Summer Kickstart 2021


Contemporary Practices Integrative Program

JUNE 21–AUGUST 19, 2021

Registration begins April 11, 2021.
Seats in this special summer program are limited.

Join peers from the high school classes of 2019 and 2020, and accelerate your college experience in Chicago this summer!

This program is designed both for students who haven’t completed any college credits, or who may have begun coursework elsewhere but wish to become SAIC undergraduate students.

Watch our online info session from April 1.

This distinctive summer program, designed exclusively for students who graduated from the high school class of 2019 and 2020 and chose to delay the beginning of their college career until Fall 2021, accelerates your college career and integrates intensive studio work with art history lectures and discussions. You will be doing what SAIC is known for — merging making and meaning, working across a broad range of media, and accessing the amazing resources that SAIC and the city of Chicago offers. Participation in this program fulfills necessary first-year requirements and offers you the opportunity to take more elective coursework in the fall.

For more information and to schedule a registration appointment, please contact:
Lauren Hogan Casser, Admissions Representative, at

Download the Brochure

June 21–July 2
Art History and Studio Orientation Focus

The first two weeks of coursework will be delivered both in-person and online so that you can participate if you are required to quarantine when you arrive in Chicago. In-person classes will be held for students who are able to attend, with extensive connection to the class for students participating online. In these first weeks, you will be introduced to the program and have a series of six art history classes taught in person and online. There will be an Orientation class and two days of studio classes online, or in-person, depending on your needs.

July 5–August 19
Intensive Studio Focus

Beginning in Week 3, class will be delivered in person as much as possible with rooms reserved to ensure students and faculty can work together on campus while engaging in any necessary social-distance practices at this future point in time.


Monday – Studio Day
Tuesday – Studio Day
Wednesday a.m. – Free
Wednesday afternoon – Art History
Thursday – Studio Day
Friday – Studio and short art history concept lecture; also reserved for discussion and critique with all faculty and peers

Along with working in the studio and being introduced to facilities, materials and techniques, students will explore the city of Chicago and its vast cultural resources.

As of the start of week Three (July 5), all participants must be in Chicago and able to participate on campus, in person (quarantine finished).

  • Fulfills your required courses Core Studio I, Core Studio II, AND Research Studio I, permitting you to take Research Studio II in the fall. You will complete your first-year studio requirements a full semester ahead of schedule.
  • Fulfills one of your first-year art history requirements, allowing you to complete the final one in the fall, freeing additional space in your spring schedule for courses of your choosing.
  • You are able to choose TWO studio electives instead of one for the fall semester.
  • You will be among the first incoming students to receive training and authorization to use SAIC facilities and equipment, with ample time and space to master techniques.
  • Should you live on campus, you may choose to keep your assigned room and roommate for the fall and spring semesters.
  • A distinctive program designed to integrate studio making courses with art history curriculum. 
  • Team-taught by Contemporary Practices faculty who are all practicing artists and designers, as well as highly acclaimed and widely published SAIC faculty member James Elkins, E.C. Chadbourne Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism.
  • Students will learn about, and integrate, a wide range of research methods for artists and designers.
  • SAIC’s incredible on-campus resources are available to you, including our Woodshop, Advanced Output Center (3D scanning and printing, laser cutting), Media Center (cameras, microphones, light kits, and other state-of-the-art equipment checkout) large format printing, sewing machines, libraries and special collections, and 24-hour access to studio classrooms.
  • Several off-days and an extended “reading/making” break are part of the schedule to give you the opportunity to enjoy summer in Chicago and adjust to life at SAIC.
  • The city of Chicago, its resources, culture, green spaces, and spectacular summer vibe will be integral to your experience.
  • You can live on-campus in our incredible residence halls, and keep your room through the 21/22 academic year if desired.
  • Merit and need-based financial aid apply toward the cost of tuition for the program.

Q. How do I register?
A. Registration begins on April 11th with registration times available throughout the day, and we will also accommodate students for whom this day is not convenient. You will work one-on-one with our admissions representative to register for summer, as well as secure your fall 2021 schedule--beneficial to ensuring you have access to the courses in which you are most interested. Contact Lauren Hogan Casser at, or call us at 1.312.629.6100 during office hours (M–F 8:30 a.m. –4:30 p.m. Chicago time) with questions or to schedule a registration appointment.

