This program is open the public and UChicago community members. We welcome domestic and international applicants around the world. There are no prerequisites, as this program is available to all academic backgrounds.

To enroll in the Data Analytics Credential, you must be at least 18 years old and have finished at least one year of full-time study in an undergraduate institution one month prior to the start of the program.

Students are expected to have a stable internet connection and computer access to complete the virtual program.

How to Apply

Application Materials

  • Complete the online application
  • Motivation statement in English (limit to 300 words)
  • Resume (one to two pages)
  • Academic transcripts

Starting your online application

Start your application then follow these steps:

  • Select "2022 Cred" and "Non-Degree" type 
  • Select the "Data Analytics Credential" program name


Transcripts detail the courses, dates, grades, and grading scales for each year of postsecondary (college or university) education as well as degrees awarded. Unofficial transcripts are accepted. You may upload a PDF copy.

If your original transcript is not in English, you must provide a translated transcript in English. You may upload a PDF copy.

English Language Requirement

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to meet the English language requirement.

Application Deadlines


  Deadline Notification Deposit Due/
Confirm Acceptance
Early Action
November 16, 2021 Late November December 7, 2021
Priority Deadline
December 14, 2021 Late December January 4, 2022
Last Chance 
January 4, 2022  Early January January 11, 2022

Program Fee

The program fee for the 2022 program is $2,500 USD.

Applicants who apply by the Early Action deadline will receive a $300 discount. 


Discounts are available for:

  • Applicants who apply by the Early Action deadline
  • Applicants recommended by partner institutions
  • UChicago students, alumni and staff
  • Groups of three or more colleagues from one workplace


There is no scholarship available for the program. 

Deposit & Payment

Admitted students will be required to submit a non-refundable $800 USD enrollment deposit to confirm their seat in the program. The remaining balance is due at the beginning of the program. Admitted students will receive details on the payment process.