Students study on the quad in summer.

Summer Session

Undergraduate Summer Quarter

Join us this summer from wherever you are to explore new subjects, delve into a current interest with intense focus, get ahead on credits, and broaden your powers of perception when you earn college credit with undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago.  

Visiting students can enroll in undergraduate courses drawn from the regular curriculum of the College at the University of Chicago, and will have access to the same exceptional educational resources that are available to all College students during the regular academic year. All of our classes are taught by distinguished professors and experienced lecturers. In these smaller class settings you will be able to receive personal attention from your professors and get to know other students in your class well.

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Summer Quarter Essentials

Information about Summer 2022 will continue to be updated throughout Winter Quarter.

Self-enrollment for UChicago undergraduate and graduate students begins March 1, 2022.  

    Summer Quarter courses can be anywhere from 3-10 weeks long, with the quarter ranging from June 13- August 19. 

    Most Summer Quarter courses are 3 weeks long and occur either June 13-July 1 or July 5-July 22. July 25-August 12 courses are reserved for the third and final course in a three-course sequence.  These sequences, such as Self, Culture, and Society, can be completed in just 9 weeks in back-to-back three-week sessions. 

    Three-Week Sessions
    June 13–July 1, 2022
    July 5–July 22, 2022
    July 25–August 12, 2022

    Check UChicago Course Search for the exact dates of all courses; Summer Quarter courses will be visible shortly before self-enroll opens on March 1.  Prior to then, course information can be found on the Summer Session Undergraduate Courses page.

    No courses will take place on Monday, June 20 in observance of the Juneteenth holiday or on Monday, July 4, the Independence Day holiday.

    Please see the September Term page for information about that separate term, which takes place from August 29- September 16.

    Please note that course offerings may change - UChicago Course Search, once launched in late February, will always have the most up-to-date information. Prior to its launch, students can use the Summer Session Course Finder to review the course offerings. September Term courses are also available in the UChicago Course Search, but these courses are only open to current UChicago College second, third, or fourth year students.

    Current UChicago College students should self-register no later than May 31, 2022. Courses with insufficient enrollments will be canceled. To register or change your enrollment after May 31, submit the Enrollment Request form

    • Most courses are three or five weeks long. 
    • All courses will be taught via remote instruction unless otherwise indicated. Those tagged as "in-person" are subject to cancellation or will shift to remote instruction pending COVID-19 protocols at the start of summer. 
    • Each summer course, regardless of length, is the equivalent of a full quarter-long (10 week) course, and meets for approximately 30 contact hours.

    The University of Chicago’s Summer Institute in Social Research Methods (SISRM) combines classroom instruction, workshops, and hands-on research experience for undergraduate and early-career graduate students. This five-week session offers accelerated training in theoretically-grounded research methodologies to better understand and develop more informed policy and program solutions to real-world problems, including challenges in public health, criminal justice, economics, human development and other areas.

    Courses: Participants must enroll in at least one Summer Quarter course that is part of the SISRM to be part of the program.  However, students do not have to be a part of SISRM to enroll in a given course.  Visit the SISRM website for more information about course offerings included in the program. 

    Research Opportunities:UChicago undergraduates enrolled in the SISRM are eligible to participate in the research assistant grant program which provides a faculty-mentored research experience in summer. Awardees will work as paid part-time research assistants on an ongoing research project of a Social Sciences faculty member. Go here to learn more.

    Current UChicago Students

    Current UChicago students must request term activation prior to self-registration.  Self-registration for Summer Quarter occurs through My UChicago and opens on March 1, 2022.  See the Current UChicago Students page for more information on Summer Quarter and September Term registration.

    Visiting Undergraduate and Graduate Students

    The application for Summer 2022 programs is now open. See the Visiting Students page for more information or - go here to continue your application.

    The current UChicago students summer page has information for them regarding waitlists.

    If a Visiting Student would otherwise be accepted but a course is full, their place on the waitlist will be managed by Summer Session staff.

    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 four 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.   

    Summer Quarter 2022

    Tuition: $4,380 per 100-unit course
    $7,500 per 300-unit SLI intensive course
    Student Services Fee: $391

    Students can apply for a waiver of the Summer Quarter Student Life Fee if they live over 50 miles from campus. Apply for a waiver through your My.UChicago portal after bills are posted.  

    No on-campus housing and dining will be 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.

    Billing

    • Visiting students must pay a $1000 deposit within one week of acceptance. 
    • Bills for Summer Quarter charges will be sent to all students in June; payment in full will be due in late July. 

    Summer Scholarships

    Limited financial aid is offered to current UChicago undergraduates through the Office of College Aid via the Summer Scholarship program. These partial scholarships help defray the cost of attending Summer Session programs for current UChicago students who receive aid during the academic year.  Summer Scholarships may be applied to all undergraduate programs administered by the Summer Session office: Summer Business Scholars, Summer Language Institute, and Summer Quarter. Information and links to Summer Scholarships are available here.

    Current undergraduate students in the College may also be eligible to apply for Summer Pell Grants or Stafford loans for assistance. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at college-aid@uchicago.edu for more information.  

