April & May 2023 Pre-Enrollment Checklist Items

See details below for:

  • Financial aid: FAFSA & Grad PLUS loan application
  • Accepting your admission
  • Paying your deposit
  • Information on Core Course Advanced Placement and Waiver Exams, and PhD Courses
  • Joining your fellow community of policy leaders

As Soon As Possible: File FAFSA for Federal Financial Aid

Domestic and Permanent Residents Only

The UChicago Financial Aid Office provides details about completing your FAFSA and other steps you need to follow to apply for federal financial aid. The FAFSA for Autumn 2022 is now available, so we suggest eligible students complete a FAFSA as soon as possible, ideally right after accepting the offer of admission. Read more about your financial aid options.

April 15, 2023: Deposits Due

Early Action, Round One, and Round Two Candidates

If you were accepted as part of our early action or first round of admissions, you'll need to accept your admission and pay your deposit by April 15.

Late-May, 2023: Information released about Core Course Advanced Placement and Waiver Exams, including information about PhD Courses

Master's Students (Except MACRM)

We will hold Core Course Advanced Placement and Waiver Exams in September, before the start of Autumn Quarter. Master's students interested in taking the advanced versions of core courses or waiving advanced courses based on prior coursework should sign up to take these exams. We will provide more information on these exams and also information about PhD courses in late-May. 

May 26, 2023: Polis Cohort Assignments

Every incoming Harris student is assigned to a Polis which is a cohort of your peers that helps you build community and connections in smaller, more intimate groups

May 26, 2023: All Incoming Students Added to Slack

The Harris student Slack workspace is a place where you can connect with your fellow Harristas to collaborate, build social connections, and engage with the Harris student community. Use the following PDFs to get started with Slack and review the Harris Slack Community Standards: