Sometimes there's an aspect of who you are that simply can't be conveyed through the required application materials. If this is the case, you are welcome to submit supplemental materials. In general, it's best to make sure that any non-required materials you choose to submit to a college are focused in scope and add a new perspective on who you are that's not already there.
You may submit supporting materials for music, theater and dance, or visual arts and film digitally through the "Portfolio" section of your UChicago Account. You may also submit a short creative writing sample or scientific research abstract through your UChicago Account using the "upload" feature. Please keep in mind that more is not always better.
Additional recommendations from school officials (e.g. a coach, club sponsor, or arts teacher) may be submitted through the Coalition or Common Application. Additional recommendations from those who do not have access to the Coalition or Common Application (your boss, a community leader, someone who knows you well) may be mailed to us at this address:
The Office of College Admissions
1101 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Materials may be faxed to us at 773.702.0661. We do not recommend sending documents via email.