     

    Summer Language Institute: A Note for UChicago Graduate Students

    Current University of Chicago MA students in the MAPH, MAPSS, CIR, CMES, and CLAS programs, as well as students entering those MA programs in Autumn 2022, are eligible for the MA Scholarship to help defray the cost of tuition for summer language study at the University of Chicago. Summer Language Institute courses will be taken in addition to the students’ regular programs of study and will not count towards degree requirements. As such, they are not eligible for federal student aid.

    For Summer 2022, those receiving the MA Scholarship will have final out-of-pocket tuition costs of $3,750 for 300-unit intensives and $2,190 for 100-unit courses. For information about additional aid through your department, contact your Dean of Students office. 

    There is no application for the MA Scholarship; all current and entering MA students in the MAPH, MAPSS, CIR, CMES, and CLAS programs will receive the scholarship upon enrollment. 

    Graduate students applying for certain programs may also be eligible to apply for a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship. The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program is administered by the federal government for American graduate students who are concentrating in a modern foreign language and a program that includes international or area studies. University of Chicago students apply for these fellowships through UChicagoGrad and their area Dean of Students offices. Priority for FLAS fellowships is given to UChicago students, but applications from visiting graduate students are considered carefully. The deadline to apply for a 2022 FLAS award from the University of Chicago will be in early February 2022. Details on the application process can be found on the UChicagoGrad website.

    Visiting Undergraduate and Graduate Students may apply for aid awarded through their home institution – check with your school’s financial aid office to see if this is available. The UChicago Office of Financial Aid cannot process awards for non-degree students.

    Summer Language Institute

    Need-Based Aid

    The Summer Language Institute has a limited amount of financial aid to help defray the cost of attendance for some visiting students who demonstrate financial need. To be considered for these need-based financial aid awards, all application materials and financial aid form must be completed in your application status page. We will review all aid applications received by the extended application deadline of April 7, 2022. Please note that we anticipate only being able to make aid offers to a portion of financial aid applicants.

    Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

    The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program is administered by the federal government for American graduate students who are concentrating in a modern foreign language and a program that includes international or area studies. Students from other universities may apply FLAS funds awarded at their home institution to eligible Summer Language Institute courses, and may receive additional scholarship aid from SLI to cover the difference between SLI tuition costs and your FLAS award. Contact the Summer Session office at summersession@uchicago.edu for more information. 

    Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Traveling Scholars Program

    Students who want to enroll and whose home institutions are part of the BTAA must apply as Visiting Students to the Summer Language Institute and email summersession@uchicago.edu.  They are eligible for a scholarship equal to 50% tuition per course.  

    Summer Financial Math and Summer Business Scholars

    Summer Financial Math and Summer Business Scholars also have a limited amount of financial aid to help defray the cost of attendance for some visiting students who demonstrate financial need. To be considered for these need-based financial aid awards, all application materials and financial aid form must be completed in your application status page.

    Summer Session Tuition Benefit

    Dependent children of University of Chicago full-time, benefits-eligible faculty, other academic appointees, and staff who are admitted to select Summer Session programs operated by the College will receive 25% off tuition costs for up to two Summer Session courses. For more information, refer to the Summer Session Tuition Benefit page

    This is the refund schedule for UChicago and visiting undergraduate students in Summer Quarter undergraduate courses and programs (including Summer Language Institute) only. For pre-college course policies, visit summer.uchicago.edu for more information. 

    • Enrolled students can drop a three-, four-, or five-week Summer Session course through Friday of the first week of the course.
    • Enrolled students can drop a six-, seven-, or eight-week Summer Session course through Friday of the second week of the course.

    UChicago students who drop a course on or before the relevant deadline will not be billed for that course and the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. Visiting undergraduate students who drop a course by the relevant deadline will not be billed for their course, but will not be refunded their $1,000 deposit (all deposits are non-refundable).

    Requests to drop a course submitted after the drop deadline (4:00pm CST of the dates listed below) will be processed as a course withdrawal, which means:

    • a “W” will appear as the course grade and
    • 100% of tuition will be billed

    Please check the course start and end dates in Class Search, these are the dates used when calculating eligibility to drop a course. 

    COURSE LENGTH

    START DATE

    END DATE

    DROP DEADLINE

    Summer Quarter      

    3 weeks

    6/13/22

    7/1/22

    6/17/22

    4 weeks

    6/13/22

    7/8/22

    6/17/22

    5 weeks

    6/13/22

    7/15/22

    6/17/22

    6 weeks

    6/13/22

    7/22/22

    6/24/22
    7 weeks 6/13/22 7/29/22

    6/24/22

    8 weeks

    6/13/22

    8/5/22

    6/24/22

    9 weeks

    6/13/22

    8/12/22

    6/24/22

           

    3 weeks

    7/5/22

    7/22/22 7/8/22

    5 weeks

    7/18/22 8/19/22 7/22/22

    3 weeks

    7/25/22

    8/21/22 7/29/22

    September Term

         

    3 weeks

    8/29/22

    9/16/22 9/2/22

    Current UChicago College students may add or drop courses via my.uchicago.edu through May 31, 2022. UChicago undergraduates wishing to add or drop a Summer Quarter course after May 31 must submit a request via the Undergraduate Enrollment Change Request form. The date the request is submitted will be used as the effective drop date.  Additional information about add/drop dates for September Term will be determined in March 2022.

    No on-campus housing and dining 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.