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Graduate Student-at-Large

How to Apply to the Graduate Student-at-Large Program

Step 1: Apply Online

You will need the following for the online application:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Current resume
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended
  • Official documentation of BA/BS or equivalent if not included on transcripts
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores if appropriate
  • $75 non-refundable application fee

Application Deadlines

Admissions decisions are rolling and applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Late applications will be reviewed for admission to the following quarter. Late applicants are advised to contact GSAL admissions staff.

Graduate Student-at-Large and Graduate Student-at-Large: Business

Quarter Application Deadline
Winter 2021 December 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM CT

(International Students Requiring J1 Visa: November 1, 2020)
Spring 2021 March 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT

(International Students Requiring J1 Visa: December 15, 2020)
Summer 2021 May 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT

(International Students Requiring J1 Visa: March 1, 2021)
Autumn 2021 September 7, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT

(International Students Requiring J1 Visa: June 1, 2021)

Apply Online

Step 2: Interview

The GSAL Associate Director and team members will carefully review your application and, should you meet the general application standards, will invite you for either for a telephone or in-person interview. The interview is a time for you to share your main objectives and goals for participating in the GSAL or RS programs and an opportunity for the interviewer to help contextualize your academic performance thus far, and make collaborative plans for your academic future.

Applicants will be informed of the admissions decision by the end of the interview.

Step 3: Submit Transcripts 

Once you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts to:

The University of Chicago Professional Education

Attention: GSAL

455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Chicago, IL 60611

Or via email to

Transcripts must be submitted by the end of the first week of matriculating as a GSAL or RS student. Failure to do so may result in the inability to register for courses and disciplinary action.