Academic Advising: Resources for Students
The Wellness Center is composed of Health Services, Counseling Services, and the Disability and Learning Resource Center. Its services are provided free of charge to degree students. The Wellness Center staff can treat minor injuries, perform health screenings, engage in counseling for nutrition and sleep issues, daylight therapy, and refer you to quality and specialty health care.
You can visit the Wellness Center at 116 South Michigan Avenue, 13th floor, or online at the Wellness Center website.
Engage SAIC is an online database system that is developed and managed by a company called CollegiateLink. It supports registered student group administration through the development of electronic forms and processes.
Additionally, it provides student groups with a secure website to manage their student group online community and events.
As a member of the SAIC Engage online community, you can select from a wide range of interests when you set up your SAIC Engage profile for the first time. It is important to note that you can add, delete, or prioritize your interests at any time through the My Involvement tab.
Students that have an SAIC Engage profile can also select from a list of interests, and SAIC Engage will suggest events and display related content based on those interests.
For more information about SAIC Engage, contact Campus Life at 312.629.6880 or visit us in The LeRoy Neiman Center, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash Avenue, suite 201.
SAIC offers free, hour-long writing tutorials at the Writing Center. Tutors are available to assist all currently enrolled students with any stage of the writing process. The Writing Center can assist students with:
- Beginning the writing process
- Improving writing style
- Clarifying language
- Improving English writing fluency
- Addressing American Psychological Association (APA) and Modern Language Association (MLA) style questions
- Citing references
- Correcting basic grammar and punctuation
For more information, please see the Writing Center's website.
Career and Professional Experience (CAPX)
Career and Professional Experience (CAPX) prepares students for the immediate future and provides ongoing support for lifelong careers in art and design. They provide students and alumni with full-service advising, workshops, and access to professional networks and opportunities. Some examples of the assistance they can provide include:
- Finding work and Co-op internships
- Preparing résumés and portfolios
- Developing career strategies and employment skills
- Applying for professional opportunities
- Developing proposals
- Pursuing exhibition opportunities
- Applying for graduate school
- Developing networking and interviewing skills
To learn more about the services the CAPX office provides, or to make an appointment, please visit their website.
The office of International Student Services and Study Abroad works with the school community to offer the strongest possible complement of programs and services to the SAIC academic experience.
International Student Services advises students on issues ranging from immigration regulations to resources available for achieving academic, financial, and personal goals. They offer workshops throughout the year to educate international students on their immigration responsibilities and provide opportunities to enhance their academic experience at SAIC.
The Study Abroad office specializes in providing students with opportunities to participate in short-term and semester-long education abroad programs. Advisors work closely with faculty members to offer an exciting array of faculty-led study trips during the winter and summer interims and to advise students who apply for semester-long study abroad.
For more information from these offices, please see their website.
The office of Multicultural Affairs promotes diversity for the SAIC community through programs, services, and institutional initiatives. The department provides support, advocacy, and mediation for students, particularly as they relate to issues of inclusivity, representation, and empowerment. Multicultural Affairs assists the SAIC community in connecting with the rich cultural tapestry of Chicago, which further enhances our diverse experiences and backgrounds.
For more information about Multicultural Affairs, please visit their website.
Student Financial Services
SAIC's Student Financial Services office helps students with information and resources to help finance their education. They can assist students with things such as:
- SAIC scholarships and grants
- Federal and state grants and outside scholarships
- Applying for financial aid
- International financial aid
- Student loans
- Student employment
- Student payroll
For more information about Student Financial Services or your specific financial situation, please visit their website.
Registration and Records
SAIC's Registration and Records Office provides students with information on course registration and access to academic records and transcripts. They are your point of contact for questions related to things like grading, transfer credit, enrollment, and graduation.
For more information, please visit their website.