Adult Programs: Certificate Program Policies
Students enrolled in Adult Continuing Education certificate programs are expected to attend all classes at the scheduled time and successfully complete all assignments for the course to count toward program requirements.
Students who withdraw from a course must do so in writing. Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal.
Leave of Absence
Candidates unable to enroll in courses for two or more consecutive semesters must apply for a formal leave of absence, valid for one year, by completing a Leave of Absence Form. Completed forms must be filed with the Adult Continuing Education department.
If written notice is not on file, the Adult Continuing Education department will classify a student not enrolled in courses for two or more consecutive semesters as inactive. Students classified as inactive for more than one year are subject to curriculum requirements at the time of re-enrollment, rather than as stated at the time candidacy was originally declared. Upon re-entry to the program, students must reapply and pay the nonrefundable application fee of $75.
Permission to substitute certificate program requirements with other SAIC courses (Continuing Studies, degree program, Ox-Bow) is granted on a case-by-case basis. Requests should be submitted in writing to the Adult Continuing Education Department.
Transcript requests can be made online, in person, and by mail or fax. Full details are available online.
Students may transfer no more than two SAIC courses (Continuing Studies, degree program, or Ox-Bow) completed within the past three years into any certificate program. Students wishing to apply transfer courses must get approval by the Adult Continuing Education department at the time of application and before starting any of the certificate programs.
Note: Students in Drawing, Fashion, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Painting must complete a minimum of 10 courses in Continuing Studies at SAIC after declaring candidacy; students in Web Design must complete a minimum of eight.
Policies are subject to change.