Academic Resource Center (ARC)
The ARC provides free tutoring and academic support to all SFAI students.
Students may visit the ARC for a variety of reasons, and ARC tutors—graduate students with a background in education and a passion for teaching—can help you develop a more sophisticated approach to both your academic and studio work.
At the ARC you can:
Studio 15 will open the first day of classes for students to use computers and study spaces.
Beginning March 13, 2020 both SFAI locations—Chestnut Street and Fort Mason campuses—are closed to support the effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. In person access to the ARC will not be available until the campus reopens.
To make an appointment with a tutor or for more information about the ARC, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessibility Services Office (ASO)
The ASO ensures that students with documented disabilities have equal access to the curriculum and school environment by providing a range of accommodations.
Some of the most common accommodations include extra time for assignments, a quiet place for exams, and note takers. If you have had accommodations in the past, used a 504 plan, or believe that you might qualify for accommodations during your time at SFAI, the ASO can assist you in determining and arranging for these accommodations.
The first step is filling out the ASO Registration Form.
In addition to the registration form, we require enough information to confirm that you have a disability, and to understand its impact, so that we may anticipate supportive accommodations you may use in this environment. Multiple sources and types of information are useful, including educational records, letters from educators and healthcare providers, diagnostic reports, as well as records of past accommodations from testing agencies or employers, and letters or records from local, state, or federal agencies, such as SSDI determination or VA records.
All medical documentation should:
Documentation can be faxed, mailed, or hand-delivered to our office:
Attn: Director of Equity, Access + Inclusion
800 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Be sure to include the ASO Registration Form when submitting your documents.
Documentation should include:
Note: You are strongly advised to give a copy of the aforementioned documentation guidelines to your treating clinician. Disabilities have a wide range of severity and effect. The more specific information we receive, the better we can determine appropriate accommodations for you.
For questions about documentation or accommodations, please email email@example.com.
Academic Advisors can meet with you to collaborate on a schedule of courses that is meaningful and that will ensure timely progress toward your degree. They can also assist you in choosing a major or minor, developing an academic projection for degree completion, and other questions related to your academic goals and success.
After the ADD/DROP period of your first semester, you’ll meet with your Academic Advisor at specific points before earning your degree:
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Advising is offered to students of the Graduate Programs in the form of one-on-one meetings with Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Faculty Advisors who are available during scheduled office hours. All Post-Baccalaureate and graduate students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor prior to each registration period to discuss their academic progress.
Academic Advisors are available to:
For more information, contact email@example.com