June & July 2020 Pre-Enrollment Checklist Items

See details below for:

  • Accessing your UChicago email and network ID
  • Submitting transcripts
  • Completing the math self-assessment
  • Registering for Math Camp
  • Financial aid
  • Registering for the MAIDP Math Refresher and Submitting Diagnostic Assessment Results

Domestic and Permanent Residents Only

Students can begin applying for the Graduate PLUS Loans in June. A credit-check (valid for 180 days) is required for the Graduate PLUS. Please make sure that you complete the additional Graduate PLUS Master Note (MPN) can both be completed at https://studentloans.gov/. For additional information, please refer to UChicago Financial Aid website.


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, 2020 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.


June 1, 2020: Deadline for Submitting Your Transcript

Please note: We understand some incoming students are having challenges obtaining official transcripts. We have flexibility with the June 1 deadline for students not currently enrolled in a degree program or who graduated prior to June 1, 2019.

If you are not currently enrolled in a degree program and have your most recent degree conferral on your transcript, please follow this process to submit your official transcript if you haven't already done so.


All Master's Students (Except MACRM and MAIDP)

Complete the math self-assessment as soon as possible to help you decide whether to attend Math Camp.


All Master's Students (Except MACRM and MAIDP)

Registration for this three-week review course designed to ensure that incoming master's students are prepared for the mandatory math exam held during Welcome Week.

(PhD/MACRM students are required to participate in the Mathematical Methods Program.)


June 30, 2020: Deadline for Federal Financial Aid

Domestic and Permanent Residents Only

The UChicago Financial Aid provides details about completing your FAFSA and other steps you need to follow to apply federal financial aid. Read more about your financial aid options.

(PhD/MACRM students are required to participate in the Mathematical Methods Program.)


July 1, 2020: Deadline for MAIDP Students to Register for Each Session of the Math Refresher and Submit Results for the Diagnostic Assessment

MAIDP Students Only

The MAIDP Math Refresher is a three-week review course designed to ensure that incoming Master’s students are proficient in the mathematical concepts needed to successfully navigate the MAIDP Core Curriculum.


July 17, 2020: Orientation Cohort Assigned

Receive your orientation cohort assignment.


July 20-24, 2020: Meet Your Cohort and Orientation Leader

Attend a virtual meet-and-greet with your orientation cohort and Orientation Leader.


July 20, 2020: Join Slack

Join Slack, an instant messaging platform where you can communicate with your fellow students.


July 27, 2020: Academic Advising Appointments

Book an onboarding appointment with your academic advisor anytime after July 27th.


Late July, 2020: Access DataQuest

Access the coding platform, DataQuest, to start building your skills in Stata and R.


July 31, 2020: New Student Orientation Modules

Access the new student orientation modules, which include a wealth of information for new students.


July 31, 2020: Deadline for Submitting Your Transcript

Students Graduating After June 1, 2020

If you are currently attending a college or university and are expecting your degree to be conferred this year, you should submit official transcripts by following these steps.