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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Required
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

36 S Wabash Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 629-6100
Admissions Phone: (312) 629-6100
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Yitzhak from Oak Park, MI
  • Apr-30-2015 I am a past student here

    Be 100% sure that you want to study art if you're going to come here. Classes tend to fill up quickly so register early, especially if you are a freshman. Student orgs aren't a big part of SAIC so be prepared to make friends during orientation and classes. If you've never been in an art critique before, it can be hard to get used to them, just try your best.

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  • Ricardo from Joliet, IL
  • Dec-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Learn outside of class along with your regular studies. It will help set you apart from others, and shine.

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  • Painter from Chicago, IL
  • Oct-19-2014 I am a current student here

    -Your portfolio matters in getting scholarships, so prepare it well! -If you're going to live on-campus, try to find roommate beforehand (via Facebook etc) -After the freshman year you get a lot of freedom in choosing your classes, which will make sophomore year awesome! -Work systematically to avoid all-nighters. This is an art school, you actually need time to physically make a project.

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  • Katharine
  • May-21-2014 I am a current student here

    It's a very difficult school to most. I have seen many drop out and others transfer/take time off. People seem to come in with the idea that this is art school so it should be easy, but it's hard if you actually care.

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