Registration for the Early College Program Summer Institute 2016 begins Monday, January 4th!

ECP Summer Institute Registration Formcoming soon!

High school students who are at least 15 years old and not more than 18 years old and have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year are eligible to enroll in the Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI).

Housing, merit scholarships, and need-based aid are available.

Session 1: Two weeks 
Monday, June 13–Friday, June 24

Session 2: Two weeks
Monday, June 27–Friday, July 8

Session 3: Two weeks
Monday, July 11–Friday, July 22

Session 4: Four weeks
Monday, June 27–Friday, July 22

Intense. Rigorous. Life Changing.

Early College Program Summer Institute (ECPSI) at the Nation's Most Influential Art and Design School.

Ideas Matter Here

Which is why we empower you with the freedom to work in multiple media. With us, you can incorporate text into paintings, combine performance and sculpture, and explore the relationship of sound to architecture. The possibilities are truly limitless. And, you will leave our program with higher confidence and innovative, portfolio-quality work.

"We want our students to be able to master not just one medium, but to have the freedom to move and explore throughout different disciplines; to experiment; to take risks; to find the right solution for each individual problem. Our interdisciplinary philosophy, accomplished by excellent, enthusiastic faculty, the third largest collection of art in the world, and one of the most exciting cities in the country, make SAIC the whole package." —Rafael Vera, ECPSI instructor

The ECPSI Advantage

World-Class Resources

Enrollment: Approximately 150 students per two-week session
Students living on campus: 90%
Percent international students: 17%
Countries represented: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Mexico, Russian Federation, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,  Venezuela
Instructional staff to student ratio 1:8

ECPSI Art and Street Culture class project, 2015
Art and Street Culture class project: Emma Akins, Kylie Bryant, Isabella Buoscio, Brendan Burress, Oliver Carr, Rosa Chen, Sophie Conklin, Grace Coudal, Emily Deutsch, Nick Hartsell, Lauren Hawthorne, Claire Hyde, Julia Lacerda, Cara Mastrostefano, Jasmine McDow, and Callie Nelson, Art and Street Culture