Admitted Students

Student Orientation Event

You've just been admitted to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Now it's time for you to enroll in classes and arrange for housing, financial aid, your laptop, SAIC email, and more. View all your next steps. Most importantly, if you need assistance at any step during the process, you may contact the Office of Admissions at 800.232.7242, 312.629.6100, or at with any questions you may have.

Make Your Tuition Deposit

In order to accept your admission and secure your place in our class, we require that admitted students pay a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit. The deposit is not an extra fee, and will be applied toward your tuition charges. You may submit your deposit as soon as you are committed to SAIC, and no later than May 1.

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Register for Your Classes

Domestic Students: Starting April 1, contact the Admissions Office at 312.629.6100 or 800.232.7242 (Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.) to make a registration phone appointment. Our counselors will call you and schedule your courses at a time that is convenient for you. Should you prefer, you may also make an appointment to come in to our office and register for courses.  Call our office to set up a time.

International Students:All international students will register for classes via email with Erin Gasim at

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