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

Three-Week Sessions Five-Week Sessions
June 21–July 9, 2021 June 21–July 23, 2021
July 12–July 30, 2021 July 26–August 27, 2021
August 2–August 20, 2021  

Summer 2021 course information will be available early in 2021. 

Please note that course offerings may change. Self-register no later than May 31, 2021. Courses with insufficient enrollments will be canceled. To register after May 31, contact 

  • Most courses are three or five weeks long. 
  • Each summer course, regardless of length, is the equivalent of a full quarter-long (10 week) course, and meets for at least 30 contact hours.
  • The most up-to-date information on all courses, including individual course descriptions and prerequisites (if any), can be found at or at (filter for Summer 2020).
  • Courses marked with (SISRM) are part of the Summer Institute for Social Research Methods.
  • To search Summer 2021 courses by date or subject, visit our Course Finder once enrollment opens in early February 2021. 


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.

Information about Summer 2021 course offerings will be available early in 2021.

Courses: Participants must enroll in at least one Summer Quarter course that is part of the SISRM to be part of the program. Visit the SISRM website for more information about course offerings. 

Research Opportunities: 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. Applications for the SISRM Research Grants are due March 5, 2021. Go here to learn more and apply.

Current UChicago Students

Self-registration for Summer Quarter will begin in early February 2021. 

Visiting Undergraduate Students

The application for Summer 2021 programs will open early in 2021. 


2021 Visiting Student Application Deadlines:

  • Regular Deadline: February 24, 2021
  • Extended Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • International Student Deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Rolling Admissions: April 1 - May 1, 2021


Summer 2021 Rates

  • Tuition: $4,250 per course
  • Student Life Fee: $470 (estimated)
  • Housing & Dining: Not available for Summer 2021. 


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

Financial Aid

Financial aid varies depending on your student status. For more information, visit the Current UChicago Student or Visiting Undergraduate Student page. 

Refund Schedules and Drop Dates

Visit the FAQ or Current UChicago Student pages for detailed refund schedules. 

No residential options are available for Summer 2021.