High School Commuter: Registration and Payment

Registration for Fall 2019 courses is now open!
Registration for Spring 2020 courses opens November 25!

Register Online OR download the Early College Program Registration Form and do one of the following:

  • Email to cs@saic.edu
  • Fax to 312.629.6171
  • Drop it off at 36 S. Wabash Avenue, Suite 1201, Chicago, IL 60603

Fall 2019 registration is now open! Register online today!
Request more information or view our fall brochure

Need-based Aid

Limited need-based aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must submit a completed financial assistance form, financial documentation, a completed registration form, and $50 tuition deposit. Financial documentation must include a copy of the family's most recent tax return 1040. The deadline for Spring 2019 need-based financial aid is January 18.

Download the CW-MSP-ECP Financial Aid Form‌ [PDF]

Registration and Payment

Note: Registration will not be accepted prior to the start of the registration period.

Registration is accepted by fax, in person, by mail, and phone on a first-come, first-served basis. A completed registration form and payment in full is required at the time of registration. Note: Online registration and payment is not currently available.

Continuing Studies accepts checks, credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa), and money orders. If paying by check or money order, please make payable to SAIC and include the student’s name, ID number (if available), and term.

Registration will not be accepted following the second class.

Students in the Early College Program are expected to adhere to the Student Rights and Responsibilities-Early College Program/ECP Summer Institute available on the Forms and Downloads page. 

Refund Policy

All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to cs@saic.edu and include the student's name, ID number, and course information. The date the request is received in writing is the date used to calculate the refund amount.

  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to the second class
  • No refunds will be issued after the second class has met


Wait List Procedures for Continuing Studies

If you are interested in registering for a course that is full, you can request to be added to the waitlist verbally or via email. Please provide a preferred contact phone number with your request. Students are not automatically added to the wait list.

If a spot becomes available in the course, Continuing Studies (CS) will contact the first person on the wait list via their preferred phone number. CS will not contact the student via email. If the student does not answer, CS will leave a voice mail message.

To accept a spot on the wait list, call 312.629.6170. If a staff member does not answer the phone, leave a voice mail message confirming your decision. Messages are checked regularly and each message is time stamped. Responses will not be accepted via email.

If the spot has not been accepted by 9:00 a.m. the following business day, CS will contact the second person on the wait list. A voice mail will be left if the person does not answer. At that point, the spot will be given to which ever student responds first. The process will continue until someone has accepted the spot or until everyone on the wait list has been called.

Students will only be added to the wait list if they have a registration form on file.