At the University of Chicago we partner with community–based organizations (CBOs) to help create college–going cultures in underserved communities. The goal of these partnerships is to remove some of the educational access challenges faced by underrepresented students–of–color, first generation–to–college students, and students facing economic hardships. We work with CBOs to support all students' dreams of attending selective colleges.
This page is dedicated to providing resources for CBO counselors and their students. We invite you to engage with us. Use this site to request UChicago information, register for group tours, and request admissions counselor visits in the fall or spring. Please also share with your students the links to CBO–sponsored scholarships and programming as well as current UChicago student profiles and success stories. In addition, this page provides an archive of our CBO Newsletter, an electronic gazette of noteworthy UChicago news, events, and student opportunities.
Preparing for college means planning ahead! Beginning in ninth grade, you should work with your school counselor and your teachers to plan your academic program for high school.
Because selective colleges receive so many applications, it is important to prepare throughout high school to be a competitive applicant.
Understanding the different kinds of financial aid available will help you afford college. Become familiar with the different types of financial aid you may receive, including grants, loans, work/study, and merit scholarships.
Students who are admitted to selective colleges typically take challenging high school classes, love learning, and are active members of their school or community.
Your eventual career title may be very different from your academic major. For example: chemistry, physics, and biology students can pursue careers in engineering or government.
Your eventual career title may be very different from your academic major. For example: history, philosophy, economics, and psychology majors can pursue careers in business or marketing.
Your eventual career title may be very different from your academic major. For example: art history, English, and sociology majors often pursue careers in education, journalism or law.
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