Find helpful next steps as a newly admitted student and many of the resources available to you as a current GSAL student below.
Congratulations! You have been admitted into the Graduate Student-at-Large Program at the University of Chicago. Please read these details carefully, on both the After Admission and the After Registering for a Course sections below.
GSAL students will receive tuition and student life bills only after they have registered at least for one course for the quarter. Students will be billed for medical insurance (USHIP) automatically unless they waive it at the start of their first quarter of studies as a GSAL student. If not waived at the start of their first quarter of studies, during subsequent quarters, USHIP will automatically bill the student, and an appeal process must to be initiated through the Dean of Students Office at the Graham School in order to opt out of coverage.
Upon arrival, international GSAL/GSALB students should plan to:
GSAL students in good academic standing (with no more than 1 grade of “C” in total) remain in active status for up to four quarters of non-registration after their initial acceptance into the GSAL program.
After four quarters of non-registration, GSAL requires an updated candidate statement and resume from students wishing to have their status reinstated in order to take courses again.
Please note that even one quarter of non-registration will result in not having any campus benefits, as students may not retain student life benefits without actively being registered for courses as a GSAL student.
The GSAL program advising team supports their students in the development of their academic, career, and life goals by:
Esther Pandian-Riske, who heads the advising team for GSAL, is a graduate alumna of the University of Chicago and will meet one-on-one with students, help with the graduate school admissions process (reviewing statements and advising on obtaining letters of recommendation) as well as plan a range of periodic academic and social events for students to meet and network with colleagues and faculty members.
Dean of Students team is available for student support in the areas of academic progress, issues of student life, well-being, and student conduct. Jarquetta Egeston, Graham School's Associate Dean of Students, can be reached at GrahamDOS@uchicago.edu.
All GSAL/RS students have access to the many University services during each quarter in which they are registered for classes.
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