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Pre-Registration Day and ARTBASH


On-Campus: 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.

Want to take a campus tour?

Schedule a tour here. In-Person and Virtual options are available. All campus tours are led by current students.

Want to Schedule Your Fall 2024 Registration Appointment for Another Time?

Call us at 312-629-6100 to schedule your appointment (available after April 1).

Want to Speak Individually with Student Financial Services?
Contact us M–F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to make an appointment at 312.629.6600 or, or schedule an SFS appointment online.

Make Your Enrollment Deposit

In order to accept your admission and secure your place in our class, 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