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Counselors & Educators

Thank You, Outstanding Educators
An incoming first-year reflects on the impact of great teachers.

Thank you for the incredible work you do for your students!

Every year, counselors, teachers, and administrators like you guide students through the exciting process of searching for their ideal college match. Through hard work, patience, and dedication, you provide invaluable support as students take these final steps towards empowerment and independence.

As your partners in this process, UChicago admissions counselors are dedicated to providing clear information, honest advice, and a respectful attitude. Together, we can demystify the application and financial aid process in order to help every student reach their full potential.

We encourage you to contact your regional admissions counselor! Please note: the officer is designated to area where the prospective student attends school—not where the student resides.

Virtual Events for Counselors

Counselor Salons

Join us for an interactive discussion with seasoned admissions staff and high school counseling colleagues. Counselor Salons are intended to mimic UChicago’s small class sizes and will offer the opportunity to connect in real time with your camera and mic on. Each session will be limited to 20 total participants to ensure everyone has an opportunity to add to the conversation. These sessions will not include a formal presentation—this really will be a discussion! Although some of the Counselor Salon events are focused around a specific theme, each session is open to all high school and CBO counselors, and you can view the full list of events below.

Letters of Recommendation Workshops

A new admissions cycle is upon us, and you may soon start receiving requests from students asking for a letter of recommendation. If you are curious as to how letters of rec are used in the admissions process, or if you’re seeking tips and tricks to make the writing process faster and smoother, please join us for a Letters of Recommendation Workshop. Both sessions will cover the same material, so please feel free to sign up for the time most convenient for you. This event is open for all high school/CBO counselors and educators.

If you are looking for additional events, please feel free to register for any of our other virtual sessions »

Letters of Recommendation Workshop

(CDT)

Join Michelle Trimpe, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions and Deputy Director of International Admissions, to hear tips and tricks on writing effective counselor and teacher recommendations and how they are used in the admissions process.

Register »

Exploring Educational Excellence: Joint Virtual Counselor Information Session

(CDT)

Join Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice for a virtual information session for local school and community-based organization counselors. In these sessions, come learn about the individual institutions and have an opportunity to ask questions of the admissions representatives.

Register »

UChicago Counselor Salon, International Edition

(CDT)

Join Michelle Trimpe, Deputy Director of International Admissions, for a Counselor Salon that will focus on the unique contexts of counselors serving international students.

Register »

UChicago Counselor Salon, International Edition

(CDT)

Join Michelle Trimpe, Deputy Director of International Admissions, for a Counselor Salon that will focus on the unique contexts of counselors serving international students.

Register »

Exploring Educational Excellence: Joint Virtual Counselor Information Session

(CDT)

Join Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell and Rice for a virtual information session for local school and community-based organization counselors. In these sessions, come learn about the individual institutions and have an opportunity to ask questions of the admissions representatives.

Register »