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School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SAIC

Location:Chicago, IL
Number of undergraduate students: approx. 2,848 (year) 
Type of Institution: Private 
Setting: Urban
Delivery Format: day
Tuition and fees: http://saic.edu

The Community College of Philadelphia has a program-to-program transfer agreement with School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To benefit from this Agreement, students must earn an Associate in Art degree in Art and Design before transfer.

Under this Agreement, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will accept all or most of the courses from the Associate in Art (A.A.) degree in Art and Design from Community College of Philadelphia to satisfy half of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree assuring third-year junior status.

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Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

Admissions Criteria

Students pursuing admissions into the School of the Art Institute of Chicago must follow the following terms and conditions:

  • Graduate from Community College of Philadelphia with an A.A. in Art and Design.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.0 cumulative Community College of Philadelphia grade point average (GPA) within their associate program of study. Only courses with a grade of "C" or higher will be eligible for transfer.
  • Meet deadlines for application (fee waived), payment of fees and other registration requirements that apply to other entering students at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Submit a portfolio as part of the application process. Students in the A.A. in Art and Design will develop their portfolio during their ART 290 Portfolio Preparation course taught every fall semester.
  • Enroll at School of the Art Institute of Chicago within two years of completing their A.A. in Art and Design from Community College of Philadelphia not attend another institution between graduation and attendance at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Students pursuing the A.A. in Art and Design are strongly encouraged to talk with a School of the Art Institute of Chicago Admissions Representative and/or a Community College of Philadelphia Program Advisor for the A.A. in Art and Design curriculum to develop a course taking strategy to maximize course transferability.

Note:

  • Students are responsible for sending School of the Art Institute of Chicago official transcripts for evaluation of credit from all institutions attended. Developmental courses are not eligible for transfer.
  • Community College of Philadelphia students who transfer are responsible only for requirements in place at School of the Art Institute of Chicago as of the date of their enrollment in the A.A. in Art and Design curriculum at Community College of Philadelphia.
  • The maximum number of semester hours that can transfer to School of the Art Institute of Chicago is 66 including a maximum of 33 studio credits. Students enrolled in an undergraduate program of study at School of the Art Institute of Chicago are required to complete a maximum of 126 credits. Students are advised to follow the Transfer Guide for this Agreement.
  • Students who transfer under this agreement are eligible for and have equal access to housing native students with junior status.

Advantages

Students who participate in this Agreement are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Application fee to School of the Art Institute of Chicago will be waived for Community College of Philadelphia graduates who apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an A.A. in Art and Design.
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Scholarships for Community College of Philadelphia graduates with a 2.0 or higher GPA.
  • Informational meetings with School of the Art Institute of Chicago representative during the ART 290 Portfolio Preparation course taught every fall semester.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Merit Scholarship - $2000 minimum

Merit Scholarships are based on portfolio review and are entirely dependent on votes garnered from the independent panel reviewing work submitted. Scholarships amount vary from a minimum of $2000 to half tuition covered.

Transfer Partnership Award - $2000

In addition to the Merit Scholarship, students transferring from Community College of Philadelphia as their last school of attendance will receive a $2000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable annually on the condition the student receives credit for all enrolled classes while at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Financial Aid

All transfer students will be provided with School of the Art Institute of Chicago financial aid information and receive full consideration for School of the Art Institute of Chicago financial aid upon matriculation at School of the Art Institute of Chicago just like native students with junior status.

Contact Information

Community College of Philadelphia students pursuing the A.A. in Art and Design are strongly encouraged to talk with the Community College of Philadelphia Art and Design department to develop a course taking strategy to maximize course transferability.

Community College of Philadelphia
Sarah Iepson, Ph.D.
Department Chair for Art and Design
Associate Professor
Bonnell Building, BR-21C
215-751-8772

Sean Sauer
Transfer Coordinator for Art and Design
Assistant Professor
Mint Building, M2-22
215-751-8302

Students interested in academic transfer to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for programs other than those listed below should schedule an appointment to visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor.

Community College of Philadelphia
Academic Advising
Bonnell Building, BG-12
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-751-8777

Counseling Center
Bonnell Building, BG-7
1700 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
215-751-8169

Students are also welcome to contact the transfer institution directly.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Larry Lee
Associate Director, Transfer and Prior Degree
31/629-6104
 

Approved Degree Program and Transfer Guides

The Community College of Philadelphia’s Associate in Art degree in Art and Design is approved for the Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

Students are advised to visit with a Community College of Philadelphia art faculty, academic advisor or counselor for further assistance.

The following areas of concentration are available for students under the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at School of the Art Institute of Chicago as outlined in this Agreement. Students are advised to follow the Transfer Guide for this Agreement.

Transfer Guide

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Areas of Concentration for the Bachelor's in Fine Arts
Animation
Art/Design and Politics
Art and Science
Arts Administration and Policy
Art Education
Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Art and Technology
Art Therapy
Books and Publishing
Ceramics
Costume Design
Comics and Graphic Novels
Community and Social Engagement
Designed Objects
Digital Imaging
Digital Communication
Economic Inequality & Class
Exhibition and Curatorial Studies
Fashion Design
Fiber and Material Studies
Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
Furniture Design
Game Design
Gender and Sexuality
Historic Preservation
Illustration
Interior Architecture
Liberal Arts
Museum Studies
Painting and drawing
Performance
Photography
Playwriting/Screenwriting
Print media
Product Design
Public Space, Site, Landscape
Race & Ethnicity
Sculpture
Social Media and the Web
Sound
Sustainable Design
Teaching
Visual and Critical Studies
Visual Communication Design
Writing