Next Steps for Enrolled Students

IMPORTANT: In addtion to the steps below, add saic-youth@saic.edu 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 two 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 cs@saic.edu. 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 password.artic.edu
  • 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 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 two business days before you are able to upload your proof of vaccination.

The COVID-19 primary vaccination series is required for all students, faculty, and staff who intend to be on campus for any period of time during the 2022-2023 academic year. 

  • Compliance with this requirement means the person must have their second shot in a two-shot series or one shot in a single-shot vaccine. 
  • Public health officials are working toward launching a new "bivalent" vaccine, which is designed to two fight two strains of SARS-CoV-2 including the Omicron variant. If this vaccine or other COVID-19 vaccines become available and they are proven to be effective, we may require these immunizations as well.

You, or parents/guardians of students, will need to submit proof of vaccination or a request for a medical or religious exemption.

Visit saic.edu/csvaccine for more information.

IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE AND YOUR CHILD DOES 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 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. 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.

Parents/guardians of students with disabilities that may require accommodations are advised to contact the Disability and Learning Resource Center (DLRC) to schedule a time to meet with one of their staff to discuss all of accommodation needs.

SAIC is committed to providing opportunities for full participation in all programs for students with disabilities, including Continuing Studies students and Students At Large. Disabled students should first contact the DLRC to request reasonable accommodations. To plan for the most effective accommodations, we ask that you contact the DLRC at least two weeks before the start date for the course. 

Disability and Learning Resource Center 
The DLRC can be reached by phone at 312-499-4278 or email dlrc@saic.edu.

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.

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 Middle School Program, 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. 

MSP Progressive Consequences and Rules of Conduct

FIRST DAY CHECK-IN
Parents/guardians must accompany their child(ren) on the first day for check-in. On the first day of class, check-in will begin 30 minutes before the class starts. A pick-up pass will be given to parents/guardians during first day check-in when a government issued ID is presented.

DROP-OFF 
Following first-day check-in, drop-off times are 20 minutes before class starts. The drop-off location for the student's course will be sent in the Welcome & Next Steps email in the week leading up to class.  

PICK-UP 
In fall and spring there is no curbside pick-up available. Pick-up occurs promptly at the end of class.

Students who do not have permission for unescorted dismissal will be released only to the parents/guardians with a pick-up pass 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. This form allows students to leave on their own at the end of class to meet a parent or guardian. It does not allow them to leave before the end of the class on their own.

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)
  • Information regarding first day check-in
  • Guidelines for drop-off and pick-up

IF YOU REGISTERED ONLINE AND YOUR CHILD DOES 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 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. 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.

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

Starting the Zoom Desktop Client - Select the download that corresponds with your computer, tablet, or phone.
Joining a meeting

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

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 $50-$100.

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

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 Middle School Program, 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. 

MSP Progressive Consequences and Rules of Conduct

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:

  • The Zoom meeting link you will use for each class meeting
  • A link to the course website
  • A link to the course folder
  • A link to the supply list website