Study Arabic or Chinese this summer in courses specially designed for Chicago Public School high school students. Applications are open.

Students are exposed to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cellular biological techniques.

Summer Session offers you the chance to study at the University of Chicago, alongside faculty and students.

Welcome to Summer Session at UChicago
Rolling Admissions Open Now!

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Each summer, students from around the country and the world come to UChicago to be a part of an exceptional academic environment. We offer programs for a variety of students:

High School Students may study alongside University of Chicago students in the Undergraduate Course Offerings, which include classes drawn from the standard College curriculum. High school students may also apply for courses that are only open to high school students and are experiential and discussion-based, covering one subject in-depth. These include a variety of disciplines in our Insight program, field schools in paleontology and wildlife biology, a research-based biological science course, or a study abroad trip in Greece.

Visiting Students from other colleges and universities may enroll in any of the Undergraduate Course Offerings, or apply to the Chicago in Beijing program to study Chinese at the University of Chicago Beijing Center.

UChicago Students often use the summer to get ahead on their General Education or major requirements, to pick up courses that might have been over-enrolled during the regular academic year or that they missed while studying abroad or during other time off-campus, or to focus specifically on a particular course's material. Of special note is the Chicago in Beijing program, where students spend the summer at the University of Chicago Beijing Center while studying Chinese.

Students may live on-campus or commute, and have all the benefits and privileges of full-time UChicago students while enrolled in classes. Undergraduate UChicago and Visiting students may register themselves for courses beginning January 14. High school students must complete a full application for Summer Session 2015. This application opens mid-January with rolling admissions, so we encourage you to submit your completed application early to ensure your seat at UChicago this summer.

Featured Students

Get to know students who have previously attended Summer Session at UChicago.

  • Caitlin Hubbard
    Caitlin Hubbard
    Caitlin Hubbard
    Caitlin Hubbard
    Caitlin Hubbard UChicago Traveling Academy

    Area of Study: Undeclared
    Home Town: Vista, California

  •  Namrata Garg
    Namrata Garg
     Namrata Garg
    Namrata Garg
    Namrata Garg UChicago - 2nd Year Student RIBS

    Area of Study: Biology Major
    Home Town: Cupertino, California

  • Ethan Steinberg
    Ethan Steinberg
    Ethan Steinberg
    Ethan Steinberg
    Ethan Steinberg UChicago - 1st Year Student Insight

    Area of Study: Biology Major
    Home Town: Bethesda, Maryland

Academic Dates

Summer Session I Orientation:
June 20-21, 2015

Summer Session II Orientation:
July 11-12, 2015

Session I:
June 22–July 10, 2015

Session II:
July 13–31, 2015

Session III:
July 27-August 28, 2015

Session IV:
August 10-21, 2015

Rolling Admissions Begin:
Mid-January, 2015

Specific programs have different application deadlines. Please check individual landing pages for more information.



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