REFUND POLICY

Written notification of course withdrawal is required and must be submitted via email to ce@moore.edu. After receiving written notice, our team will confirm your refund amount according to the following schedule and provide you with the required tuition refund forms for you to complete. Please note that all refunds are processed in the form of direct deposit or paper check within 4-6 weeksTuition refunds are calculated according to the following schedule: 
  • Withdrawal prior to June 3rd: 100% less non-refundable enrollment fee 
  • Withdrawal prior to July 5th: 70% less non-refundable enrollment fee 
  • Withdrawal after July 5th: no refund 
  • Please note that students dismissed from the program due to code of conduct violations do not receive refunds.

PROGRAM CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS

Moore reserves the right to withdraw courses, alter its curriculum, change instructors or modify tuition. Portions of this publication are subject to change without notice. Courses not meeting minimum enrollment are canceled. In the event of program cancellation, all attempts are made to notify registered students before the start of the program and all course fees are refunded within 4-6 weeks of submission of refund forms. After notifying students of program cancellation, our team will provide you with the required tuition refund forms for you to complete. In the event that the program is to shift online, enrolled students will have the option to withdraw without penalty. Tuition adjustments will be made to reflect the removal of SADI room and board fees and the difference will be refunded.  

SCHOLARSHIPS & ALTERNATIVE FUNDING

Based on funding that is not guaranteed to be renewed annually, there may be a limited number of competitive scholarships for students with academic merit, significant creative talent, and demonstrated financial need. In addition to completing the enrollment requirements, students seeking a scholarship must complete the scholarship application; provide an art teacher or guidance counselor recommendation; submit financial information, and submit a portfolio.
 
Alternatively, our team strongly recommends seeking alternative tuition funding from great organizations supporting Philadelphia students, such as Ellis Trust for Girls and Philadelphia Scholars. To learn more, please reach out to our team at ce@moore.edu.

ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDE

All standard non-discounted SADI registrations are conducted via Self-Service, Moore’s online registration portal. If you haven’t used the system before, please read through the following steps below to ensure a successful and complete registration process. 
  1. We strongly recommend using Google Chrome on a desktop computer or laptop to register. Before you register, please allow pop-ups and cookies and plan to prevent system timeouts. Have your payment method ready and complete the following steps without your computer idling to avoid incomplete registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover & AmEx.
  2. Select the Enrollment Fee and/or Tuition links on the Upcoming Program Details page 
  3. Hit "ADD"
  4. A pop-up window will appear – select "proceed to registration"
    1. NEW USERS
      Follow the prompts to create a new account. (Tip: be sure to write down your login credentials and keep them somewhere handy - you'll need them in the future!)
    2. RETURNING USERS 
      Forgot your login credentials? Submit a ticket or email us at ce@moore.edu!
Didn't receive a confirmation email? Please send your full name and the course you have selected to ce@moore.edu. Your payment may not have been processed successfully.

GETTING COLLEGE CREDIT

Students who successfully complete the program receive 3 foundation-level college credits and a letter grade for their participation in each of their classes. SADI students who are eligible to graduate from the program receive an official Certificate signed by the Managing Director of Continuing Education. Upon graduation from SADI, students have access to an official transcript and 3 transferrable college credits. 

GRADING POLICY

Students participate in 5 classes throughout the program; Foundation Drawing, Foundation Design, and three BFA concentration electives of the student's choosing. SADI students are graded based on their in-class performance, demonstrated effort, the completion of daily homework assignments, and final projects. The quality of a student’s achievement is graded A through F. Grading is a matter of judgment and varies from teacher to teacher. The high school students who are in SADI should be rewarded for individual effort, process, and progress, and not necessarily product.

  • A grade in the “A” range is given for high-quality work that reflects an excellent understanding of the issues raised by the assignments.
  • A grade in the “B” range is given for above-average work that reflects significant growth and demonstrated potential.
  • A grade in the “C” range is a reasonable grade for work that reflects adequate skill and potential for growth.
  • A grade in the “D” range is given for work that reflects some ability but does not meet all the requirements.
  • A grade of “F” is given to a student who has failed.
  • A grade of "W" is given to a student who has withdrawn from the course.
  • A grade of "I" is given to students who explicitly request an incomplete from the instructor and communicates a definitive extended deadline by which all coursework must be complete. 

REQUESTING A TRANSCRIPT

Complete your official transcript request any time using Parchment, Moore's secure official transcript request portal! Official transcripts orders are $12 per copy.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

Students are expected to follow general behavior rules of being respectful of each other, the instructor and staff, as well as the College facility.  Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated and Moore reserves the right to dismiss students from the program.  Students dismissed from the program due to code of conduct violations do not receive refunds.“Disruption” or “inappropriateness,” as applied to the educational setting means behavior that interferes with normal educational functions. Examples include, but are not limited to, inability or refusal to comply with direction; excessive demands that impede program staff's ability to address the needs of our larger community; bullying, physical threats, personal insults, bodily harm, bodily modification, consumption of illegal substances, illegal underage activity, and any illegal acts. Failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in disciplinary action and the involvement of security and law enforcement.

