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For everyone’s health and safety, Summer Session will not host students on campus for residential programs this summer. Many of our courses will be taught remotely online so that you can still explore your intellectual interests, gain insight into college life, and be a part of our distinctive learning community. We hope you will join us online this summer! Our Summer Session team is here to help via email at


Parent & Family Information

Summer Program Overview

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The University of Chicago's Summer Program gives students the opportunity to investigate new and exciting subject matter in a college-level environment, become immersed in a world-class institution, and spend a summer of fun in one of the United States' premier cities.

Within a supportive college community, students from all over the globe are exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. In the classroom, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive deeper into subject matter, and discuss questions that go beyond the realm of their high school curriculum. Outside of class, students can take a part in the Admissions Academy – workshops designed to give access to the holistic college admissions process – and prepare their college application.  

Course Descriptions

Whether your student wants to explore the American legal system, cutting edge scientific research, or learn from world-class faculty, find the right class to make your child's summer a fun, educational, boundary-pushing experience!

How to Apply

Learn more about the Summer Program application requirements and deadlines. To read about the materials you need to apply, rolling deadlines, and to start your application for a summer at UChicago, click here!

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"Do it! Aside from facilitating sharp intellectual growth and creating lasting friendships, UChicago's Summer Session added an unparalleled degree of clarity to my future intentions. I confirmed my interest in both economics and computer science, each of which I began learning at Summer Session and intend to further pursue as an undergraduate at UChicago."

Joseph Y., 1st year in the College

Cost & Aid

Find out more about the course tuition, fees, and residential housing costs, as well as information on scholarship opportunities.

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Each day Summer Session students live the life of a college student, going to class, managing their course work, and interacting with their fellow students. Further, they round out their summer through meeting friends from all over the world, being surrounded by a campus full of activities, and getting exposure to a city with 26 miles of lakefront, outdoor concerts and festivals, and amazing neighborhoods. Learn more about a day in the life of a UChicago summer student on campus, in Hyde Park, and Chicago at large.


For questions about an exciting and productive summer at UChicago, visit our FAQ page to learn more.