Registration, Tuition, and FAQ

Students must be at least 15 years old and not older than 18 years of age, and have completed grade 10 of their secondary school to enroll in the Early College Program Online Winter Intensive program. Questions? Contact us at or call our office at 312.629.6170.


Program cost is $1,740.

Registration Information

Registration is done online. Continuing Studies accepts credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa).

Refund Policy

A 100% tuition refund will be issued one week prior to the session start date. No refunds will be issued after this date. Refunds will not be issued if a course delivery format changes from in-person to online due to health guidelines. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing to and include the student’s name, ID number, and course information. Refunds take four to six weeks to process. Note: Nonattendance does not constitute an official withdrawal, nor a cancellation of tuition and fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be teaching these classes?

All faculty are practicing artists who bring their real world experience into the classroom to help you develop a more meaningful art-making practice. These faculty also teach in the undergraduate degree program at SAIC. View faculty profiles to learn more. 

Do I need a laptop computer?

All students are required to have their own cell phone, tablet, or computer in order to participate in this program. If you are enrolled in Design Projects, you will need a computer that can support Adobe Creative Cloud. Microsoft Windows 10; Mac OS X v10.12 and later.

Will I be receiving college credit?

You will receive one college credit upon the successful completion of each session.

Will I be making artwork?

These are studio classes and you will be actively making artwork. You will participate in demos, lectures, and critiques — all with the intention of making portfolio quality work for college admissions. Prepare to walk away with artwork that you can use as part of a competitive merit scholarship portfolio.

What will I do to order art supplies?

Supplies lists will be shared with you in advance of the session start date. Each course will have a suggested “Supplies Kit” that can be purchased through Blick Art Materials’ online store and shipped to your home.

Can these courses be audited/taken for non-credit?

We require that you are enrolled for college credit.

How large are these classes?

All courses have 10 or less students per class providing you with a phenomenal teacher-to-student ratio.