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New Student Advising

Welcome to UChicago! This page provides an introduction to Academic Advising for incoming students and will help you prepare for Autumn Quarter registration. The professional Advisers in the College Academic Advising Office will help you pursue your academic interests and plan a program of study leading to a degree. In addition to helping you design your degree program, your adviser can direct you to University resources and services.

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Prepare for Autumn Quarter

    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.

    Take the math and all other appropriate online placement tests and submit AP/IB exam scores, if relevant.

    Identify the best courses to take this Autumn by reviewing the first quarter schedule information relevant to your area(s) of interest.

    Steps to Pre-Register for Autumn Courses

    STEP 1 

    In order to have access to the Pre-Registration site, you must meet with your Academic Adviser by 5:00 PM on Friday, August 12. Schedule an appointment with your adviser through the College Scheduling Site and click on 2022 Summer Advising to view appointment slots. 

    If you are not available to meet with your adviser by August 12, meet with them as soon as you are able. Your adviser can add you to courses after the Pre-Registration period, where space is available. 

    If you are not available to participate in Pre-Registration week, please make sure you've met with your adviser to share your course preferences. Your adviser can add you to courses after the Pre-Registration period, where space is available. 

    STEP 2 

    View and/or attend the Pre-Registration Webinar hosted by the College Academic Advising Office on Friday, August 12 at 12:00 PM (CDT). To register for this webinar, click here. If you are not able to attend the webinar, you may view the recording on the Orientation site here.

    STEP 3

    Between 9:00 AM (CDT) on August 15 and 5:00 PM (CDT) on August 19, visit my.UChicago to make your selections. Log in using your CNetID and Password. Click on the First Year Pre-Registration link on the right side of the page to begin the process.

    Note that my.UChicago works best in a browser with a cleared cache or through a private/incognito browsing window. Picking and ranking your selections is NOT first-come, first-serve. As long as you make your selections by 5:00 PM on August 19, your selections will be reviewed equally. You may make adjustments and changes to your rankings anytime during the week.

    STEP 4 

    Follow the instructions presented, starting with completing the education interest survey. Click Next when you are ready to move on. 

    STEP 5 

    View screenshots and step-by-step instructions on Pre-Registration on the Registrar's Website here. If you have questions about Pre-Registration, please contact your Academic Adviser.




    All first-year students have been assigned to an Academic Adviser that you are required to meet with (over the phone or by Zoom) between June 28 and August 12. Visit the College Scheduling Site to schedule an appointment.

    Bring this Core Worksheet with you to your advising appointment as a jumping off point for your conversation. 

    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 related to transfer credit.  For more information, see our Incoming Transfer Student FAQ.

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