FAQs

SISRM will offer hybrid programming in summer 2023: many classes are offered virtually, workshops will be live-streamed, and many RAships are offered as remote opportunities. Please review the text below for answers to our frequently asked questions.

Eligibility and Participation

Who is eligible to participate in SISRM?

SISRM courses are open to:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled at the University of Chicago;
  • Fourth-year College students pursuing an MA degree through the Division of Social Sciences in the following academic year;
  • Incoming College students (students who will be first-years during the subsequent academic year); 
  • Undergraduate students participating in SISRM’s partner programs with Chicago State University and Insper;
  • Visiting College students-at-large; and
  • Visiting undergraduate summer students;

The SISRM RA program is open to:

  • First- through third-year undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at the University of Chicago;
  • Fourth-year College students pursuing an MA degree through the Division of Social Sciences in the following academic year; 
  • Undergraduate students participating in SISRM’s partner programs with Chicago State University and Insper

How do I participate in the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods?

Students may participate in one of two ways:

  1. All student groups listed previously can register for a SISRM methodologies course and participate in daily Practice of Social Sciences Research workshop in June and July; or
  2. UChicago College and accepted Chicago State and Insper students can register for a SISRM methodologies course, participate in the workshop, and apply for a funded RA position with a UChicago faculty member
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Course Information

How many courses are required to participate in the SISRM RA Program?

Students participating in the RA program through SISRM are required to take at least one of the methodologies courses offered through SISRM. Students may take more than one course if desired.

Will I receive credit for these courses?

All UChicago students who register for one of the SISRM methodologies courses will receive 100 units of course credit on their transcripts. In addition, in many cases, the courses may be used to satisfy major or minor requirements.

How do I register for classes?

UChicago undergraduates self-register for summer quarters through My.UChicago.edu.

To register, you must first activate the Summer term. Follow these guidelines to do so. All other students will receive direct information about course registration once they have applied and been admitted to the program.

Cost and
Financial Aid

How much does the program cost?

The Summer Institute in Social Research Methods does not charge a program registration fee. Students must pay tuition for each methodology course taken through Summer Session because the courses are credit-bearing.

  • Current College students will find tuition information on the Summer session website.
  • Graduate students and fourth-year students pursuing a divisional MA should reach out to their Dean of Students office with tuition and registration questions.

Where can I find information about summer financial aid?

For more information on summer financial aid, please visit the financial aid website.

Housing

Is housing included?

SISRM does not provide housing for the summer program. Information about campus housing can be found on the College’s summer session webpage.

Some resources for investigating off-campus housing:

  • Chicago Maroon Marketplace (great for finding sublets)
  • The OIA has a wealth of resources related to finding off-campus housing: check out their guide.
  • Though created for graduate students, UChicago grad has a guide with some useful information about neighborhood property management services.

Please note that the University does not endorse or promote any specific company, vendor, or rental agent; the companies mentioned here are offered for informational purposes only.

Summer Quick Links

If you’ll be in Chicago for the duration of Summer Quarter, we encourage you to explore the city! The following links/resources will help you get to know the city: