Student Experience + Expectations
SFAI PreCollege encourages artistic experimentation and freedom of expression within a supportive and structured campus environment.
At PreCollege, students are treated as undergraduates with the associated privileges and responsibilities. All students are expected to uphold the policies outlined in the Student and Campus Handbook.
As safety is always a top priority, special rules apply to PreCollege students, including; a zero-tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol, and for students living in housing—evening curfew, and the need for parental and/or guardian permission to leave campus overnight. All residence hall policies are outlined in the residence agreement and/or housing application, which students and families receive after acceptance to the program.
Students must be able to follow all policies or should not consider attending. Policy violations may result in a warning, probation, or immediate dismissal. For more information on our conduct policy and appeal process, please refer to the Student and Campus Handbook. All policy materials must be read and acknowledged prior to the start of the program.
Note to Families: Successful PreCollege students are those who are ready to live away from home for four weeks, and who are eager to learn and grow their artistic practice in the vibrant urban environment of San Francisco. SFAI is full of amazing resources—most everyone you meet here is a practicing artist. PreCollege Staff, Faculty, Professional Housing Staff, and Resident Advisors are all here to support student success, but proactive communication is key. If we don’t know about it, we can’t help.
PreCollege students who take initiative both in and outside of the classroom including prioritizing their schedule to complete projects, and actively seeking out information and guidance from faculty, or other appropriate staff to find solutions, are most successful in their coursework and are most satisfied with their experience. If families are seeking a less rigorous or more sheltered environment, they should consider the nature of this program very carefully before applying.
Questions about the PreCollege experience? Call us: 415.749.4454 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic + Attendance Requirements
PreCollege students earn four units of college credit, and the program follows college curriculum and standards. As we want all students to be successful and complete their projects, we have specific academic and attendance policies.
SFAI PreCollege students are required to:
Withdrawal + Refund Policy
Last day for a 100% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), with written notice, is Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Last day for an 80% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), with written notice, is Friday, June 8, 2018.
Last day for a 50% refund minus $100 deposits ($200 total if in housing), with written notice, is Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
No refunds after Wednesday, June 20, 2018.
IMPORTANT: No tuition or other fees are refunded to a student who is asked to leave the program for a violation of school policies or regulations.