UChicago brings together a diversity of top minds from around the world. Though there are differences in how you apply based on your educational background and goals, every application goes through the same holistic review process; there's no one piece of information that could tell us whether or not you would be a good fit for the College. And that's really what this process is about: finding a college home that is a good fit for your personality and your plans.

With the exception of prospective students-at-large, applicants may apply for entrance in the Autumn Quarter only.

First-Year Applicants

For current high school students or applicants who have not enrolled in a full-time, degree-seeking program at another college or university since receiving a high school diploma or equivalent. 

Transfer Applicants

For students who have have completed one term as a full-time student in a degree-seeking program at another college or university. High school students who have taken college-level courses should apply as first-year applicants.

Student-At-Large Applicants

For full-time students at other universities who would like to take advantage of the UChicago's faculty and course offerings without seeking a UChicago degree.

Veteran Applicants

For veterans of the United States Armed Forces.