Fall Update 2021_Admissions_Enroll

If I do not wish to attend in person courses or activities, may I still enroll?

The University of Chicago plans for the full resumption of on-campus activities for the 2021–22 academic year.  We understand that some students may have challenges with visas or other circumstances that will not allow them to attend in-person classes and activities. In August, the Harris Dean of Students Office will survey students to learn which students have these barriers and work to accommodate those students' situations


Fall Update 2021_Admissions_If I defer

If I defer my start date, will it affect my scholarship?

Scholarships will be reviewed and may be adjusted, including reduction for students with approved deferral requests. Scholarships from the year of admission are not guaranteed to carry over into the next year, and named scholarships and fellowships are not guaranteed for students with approved deferral requests. Students who defer their admission due to a joint degree can expect no change in their scholarship offer from Harris.

Fall Update 2021_Admissions_Can I defer

Can I defer my offer of admission? Do I have to defer a full year or can I come in January?

We strongly encourage applicants to apply for entry for the year in which they intend to enroll. Deferrals are not common and are considered on a case-by-case basis for one academic year only.

Typically, deferrals are granted for unforeseen health or personal circumstances that would make enrollment a hardship. Due to capacity limitations, not all deferral requests will be approved.

For most of our degree programs, core courses are sequential and offered only once per year. Therefore, if a student chooses to defer, they would need to defer for a full year. The Evening Master’s Program is the exception, as a new cohort starts each quarter.