Summer Session

Current UChicago Summer Students

Summer is a great time for UChicago students to catch up or get ahead with coursework. Students can take Core courses, try a business course through Booth, explore a language, and so much more!

Summer 2022 General Policies

    All students should consult with their Academic Adviser before enrolling in Summer Quarter, Summer Language Institute, or September Term courses. 

    Step 1: Request Term Activation

    To register for courses, current UChicago undergraduate students must first request access to register through myUChicago. Please go here for directions on how to find the Summer Activation Request Form. For full instructions, see this page on the Registrar's website. Once that access has been granted, you may register for courses.

    Step 2: Register for Classes

    College student registration for regular Summer Session courses begins March 1, 2022 and the UChicago Course Search will be available shortly before then. Students can also use the Summer Session Course Finder to review the Summer Quarter and Summer Language Institute course offerings before then.  You must register for undergraduate courses on my.uchicago.edu before the dates below. After those dates have passed for the respective sessions, you will have to contact the Summer Session Office at summersession@uchicago.edu in order to register.

    For Summer Language Institute, current UChicago MA or PhD students may self-enroll beginning March 28. Prior to this date, MA and PhD students will be enrolled through their home departments or divisions - contact your Dean of Students office for more information.

    All Summer Session courses are for credit and provide quality letter grades. For Summer 2022, current College students may petition their instructor(s) for a P/F for any course, but be aware that all general education courses must be taken for quality grades and most courses satisfying requirements in the major must be taken for quality grades.

    College students are strongly encouraged to consult with specific departments before enrolling to learn about Pass/Fail rules and minor/major requirements, as well as their College Adviser before they begin the petition process. 

    In short, if you wish to take a course that you need for a graduation, major, or minor requirement, it is your responsibility to confirm with the offering department what their current policy for taking that course P/F. 

    All students should consult with their Academic Adviser before enrolling in Summer Session courses.

    Enrollment Limits
    Because Summer Session courses are on a more intensive schedule, it is not feasible to take the same number of courses concurrently as you would during a normal academic quarter and two Summer Quarter or September Term courses are the equivalent of a full-time course load.  While it is not recommended, students can take up to five total courses in the summer, as long as they are not enrolled in more than two courses that take place during the same dates. Some Summer Language Institute courses are 300 units and, therefore considered full-time by themselves. 

    Simultaneous Enrollments
    Ordinarily, students may not enroll in courses whose class time overlaps given the expectation that all students attended courses for which they receive credit. However, in Summer 2022, simultaneous enrollment may be permitted in remotely taught courses with the permission of both instructors and the approval of the Summer Session office.  Please find directions and a survey to submit a request at 2022 Undergraduate Simultaneous Enrollment Request.

    Please check course enrollment at Class Search before submitting a Summer 2022 Undergraduate Course Waitlist Request form.  

    This form should only be used to request placement on a waitlist for:

    • current UChicago undergraduate or graduate students wishing to enroll in Summer Quarter courses that are full or
    • current UChicago undergraduate students ONLY who wish to enroll in Summer Language Institute or September Term courses that are full

    Current or incoming UChicago graduate students wishing to enroll in Summer Language Institute courses that are full must submit the 2022 SLI Waitlist for Graduate Students. Contact your Dean of Students office if you have questions. 

    Questions? Contact Val Huston, Enrollment Manager, at vhuston@uchicago.edu.

    No housing is available for undergraduate or graduate students, either UChicago or Visiting, in Summer Quarter 2022.  UChicago students enrolling in September Term may be able to arrange for a housing assignment; please see the September Term page for details.

    Through May 31, 2022, current UChicago students can self-enroll or drop through my.UChicago.edu

    For additional details on costs, financial aid, and refund or drop deadlines, see the Summer Quarter page. 

Other Summer Options

    Running August 29- September 16, 2022, September Term provides an additional opportunity for second, third, and fourth-year students to fulfill course requirements, satisfy academic interests, or return to campus before the start of the 2022-2023 academic year.  Please see the September Term page for additional details.

    Students who are considering taking a summer course at another institution should complete the following steps:

    Read the Transfer Credit Policy with care: it will outline the procedures you need to follow before you take a class to make sure your coursework will transfer to your University of Chicago degree program.

    Speak to your College Adviser about the feasibility of such a plan. Your Adviser can answer any questions you might have and help explain the details of the process. 

    Visit the College Study Abroad website to find out more information about summer study options abroad as well as international travel funding. 

    Visit the College Center for Research and Fellowships for more information on summer research opportunities for undergraduates. 

    The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program through the Office of Career Advancement provides UChicago College students with a wide range of paid summer internship opportunities. Search for Summer 2022 opportunities via Handshake.

    • Log in to your UChicago Handshake account
    • Click "Jobs" 
    • Select "Filters"
    • In the dropdown menu, scroll down to "Labeled by Your School"
    • Select “2021-2022 Metcalf internship.”

    For Summer 2022, incoming College students may take one remote Summer Quarter undergraduate courses on a space-available basis. Although we hope we will be able to accommodate all interested students, we cannot guarantee that every student will receive a course assignment as demand for courses is at an all-time high. You can learn more here