Q. What is the cost of the program and am I eligible for financial aid?
A. The cost of the program is the same as the cost of three degree courses — which is nine credits that apply directly toward completing your degree. For the summer 2021 program, that cost is $15,660 USD. You are eligible to apply any merit or need-based aid you have received toward that tuition amount. On-campus housing is an additional $3,285 for a double room for 9 weeks/ $4,365 for a single room for 9 weeks. There will be a meal plan option for students whose cost is to be determined.

Q. Do I have to reapply for merit scholarship for this program?
A. No. Any previous merit scholarship you were awarded will be prorated for the tuition cost for this program. To determine eligibility for additional financial aid, eligible students should file a 21-22 FAFSA found at

Q. Will I be at a disadvantage if I have to study online the first two weeks?
A. No. SAIC is specifically preparing specialized facilities to ensure a high-quality experience for any students who may need to participate online during the first two weeks.

Q. Will classes be taught in-person?
A. The program is designed to be taught entirely in person following COVID-19 safety protocols, with online options available during the first two weeks for those who need to quarantine. Due to the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation, in-person courses may need to move online due to city, state, and federal guidelines.

Q. What type of housing arrangements are available?
A. You may live on campus in our residence halls or live off-campus in Chicago. Your plans for fall housing can be the same as your summer plan or can be changed.

Q. Which residence hall will I be living in?
A. All students will be living in either the 162 N. State Street Residences or Jones Hall.

Q. Can I stay in the same room after the summer session? Am I able to switch rooms?
A. Residence Life will make your fall housing placement based on the housing preferences listed in your housing application. You may keep your summer-assigned room and roommate for the academic year as long as you and your roommate notify Residence Life by July 23, 2021. If you will live in a different space for the academic year, you will be able to relocate to your academic year room assignment prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester.

Q. When does the Fall semester begin?
A. The Integrated Summer Session will conclude on Thursday, August 19, and the Fall 2021 semester is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 1. In the interim, students will have time to rest, prepare, and further enjoy summer in Chicago.

Meet Your Faculty

James Elkins

James Elkins grew up in Ithaca, New York, separated from Cornell University by a quarter-mile of woods once owned by the naturalist Laurence Palmer. He stayed at Ithaca long enough to get a BA degree, with summer hitchhiking trips to Alaska, Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean, and Columbia. He got a graduate degree in painting, and then switched to Art History, got another graduate degree, and went on to do his PhD in Art History, which he finished in 1989. (All from the University of Chicago.) His interests include microscopy (with a Zeiss Nomarski differential interference microscope and Anoptral phase contrast), stereo photography (with a Realist camera), playing piano (contemporary classical music), and (whenever possible) winter ocean diving.

See Published Works

Troy Briggs Headshot

Troy Briggs

Troy’s art practice is interdisciplinary, starting with a question, problem, or idea and actively learning what is necessary to get to the endpoint. His current “problem” arose from learning that the moon leaves the earth’s orbit 3.8 centimeters every year. Using a 3-D printer, he has created a drawing machine that replicates that 3.8 centimeter space, effectively mapping on paper that distance over time.

Maggie Wong

Maggie Wong makes art, writes about art, writes art, reads art, shares art, mentors artists, and is mentored by artists. She studies. By investigating parts of objects, such as the marginalia in her family's collection of seminal revolutionary texts, Maggie queries sentimentality and creates forms shaped from systems of care. To do this, she makes sculptures, prints, recordings, and essays; sometimes, she performs or facilitates workshops but often works collaboratively.

Born in Oakland, California, Maggie Wong graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA. She later graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the Low-Residency Program with an MFA focused on poetics and sculpture. She works as an artist and writer, lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is the Associate Director of Iceberg Projects in Rogers Park.

First, respond to your offer of admission by submitting your Declaration of Intent online as soon as you are ready.

In order to make online deposits, view financial aid, and review billing information, you will need to activate your ARTIC account. This account will also provide you with access to your SAIC email, Self Service, library databases, and much more.

Please note that you will need your SAIC ID number (included in your admission letter) in order to complete this process. Additionally, you must complete the activation process using a web browser on a computer rather than from your mobile phone or tablet.

