At Harris Public Policy, we’re committed to your success. To help make the most of your experience, we offer the following academic support programs. 

Pre-Orientation Programs

Academic English Pre-matriculation Program

The University of Chicago's Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP) is an approximately three-week summer program designed to support incoming international students who have not studied in the United States previously.  The program improve speaking proficiency in academic and professional contexts and introduce the cultural and professional resources at the University of Chicago.

Math Camp

Harris Math Camp is a three-week review course designed to ensure that incoming Master's students are proficient in algebra and calculus. The course prepares students for the mandatory math exam–which is held during orientation week–and their core course work. 

Writing Program

The Harris School Writing Program is designed to help students write for a public policy audience, from academic papers to policy memos. We work with professors to develop and evaluate writing-focused assignments in Core Curriculum classes, although assistance is not limited to Core classes. To help students advance their writing skills and effectively communicate evidence-based policy analysis, we:

  • provide detailed feedback on written assignments
  • host office hours to provide one-on-one assistance
  • conduct workshops on special skills

The Harris School Writing Program is comprised of a Director and 10 Teaching Assistants. Current students can view the schedule of office hours here.