Next Steps for Enrolled Students

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

Your SAIC email account is the key to accessing Canvas and other student resources. Your instructor will communicate with you through Canvas and your SAIC.edu email address. Check it regularly during the course.

To activate your SAIC email account, you will need to:

  • Locate your SAIC ID number in your Registration Confirmation email, sent from cs@saic.edu. If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there. Your 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 password.artic.edu
  • Select Activate Account
  • Enter your 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your 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.

Visit gmail.artic.edu to log in to your SAIC email with the username and password from above.

NEED HELP? Contact the CRIT Help Desk at 312-345-3535 or email crithelpdesk@saic.edu.

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 will require that all students who intend to be on campus for any period of time starting in the fall 2021 term, and are eligible (ages 12 and older), must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

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 saic.edu/continuing-studies/csvaccine for more information.

Canvas is SAIC’s online learning platform and will be the central resource for all of your course materials and communication with your instructors and peers. You will need to log in with your SAIC username and password.

Instructors will make courses viewable in Canvas  in the days leading up to the start of class.

Visit canvas.saic.edu or download the app for Android or Apple and log in using your SAIC username and password. Complete the virtual  Canvas Student Orientation to get started.

NEED HELP? Contact the Canvas Support Team at canvas-help@saic.edu, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Students will need an ARTICard, the SAIC ID, to enter campus buildings. You will receive an email from articard@saic.edu 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.

Typically, supply lists for ECP courses are provided to students during the first class session. 

However, some instructors may choose to provide a supply list to students in advance if specific materials are required during the first week of class. If your instructor has chosen to release the supply list prior to the start of class, you will find it at the link below. 

Please check to see if your supply list has been posted at least one week prior to class starting so you have time to order the supplies you need. 

Course Supply Lists

IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY ALLERGIES AND/OR OTHER MEDICAL/HEALTH CONDITIONS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS STEP.

If you registered your student by phone, email, or submission of a PDF registration form, a signed Consent Form‌ [PDF] is required to participate in the Early College Program 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 saic-youth@saic.edu.

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 saic-youth@saic.edu. This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.

Lockers are made available at the start of classes on a first-come, first-served basis and must be officially registered through the Office of Student Affairs each semester. Students who have registered a locker during the current term must provide their own lock. If an unregistered locker is found locked, the lock will be cut and the contents disposed of. Locks and personal belongings not removed at the end of the semester will be disposed of.

Students may register their locker 1-week in advance of the start of their class, as it will take up to 2 business days for locker registration to be completed. 

Student​ ​Locker​ ​Registration​ ​Checklist

  • Email​ student affairs at studenthelp@saic.edu
  • Use subject line: Locker reservation request - ECP student
  • Include​ ​the​ ​following​ ​information​ ​in​ ​the​ ​body​ ​of​ ​the​ ​email. ​​Failure to provide all information will cause a delay in completing the registration.
    • Full name and SAIC ID number
    • Location of your course - building, floor, and classroom
    • Dates of your course

Students will be assigned the closest available locker to their classroom and may use it for the duration of their course.

You will receive a Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-youth@saic.edu 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 (modified in-person courses)
  • The contact information for your instructor

Please make sure to provide an active email address during registration so we are able to communicate effectively. You may also need to check your junk/spam folder for these email alerts.

A staff member will be available to respond to emails regarding urgent concerns while ECP courses are in session.

Most concerns can be resolved effectively by email but if a phone call is needed, a staff member will call you in response to your email.

Youth Curriculum and Instruction Team (Programming) - saic-youth@saic.edu

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CT (when weekend courses are in session only)
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT (when weekend courses are in session only)

To expedite assistance, include as much of the following information as you are able to.

  • Your first and last name as it appears on your Registration Confirmation email
  • Your 7-digit student ID number (included in your Registration Confirmation email)
  • The class you are taking, including when it is scheduled to start
  • A phone number you can be reached at

TIP: Include your instructor in your email to saic-youth@saic.edu. That way they will be aware that you are working on troubleshooting in order to connect with them for the first class. The contact information for your instructor will be provided to you in the Welcome & Next Steps email sent in the days leading up to the start of class.

Attendance and Scheduling Conflicts

Students enrolled in the Early College Program are expected to attend all classes at the scheduled time. However, we understand that circumstances may warrant absences, tardiness, or early dismissal. 

If your student will be absent or tardy for class, email saic-youth@saic.edu. Instructors are unable to provide extensive make-up plans or meet outside of regularly scheduled class times.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunities for students with disabilities. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities should call 312.629.6170 or email saic-youth@saic.edu for further information. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to provide any information that will ensure a positive experience for all participants. This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.

SAIC SECURITY ALERT SYSTEM

To sign up for SAIC's security alert system, please fill out the Parent Newsletter Request Form. Please note that parents cannot sign up for this unless their child is a current student; registration should be complete and a registration email sent to you with a student ID.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcript requests can be made online, in person, and by mail or fax. Transcripts are not available until several weeks after the last class. Full details are available here.