Activate your account by visiting You will be asked for: Your 7-digit SAIC ID Number (included on your admission letter) Your birthday (two digit day, dash, and all caps three digit month) Example: 19-AUG

Your login is automatically assigned, but you will create your own password. Passwords must be alphanumeric and at least 6 characters. Once you have activated your account, visit to access Self-Service and your email through Google Apps.

If you need help with your ARTIC account, contact Technical Support at 312.345.3535 or

In order to accept your admission and secure your place in our class, we require that admitted students pay a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit. The deposit is not an extra fee, and will be applied toward your tuition charges.

Summer 2021 Tuition Deposit Deadline: May 1, 2021

To make your tuition deposit: (SAIC recommends you use Firefox or Internet Explorer. Remember to turn off your pop up blocker)

  1. Visit
  2. Click the "Self-Service" button under Quicklinks. Enter your login information. If you haven't yet activated your login (and SAIC email), you can do it at You will need your SAIC ID and birthdate.
  3. Click on "Student Homepage" in the top center of the page and go to the "Financial Account" section.
  4. Click on the "CASHNet" button to go to CASHNet. Make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off. A new window showing CASHNet should appear.
  5. In CASHNet, click on “Make a Payment” in the bottom right hand corner.
  6. Click on “Enrollment Deposit.”
  7. Click on “Enrollment Deposit-New Undergraduate Student $300” and follow the instructions.

Though online payment is the preferred method for paying your tuition deposit, you may also send a check or money order to: SAIC Undergraduate Admissions 36 S. Wabash, suite 1201 Chicago, IL 60603 Please include your 7-digit SAIC ID number in the memo line. 

View a complete list of payment options and instructions.

How to Apply

In order to be eligible for need-based aid such as SAIC, state and federal grants, loans and work study you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at We encourage you to file your FAFSA early as some types of assistance are limited, and may have early deadlines. Find more information at

  • We encourage you to file the FAFSA even if you aren't sure you will qualify for financial aid.
  • To apply for financial aid for summer/ fall 2021 and subsequent semesters, you will complete the 2021–22 FAFSA using 2019 income tax information.
  • International students do not file the FAFSA.

An official award letter outlining your financial aid will be sent to you once your file has been reviewed and your eligibility has been determined.

Merit Scholarship

You are reviewed for SAIC's merit-based scholarship (based on a holistic review of your application and not on need) once you have been admitted to SAIC. No additional paperwork or applications are necessary. Find more information at

Outside Scholarships

We recommend searching sources like or speaking with your high school or college counselor about other local scholarship opportunities. Also consider scholarships offered by any professional, community, or religious organizations of which you are a member. For additional outside scholarship sources and information, visit

Figure Your Costs Budgeting Worksheet

Complete this worksheet available in your Financial Aid Award Guide or online at to determine if you have enough financial resources to cover your entire annual cost of attendance. You may need to apply for additional credit-based loans such as the Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan or Private loans. These loans are only available to credit-worthy borrowers.

Loan Entrance Counseling Sessions and Applications

Entrance counseling sessions for Federal Direct Stafford loans and loan applications for Federal Direct Stafford, Federal Direct Parent PLUS, and Private loans should be completed as soon as possible. Please note: the Federal PLUS loan and Private loan programs are credit-based and may not be available to some applicants.

Need Help?

Our Student Financial Services Advisors are here at every step in the process to help you finance your education at SAIC. Don't hesitate to contact us at 312.629.6600, email us at, or access our online Q&A at

Helpful Tips

  • 3–5 days after you file your online FAFSA you will be emailed a confirmation. Review your processed FAFSA carefully to ensure that you have supplied the correct data and follow any further instructions.
  • There may be questions you need to answer based on information you provided on the FAFSA. We will contact you by mail if we need clarification or additional documentation. Please respond as soon as you receive this request to avoid any delay in processing your financial aid.
  • If you feel the FAFSA has not accurately represented your financial situation, or there has been a change in family finances—loss of employment, separation, divorce or death, for example—you should contact the Student Financial Services office at 312.629.6600 or to discuss your circumstances with an advisor.

On-Campus Housing

Living on campus in one of our residence halls allows you to immerse yourself in a community of fellow artists, live just minutes away from your classes in the heart of downtown Chicago, and enjoy conveniences you won't find in most student apartments. Visit for more information.

