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College Courses for High School Students

Join us this summer to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, and broaden your powers of perception when you earn college credit and start your college transcript with undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.

“I got to feel the culture here and know more clearly why UChicago is ranked one of the top universities in the world. I could see for myself what the life at the best school would be like.”


Ruilin Y.
The High School Affiliated to Yunnan Normal University
Kunming, China

“The biggest advantage of joining this program was access to Dr. Guy Alitto. While Modern Chinese History is taught at a lot of colleges and universities, there is only one Dr. Alitto and it was truly an honor to be able to take his course. The chance to listen and learn from one of the world’s leading historians was truly without parallel.”


Tripp R.
Basis Tucson North
Tucson, AZ

As a Summer Session student, you will enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago. You will experience undergraduate life and coursework firsthand, participating alongside University College students and visiting undergraduates from other schools.

You will have access to the same exceptional educational resources that are available to all students during the regular academic year. All of our classes are taught by distinguished professors and experienced lecturers, in smaller classes where you will be able to receive personal attention from your professors and get to know other students in your class well.

Explore UChicago’s college courses for high school students more in-depth in this year’s Summer Session Undergraduate Course Offerings.

    

Course Details

  • Browse this year’s Summer Session Undergraduate Course Offerings.
  • Once you choose the course(s) for which you would like to apply, make a note of the department code and course number (ex. ANTH 21501) and begin the online application.
    • Make sure you don’t choose courses with conflicting schedules, or courses that take place during different sessions.
    • See individual course descriptions for prerequisites, if any.
  • Dates:
    • Session I: orientation June 17-18, classes begin June 19, 2017.
    • Session II: orientation July 8-9; classes begin July 10, 2017.
    • Session III and IV: Classes begin on July 24 and 31, respectively. Please note that the vast majority of students are on campus during Sessions I and II. Students applying for these sessions should be prepared for a much smaller student population on campus.
  • Courses can be three or five weeks long. Read each course listing carefully.
  • Each summer course, regardless of length, is the equivalent of a full quarter-long (10 week) course, and meets for at least 30 contact hours.
  • Review the Application Overview pages for detailed information.

For language courses and admission information, please visit the Summer Language Institute website.

Tuition & Fees

Two Courses (3 week classes) Two Courses (5 week classes) One Course (Commuter) Two Courses (Commuter)

Total Program Cost:
$10,050 (without student health insurance)

Total Program Cost:
$11,324 (without student health insurance)

Total Program Cost:
$4,264 (without student health insurance)

Total Program Cost:
$8,139 (without student health insurance)

Tuition:
$7,750 (two courses)

Tuition:
$7,750 (two courses)

Tuition:
$3,875 (one course)

Tuition
$7,750 (two courses)

Student Life Fee (one time fee)
$389*

Student Life Fee (one time fee)
$389*

Student Life Fee (one time fee)
$389*

Student Life Fee (one time fee)
$389*

Housing & Dining
$1,911

Housing & Dining
$3,185

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Optional Student Health Insurance** $204 for 3 weeks of coverage

Optional Student Health Insurance** $340 for 5 weeks of coverage

Optional Student Health Insurance** $195* for 3 weeks of coverage or $340 for 5 weeks of coverage

Optional Student Health Insurance** $195* for 3 weeks of coverage or $340 for 5 weeks of coverage

* Estimate; final cost for 2017 to be determined.
** Students who cannot prove that they have adequate health care coverage in the U.S. must enroll in the University Student Health Insurance plan (USHIP), and will be billed accordingly.

  • Students may be residential (live on campus in the dorm) or commuters (live at home, if local).
  • Residential students take two courses during the same session (e.g., session I or session II) so that they are enrolled full-time.
  • Commuter students may take one or more courses at a time, so that they are enrolled either full-time or part-time.

Scholarships are available for this program. See the Tuition, Scholarship, & Billing page for details.

Admissions

  • Eligibility: current high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors, 14 years of age and older
  • Applications accepted beginning mid-November
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.
  • International students must submit all application materials before April 10, 2017 for courses beginning June 19th, and before April 24, 2017 for courses beginning on or after July 10th.
  • US students must submit all application materials by May 1, 2017.
  • Review Application Overview pages for detailed information.

You can also review the Apply and FAQ pages for detailed information.

 

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1427 E 60th Street
Second Floor
Chicago, IL
60637

 

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