The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Bulletin provides students with important information about programs of study, academic departments and programs, academic support programs, co-curricular programs and rules, regulations and policies of the school. We encourage you to review this document on a regular basis.

2023-24 SAIC Bulletin [PDF]

Enrollment and Registration

With approval from their department and under special circumstances, graduate students may petition the Graduate Dean for the permission to enroll in classes normally reserved for undergraduates.

How to register for classes. Includes a step-by-step guide in presentation format.

Waitlist general information. Please see the Student Quicklinks.

How to set up a Waitlist. Please see Part IV's focus on "Future Swaps." In most cases the Future Swap better reflects a graduate student's Registration intentions than a direct Waitlist.

General Registration Information. Includes an outline of key Registration dates, as well as other relevant information. 

Main Registration page. Contains useful links.

Master of Fine Art in Studio Curriculum Requirements

Permission to enroll in 2000 and 3000-level Undergraduate courses

Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence and Reinstatement for Graduate Students