Residence Hall Features:

  • Large, well-lit common studios in two buildings for use by all residents
  • Live-in professional staff
  • In-room wireless internet
  • Computer Labs
  • 24-hour security staff
  • In-room kitchenettes
  • In-building laundry
  • Private bathrooms

Housing Application Process

Housing invitations, including next steps, are sent via mail and to your SAIC email address at the end of March for Summer 2021 students.

Summer 2021 Move-in Date: June 20, 2021

Once you receive your invitation:

  • Log in at
  • Enter your preference for building, room, bed type and lifestyle choices.
  • Pay your $150 housing deposit online via Self-Service at You may also send a check or money order to Residence Life. Note: you will also be required to pay a $550 housing deposit if you plan to live on campus during the Fall 2021 term.
  • Once your contract has been received, a housing confirmation email will be sent to your SAIC email address only.
  • Since the Housing Contract is electronic only, Residence Life will not accept any contracts submitted via mail or e-mail.

*Please see the Center for Disease Control and Chicago Emergency Travel Order for more information about quarantine requirements for out of state residents.

Meal Plan

If you plan to live in one of our residence halls you will be required to have a meal plan. You will be able to use your declining dining dollar balance at one of SAIC's three dining locations.

Our dining facilities, run by Food for Thought, offer delicious and nutritious selections, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Utilizing organic, fair trade and local ingredients, as well as promoting sustainability, are important aspects of food service at SAIC.

In addition, our residence hall rooms are equipped with either kitchenettes—including two-burner stoves, a microwave and full-sized refrigerator or full kitchens—for you to prepare meals and snacks. Visit for more information.

Off-Campus Housing

SAIC is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, easily accessible from many of the city's historic and diverse neighborhoods. The Residence Life office staff can serve as a resource to you as you seek off-campus housing. Many resources for off-campus living can be found in the off-campus housing section of the housing website, including neighborhood information, tips for apartment searching, a list of common abbreviations, and a booklet with many helpful resources.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has partnered with, a company that specializes in providing off-campus housing solutions for post-secondary students. Because the free listing database is provided exclusively for SAIC students, faculty, and staff, you will be asked to go through a simple registration process, and your password will be sent to your SAIC email account within seconds.

Other services offered by Residence Life include:

  • Assistance in finding an SAIC roommate
  • Map of Chicago neighborhoods popular with SAIC students
  • Tips on managing an apartment search in Chicago
  • Resources on leasing and tenant responsibilities


Contact Residence Life at 312.629.6870 or

Before You Register:

Submit Your Final Transcripts

Send us your final, official transcript(s) at least a week in advance of your registration appointment. All admission decisions are subject to evaluation of final high school transcripts and must be received before the start of the summer term.

Send transcript(s) to,


Your counselor may upload your final transcripts through the Common Application.

Options for Course Registration

Schedule a registration appointment for Summer and Fall: Beginning April 1, 2021, contact the Admissions office between 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (CT) at 800.232.7242 or 312.629.6100, to schedule a registration appointment for April 11. Appointments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Phone registration: If you schedule a phone appointment, an admission counselor will call you at a phone number you designate to help select your courses. Appointments will last between 30–45 minutes.

Virtual registration: Virtual registration through Zoom or Google Hangouts can also be arranged. When scheduling your appointment or corresponding with your counselor, please let them know your preferences. Appointments will last between 30–45 minutes.

Transfer Credit Info

AP, CLEP or IB Credit and Scores: During your registration appointment, please make sure you inform your counselor that you have AP, CLEP or IB scores which you will be submitting officially to the Admissions office. SAIC awards 3 credits for scores of 3–5 on any AP subject test. For IB, SAIC will award 6 credit hours for scores of 4-7 at the higher level (HL) only. SAIC awards a combined maximum of 12 credit hours.

Academic Access Program:  SAIC’s Academic Access Program is a first year college program that enables students to advance their critical thinking, analytical reading, and college writing skills prior to beginning our rigorous Liberal Arts and Art History requirements. Information regarding Academic Access Program placement and requirements will be provided to students prior to registering for classes. For more information, visit

English Courses for International Students (EIS): International students with a TOEFL score below 96, IELTS score below 7.0, Duolingo score below 120, or PTE Academic score below 65 must register for EIS courses. International students who are required to take EIS courses may take an optional EIS confirmation test during orientation. This test confirms your placement into EIS classes.

