April & May 2021 Pre-Enrollment Checklist Items

See details below for:

  • Financial aid: FAFSA & Grad PLUS loan application
  • Accepting your admission
  • Paying your deposit
  • Accessing your UChicago email and network ID
  • 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 2021 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, 2021: 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.


All Students

Claim your UChicago email and network ID as soon as possible. You will need it to access many of the UChicago systems on this checklist. Staring June 1, 2021 all official Harris and University communications will be sent to your UChicago email. You are responsible for reading all email correspondence.

Note: To claim your UChicago email and network ID, you will need your UChicago ID number, which is an 8 digit number starting with "12." You should have received an email after you paid your deposit providing you with your UCID number. If you do not know your UCID number, please email Admissions, and they will look it up for you.


May 17, 2021: 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.


May 24, 2021: 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