As a transfer or prior degree student, you may be exempt from the standardized test requirements if you have successfully completed English requirements and/or a significant amount of liberal arts coursework at an accredited college. Contact the Admissions office at ugadmiss@saic.edu or 800.232.7242 for more information.

For transfer students needing to submit test scores:

If you are a U.S. resident or English is your first language, submit scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). You may select to have your scores sent to SAIC when you are taking either test or send us scores via an official transcript.

Minimum scores required by SAIC:

SAT Verbal or Critical Reading 500
ACT Reading 21

Applicants who score below the minimum SAT or ACT requirements may not be offered admission to SAIC.

Test scores may be sent to:

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Undergraduate Admissions
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1201
Chicago, IL 60603

SAIC's ACT Code: 1136
SAIC's SAT Code: 1713
SAIC's TOEFL Code: 1713

International Applicants

If you are not a native English-speaking applicant, please visit the Admissions international student test score section for information about test score requirements.