Discover UChicago

October 20 - 22, 2016

The University of Chicago is offering talented individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations an expenses-paid opportunity to explore graduate education at the University of Chicago. Join us for a weekend of graduate admissions workshops, presentations by world-renowned faculty and their graduate students, and informal socials. Receive advice on submitting a competitive application to graduate programs and learn how to develop your own career as a scientist, academic, or professional.

Participating Programs

  • Biological Sciences Division
  • Booth School of Business (Ph.D. program only)
  • Divinity School
  • Harris School of Public Policy
  • Humanities Division
  • Institute for Molecular Engineering
  • Physical Sciences Division
  • School of Social Service Administration
  • Social Sciences Division

Please see our programs page for a list of the specific graduate programs within each school and division.

The application for Discover UChicago 2016 will be available in the spring. Sign up to be notified when the application becomes available.

Instructions to Apply

The application consists of three sections, and will require you to upload several documents. Before beginning the application, you should make sure that you have each of the required documents available and saved as Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF files, as you will not be able to save your work and return later. If you are unable to upload the required documents at this time, you may submit the application form, and then email us at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu for specific instructions to upload the additional material.

Required documents for the application are:

  1. A personal statement describing your current academic and professional goals, as they relate to your interest in graduate study. This statement should specifically mention the programs of study at UChicago that you are interested in, and two or three of our faculty members whose work is of particular interest to you.
  2. A copy of your most recent transcript.
  3. Your current resume or CV.
  4. Two letters of recommendation. Specific instructions will be sent to your recommenders to submit a letter electronically.

Registration deadline: August 15, 2016. Sign up to be notified when the application becomes available.