Middle School Program: Registration, Payment and Policies

Registration and Payment

Registration and payment for the Middle School Program (MSP) courses is accepted online. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Continuing Studies accepts credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa). Students in the Middle School Program are expected to adhere to the Rules of Conduct‌ [PDF].

Registration for Family Programs is accepted via registration form. To register for the Family Program, complete a Family Program Registration Form and email to cs@saic.edu. Once we receive your form we will enroll you into the course and provide you a secure link to make your tuition payment. 

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 saic-youth@saic.edu in the days leading up to the start of class and will list updated information such as room locations and/or zoom links.

Refund Policy

100 percent tuition refund will be issued one week prior to the session start date. No refunds will be issued after this date. All requests must be submitted in writing to cs@saic.edu 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.

Wait List Procedures for Continuing Studies

If you are interested in registering for a course that is full, we encourage you to add yourself to the wait list by filling out the wait list form attached to the individual course on our registration website or by emailing cs@saic.edu with your name, phone number, and desired course. We will make every attempt to notify you if a spot does become available in your preferred course for purchase online.

MSP Age Ranges

If you prefer to have your 10-year-old enrolled in the Children's Workshops in Art and Creativity Multi-Arts Camps rather than the Middle School Program Summer Camps, please call the CS office at 312.629.6170.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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 Disability and Learning Resource Center (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 your course. For more detailed information about the DLRC and the accommodations process, see https://www.saic.edu/life-at-saic/wellness-center/disability. The DLRC can be reached by phone at 312- 499-4278 or email dlrc@saic.edu.