UChicago Professional Education Admissions

Master's Degree and GSAL

Student Resources

As a student, you are welcome to take advantage of many of the world-class resources and services the University has to offer.

Master's Degree and GSAL

Student Resources

As a student, you are welcome to take advantage of many of the world-class resources and services the University has to offer.

Master's Degree and GSAL

Student Resources

As a student, you are welcome to take advantage of many of the world-class resources and services the University has to offer.

Student Resources

Accommodations and Disability Services

To ensure the intellectual richness of research and education, the University of Chicago seeks to provide an environment conducive to learning, teaching, working, and conducting research that values the diversity of its community. The University strives to be supportive of the academic, personal and work-related needs of each individual and is committed to facilitating the full participation of students with a disability in the life of the University.

Student Disability Services works to provide resources, support and accommodations for all students with disabilities and works to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.

Emergency Evacuation Plan

The University strongly encourages individuals who may need assistance during an emergency to identify themselves to the University in order to collaborate on development of a Personal Emergency Plan and sign up for cAlert system, the University’s electronic emergency mass notification system. Students may also download the UChicago Safe Mobile Safety App to quickly access safety information. Please visit the Safety and Security website for more complete, in-depth information.

Assisted Listening Devices at the Gleacher Center and the NBC Tower

The Gleacher Center has a number of Assisted Listening Devices that are available to guests who come to attend a lecture. These are available on a first come first serve basis. They may be checked out from the Graham School’s Gleacher Center’s Office. If you are a Graham School students who wishes to use such a device for class or other academic related activities, contact Dr. Gregory A. Moorehead, director, Student Disability Services at 773.702.7776 or gmoorehead@uchicago.edu. We suggest that you read about requesting reasonable accommodations published on the University’s disability services website.

Disability Accommodations

  • Visit Disability Services for more information on how the University can accommodate your specific needs and requests
  • Accommodations are also provided for students who are injured but not permanently disabled. Visit Injured Student Resources for guidelines
Books and Course Materials

For courses which require you to purchase books and other course materials, these can be purchased at the Barnes & Noble book store in the Gleacher Center or on the main Hyde Park campus at the University of Chicago bookstore and Seminary Co-Op.

Consult your course syllabus for information on which store can meet your needs.

Career Development

Programs and services provided by UChicagoGRAD complement Graham School efforts to help graduate students increase the impact of their scholarship and get an edge on the job market through flexible training.

Community Safety

The University is committed to working with the community and the Chicago Police Department to prevent crime and improve public safety in our community. The University of Chicago Police Department has approximately 100 professionally trained officers with full police powers to serve University students, faculty, staff, and community members. In addition, the University partners with the City of Chicago as well as neighborhood organizations to improve transportation and other aspects of community life.

We encourage students to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the University of Chicago Community Safety FAQs and Safety Resources.

UChicago Safe Mobile App

UChicago Safe is a free app to quickly access safety information by the tap of an icon. The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety & Security and AppArmor have developed this app to provide information for emergencies and links to safety resources. The app is easy to download and free.

Degrees and Convocation

Eligibility for Graduation

In order to be eligible to graduate students must have:

  • Met the degree requirements by the end of the quarter that they wish to apply for graduation;
  • Have all university accounts in good standing;
  • Complete an application for graduation

Application for Graduation

The Dean of Students notifies degree students on a quarterly basis when the application for graduation is available for them to complete. Students must fill out an application to be considered for graduation.

Students should only apply if they will have met the requirements for graduation by the end of the quarter. Please note that there is an Administrative Fee applied to the students account for students that need to be removed due to ineligibility. For fee information, visit the UChicago Bursar’s Fees page.

Students may submit their application by going to my.uchicago.edu.

Instructions for the application:

  1. Log in to the portal (my.uchicago.edu) and search for “my information”, then search for “academics” (note: this is not the academic tab you see when you first log in!).
  2. At the bottom you should see a space where it says” anticipated grad date” (this should be changed to Fall if you plan to graduate in Fall) and the link to apply for the actual degree or a note that you are not eligible to apply, in which case you need to fix the anticipated graduation date.

Name Changes (NC)

Students that request a preferred name on their diploma that is different from the legal name on file with the University need to complete a Name Change Form. The student can either fill it out in person at the Registar’s Office (they have notaries on staff), or they can take the form to a notary near them and mail the form. The form can be found on the Registrar’s website.

Attend Convocation

Academic Regalia

Students can purchase their academic regalia at the Hyde Park campus bookstore. The bookstore will have regalia in stock a few weeks prior to Convocation.  Students only need to know their height to obtain regalia.

Convocation Information

Students can find the most up to date information regarding Convocation on the University Events website.

The Dean of Students will also send important information to students UChicago emails prior to Convocation.

 

Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Service (SCS) provides mental health care to University of Chicago students who are in programs that pay a student life fee. This care includes needs assessment, psychotherapy, psychiatric consultation, academic skills assessment program, support groups, referrals, emergency services, and health promotion and wellness programs.

Emergency Information

The University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program outlines strategies to protect the life safety of University students, faculty, and staff, and to preserve University property and assets in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Management website is a resource the University community can use to receive information on how to prepare for emergencies and how to protect themselves from the effects of an emergency.

Emergency Contact Information

At any time you may call 911 to report an emergency.

Hyde Park: To report an emergency that may threaten the community, contact the University of Chicago Police Department: 123 (on-campus phone), or 773.702.8181 (from an off-campus phone).

