training
  • Rhino
  • Maya
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Suite training (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Photography techniques and tips
  • Film Making and Editing


Counseling and Student Support Services: Counseling and Student Support Services provides short-term individual counseling, support groups, community referrals, educational workshops and self-help resources. Services are free and confidentiality is guaranteed within legal and ethical guidelines. SCAD also offers educational services that provide equal opportunity for people with disabilities, including short term disabilities. Students must provide documentation of their disability.

  • Contact: counseling-hk@scad.edu
  • Located in RM 020

Examples of Group Counseling Opportunities:

  • Creativity Coaching
  • Acutapping Stress Management
  • General Support Group
  • Life Coaching
  • Career Coaching
  • Meditation and Mindfulness

Make an appointment with one or all of these resources today!