MSP Fall and Spring: Student Information

Registration Confirmation

Please review your registration confirmation email carefully and contact Continuing Studies at 312.629.6170 if any information is incorrect. If you do not receive this email, contact Continuing Studies to make sure an active and current email is on file—registration confirmation emails are normally sent within 48 hours. You may also need to check your junk/spam folder.

Please note that an additional Welcome & Next Steps email will be sent from in the days leading up to the start of class and will list updated information such as room locations and/or zoom links.

Consent Form

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 Middle School 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.


Continuing Studies will attempt to alert students/parents to any changes during the term, such as instructor changes and holiday breaks. 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.

Attendance and Scheduling Conflicts

Students enrolled in the Middle School 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 or call/text 312.502.3537. You must contact us on or before 3:00 p.m. the Friday before class to ensure that instructional staff has been notified. Instructors are unable to provide extensive make-up plans or meet outside of regularly scheduled class times.


Supplies are not provided for online courses. Instructors will prepare a list that includes common household art-making materials with some items to be purchased. Supplies vary by class and can range from $30-$120.

Supply lists for courses can be found at the link below one week prior to the first meeting or sooner.

MSP Student Supply List Website

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 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.

Continuing Studies on Facebook

Make sure to like Continuing Studies @ SAIC on Facebook for alerts, extra information, and instructor news.


Feel free to contact us! While our physical offices remain closed, Continuing Studies staff are available M–F, 8:30 – 4:30 CT at 312.629.6170 to answer your questions. You may also email us at We are here to help!