ECP ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Make sure to like the Early College Program @ SAIC on Facebook and Instagram for extra information, instructor news, and images of work created in our programs.

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

Your SAIC email account is the key to accessing Canvas and other student resources. Your instructor will communicate with you through Canvas and your SAIC.edu email address. Check it regularly during the course.
 
To activate your SAIC email account, you will need to:

  • Locate your SAIC ID number in your Registration Confirmation email, sent from cs@saic.edu. If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there. Your 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 password.artic.edu
  • Select Activate Account
  • Enter your 7-digit SAIC ID number
  • Enter your Last Name
  • Enter your Birthdate using this exact date format: DD-MMM (e.g., 22-FEB or 03-JUN)
  • Select Activate 

Your username is automatically assigned but you will create your own password, which must be alphanumeric and at least six characters. Record your account information for future reference. 
 
Visit gmail.artic.edu to log in to your SAIC email with the username and password from above.

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

Canvas is SAIC’s online learning platform and will be the central resource for all of your course materials and communication with your instructors and peers. You will need to log in with your SAIC username and password.
 
Instructors will make courses viewable in Canvas in the days leading up to the start of class.
 
Visit canvas.saic.edu or download the app for Android or Apple and log in using your SAIC username and password. Complete the virtual Canvas Student Orientation to get started.

NEED HELP? Contact the Canvas Support Team at canvas-help@saic.edu, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Zoom video conferencing will be used for your course. Download Zoom in advance of the first class.

All live sessions are scheduled in Central Time. Use World Time Buddy to compare Central Time with your current timezone.

NOTE: You can join the first class Zoom session even if you have not finished activating your SAIC email and logged into Canvas. You will receive the link for the first Zoom session in the Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-youth@saic.edu in the days leading up to the start of class. 

Typically, supply lists for ECP courses are provided to students during the first class session. 

However, some instructors may choose to provide a supply list to students in advance if specific materials are required during the first week of class. If your instructor has chosen to release the supply list prior to the start of class, you will find it at the link below. 

Please check to see if your supply list has been posted at least one week prior to class starting so you have time to order the supplies you need. 

Course Supply List

IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY ALLERGIES AND/OR OTHER MEDICAL/HEALTH CONDITIONS, YOU DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS STEP.

If you registered your student by phone, email, or submission of a PDF registration form, a signed Consent Form‌ [PDF] is required to participate in the Early College Program 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 saic-youth@saic.edu.

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 saic-youth@saic.edu. This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.

You will receive a Welcome & Next Steps email from saic-youth@saic.edu 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 link to the first class Zoom session (synchronous online courses)
The contact information for your instructor

COMMUNICATION

Please make sure to provide an active email address during registration so we are able to communicate effectively. You may also need to check your junk/spam folder for these email alerts.

A staff member will be available to respond to emails regarding urgent concerns while ECP courses are in session.

Most concerns can be resolved effectively by email but if a phone call is needed, a staff member will call you in response to your email.

Youth Curriculum and Instruction Team (Programming) - saic-youth@saic.edu
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CT
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CT (when weekend courses are in session only)
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT  (when weekend courses are in session only)

To expedite assistance, include as much of the following information as you are able to.

  • Your first and last name as it appears on your Registration Confirmation email
  • Your 7-digit student ID number (included in your Registration Confirmation email)
  • The class you are taking, including when it is scheduled to start
  • A phone number you can be reached at

TIP: Include your instructor in your email to saic-youth@saic.edu. That way they will be aware that you are working on troubleshooting in order to connect with them for the first class. The contact information for your instructor will be provided to you in the Welcome & Next Steps email sent in the days leading up to the start of class.

ATTENDANCE AND SCHEDULING CONFLICTS

Students enrolled in the Early College Program are expected to attend all classes at the scheduled time. However, we understand that circumstances may warrant absences, tardiness, or early dismissal. 

If your student will be absent or tardy for class, email saic-youth@saic.edu. Instructors are unable to provide extensive make-up plans or meet outside of regularly scheduled class times.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago is committed to full compliance with all laws regarding equal opportunities for students with disabilities. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities should call 312.629.6170 or email saic-youth@saic.edu for further information. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to provide any information that will ensure a positive experience for all participants. This information is confidential and only shared with program staff.

SAIC SECURITY ALERT SYSTEM

To sign up for SAIC's security alert system, please fill out the Parent Newsletter Request Form. Please note that parents cannot sign up for this unless their child is a current student; registration should be complete and a registration email will be sent to you with a student ID.

TRANSCRIPTS

Transcript requests can be made online, in person, and by mail or fax. Transcripts are not available until several weeks after the last class. Full details are available here.

ECP ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Make sure to like the Early College Program @ SAIC on Facebook and Instagram for extra information, instructor news, and images of work created in our programs.