PreCollege Admitted Students


We are so excited to welcome you into the SFAI community and can't wait to witness your artistic growth this summer! PreCollege is a rigorous, four-week, four-college-credit program and we want to make sure to set you up to succeed. Please review the information below to learn more about the program and next steps for attendance.

We are always here to help! Email or call 415.749.4554

PreCollege Next Steps, Information + Resources

This brochure has all of the information you need as you prepare to join us, including; orientation, housing move-in, a suggested packing list, meals, a list of SF art stores, galleries, hotels, information on public transportation, art materials, and more.

View our map to see resources close to SFAI and the residence hall, including grocery stores, art stores, department stores, banks, hospitals, and more

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New Student Checklist – For All Students

  1. Submit your $100 non-refundable tuition deposit, and register for courses.

    Class sizes are small, and courses do fill up. Course registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon acceptance to the program, we highly recommend registering as soon as possible to have the best chance of getting into your first-choice courses.
  2. Complete your online forms for participation
  3. Submit full tuition and/or housing payments by May 30. Payments can be made over the phone, by check made out to San Francisco Art Institute, or by wire transfer.
  4. Upload your photo for your SFAI student ID card online here, or email to

New Student Checklist – For Students Living in Housing

  1. Submit your $100 non-refundable housing deposit to hold your space in the residence hall.
  2. Complete your housing application to review basic policies of living in the residence hall, and help us learn more about you to match you with a suitable roommate(s).
  3. Read through and submit your Residence Agreement.
  4. Submit full housing payments by May 30. Payments can be made over the phone, by check made out to San Francisco Art Institute, or by wire transfer.

Get Social

See student work and experiences from past programs to learn more about SFAI PreCollege on our Facebook page.

Like our Instagram account and view our gallery of SFAI PreCollege work! @sfaiprecollege 

Connect with other attending students in the SFAI PreCollege 2018 Facebook group.

PreCollege Calendar

See what's happening leading up to the start of the program, and each day during. We will continue to update the calendar with event and course details as the program approaches!