Middle School Programs: Registration, Payment, and Policies
Registration and Payment
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 (e.g., summer 2018).
Registration will not be accepted following the second class.
Note: Registration and payment is required for each Family Camp participant.
Students in the Middle School Program (MSP) are expected to adhere to the Rules of Conduct [PDF].
Cancellations and Schedule Changes
Continuing Studies reserves the right to cancel or alter the fees, schedule, or staffing of courses when circumstances warrant. If a cancellation or change is necessary, students will be notified prior to the first class, and students enrolled in canceled courses will have the option of taking another class or receiving a full refund.
Note: Courses with low enrollment may be canceled a week or more prior to the start date, thus early registration is encouraged.
Note: A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged for withdrawals after May 11.
All withdrawal requests must be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 May 11.
- 100 percent tuition refund less $100 cancellation fee after May 11, and prior to the second class.
- No refunds will be issued after the second class has met.
Refunds take four to six weeks to process, depending on payment type.
Note: Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor a cancellation of tuition and fees.
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.