Hey there! Sorry for taking so long in getting back to you. To start things off I go to the Savannah Campus so I cant really say anything about the Atlanta one. Though, I never went to a SCAD day either and I cant say it harmed me in any way. I mean, sure I went in not knowing anything about SCAD, but you tend to adapt pretty quickly and I’m sure your roommates, if you end up living on campus, would be more than willing to help you figure anything out. At least mine was anyway.
Like you I am a pretty introverted person and I do admit that I probably spend more time on the computer than I should, but for the most part, it doesnt seem to be much of a problem in terms of having a social life or keeping your grades up.
As for whether or not you should go to a junior college or straight to SCAD, I cant really say. It really depends on what your financial status is and whether or not you feel as though you need the extra time. I mean, I went to SCAD straight out of high school, and as for someone who had little experience living away from my slightly overprotective family (The longest time I spent away from them was for 3 weeks at a precollege program and even then I was only 20 minutes away and saw them on the weekends.) I managed to fair pretty well.
Though, before going to SCAD I would HIGHLY reccomend taking a couple of precollege courses this summer or next summer. I took was in one my junior year at a local art college and it really really helped me grow a lot as an artist. I would recommend rising star or it’s equivalent in your area. It insures that your credits gets transferred when you go to SCAD and you’ll even be able to graduate earlish depending on how many credits you complete before actually arriving there. You’ll be ahead of the game if you do.
Not to mention when you actually go to SCAD you’ll be able to pick out all of your classes before the rest of the freshmen because you have more credits than they do. That’s something I learned when I got here because one of my credits from my precollege transferred over, letting me go ahead of my roommate and my boyfriend. Which is awesome for me since I’m sure to get into all of the classes I want for the next quarter.
But yeah, to summarize It’s really up to you and the situation you’re in. I would highly recommend doing a precollege type thing, SCAD’s rising stars, to get a taste of college life and earn more credits.
Hope I helped you a little and I wish you th best of luck in the future! I promise I’ll be more prompt in responding to future asks and thanks again for asking me!