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APPLICATION INFORMATION

Discover your purpose. Make an impact. Live, learn, and work in the city of Chicago. The first step in your Chicago experience is applying through our admission process. Here is everything you need to get started.

The Chicago Center offers you the opportunity to gain college credit while living and learning together with other college students.

With our help, you will secure a professional, accredited internship and housing in the vibrant and diverse city of Chicago.

 

You can explore career paths through real-world applications and rigorous, seminar-style courses. Upon completion of the program, you will leave Chicago with a stronger sense of your abilities, social and professional aspirations, and a plan for your future.

Key Application Details

For your participation in our summer and semester programs, you will receive credit for your placement and seminar. Now is a great time to take the following steps:

 

  1. Meet with your campus advisor to see how this will fit into your four year plan and determine the credits you will receive for your participation in our program.

  2. Make sure you know about any on-campus applications and deadlines you might need complete to be approved for off-campus study.

  3. Check with your financial aid office and bursar offices to determine your cost to attend. Use our Cost Estimate Work sheet to determine a financial plan.

 

Application Deadlines​
  • Summer 2024 - April 15, 2024

  • Fall 2024 - June 1, 2024

  • Spring 2025 - October 15, 2024

1. Download our application checklist! This document will help you stay organized as you complete the application process. 

2. Complete your Online Application - ensure your resume and unofficial transcript are ready to upload for this step!

Applications to the Chicago Center include the following:

  • Resume

  • Short Essay

  • Unofficial Transcript

  • Letter of recommendation

3. Submit your application and pay the $50, non-refundable application fee.

1. Download our application checklist! This document will help you stay organized as you complete the application process. 

2. Complete your Online Application - ensure your resume and unofficial transcript are ready to upload for this step!

Applications to the Chicago Center include the following:

  • Resume

  • Short Essay

  • Unofficial Transcript

  • Letter of recommendation

3. Submit your application and pay the $50, non-refundable application fee.

1. Download our application checklist! This document will help you stay organized as you complete the application process. 

2. Complete your Online Application - ensure your resume and unofficial transcript are ready to upload for this step!

Applications to the Chicago Center include the following:

  • Resume

  • Short Essay

  • Unofficial Transcript

  • Letter of recommendation

3. Submit your application and pay the $50, non-refundable application fee.

Begin your Application

Getting Started on Your Application

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Stay organized as you complete your application process!

APPLY

You'll need to submit these items with your application:

  • Resume

  • Short Essay Response

  • Unofficial Transcript

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YOUR SHORT ESSAY QUESTION

How would a semester at the Chicago Center further your learning?

We want to make sure you're ready for a transformative semester and this essay helps you reflect on the reasons why you want to study in Chicago.

Most students are able to convey this in an essay that is shorter than one page.

We’re here to help. Find out what materials you’ll need to apply, learn about upcoming deadlines, and get helpful hints for your application. There’s never been a better time to broaden your education in Chicago.

What's next?

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  1. A faculty recommendation form - you will send this to a professor to complete.

  2. A personal recommendation form - you will send this to a professor, coach, resident director, or supervisor to complete.

  3. A placement interest form (internship and social work programs only)

After you complete these components, you will receive our college credit form. This form helps us determine the credits you will receive for your participation in our program and to know you have gone through all the proper channels on campus to be approved for off-campus study. 

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Ready to Enroll?

Once you have been accepted to our program, complete the Intent to Enroll form and pay your $100 intent to enroll fee. 

Remember there are scholarships available for each semester if you meet the following deadline: 

  • Commit by November 1 for spring semester - $1,000

  • Commit by March 1 for our summer semester - $500

  • Commit by May 1 for our fall semester - $1,000

Check with you financial aid office to make sure you are eligible for these additional scholarships. Students enrolling in spring 2024 and after are eligible.

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
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