Next Steps for Enrolled Students

Following your innitial registration for APSI at SAIC you will be entered into the student record system at SAIC by Registration and Records staff. You will know this process has been completed when you receive your Registration Confirmation email, which will contain your 7-digit student ID number.

Once you have received your Registration Confirmation email, you will be able to got to the next step.

One you are enrolled and receive a Registration Confirmation email, which will contain your 7-digit student ID number, from us with you or your school district may pay your remaining balance with a check if you did not pay in full at the time of registration. You may send a check (with the student's name and ID on the check) to the SAIC Bursar's Office at 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 245, Chicago, IL 60603. If your school district is paying for you and would like to use a Purchase Order, please contact Scott Whitlock at swhitl3@saic.edu

In order to create your student account you will need to provide us with your birthdate. This is required for all student and is the first step you will need to take after receiving your Registration Confirmation email.

Email saic-teacherprograms@saic.edu. Include your full name and date of birth. Once we have received your email we will confirm receipt and update your account. You will be able to move on to the next step and activate your SAIC account the following day.

If you enrolled for the APSI Art History and will be staying in our Residence Halls, you will need to download, complete, and sign the Housing Agreement Form and email it back to cs@saic.edu as soon as possible. You will not be able to move into the Residence Hall if this form is not submitted.

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. If you have an SAIC student ID card you will also find it there.
  • 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)
  • 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 login 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, and are eligible, must be vaccinated for COVID-19. 
COVID-19 boosters will be required for all adult students.

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 week prior 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 Daylight 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 and Next Steps email from saic-teacherprograms@saic.edu in the days leading up to the class.

Digital certificates of recognition will be emailed to participants within two weeks upon successful completion of the APSI workshop.

APSI participants will earn one graduate credit for completion of the workshop. 30 CPDU credits are available. Request your official transcript online. Please allow a processing time of two weeks before requesting your grades. 

For most districts, a transcript will be sufficient to demonstrate professional development units. If your district requires other specific documentation, please have them contact us directly at saic-teacherprograms@saic.edu 

Once you are enrolled and receive an enrollment confirmation email from us with your SAIC Student ID number, you or your school district may pay your remaining balance with a check if you did not pay in full at the time of registration. You may send a check (with the student's name and ID on the check) to the SAIC Bursar's Office at 37 S. Wabash Ave., suite 245, Chicago, IL 60603. If your school district is paying for you and would like to use a Purchase Order, please contact Scott Whitlock at swhitl3@saic.edu