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Following acceptance into the Program, the Registrar emails EVERY student with a letter explaining the registration process and requesting additional information on course requests when necessary.
* Please list at least 2 alternative choices and consider them as extensions of your main course requests, as they might be needed.
Registration for each term begins as follows:
Fall – mid July
Spring – mid/end November
Late Spring – beginning April
Summer – end May
Registration for Fall and Spring lasts approximately 20 days; 2 weeks for Late Spring and Summer.
If you do not receive:
- an introductory email with the "registration letter" attached
- an answer to any email sent to the Registrar
please contact the Registrar
(Please click on the titles below for additional information)
If you must enroll in specific courses to meet major or graduation requirements, please have your academic advisor email the Registrar with this information. Without this email the Registrar will not give priority to your request.
Please check with your home school’s Registrar and/or Study Abroad Office to find out if your school accepts credits directly through SACI. It is your responsibility to discuss this matter with your home institution. When the advisor form does not specify how credits will be transferred, a SACI transcript will be issued. Should you need your credits to come from Bowling Green State University rather than from SACI, you must notify the Registrar at SACI before the conclusion of the term. Otherwise, you will be charged the processing fee.
Students are automatically eligible for courses at the intermediate or advanced level or with pre-requisites when their home institution’s transcript lists the previous courses required.
When the pre-requisites have not been met, a portfolio of at least 6 artworks is essential so the appropriate Area Head can determine if you are eligible for the class.
High School AP (Advanced Placement) credit is not automatically equivalent to the college-level course. Eligibility will be determined by the appropriate Area Head after portfolio review, and when applicable the Registrar will also contact the home institution’s advisor for approval.
Most SACI instructors like to review intermediate and advanced students' work on the first day of class, so you should have a portfolio with you or be able to access one.
Information about how to send the portfolio electronically will be provided to you by the Registrar in the Florence office.
Scholarship applicants must submit 15-20 images of their artwork or 5 minutes of time-based work or 2 writing samples.
The New York Admissions Office will give instructions on how to submit these online. Area Heads can use the scholarship portfolio to determine placement if it contains materials related to the intermediate/advanced courses requested.
Although we do our best to accommodate all students’ requests, there is a possibility that you cannot be enrolled in one or more of your main choices. If one or more of your main course requests are full, you will automatically be placed on the waiting list(s); most students on waiting lists are able to get into their courses by the end of the drop/add period. However, some – especially those who applied close to the deadline – might have to settle for alternative choices.
FALL and SPRING TERMS
Students should request 4 or 5 courses depending on home institution requirements.
A minimum of 4 courses (=12 credits) is required to ensure full-time status.
Please provide at least 2 alternative course requests* and make sure that they will transfer to your institution.
LATE SPRING and SUMMER TERMS
Students should request 2 courses (=6 credits) which are required to ensure full-time status.
Please provide at least 1 alternative course request* and make sure that it will transfer to your institution.
If you wish to request fewer than 12 credits in Fall or Spring or 6 credits in Late Spring or Summer, the Registrar will require approval from your home institution to enroll as a part-time student.
Schedule conflicts sometimes make it necessary to use at least one of your alternative choices. When supplied and if possible, you will be placed in them immediately. If none are listed, the Registrar will contact you for additional course options, but in the meantime someone else may fill the last space available in a course of your choice.