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How to Apply

Admissions

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2019. Please check back in December for Summer 2020 offerings. 

Please see the following chart for application dates and deadlines for Immersion, Pathways, Research in the Biological Sciences, Stones and Bones, Summer College, and Visiting Undergraduates:

Round Application Fee Application Deadline Decision Released by
Priority $25 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 End of February
Regular $50 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 End of March
Rolling (Domestic) $75 Through May 1, 2019 Within three weeks of submission
Rolling (International) $75 Through April 8, 2019 Within three weeks of submission
Late Rolling $150 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Within two weeks of submission

Please see the following chart for application dates and deadlines for Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars, Neubauer International Summer Scholars, and UChicago Summer Scholars:

Program Application Fee Application Deadline Decision Released by
Emerging Rural Leaders I & II $0 Friday, March 29, 2019 Early April
Neubauer International $0 Wednesday, February 27, 2019      Early April
Neubauer Family Adelante $0 Wednesday, February 27, 2019  Early April
UChicago Summer Scholars $0 Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Early April

Application Overview

Pre-College Applicants

Please review these instructions prior to starting your application. You will need to prepare materials to upload as part of the application and also consider which programs or courses you would like to be considered for.

  • Personal Profile
  • Program and Course Selection based upon eligibility. You will be asked to indicate your current grade level. Based upon your current grade level, programs will be available for you to apply to.
    • You may select up to three programs (with two different courses each) to be considered for.
    • Order matters! Your selections will be read in order of your program and course preferences. We will consider the first program you list to be your top choice, and the first course you list to be your preferred course in that program.
      • If you wish to be considered for RIBS, Neubauer Family Adelante Summer Scholars, UChicago Summer Scholars, or Summer Business Scholars Program, you must select the program as your first-choice program.
    • You will only be admitted to one program and one course in one session. Even if listed on the application, students will not be admitted to more than one session of Summer Session.
    • Exceptions:
      • RIBS and Stones & Bones are each comprised of 2 courses and all admitted students will be enrolled into both courses.
      • Summer College (and Visiting Undergraduate) applicants must apply to 2 courses in the same session if they wish to be eligible for on-campus housing.
  • Transcript for all years in high school. You must include a transcript for all classes taken in high school for grades 9, 10, and 11, as applicable. A 2019–2020 grade report for current courses is also required if they do not appear on your official transcript. Students currently in 9th grade should also submit their grade report from 8th grade.
  • Supplement and Writing Sample for all pre-college programs. Students applying for any courses or programs must submit a legible copy of one of their essays or research papers which is typed, written in English, and includes their teacher's grade and comments. Students may submit a marked handwritten paper if it is accompanied by a typed copy. Some courses may require additional requirements.
    • Lab notes or math sets will not be accepted; the writing sample should be English expository prose.
    • Please note that Immersion's Creative Writing course applicants should instead submit a piece of fiction, which does not need to be graded.
  • Scholarship Application with supporting materials (if applying for need-based aid)
    • Emerging Rural Leaders II: On the Supplement page of the application, applicants must indicate that they wish to be considered for the Emerging Rural Leaders II by indicating “Yes” to Question 3 and selecting the program name, Emerging Rural Leaders II. Students who wish to be considered for Emerging Rural Leaders II do not need to complete the rest of the Scholarship Application or provide financial documentation. We will only admit students to their course of choice if they are selected to be a part of the Emerging Rural Leaders program.
    • Neubauer International Scholarship: If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, you should indicate “Yes” to question No. 2. You do not need to complete the remainder of the scholarship application or upload financial documents.
    • If you are applying for a scholarship as part of our partnership with one of the CBOs listed, please identify that partner in Question No. 3. You do not need to complete the remainder of the scholarship application or upload financial documents.
  • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher in a subject related to the course(s) for which you are applying. You can request up to 3 letters from teachers.
  • Test Scores, including the PSAT, PreACT, SAT, ACT, and any AP scores are optional, but encouraged if you have taken one of these tests.
    • International students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (see International Students page for details). A copy of the entire report should be provided, not just the final score. 
  • Additional Academic Information is required for applications to programs or courses in Computer Science, Creative Writing, Math, Physics, and related fields of study. 
  • Parent Confirmation emails will be sent to the parent on file for all pre-college applicants. Your application is not considered complete until we receive the Parent Confirmation Email, and we will not review your application until we receive a response from your parent.

Visiting Undergraduate Students:

Your online application is considered complete when the following materials have been received:

  • Personal Profile
  • Program and Course Selection (please see notes above).
  • Transcript for undergraduate career.
  • Test Scores are optional for domestic students.
    • International students are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores (see International Students page for details). A copy of the entire report should be provided, not just the final score. 
  • Additional Academic Information is required for applications to programs or courses in Computer Science, Creative Writing, Math, Physics, and related fields of study. 
  • Housing Form
  • Application Fee

Application Checklist

  Pre-College Visting Undergraduates
Personal Profile All Programs All Programs
Program & Course Selection All Programs All Programs
Education History & Transcript All Programs All Programs
Supplement & Writing Sample All Programs Not required except for Summer
Business Scholars Program
Scholarship Application All Programs Not required
Letter of Recommendation All Programs Not required except for Summer
Business Scholars Program
Test Scores Required for international applicants,
Optional for all other programs
Additional Academic Information Required for courses related to Computer Science,
Creative Writing, Math, and Physics
Parent Confirmation Response All Programs Not required
Application Fee

All programs except for
Emerging Rural Leaders II,
Neubauer Family Adelante,
Neubauer International Scholars,
UChicago Summer Scholars

All programs except for
Summer Business Scholars Program

Confirming Enrollment with a Program Deposit

Admitted students must confirm attendance by submitting a $1,000 non-refundable program deposit within seven days of the release of their admissions decision. Students will not be registered for courses or programs until this initial deposit is received. The full program fee will be due three weeks after high school students are accepted; students who fail to pay the program fee will forfeit their spot in their program.  

Please see the Application FAQs for more information on the application.