Summer Courses

Our 1 & 2 week core Summer Courses are open to artists at any skill level, 18 years of age or older. We offer advanced registration for students attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and open registration for all other non-credit students. 

Online registration is open to both SAIC and non-SAIC students. Registration is not an automated process as we are a unique place that has to manage housing as well. We will process the registration requests in the order they are received, emailing a registration confirmation soon after. Please call (800) 318-3019 if you would like confirmation that we received your information. In the event that the course you requested is full, you will receive an email or call informing you of your status on the wait list or that you have been enrolled in your second choice course.

 

MARCH 26, 2018, OPEN ONLINE REGISTRATION

Online Registration opens at 8:30 AM CST and continues until classes are filled.

 

MARCH 19, 2018, OPEN REGISTRATION BY MAIL BEGINS

Please send a completed registration form with payment to: Ox-Bow Registration, 36 S. Wabash, 12th floor, Chicago, IL 60603. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received. Registrations postmarked before March 19th will be returned.

 

MARCH 19, 2018, SAIC ADVANCED REGISTRATION

In-Person registration & work scholarship sign-up begin at 8:30 AM, Ox-Bow Office: Sullivan, 36 S Wabash, 1425.

Online Registration begins at 1:00 PM CST                                                                                                              & continues until classes are filled.

 

Art on the Meadow Community Courses

Ox-Bow offers a series of workshops for children, teens, and adults in a variety of media. These workshops are geared towards residents of West Michigan and seasonal residents who may live nearby for the summer (on-campus residence is not offered for these courses).  Students can register by mail, online + over the phone beginning in May each year.

Winter Courses

During our two-week January winter intensives, students can take 1 of three for-credit courses. Students must reside on campus and take the course for school credit. Registration begins in November. In-Person Registration & Work Scholarship Sign-up starts at 8:30 am, Ox-Bow office: 36 S Wabash, 1425. Online Registration begins at 1pm CST and continues until classes are full. Winter course and registration information will be available beginning September 1, 2019. 


Registration Process

Registration is not an automated process as we are a unique place that has to manage housing as well. Our registrar will process the registration requests in the order they are received, emailing a registration confirmation soon after. Please call 1 (800) 318-3019 if you would like confirmation that we received your information.


Ox-Bow Drop + Refund Policy

Please read carefully, Ox-Bow's drop policy is not the same as SAIC's drop policy.

Refunds can only be granted if drop requests are made three weeks prior to the beginning of the class. In the event that Ox-Bow must cancel a course due to low enrollment or for any other reason, full refunds will be given. To drop a course, students must submit the request in writing to Ox-Bow’s registrar. Call (800) 318-3019 or email ox-bow@saic.edu for more information. Simply not attending does not constitute a drop. Additionally, it is not possible to drop an Ox-Bow course through the SAIC Self-Service or through the SAIC Registrar.

The following drop fees will be assessed dependent on when you drop your course (scholarships cannot be used to cover drop fees):

• From the first day of registration until 4:30pm on Friday, April 20, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 drop fee.
• If you drop after April 20 until 3 weeks prior to your first day of class, you will receive a full refund minus $250 drop fee and any associated lab fees.
• If you drop within 3 weeks of the start date of your class, no refunds will be given.
• Drops due to an unforeseen emergency (i.e. hospitalization, etc.) are eligible to be contested through the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Refund Review Board. Documentation is required and refunds are typically partial.
• Please contact Ox-Bow’s registrar at ox-bow@saic.edu or (800) 318-3019 for the refund review forms and information.