Adapted from the College Catalog. See the College Catalog for complete details.
The College awards the B.A. or the B.S. degree to qualified students who are recommended by the faculty. In order to qualify for the degree, you must complete the following:
Note: If the name on the diploma will not match the name on the transcript, complete a Change of Name form. You can change your address in the my.uchicago.edu portal. If you have questions, call the University Registrar at 773.702.7891.
Since Summer Quarter graduation deadlines change annually, check with a College adviser or the University Registrar.
Bursar balances of more than $1,000 must be cleared by Friday of ninth week of the quarter of graduation in order to receive your diploma.
By the start of the quarter of graduation, you should have:
Students who do not meet all graduation requirements by the appropriate deadlines will be removed from the graduation list, assessed a cancellation fee, and required to submit a new degree application prior to the anticipated quarter of graduation.
The University Convocation and College Diploma Ceremonies take place at the end of the Spring quarter each year. Students who have graduated in the preceding Autumn or Winter quarters are eligible to participate in Convocation Weekend, along with students graduating in the Spring and those expected to graduate in the subsequent Summer. Students graduating in the subsequent Autumn quarter must petition the College Dean of Students in order to be eligible to participate.
Students receive a grace period of two quarters after their last quarter in attendance, after which access to many services will begin to close. University of Chicago alumni retain access to the services listed below:
More information is available on the IT Services page: Account Closure Policies and Procedures FAQs.