STUDENT SERVICES & DINING

The following student services are available to SADI students:

DINING HALL & CAFE

CONNELLY LIBRARY
THE GALLERIES AT MOORE

THE ART SHOP 

Moore's Dining Hall serves three meals daily Monday through Friday, and two meals on Saturday and Sunday. Adjacent to the Dining Hall is the cozy and comfortable Jane's Corner with a fireplace and multiple sofas for catching up with friends or studying between classes, as well as a convenient grab-and-go cafe. Please contact General Manager, Michele O'Neill at moneill@sagedining.com to discuss any special dietary needs. View daily menus at the Dining Hall here.

COVID-19 SAFETY

We will continue to follow guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19. Safety measures include: 
  • It is required that all eligible SADI students attending on-campus classes obtain COVID-19 vaccination prior to arrival on campus. Please see more information below.
  • At this time, masks are required for all on-campus students, including SADI students. 
  • Distanced classroom and studio setups 
  • Ample sanitizing spaces across campus 
To read Moore's full health and safety plan, please visit moore.edu/coronavirus 

VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

We are thrilled to be hosting SADI 2022 as an in-person, on-campus experience this summer! We can’t wait for you to benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities and proximity to Philadelphia landmarks.
 
To ensure safety for all, we are requiring that all eligible SADI students receive the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated, including the two-week waiting period, before coming to campus. We want to ensure that while SADI students have fun this summer while keeping our community safe.  
 
While completing your registration paperwork for SADI, please submit a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card in addition to your Health History and Immunization forms to healthservices@moore.edu.  These forms will be located in your Official SADI Welcome email, which is sent upon submission of your full tuition payment (due by or before June 1, 2022). 
 
Recent research has shown that the currently available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and they are a useful way to protect ourselves from new variants. With current plans underway for a full return to on-campus classes in the fall, SADI student vaccinations will help our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe learning and working environment for everyone. The College’s decision to require vaccinations is in line with recent news from other nearby higher education institutions whose students, along with Moore’s, make up a significant portion of Philadelphia’s population throughout the year.
 
Exemptions to the vaccination requirement will only be provided for medical, religious, or personal beliefs. To be exempt from the vaccine requirement, you must complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Request Form and submit it to healthservices@moore.edu.
 

WHAT IF WE SHIFT 100% ONLINE?

Our first priority at Moore College of Art & Design is the health and safety of our entire community—that’s why in summer 2020, we shifted SADI to an online format, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. And guess what? We still had a blast!
 
Online SADI classes utilized a mix of creative learning approaches and a range of formats, including small group discussions and demonstrations. Our faculty created a flexible, fun and engaging virtual learning environment, with a structured weekly calendar of regularly scheduled classes and check-ins via email and Slack messenger. Students enjoyed a wide range of activities throughout each day—and not all of it took place in front of a screen!
 
Students also received FREE access to Adobe Creative Cloud and a complimentary at-home SADI Essentials Kit, valued at over $400, featuring high-quality art supplies: drawing pads, canvases, colored pencils, chalk pastels, acrylic paints, charcoal and more!
 
We included our most popular offerings and career prep in the following concentrations:
  • Animation
  • Foundation Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Foundation Design
  • Painting
  • Game Design
 
SOME HIGHLIGHTS OF SADI 2020
  • Social events such as Animal Crossing and Minecraft nights
  • Weekly talks with successful Moore alumni like Isabelle Staub and Amy Ignatow
  • Professional development workshops on college prep, career prep, exhibition submissions, social media presence, home studios, and creative mindfulness
  • Portfolio preparation and mock interviews with Moore’s Admissions staff
  • Virtual Study Halls for mentoring with Moore BFA students and completing homework
  • A culminating online exhibition on Moore’s website, featuring individual galleries of each student’s art and design work
In spring 2022, we will pay close attention to guidelines from the CDC and the City of Philadelphia to determine whether SADI 2022 will take place online.

QUESTIONS?

Email our team at ce@moore.edu or contact us at 215-965-4030!

Tuition and Policies

  • TUITION FOR SADI 2021: $5,810

Tuition is inclusive of all costs including enrollment fee, room, meals, art supplies, college credits, extracurricular activities and field trips. Payments can be made online, by mail or over the phone. Full payment must be received by June 1. 

Please mail all SADI tuition checks to:

Moore College of Art & Design

Attn: Continuing Education - SADI

1916 Race Street

Philadelphia, PA 19103

In the event that SADI 2021 must shift to an online format, given the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, tuition will be reduced to $3,090. Please stay tuned in spring 2021 for the latest updates on program format and additional information.

Written notification of withdrawal must be submitted to the Continuing Education Department by email to ce@moore.edu. No refunds are to be given to students asked to leave SADI for violations of policies or regulations. Program costs excluding the enrollment fee are refunded according to the following schedule: 

Withdrawal prior to June 4: 100% minus nonrefundable enrollment fee 

Withdrawal prior to July 5: 70% minus nonrefundable enrollment fee 

Withdrawal after July 5: no refund 

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the processing of refunds 

  • Students who successfully complete SADI will receive three (3) undergraduate-level college credits.
  • Students may request transcripts for transfer of credit to other institutions.

Moore is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art andDesign and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the prestigious National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Students are expected to demonstrate high standards of personal conduct and respect for personal belongings, college property and the rights of students and staff. A student handbook detailing program rules and responsibilities is mailed to enrolled students.

Prior to attending SADI, students and their parents or guardians are required to sign a Rules and Responsibilities Agreement.

For Moore’s Policy of Non-Discrimination and Compliance with the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, visit moore.edu/nondiscriminationpolicy.

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