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School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois
Guaranteed Transfer Admission Partner


A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,500 students from around the globe.

Your Path to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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New Students

If you are a new student interested in learning about Guaranteed Transfer Admissions or applying to CLC

  1. Contact Enrollment Services at info@clcillinois.edu or (847) 543-2090.

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Current CLC Students

If you are a current student at CLC

  1. Contact a Counselor at (847) 543-2060 or stop by Room A124 at the Grayslake Campus to start planning out your Guaranteed Transfer Admissions Pathway.
  2. Complete a SAIC Participation Form (PDF) at least one year in advance of your first semester at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  3. Review the SAIC Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) which outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Why transfer to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago?

  • Producer of the most Fulbright Scholars over the last decade among all art and design schools, SAIC is one of the oldest accredited independent schools of art and design in the country.
  • SAIC has the largest school-museum campus in the United States.
  • In the top 10 art and design schools in the country for both starting and mid-career salary potential
    Source: Payscale
  • "The most influential art school in the United States"
    Source: Columbia University’s Art Critics National Arts Journalism Survey

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