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




Deposit Due/
Confirm Acceptance

Early Action

November 16, 2021

November 23, 2021

December 21, 2021

Early Action - Extension

November 30, 2021

December 7, 2021

December 21, 2021

Priority Deadline

December 14, 2021

December 14, 2021

January 4, 2022

Round 3*

January 10, 2022

 Early January

January 18, 2022

Admission notifications are issued approximately 7-10 days after the application deadline.

We encourage you to apply early to take advantage of the early action discount and longer timeline to confirm acceptance. 

*Please note Round 3 has a short timeline for admitted students to confirm acceptance and submit the enrollment deposit. 

“I implemented the skills from DAC right away. I collected data from the sixth-grade students in my classroom and conducted descriptive statistical analysis with R, which helped me craft an incentive structure based on real and attainable performance.”
 – Harrison Leon, DAC'21

Program Fee

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

Applicants who apply by the Early Action deadline will receive $300 off their program fee. 


The program offers some discounted program fees. See below for the eligibility and discounted fees: 

  • Applicants who apply by the Early Action deadline:  $2,200 
  • Applicants from partner programs and referrals:  $2,200
  • UChicago degree students and credential alumni:  $1,500
  • UChicago staff and degree alumni:  $800
  • Groups of three or more colleagues from one workplace: Please contact us at harriscredential@uchicago.edu 


There is no scholarship available for the program. 

Deposit & Payment

Admitted students are required to submit a non-refundable $800 USD enrollment deposit to confirm their seat in the program by the deadline listed in their admission letter. The enrollment deposit is applied to the total program fee. Students who fail to submit the deposit by the deadline listed in their admission letter will be viewed as voluntarily giving up the seat to attend the program.

The remaining balance is due at the beginning of the program - January 31, 2022. Payment for the deposit and remaining balance is submitted by credit card in the application portal. Admitted students will receive details on the payment process.