Transferring Credit: College-level equivalent courses for which a student has received a grade equivalent to "C" or better are eligible for transfer. These include early college courses taken at SAIC or other institutions.

Transfer students seeking advanced studio placement within the departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects; and Visual Communication Design MUST respectively provide technical and conceptual examples of their work in order to waive prerequisite studio coursework specific to these departments. Please inform your counselor if you are currently enrolled in any courses or plan to enroll in courses this summer at your local college or university.


Student Financial Services is dedicated to helping you through the process of financing your education at SAIC and has provided multiple ways to manage your payments, including payment plans, which will stretch your tuition payments over the course of the semester. Visit for detailed information.

Payment Information

  • Electronic bills (eBills) are provided monthly in CASHNet if you have a balance due or if you have had account activity since the last monthly bill. They can be viewed online by students and Authorized Users if they have been set up in CASHNet by the student.
  • If not opted out, tuition and fee bills are also mailed at the beginning of each semester. Paper bills are mailed to the billing address if provided in Self-Service. If a billing address has not been provided, paper bills are mailed to the permanent address. Students are encouraged to opt out of paper bills in Self-Service to support SAIC’s Go Green initiative.
  • Payment in full or payment arrangements of any balance not covered by financial aid is required by August 15 for the fall semester, December 15 for the winter term, January 15 for the spring semester, and May 15 for the summer term in order to avoid late fees, restriction of access on campus, and prevention from future registration and release of academic transcripts/diplomas.

Payment Options:

Cash, Check, or Money Order (made payable in US Currency)

  • Mail: SAIC's Bursar's Office, 37 S. Wabash, suite 245, Chicago, IL 60603
  • In-person: SAIC's Bursar's Office, Monday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Wire Transfer, Credit Card, ACH (Automated Check Handling)

  • Made online through CASHNet in SAIC Self-Service—All major credit cards are accepted.
  • To allow parents/guardians to make payments, you will need to set up an authorized user account for them.
  • ​A service fee is charged for credit card payments, but not for ACH payments.

To pay by wire transfer, obtain a conversion rate quote in CASHNet and take it to your lending institution to have the funds sent to SAIC.

Tuition and Fee Payment Plan and Auto-Pay

  • Four payment semester plan available through CASHNet in SAIC Self-Service for fall and spring semesters
  • Three payment semester plans available for summer semester
  • Payment plan enrollment fee is $50 per semester
  • Enroll online through SAIC Self-Service


Student Financial Services
36 S. Wabash Ave., suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312.629.6600
Fax: 312.629.6601 


Accept or Waive Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage is required for all full-time domestic undergraduate students and for all international students. If you wish to accept SAIC's coverage you need not do anything further and the charge will be applied to your account. Visit for more information.

You may waive health insurance by doing the following:

  1. Complete a waiver form by the end of the first day of classes (available at; AND
  2. Provide proof that your coverage meets SAIC's minimum standards; AND
  3. Allow SAIC's designee, Academic HealthPlans, to verify your coverage.

Please note: If you are a full-time domestic student and then drop to part-time before the end of the add/drop period, the health insurance charge will automatically be removed from your account and health insurance coverage will not be provided. Health insurance coverage can be reinstated if you request health insurance online through

Immunization Records

Illinois State law requires proof of immunization for all college students enrolled for six or more credits per semester. Proof of immunization is due by January 1 for students admitted for Spring and July 1 for students admitted for Fall. Students who are noncompliant will not be permitted to register for the next term. Please see for immunization requirement details and record submission instructions.


Contact the SAIC Health Services Office at 312.499.4288 or

Orientation programming is a perfect way to introduce you to all the amazing things here on campus and beyond.

All orientation programming will be occurring virtually this year. While we will not be able to gather in person for these events, our online orientation will introduce you to all the amazing things here on campus and beyond.

Orientation schedules will be available later this summer. Learn more at

Laptop Requirement

All incoming undergraduate students, with the exception of second-degree students, are required to own a laptop prior to the first day of classes. Detailed information can be located at

Questions? For questions regarding software and hardware, contact 312.345.3738, option 1, or


The ARTICard is SAIC's mandatory identification card which provides access to facilities, equipment, and library books, as well as providing debit card capabilities on campus and at select off-campus sites. It can be used to make copies, print projects, do laundry, purchase books and supplies, and buy food. There is no membership fee, service charge or minimum balance. The balance carries over from semester to semester, year to year until the account is closed.

