To apply to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), you will need to fill out an application and submit your standardized test scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. And most importantly, we require a portfolio of your best and most recent work—work that will give us a sense of you, your interests, and your willingness to explore, experiment, and think beyond technical art and design skills.

In order to apply, we must have the following items and all of your application materials in our office:


January 15, 2018

We encourage students to apply by January 15 in order to receive full merit scholarship consideration.

See all our deadlines.