School of Art Institute of Chicago representative to visit

School of the Art Institute of Chicago logoStudents interested in getting a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts will have the opportunity to understand the application process by attending an information session, said Transfer and Graduation Services Coordinator Javier Puebla.

The School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Admissions Assistant Director Erin Casim will lead an information session and portfolio reviews at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, in room 106 in the Visual Performing Arts Center.

Puebla said this is a chance for students to learn more about the portfolio review process and SAIC.

“For anyone who wants to keep the door open or is interested in pursuing a visual arts bachelor’s degree program, the SAIC is a premier school in the country,” he said. “They’re ranked consistently number two in the country, right beneath Yale.”

Puebla said students who attend the session will learn the things they should consider when applying for the school as well as what to expect once they arrive at the institution.

Casim will touch on how credits are transferred, what professors are looking for and what the institution is hoping to help students develop, he said.

“To my knowledge, there hasn’t been a representative of this caliber of a school come in recent time,” Puebla said. “It really is a good opportunity even if the students aren’t going to this school — at least they’ll be aware of how competitive it [art schools] can be.”

Those interested in receiving a portfolio review must sign up by e-mailing Puebla at Casim also will be at the Transfer Center, located outside Academic Advising on the first floor of the Main Building from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2.

For more information, contact the GET Office at 405-682-7519, or email


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