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 autumn 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, Dates, & Action Items

  • As soon as possible: File FAFSA for federal financial aid
  • April 15, 2021: Deposits due for early action, round one, and round two admits
  • May 10, 2021: Deadline to claim your UChicago email and CNetID
  • May 17, 2021: All incoming students added to Slack
  • May 24, 2021: Polis cohort assignments

Read the details for April & May deadlines.

June & July Deadlines, Dates, & Action Items

  • 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 7-11, 2021: Polis Kick-Off Meetings
  • June 13, 2021: Complete math self-assessment
  • 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
  • July12, 2021: Mid-Summer Polis Meeting
  • July 26, 2021: Recommended deadline to accept federal financial aid
  • 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, Dates, & Action Items

  • August 1, 2021: Deadline to register for Math & Coding Camp
  • August 1, 2021: Deadline to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students participating in any in-person components of Jumpstart, Math & Coding Camp, Mathematical Methods programs.
  • August 5, 2021: Start of the Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program
  • August 16, 2021: Start of the Jumpstart Program
  • August 30, 2021: Start of Math & Coding Camp
  • August 30, 2021: Start of the Mathematical Methods Program for PhD/MACRM students
  • August 31, 2021: Deadline to complete online orientation modules

Read the details for August deadlines.

September & October Deadlines, Dates, & Action Items

  • September 1, 2021: Deadline to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination for participating in any in-person orientation and Polis programming and for autumn quarter
  • Early September: Deadline for submitting proof of immunization
  • Early September: Autumn pre-registration period
  • September, 17, 2021: Deadline to complete CliftonStrengths Leadership Assessment
  • September 20, 2021: Required math exam
  • Mid-September: Autumn Quarter bill due date
  • September 27, 2021: Start of the Autumn Academic Quarter
  • Mid-October: Deadline to confirm/waive University Student Health Insurance (U-SHIP)

Read the details for September & October deadlines.