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.
Academic Advisers are here to help you navigate the course selection process and have created reference materials and tools to help you prepare for your first quarter on campus. You will be assigned an Academic Adviser by the end of June and will be able to find your adviser’s contact information and make an appointment with them at that time on your my.uchicago.edu portal.
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.
Incoming students will pre-register for their autumn quarter courses in a two-step process:
Steps to Pre-Register for your Remaining Autumn Quarter Courses
Between now and June 28, Contact the College Academic Advising Office with any questions you may have. You will be assigned a permanent Academic Adviser just prior to June 28. Once you are assigned to your Academic Adviser, you will be required to meet with them (over the phone or by video conference) between June 28 and August 13. Bring the Core Worksheet with you to your advising appointment as a jumping off point for your conversation.