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Current UChicago Summer Students

Summer is a great time for UChicago students to catch up or get ahead with coursework. Students can take Core courses, try a business course through Booth, explore a language, and so much more!

View all courses by subject code on the Summer Quarter page. You can also view courses using the Course Finder.

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Learn how to register for Summer Quarter here

Grading Policy

All Summer Session courses are for credit and provide quality letter grades. Current College students may petition their instructor(s) for a P/F for any course, but be aware that all general education courses must be taken for quality grades and most courses satisfying requirements in the major must be taken for quality grades.

College students are strongly encouraged to consult with specific departments before enrolling to learn about Pass/Fail rules and minor/major requirements, as well as their College Adviser before they begin the petition process. 

In short, if you wish to take a course that you need for a graduation, major, or minor requirement, it is your responsibility to confirm with the offering department what their current policy for taking that course P/F. 

To request a withdrawal, students need to should consult with their adviser. Students have until the second to last day of class, or before the final exam takes place, or before the final project is due (whichever is earliest) to request a withdrawal. To request a withdrawal, email Val Huston and copy your adviser.


Undergraduate courses offered during Summer Quarter and September Term may be three to ten weeks in length and meet for approximately 30 contact hours, as required by the College. Each course, regardless of length, is therefore the equivalent of a full quarter-long course, yielding 100 units of credit.

Some intensive language courses offered as part of the Summer Language Institute, however, are six or eight weeks in length, and yield 300 units of credit. These courses are the equivalent of one full year's worth of language instruction. SLI's Reading and Research courses are 100-units each.

Official grades for all Summer Session programs, regardless of course dates, are not available until after the end of Summer Session (mid-September). Once official grades are available, you may log on to myUChicago to view your grades.

Please note that Summer Session does not allow auditing during summer quarter. 

Housing and Dining

Housing and dining for Summer Session (including Summer Quarter and September Term) will cost $1,130 per week and all housing assignments must include the dining plan. A $1,000 deposit is required to complete the housing application and is not refundable, even if housing is cancelled prior to the appropriate finalization deadline.

See more information on the Housing page

Costs, Financial Aid, Refund/Drop Deadlines

For details on costs, financial aid, and refund or drop deadlines, see the Costs page. 

Summer Study at Another Institution

Students who are considering taking a summer course at another institution should complete the following steps:

Read the Transfer Credit Policy with care: it will outline the procedures you need to follow before you take a class to make sure your coursework will transfer to your University of Chicago degree program.

Speak to your College Adviser about the feasibility of such a plan. Your Adviser can answer any questions you might have and help explain the details of the process. 

Study Abroad with UChicago

Visit the College Study Abroad website to find out more information about summer study options abroad as well as international travel funding. 

Summer Research Opportunities

Visit the College Center for Research and Fellowships for more information on summer research opportunities for undergraduates. 

Summer Internships

The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program through the Office of Career Advancement provides UChicago College students with a wide range of paid summer internship opportunities. Search for Summer 2024 opportunities via Handshake.

  • Log in to your UChicago Handshake account
  • Click "Jobs" 
  • Select "Filters"
  • In the dropdown menu, scroll down to "Labeled by Your School"
  • Select “2023-2024 Metcalf internship.”

Incoming UChicago Students

Incoming first years and transfer students will receive information about taking Summer quarter courses in late Spring. Stay tuned!