Becoming Part of SAIC

Like our curriculum, our admission process starts with understanding you—your current interests and experiences and your expectations for your education. 

We understand that you are already involved in the process of thinking and making, and we are excited to see and discuss your work. We encourage you to meet with us at events around the country and get advice about preparing your portfolio for admission and merit scholarship consideration.

There is no better way to get a sense of how extraordinary a place we are than to visit us here in Chicago. Take a school tour led by our student ambassadors to get their insights into what it's like to be an SAIC student. Talk to our counselors in-depth about your work.

But, more than anything, begin the dialogue with us.

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The Common Application

Transfer Application—$65 application fee (please send in via check or money order only, made payable to SAIC)