Students wishing to go on to graduate programs in the arts and sciences are guided by their professors, advisers, and Career Advancement. Career Advancement provides regular alumni and graduate student panels so undergraduates can learn what life in graduate school is like. They also provide advice on reaching out to faculty for letters of recommendation and access to test preparation materials and financial aid information. Faculty and advisers can give advice on academic projects, letters of recommendation, and what kinds of graduate programs are appropriate for a student’s specific interests.
Over 80 percent of UChicago students participate in research via the over 160 research institutions and committees on campus, not to mention various off-campus opportunities, finding themselves prepared ahead of time for the world of scholarship that awaits in top-level graduate programs.