Gleacher Center: To report a life threatening emergency call 911. To report a non-life threatening emergency and receive assistance contact Graham School Gleacher Center office staff at 312.464.8655 or the security desk staff at 312.464.8777.

cAlert Electronic Mass Notification System

The cAlert system is the University’s electronic emergency mass notification system, which enables University officials to provide notification and informational updates to members of the University community prior to, during, or after an emergency.

This comprehensive notification system possesses the capability to target a University-wide audience or it can be tailored to specific user groups or facilities. Through the cAlert system, the University can keep everyone informed before, during, and after events, whether the events are an emergency or non-emergency.

The cAlert system will be used only to contact you in case of emergency, a University closing, or some other event that requires rapid, wide-scale notification of the community.

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute seeks to meet the English language and enculturation needs of international students from all programs and divisions across the University. ELI offers academic year courses and tutoring in areas such as pronunciation, fluency, academic writing, and academic and professional English.

Fitness And Recreation

The University of Chicago’s recreational facilities are open and available for both students and the at-large campus community alike. An active membership is required in order to access the buildings and fields. Membership packages are available for the following groups:

  • Students and spouses/partners
  • Faculty/staff and spouses/partners (active or retired)
  • Alumni and spouses/partners
  • Laboratory School parents
  • Children of members
  • Community members
Gleacher and NBC Bicycle Parking

If you are riding your bicycle to Gleacher or NBC please be sure to only lock your bicycle to designated bike racks. All others may be removed and taken to the City of Chicago pound. Owners of impounded bicycles are responsible for retrieving them and paying all associated fees.

Libraries

As a private institution, the University of Chicago Library is dedicated to serving the research and teaching needs of our faculty and students, as well as the larger University community of alumni and staff. Beyond serving the University, we also recognize that we are a destination for scholars from around the world and strive to provide access to our collections to those with a legitimate research need. If your research leads you to our collections, we will do our best to provide access whenever possible.

We expect all users to abide by the policies and principles expressed in the Library’s statement of User Rights and Responsibilities for Creating and Sustaining a Scholarly Environment. We are committed to providing access to both our physical and electronic resources to users with disabilities; for more information see Services for Users with Disabilities.

User access varies based on your University affiliation. Please visit the University of Chicago Library website to view what kinds of access and privileges we can offer you.

Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar facilitates faculty teaching, student learning, and institutional research. As the stewards of student data, academic systems, and central classrooms, we provide service to all faculty, students, administrators, and alumni.

The Office of the University Registrar helps students by providing services that assist them in their time on campus and in their transition after their academic program is complete. Students can contact the Registrar’s Office via email at registrar@uchicago.edu or call 773.702.7891.

Technology Resources Quick Start Guide

Visit the IT Services quick start guide to access the technology, resources, services, and support available to you. Find helpful information about my.UChicago, Canvas (availability will be indicated on your course syllabus), Box, campus wireless network, how to purchase hardware and software through the University’s agreements with several vendors, and more.

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Student Loan Administration Office is responsible for processing student loans and work-study for students in the graduate and professional schools and divisions. SLA conducts entrance and exit student loan counseling for all students who receive federal student loans, and authorize disbursements of federal student loan funds. In addition, they provide service and collections for all Federal Perkins and institutional loan programs.

Students who are enrolled in degree seeking programs at least half-time are eligible to apply for federal student loans.

Graduate Students-at-Large are only eligible for alternative loan programs.

Billing Questions

  • Credit students can make payments by phone (773.702.1722). Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or Discover® are accepted. A 3% fee is charged for all credit transactions
  • You may also remit payment by mail. Tuition bills are mailed during the second week of the quarter
  • Visit the eBilling site to learn how to set up and access online payment options.
  • Contact your program manager for questions that you have about tuition and fees

Loans/Financial Aid

Student Loan Administration

Visit the University of Chicago Student Loan Administration site for information regarding loans and financial aid.

Please note: Noncredit students do not qualify for financial aid.

International Students

International students may be eligible for alternative loans through a credit worthy U.S co-signer. For more information, view a List of Alternative (Private) Loan Lenders.

Employment

Student Jobs

Degree students seeking part-time employment on campus can find a variety of postings ranging from tutoring local elementary school students, research, or working in one of the University of Chicago libraries through the University’s Student Job Opportunities listings. International graduate students are eligible for up to 20 hours of student employment on campus during the academic year and full-time employment during breaks.

University Positions

The University of Chicago is the second largest private employer in Chicago. Ours is a multicultural, international community of more than 20,000 faculty and staff—each supporting UChicago’s mission of inquiry and academic excellence. Visit the jobs website for more information on job descriptions and hiring procedures.

Education Tax Credit

Useful Tax Information

There are two tax credits available to help you offset the costs of your education by reducing your income tax:

1098-T Background Information

For credit courses, your 1098-T form is used by educational institutions to report information about students to the IRS. Information on the form include: student name, address, social security number/ tax identification number, enrollment status, academic status, amount billed/paid for tuition, scholarship or grant amounts, etc.

  • Online access to the 1098-T is available through the my.UChicago portal. Go to myFinances – EBill/EPay.
UChicago Grad

UChicago Grad is a one-stop shop of integrated services to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers. UChicago Grad provides flexible training that complements support in academic units.

UChicago Grad staff are committed to serving the graduate and postdoc community, focusing on recruitment; skills and experience; career development; and alumni engagement.

Writing Program

The Writing Program partners with UChicago Grad to offer writing support to graduate students across the divisions. The Writing Program offers graduate writing consultations; increased graduate seats in cornerstone courses, Academic and Professional Writing (ENGL 33000); and a series of workshops that teach graduate student writers to recognize and diagnose writing issues common to expert writing, along with revision techniques for addressing them. The Writing Program is located in Stuart 330, 1116 East 59th Street.