Registration Information

How to Register

Online Registration

Online registration is quick, easy, and available anytime using our secure site.  Simply select your class(es) from the class menu to the left and follow the instructions to check out using your Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.

To register online be sure to follow ALL of the steps below.

  1. Step 1 - Review registration policies and guidelines
    By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.
  2. Step 2 - Purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting classes. Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, don't forget to view your Pending Transactions "shopping cart" to pay for classes. 
  3. Step 3 - Complete your student information form. Once this form is submitted, you will receive a final e-mail with confirmation of your registration. 

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Key Registration Information

Please read all registration and refund policies and guidelines carefully before you register.

 Registration Dates

Member's Priority Spring 2018 
On-line | Tues, Dec 5 @ 9:00AM
Mail-in/Phone/In Person | Thurs, Dec 7

Open Registration Spring 2018
Tues, Dec 12 @ 9:00 AM
Registration is ongoing throughout the term.

Members receive priority registration. In order to submit your registration during early registration, you must login to the SSA website.

Registration forms will be processed on the appropriate dates listed above.

Registration should be made as soon as possible; class size is limited. To ensure enrollment, please register no later than one week prior to the start date of classes unless otherwise noted. You will be notified if the class(es) for which you are registering are full.

Click here for Summer Art Studio information.

 Payment Methods

Full payment is due upon enrollment. Cash, checks and credit cards (Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express) are accepted.

By Mail of Fax

Send a check or money order for the full amount of the tuition and fees with the Registration Form. For credit card payments, fill in the complete charge card information on the Registration Form.

Registration Office
Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St
San Antonio, TX 78205.1216
fax 210.224.9337

In Person

Registration Office hours are 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Mon - Fri. The Registration Office is located in the McNutt Welcome Center.

By Phone

Credit card payments may be made by phone. Call the Registration Office at 210.200.8217/8227, with all necessary information.

 Discounts

  • Only one discount may be applied per class.
  • Lab fees are included in the cost of tuition unless otherwise noted.
  • Members of SSA receive a tuition discount on general classes for one year from the date their membership gift is posted. At the Patron level and above, household members 17 and younger are eligible to receive the discount.
  • Seniors (65 and above) will receive the equivalent of an individual member’s tuition discount.
  • ACTIVE Military personnel will receive the equivalent of an individual member’s discount with proper ID.
 

Registration Policies

 Policies & Guidelines

  • To ensure enrollment, please register as soon as possible and no-later than one week prior to the start date of the class (unless otherwise noted) as class space is limited.
  • Tuition fees are due in full at time of enrollment. Class fees will not be pro-rated for late enrollment.
  • All tuition will be refunded for classes cancelled by the SSA.
  • You will be notified if the class for which you are registering is full.
  • Adult classes are open to everyone ages 16 and above, unless otherwise noted.
  • SSA reserves the right to refuse enrollment or dismiss any student for behavior that is disruptive or unacceptable to the learning environment.
  • Open studio time varies by department and is available to registered students only, and only when no classes are scheduled. Please see your instructor for studio times. Use of the studios for commercial production work is discouraged.

View and download theSummer Art Studio policies and guidelines documents.

 Withdrawals & Transfers

  • A $40 withdrawal fee and a $25 transfer fee will be charged per class for changes made by students.
  • Students must send SSA notice of withdrawal in writing. This notice must be received no later than 7 days before the first day of class.
  • Notice of withdrawal for SPECIAL CLASSES must be received within 2 weeks prior to the class.

 Refunds & Cancellations

  • No refunds will be made for withdrawals made after those times.
  • SSA reserves the right to cancel, combine or reschedule classes, or to change class instructors when necessary. Tuition will be refunded 100% for classes cancelled by SSA.
  • If SSA cancels a class for any reason, all registered participants will be informed as soon as possible and extended the opportunity to transfer to another class; no transfer fee will be applied.
  • Failure to attend classes or verbal notification will not be regarded as an official notice of withdrawal.

 General Studio Safety Guidelines

Download and print the Safety Guidelines Document

 

Accomodations and Notices

 Accessibility

Parking spaces for students with disabilities are available on both campuses. The Navarro Campus is wheelchair accessible, however not all studios on the historic Ursuline Campus are accesible. If you have a disability and wish to participate in school activities, please call the Registrar prior to registration.

 Parking

A limited amount of free parking is available on the Ursuline Campus on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking is available nearby on the street, in self-pay lots, and at the Central Library's parking garage.

 School Closings

Weather related closings or class cancellations will be posted on the SSA Facebook page.

 Lodging

Plenty of lodging is available in the downtown area, and a few hotels offer special rates to SSA students. Please call the Registration Office for suggestions.

 Photography

Photographers are often on the premises during classes and special events to capture images for the Southwest School of Art's archives and for use in our publicity materials. If you prefer not to have your photo taken for such purposes, please notify the photographer at the time.

 

Scholarship Information

 Adult Scholarships

SSA offers a limited number of scholarships for adult programs, dependent upon the availability of funds. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need, and are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

View Scholarship Applications Guidelines and Apply Now  

 Noelle His Scholarship

The Noelle His award is for promising young adults between the ages of 16-21 who are interested in learning ceramics. Students are eligible to receive this award for a maximum of 5 years as long as they re-apply yearly, and show promise in their courses.

Students selected to participate in the Noelle His award receive tuition assistance through this scholarship for one year at a time. Should they be interested in continuing to receive assistance, they will have to reapply yearly.  In order to be awarded for consecutive years, students will have had to show commitment to this craft by attending their courses, and will have to have the support of the Department Chairs.

Apply for the Noelle His Award  

 Summer Art Studio Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships are available to students in grades K-12. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need.

The application for Summer Art Studios 2018 coming soon.

 

How to Register

 Step 1

Review all of the policies and guidelines below. By continuing to Step 2, you acknowledge you have read and understand the polices and guidelines outlined in Step 1.

 Step 2

Purchase the classes that you would like to attend. To find classes, visit the Adult Class pages. Be sure to read the descriptions before selecting your class(es). Note: Each area of concentration will have separate registration forms. If you're registering for more than one area of concentration, please follow the prompts shown in the registration form. 

 Step 3

Complete your payment information. Once your credit card payment is submitted, you will receive a e-mail with confirmation of your registration.

 

Helpful Information

Member's Priority Spring 2018 
On-line | Tues, Dec 5 @ 9:00AM
Mail-in/Phone/In Person | Thurs, Dec 7

Open Registration Spring 2018
Tues, Dec 12 @ 9:00 AM
Registration is ongoing throughout the term.

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