UChicago Lab High School Students

UChicago Lab students who wish to participate in the Summer Institute in Social Research Methods are eligible to register for Introductory Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences and to participate in the 5-week Practice of Social Science Research Workshop series, which includes small group mentorship from UChicago researchers and scholars.

 

 

Apply

The application for Summer 2022 is closed.

All high school students admitted to Summer Session/SISRM are eligible for a number of scholarships and aid.

Students who are dependents of University full-time, benefits-eligible faculty, other academic appointees, and staff are eligible for a tuition benefit. More information about the Summer 2022 tuition benefit can be found here.

 

Eligibility
  • Seniors who will graduate in Spring 2022 are eligible to participate in Intro to Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences (SOSC 20112) coursework and the SISRM workshop series
  • Rising Seniors who will graduate in Spring 2023 are eligible to participate in Intro to Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences (SOSC 20112) coursework and the SISRM workshop series
How it Works

Eligible students submit an application to the program.

Students take the summer course (3 weeks), participate in the Practice of Social Sciences Research Workshop, and receive small group mentorship from UChicago researchers.

Mentorship groups focus on answering student questions about the materials covered in the program as well as specific research interests. SISRM will also provide professional development opportunities for students (career exploration, presentation skills, resume review, etc.).

Application Guidelines

Course selection

  • UChicago Lab students are only eligible to take Intro to Statistical Methods and Applications for the Social Sciences (SOSC 20112) 
  • Please note: the other SISRM Summer 2022 courses listed on the website are not open to UChicago Lab students

CV guidelines for Lab students

Your CV/resume should detail honors, awards, research, leadership/service, and other co- and extra-curricular activities you have pursued in high school. If you possess proficiency in a language other than English, please make note of it.  You can find further guidance on developing a CV here: https://ccrf.uchicago.edu/national-fellowships/building-curriculum-vitae-cv.

Letter of Recommendation

Recommenders may send their letters to Jamie Gentry, jagentry@uchicago.edu

Course Registration

Students accepted to the SISRM program will receive guidelines about how to register for classes.

All courses carry at least 100 units of credit. Credits earned as a Summer College student will not count towards graduation requirements if you matriculate as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago.

If you are planning to take a SISRM course and require accommodations, please contact Disability Services (disabilities@uchicago.edu) to coordinate the support you need.