Summer Session

Visiting Undergraduate Summer Students

The Summer 2022 application is now open.

Students from around the world can discover the dynamic program and course opportunities for undergraduate students this summer at the University of Chicago through our programs. Students from all over the globe will be exposed to diverse ideas in classrooms taught by world-class faculty and instructors. During class, students are given the chance to take intellectual risks, dive deeper into subject matter, and discuss questions that define "The Life of the Mind."  

Costs, Financial Aid, and Refunds

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


Application and Important Dates

    The application for visiting students is now open.

    For all Summer Session undergraduate offerings, your online application is considered complete when the following materials have been received:

    • Personal Profile
    • Program and Course Selection
    • Transcript for undergraduate career
    • Test Scores (optional for domestic students)
      • International students are required to submit Duolingo English Test, TOEFL, or IELTS scores (see International Students page for details). A copy of the entire report should be provided, not just the final score. 
    • Additional Academic Information is required for applications to programs or courses in Computer Science, Math, Physics, and related fields of study that have academic prerequisites. 
    • Application Fee

    Admitted students for any program must confirm attendance by submitting a $1,000 non-refundable program deposit within seven days of the release of their admissions decision. Students will not be registered for courses or programs until this initial deposit is received. 

    2022 Visiting Undergraduate and Graduate Students Application Deadlines


    Application Fee

    Application Deadline

    Decision Released by



    Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    Mid-April 2022



    Thursday, April 7, 2022

    Late April 2022

    (in-person courses**)


    Through May 1, 2022

    Within three weeks of submission

    (remote courses)


    Through May 15, 2022

    Within three weeks of submission


    * Rolling admissions does not apply for the Summer Language Institute. 
    ** In-person courses are only open to visiting students who do not need student visas or housing.

Information for Admitted Students 

Remote Learning Essentials Checklist

    Claim your CNET ID after May 1 (you will receive you UChicago ID within a week of admission):

    Claim your Zoom account by June 3.  All registered students must activate their Zoom account to be able to participate in their course. Students must use their official UChicago account to join class meetings; you will not be able to enter meeting rooms using a personal Zoom account, or one that is associated with your regular school.

    Download Cisco AnyConnect to use UChicago VPN (virtual private network), which is needed to access UChicago Library databases. Students residing in China will need to use VPN to access Zoom and Canvas.

    Visit your course Canvas account. Login with your CNET ID at   All Summer Session Canvas sites will be available no later than one week before the first day of your course.  

    • Need help with Canvas? Email or call 773-702-9944 M-F 8:30am to 4:00pm Central US time.

    All Summer Session students new to the University of Chicago should visit    Here you will find information on how to use Zoom, Canvas, and other technical information.

    We strongly recommend you read through the information on this website and to test your access to Zoom and to your course’s Canvas site at least one week before your course starts, so that you are not delayed from participating on the first day of class.

    Use these links to order course books from the U of C Bookstore, starting May 27:

    You will need to look up your books to order by course number (available at or If your course does not have any books to purchase listed on the bookstores websites, then your all of your course readings will be uploaded to Canvas or available via electronic reserve through the library.

    You are strongly encouraged to order digital editions. The bookstore has requested digital editions wherever possible. In the cases where course materials could not be made available in digital form, the cost of domestic shipping of physical editions to students will be covered by the bookstore, and the Summer Session Office will cover the cost of shipping physical editions abroad to international students. (Shipping costs will not be covered if digital editions are available, but you elect to order physical editions.) Students who need physical books shipped outside the U.S. should use the bookstore's address (970 E. 58th St. Chicago, IL 60637) as their shipping address, which will prompt bookstore staff to reach out for their actual address, and then bill charges to the university.

    Students with any questions or concerns about ordering books should reach out to the bookstore directly at

    Bear in mind that all outlets, including Amazon, are experiencing shipping delays right now, so please do not assume that you can get physical books quickly from any source. Also, bear in mind that goods shipped outside the U.S. can sit in Customs for an undue length of time. Please use digital resources for your course materials wherever you can, and order any physical books from the bookstore as soon as possible, starting May 27.

    All Summer Session students will have access to remote library resources. Click below to review specific information.

Campus Life

Most Summer 2022 courses are being taught remotely.  Visiting students who have an existing student visa and who do not need campus housing may be able to register for in-person courses; no residential options (housing or dining) will be available.