FAQs

What is the status of the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods in Summer 2022?

We plan to employ a hybrid model of instruction for Summer 2022, with many courses offered online, in-person workshops, and flexible RAships. More information will be available soon.

Who is eligible to participate in SISRM in Summer Quarter 2022?

SISRM courses and workshops are open to:

    • First- through third-year undergraduate students who are currently enrolled at the University of Chicago;
    • Visiting College students-at-large;
    • Visiting undergraduate summer students;
    • 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); and
    • UChicago graduate students registered for one of the summer methodologies courses.

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; and
    • Visiting College students-at-large (on a case by case basis).
How do I participate in the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods?

Students may participate in one of two ways:

    1. All student groups (UChicago undergraduate and graduate, UChicago Lab seniors, and Chicago State visiting students) 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 students can register for a SISRM methodologies course, participate in the workshop, and apply for a funded RA position with a UChicago faculty member
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 they desire.

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 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.

    • Current College students will find tuition information for Summer 2022 here.
    • 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 https://financialaid.uchicago.edu/undergraduate/apply-aid/summer-financial-aid.

Where can I find information about housing options for summer session?

If you have specific questions, you can email the Summer Session’s Residential Director, Jim Wessel, at jwessel@uchicago.edu.

For a list of FAQ’s about summer session, including detailed information about housing and dining availability, please click here.

For general information about housing and residence life at UChicago, please click here.