When you come to Harris, you’ll learn how to transform policy for good. But first, there are a few important steps to take.

Stay ahead of the curve and complete these next steps before starting classes in fall 2021.  Some key academic dates are still being determine by the University, and this schedule will be updated as dates are confirmed.

April & May Deadlines

  • As soon as possible: File FAFSA for federal financial aid
  • April 15, 2021: Deposits due for early action and first round admits
  • Mid-May 2021: Deposits due for second round admits 
  • May 31, 2021: Deadline to claim your UChicago email and CNetID

Read the details for April & May deadlines.

June & July Deadlines

  • June 1, 2021: Students may begin Grad PLUS loan application
    • Please note: The required credit check is valid for 180 days from when you begin your Grad PLUS loan application.
  • June 1, 2021: Deadline for submitting your transcript
    • Please note: We have flexibility with the June 1 deadline for students not currently enrolled in a degree program or who graduated prior to June 1, 2020.
  • June 14, 2021: Complete math self-assessment
  • June 25, 2021: Deadline to register for math camp
  • June 30, 2021: Deadline for federal financial aid
  • July 1, 2021: Access the new student orientation modules, which include a wealth of information for new students
  • July 12, 2021: Receive your orientation Polis assignment
  • Late July, 2021: Access the coding platform, DataQuest to start building your skills in Stata and R
  • July 31, 2021: Deadline for submitting your transcript (for degrees conferred in summer 2020)

Read the details for June & July deadlines.

August Deadlines

  • Early August: Day One of the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program
  • Mid-August: Day One of Jumpstart
  • Late August: Day One of Math Camp
  • Late August: Day One of Mathematical Methods for PhD/MACRM students
  • August 31, 2021: Deadline to complete online orientation modules

Read the details for August deadlines.

September & October Deadlines

  • Early September: Deadline for submitting proof of immunization
  • Early September: Autumn pre-registration period
  • Mid-September: Deadline to complete CliftonStrengths Leadership Assessment
  • Mid-September: Required math exam
  • Mid-September: Autumn Quarter bill due date
  • Late September: Day One of the Autumn Academic Quarter
  • Mid-October: Deadline to confirm/waive University Student Health Insurance (U-SHIP)

Read the details for September & October deadlines.