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

Get ready to start your Evening Master's Program classes the first week in October. Use this checklist to make sure you're ready to hit the ground running.


ACCEPT YOUR OFFER AND PAY YOUR DEPOSIT

DEADLINE: AS STATED IN YOUR LETTER OF ADMISSION

Complete the Admissions Reply Form and pay your $350 non-refundable deposit no later than the date stated in your letter of admission to secure your place in the Evening Master's Program. (Use the same login information that you used for your application.)


SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT

DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2019

If you submitted unofficial transcripts during the application process, you need to send your official transcripts to Harris by June 15, 2019. To submit official transcripts:

  • If your previous institutions allow you to submit electronic official transcripts, you may request those be sent to Harris at [email protected]
  • Alternatively, you may request that your transcript be sent by USPS first-class mail or express shipping. Transcripts should be sent to: Harris Public Policy, ATTN: Admissions, 1307 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Please do not send transcripts showing "unofficial" or "issued to student." We do not recommend hand-delivering opened transcripts, as these may not be considered official.


SAVE THE DATE AND RSVP FOR THE ADMITTED STUDENTS' RECEPTION

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2019

Students admitted to the Evening Master's Program are invited to the Admitted Students' Reception to hear from Harris Public Policy alumni, faculty, and staff from Career Development and Academic and Student Affairs.


SUBMIT YOUR FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED DEADLINE: AUGUST 2, 2019

If you intend to apply for financial aid, UChicago Graduate Financial Aid provides details about completing your FAFSA and other steps you need to follow to apply federal financial aid.  Be sure to include school code 001774 on your 2019-20 FAFSA.

You can read more about the financial aid options you have as a part-time student at Harris.


CLAIM YOUR UCHICAGO EMAIL & NETWORK ID

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED DEADLINE: AUGUST 2, 2019

Claim your UChicago email and network ID as soon as possible, but no later than August 2, 2019. You will need it to access many of the UChicago systems on this checklist.

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.


SAVE THE DATES FOR DAY ONE EVENTS

REGISTRATION OPENS JULY 1, 2019

Save all Tuesdays and Thursdays in September starting Tuesday, September 10!


COURSE REGISTRATION

You will be enrolled automatically for your courses each term.


SUBMIT PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION

RECOMMENDED DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

UChicago requires that all students submit proof of immunization. This process is tedious and strict: please check with your doctor. Please review detailed instructions about immunizations required for enrollment and submit all forms by the stated deadlines. We strongly recommend completing this process no later than September 24, 2019.


PAY AUTUMN QUARTER BILL

DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 28, 2019

You will receive your tuition bill on or shortly after August 29, 2019. Final payment is due approximately September 28, 2019. Login to your My.UChicago student portal to access your ebill and pay your tuition. More information about your ebill and managing your student account is available from the UChicago Office of Bursar.


REVIEW COURSE SYLLABI AND COMPLETE FIRST WEEK ASSIGNMENTS AND READINGS

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2019

You will receive information about how to access your course syllabi and details about assignments for the first week of class.


REVIEW THE ONLINE STUDENT HANDBOOK

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2019

Please read the Online Student Handbook, which details our academic policies and standards, by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. (You will need your CNet ID to login to the Current Students website.)


CLASSES START

OCTOBER 1, 2019

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6–8:50 p.m. at 1871 in the Merchandise Mart. Your first class will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019.