HOW TO APPLY
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 strong sense of your abilities, social and professional aspirations, and a plan for your future.
what you need to know
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:
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.
Make sure you know about any applications and deadlines you might need to complete on campus to be approved for off-campus study.
Check in with your financial aid office to determine your cost to attend. Use our Cost Estimate Work sheet to determine a financial plan.
Summer - April 1 (Commit to our program by March 1, 2023 and
Fall - June 1
Spring - October 15
let's get started!
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:
Letter of recommendation
3. Submit your application and pay the $50, non-refundable application fee.
You will receive an email with:
A faculty recommendation form - you will send this to a professor to complete
A personal recommendation form - you will send this to a professor, coach, resident director, or boss to complete.
A placement interest form (internship and social work programs only)
After you complete all of 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.