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

Complete these next steps before starting classes in autumn 2023. Some key academic dates are still being determine by the University, and this schedule will be updated as dates are confirmed.  All dates are tentative and subject to change.

April & May Deadlines, Dates, & Action Items

  • As soon as possible: File FAFSA for federal financial aid
  • April 15, 2023: Deposits due for early action, round one, and round two admits
  • Late-May, 2023: Information released about Core Course Advanced Placement and Waiver Exams, including information about PhD Courses
  • May 22, 2023: Polis cohort assignments
  • May 29, 2023: Added to the current student slack workspace

Read the details for April & May deadlines.

June & July Deadlines, Dates, & Action Items

  • June 1, 2023: 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, 2022: 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 1, 2023: Deadline to claim your UChicago email
  • Week of June 5, 2023: Polis Kick-Off Meetings (virtual)
  • June 5, 2023: Deadline to complete Math Self-Assessment
  • June 20, 2023: Math and Coding Camp registration opens
  • June 30, 2023: Deadline for federal financial aid
  • July 1, 2023: Access the new student orientation modules, which include a wealth of information for new students
  • Mid-July: Access the coding platform, Dataquest to start building your skills in Stata and R
  • Week of July 10. 2023: Mid-Summer Polis Meeting (virtual)
  • July 14, 2023: Deadline to submit preferred name and pronouns
  • TBD: Recommended deadline to accept federal financial aid
  • July 31, 2022: Deadline for submitting your transcript (for degrees conferred in summer 2022)

Read the details for June & July deadlines.

August Deadlines, Dates, & Action Items

  • August 1, 2023: Deadline to register for Math & Coding Camp
  • August 1, 2023: Registration for Core Course Advanced Placement and Waiver Exams Opens
  • August 3, 2023: Start of the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program
  • Early August: Academic Advisor assignments
  • Early August: Access to math support program, DiagKNOWstics
  • August 14, 2023: Start of the Jumpstart Program
  • Late August: First autumn quarter tuition bill produced
  • August 28, 2023: Start of Math & Coding Camp
  • August 28, 2023: Start of the Mathematical Methods Program for PhD/MACRM students
  • August 28, 2023: Deadline to complete online orientation modules
  • August 28, 2023: Deadline to sign up for Core Course Advanced Placement and Waiver Exams

Read the details for August deadlines.

September & October Deadlines, Dates, & Action Items

Read the details for September & October deadlines.