ARTICards are available for pick up by appointment from the ARTICard office. In order to avoid long wait times, students are encouraged to send in their photos electronically at least one week before their appointment. Visit for more details.

Deposits to your ARTICard can be made by cash or check at the ARTICard Office, via mail by check or money order (ARTICard Office, 37 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603), or online with a credit card or electronic check (see instructions for depositing online at Make checks payable to SAIC.

Questions? Contact ARTICard/U-Pass office at 312.629.9362 or

Ventra U-Pass

The U-Pass entitlement, loaded onto a Ventra U-Pass card, allows full-time students unlimited use of CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) bus and rail transportation each fall, spring, summer and winter term. The Ventra U-Pass card can be used as a full fare card whenever the U-Pass entitlement is not active. The cost of the U-Pass entitlement is $155* per fall and spring semester, a savings of over $200 when compared with regular CTA fares. A $35* U-Pass fee will be charged to full-time students during the winter session, and a $115 U-Pass fee will be charged to full-time students during the summer session.

This mandatory fee is automatically charged to all full-time students’ tuition and fee accounts each semester. A one-time $5 fee, which covers the cost of the card, will also be charged to each full-time student’s account for the initial issuance of the Ventra U-Pass card. The Ventra U-Pass is distributed during the first week of school and should be kept for subsequent semesters. Incoming transfer students who hold a Ventra U-Pass card from their previous school can contact the ARTICard office to have their card information transferred to SAIC.

Questions? Contact the ARTICard/U-Pass office at 312.629.9362 or

* Price is subject to change.

Text Books

The DePaul University/Barnes & Noble College Bookstore, located at the corner of Jackson Blvd. and State St. (1 East Jackson Boulevard), is SAIC’s designated primary provider for textbooks and course packet services. The store provides a space in the textbook area of the lower level for all SAIC class book titles and course packets (all SAIC books and course packets are found under the department “SAIC” and are then organized alphabetically by SAIC department). The store accepts ARTICard for purchases, and also buys and sells used textbooks.

You can access SAIC class book lists at From the top tab, choose “Textbooks,” select “DePaul University Loop Campus” as your campus. The upcoming term for SAIC will be displayed- enter the requested course information to find materials for your course.

Please note: Many courses may not have books or supplies listed until the beginning of the semester.

Mandatory Online Courses

The following online courses have components that must be completed by all new students, as we want everyone coming to SAIC to contribute to our community of safety, support, and inclusion. We take care of each other here.

HAVEN: Designed to increase student safety by helping prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

AlcoholEDU: Designed to increase students’ knowledge about alcohol so they can make better informed decisions.

DiversityEdu: Designed to help students understand diversity, stereotypes, and microaggressions and to create an inclusive campus culture.

Students will receive an email with instructions for completing these three important online programs that are required of all new incoming students. You can also find out more about these classes by visiting

These required programs are designed with the safety and well-being of all students in mind, with the goal of creating a safe, secure, and enriching environment in which students can learn. These are our values. This is who we want to be, and we need you to be a part of that effort, so keep a look out for the correspondence about these!

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago expects academic performance and standards of behavior to remain consistent with the record presented upon admission. Your admission is contingent upon maintaining the same level of academic achievement as demonstrated in your application, graduation from secondary school or completion of credits at a post-secondary institution.

Students are subject to revocation of their admission if coursework completed before the intended term of enrollment at SAIC does not meet our academic standards that are required for admission. This includes any significant declines in academic performance, such as failing senior/final year of high school or final semester of college. It is the student's responsibility to advise SAIC of, and explain, any serious decline in grades or course changes that were not presented in their application. In addition if the School of the Art Institute has reason to suspect an applicant's high school diploma, transcript, assessment test scores or other information is fraudulent or not valid, The Office of Admissions reserves the right to revoke admission in cases where fraudulence is found.

It is also important that high standards of behavior and conduct are maintained. Misconduct that occurs or comes to light after admission, such as disciplinary action in high school or college that leads to suspension, expulsion, criminal charges, or convictions, or other serious behavioral incidents may be cause for rescinding the admission decision.