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Pre-Registration Day and ARTBASH


Saturday, April 6, 2024
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(check-in begins at 9 a.m.)
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
280 S. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603


We invite you to join us on campus for the opportunity to pre-register for classes, view the work of current first-year students in our annual ARTBASH exhibition, tour the campus and our residence halls, get all of your questions answered, and more!

We’ll also have special programming and representatives available from Admissions, Student Financial Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, and our Career and Professional Experience office to help answer all of your questions. Details will be coming to you via mail and email.

Pre-Registering for Fall 2024 Classes?

  • Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis (pending availability). 
  • Check out our course listings and prepare a list of classes you're interested in!
  • Appointments last approximately 30 minutes.
  • Counselors will explain requirements and sign you up for classes.

*Make Your Enrollment Deposit
In order to hold your space in your selected courses, we require that admitted students pay a non-refundable $450 enrollment deposit. You may make your deposit as soon as you are committed to SAIC, but no later than May 1, 2024. The deposit is not an extra fee, and will be applied toward your tuition charges. Learn more



Can't make it to campus?

Sunday, April 7, 2024
Register for the 6:00 a.m. CT programming session
Register for the 12:00 p.m. CT programming session

Sign up for a Pre-Registration Appointment
Pre-registration appointments will be available from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (CT).

Join us online to pre-register for your fall classes, learn more about SAIC, take a live campus tour led by current students, join one of our Q&A sessions, and watch on-demand content at your convenience! 

Check back soon for the live programming agenda!