In late December, we issued admission letters for our Early Action students. We received many, many strong applications in Early Action. Each year we place a number of students on the waitlist for a variety of reasons, and many students reach out to our office to learn what they can do to strengthen their application. For more information on the waitlist process, please listen to our previously recorded Waitlist Webinar. Please note, you will need to install the free WebEx Player to listen to this recording.

General waitlist information:

  • All waitlisted applicants will be reviewed with the applications submitted in Round One.
  • The Round One application deadline is January 23rd.
  • Students on the waitlist can submit additional materials to support their application. Please email harrisadmissions@uchicago.edu. These materials can include, but are not limited to:
    • Updated resumes
    • Updated transcripts
    • Any certificates or documentation of other courses or certificates
    • Additional essay statement or motivational statement. Students can address how they plan to prepare to attend Harris, or any areas in their application they would like to specifically address
    • Updated GRE or TOEFL/IELTS scores
  • Waitlisted applicants who are admitted will receive an updated letter to their account. Students who are not admitted will not see a change in their account
  • Students who would like to reserve their space on the waitlist should complete the form provided in their waitlist letter  

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is my number on the waitlist?

Harris does not rank applicants on the waitlist.

How often should I contact your office?

The best way to express your interest in attending Harris is to complete the form confirming your spot on the waitlist and to submit additional documents. For more information on how to improve your application, please email harrisadmissions@uchicago.edu

When will I know if I am admitted?

Students admitted in Round One will be notified in mid-February.

What should I do next?

We encourage you to contact our office to determine how to strengthen your application, but to also continue to attend webinars and events near you that may be helpful. You can find a variety of events to attend on our Admission Events page.