Next Steps for Enrolled Students

IMPORTANT: In addtion to the steps below, add to your email contacts. This will prevent important information about your course from being sorted into your spam folder

Important: After registering, it will take up to 2 business days before you are able to activate your SAIC account. 

Parents/guardians of students under the age of 13: In order to submit proof of vaccination, the student will need to have an active SAIC account login.

  • Locate the student’s SAIC ID number in your Registration Confirmation email, sent from If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there. The 7-digit SAIC Student ID number is different from the 5-digit order number included on the Order Confirmation receipt email sent to you at the time of checkout.
  • Go to
  • Select Activate Account
  • Enter the 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter the Last Name
  • Enter the student’s Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB or 03-JUN)
  • Select Activate

Pause to record your account information for future reference. 
Your username will be automatically assigned but you will create your own password, which must be alphanumeric and at least six characters.

NEED HELP? Contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312-345-3535 or email
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Important: After activating your SAIC account, it will take up to 2 business days before you are able to upload your proof of vaccination. 

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago requires that all students who intend to be on campus for any period of time be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have a booster, if elligible.

Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for more information about booster eligibility.

SAIC will accept any COVID-19 vaccine approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Students are required to have proof of vaccination on file with Health Services. Medical and religious exemptions will be accommodated for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Visit for more information.


If you registered your student by phone, email, or submission of a PDF registration form, a signed Consent Form is required to participate in the Children's Workshops at SAIC; failure to submit a signed Consent Form prior to the first class may prevent participation. This includes students using tuition vouchers and tuition remission. Please send the signed Consent Form to

Parents/guardians of students with allergies and/or other medical/health conditions that might require emergency assistance should complete an Allergy History Form [PDF] and/or Emergency Action Plan Form‌ [PDF], or email This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.

Students will need an ARTICard, the SAIC ID, to enter campus buildings. You will receive an email from to your home email address in the week prior to the start of your class which details how to submit your identification photo. 

Students will receive their ARTICard during their first class meeting. Students who registered late or did not submit their photo will have an opportunity to get their ARTICard made on the first day of class.

SAIC Continuing Studies values arts classrooms in which all individuals are treated with respect, kindness, and understanding. We work together to build and maintain safe, joyful, and rigorous arts learning environments where all community members are able to learn and grow as artists and people. In order to participate in the Children's Workshops, the student and his or her parent/legal guardian must agree that the student will, at all times, abide by the Rules of Conduct below and participate in the Progressive Consequences process as needed. 

Children's Workshops Progressive Consequences and Rules of Conduct


All parents/guardians are expected to join their student in the drop-off location on the first day of class.

The drop-off location for the students course will be sent in the Welcome & Next Steps email.


Students who do not have permission for unescorted dismissal will be released only to the parents/guardians listed on file when a government issued ID is presented in the designated pick-up location. Parents/guardians who do not give permission for unescorted dismissal will be required to park, enter the building and pick their children up from the lobby of the pick-up location. To grant permission for unescorted dismissal parents/guardians must fill out the Permission for Unescorted Dismissal form online or on the first day of class in-person.

Parents/guardians may also complete the Alternative Pick-Up Arrangements form online or on the first day in-person to notify the Continuing Studies team of an alternate pick-up designee.

You will receive a Welcome & Next Steps email from in the days leading up to the start of class. The subject line will be Welcome & Next Steps for [class #] [Class Title].

You may also need to check your junk/spam folder for these email alerts.​

In this email you will find:

  • A reminder to complete your next steps as outlined on this page
  • The location your course will be meeting
  • Information regarding first day check-in
  • Guidelines for drop-off and pick-up