Welcome to UChicago and the College Academic Advising Office! In late June, you will be assigned to work with academic adviser who will walk you through registering for your Autumn Quarter courses, and over your time here, will help you develop an individualized path through the curriculum that is shaped by your academic, personal and professional goals.
Before you register for Autumn Quarter courses, it is important that you understand what the requirements are to receive a degree. The UChicago undergraduate degree has three main components: general education requirements (commonly known as The Core), your major, and general electives.
Review the requirements necessary to earn an undergraduate degree at UChicago here.
All incoming students must take a Math placement exam. Students interested in pursuing further study in language, Chemistry or Computer Science (only if you've had prior experience) should take placement exams in these areas. Learn more about online placement tests and submit AP/IB exam scores.
Identify the best courses to take this Autumn by reviewing the first quarter schedule information relevant to your area(s) of interest.
All incoming and transfer students will participate in a process called "pre-registration" during which you will indicate your preferences for your Autumn Quarter courses. Pre-registration takes place in two parts.
Note: Pre-registration is an online process that requires internet access. If you will not have internet access during the June pre-registration period, you will be assigned to a Humanities sequence based on availability. If you will not have internet access during the August pre-registration period, please notify your academic adviser during your summer meeting so that you can discuss your schedule needs and preferences.
1. Familiarize yourself with the resources to help you select your preferences:
2. Review the Registrar's Website for step-by-step instructions on using the First Year Pre-Registration page that will be available in the student portal (my.uchicago.edu).
3. Between 9:00 AM (CDT) on Monday, August 14 and Friday, August 18 at 5:00 PM (CDT), visit the student portal (my.uchicago.edu) to make your selections. You will see a link on the right side entitled, First-Year Pre-Registration. This link will take you to a page where you may rank your preferences for autumn.
4. Your schedule will be visible in the my.uchicago.edu student portal on September 11. Any final changes to your schedule can be made in consultation with your academic adviser during the first week of Autumn Quarter.
Make sure you schedule to meet with your Academic Adviser virtually by August 11. You may schedule an appointment through the College Scheduling Site. General hours and contact information is below.
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - Noon, 1 - 4:30 p.m. CDT
Each year, we are excited to welcome a cohort of transfer students. As students new to UChicago, incoming transfer students follow the same basic procedures related to placement and pre-registration as other incoming students. As students who are transferring from another institution, we also recognize that you will have specific needs and questions, such as questions related to transfer credit. For more information, see our Incoming Transfer Student FAQ.