In order to register for courses as a Graduate Student-at-Large, you will need to:
GSAL students can enroll for undergraduate or graduate courses and work closely with program staff to ensure appropriate course selection.
Please note that a $100 late fee will be placed for registration requests on or after the first day of the quarter.
GSAL and RS students may take up to two Law School courses per quarter. In order to register for Law School courses, students have to complete and submit the Non-Law School Student Permission to Register form to the Law School Registrar (1111 E. 69th St., LBQ 306H). Non-Law Student Permission to Register forms must be submitted prior to the start of the quarter during the Non-Law Student Registration period (as indicated quarterly on the Law School’s academic calendar).
GSAL/RS students who enroll in courses in the Law School are expected to comply with the rules regarding courses, seminars, examinations, and papers that apply to law students. Questions regarding Law School policies and regulations should be addressed to GSAL staff.
Non-MSFM University of Chicago students in graduate degree programs may take up to two classes in the MSFM Program without being admitted into the program. Graduate students must register for each class through their program of study. Permission from the MSFM Director and course instructor are required. Space limitations and prerequisites apply.
To request to take a course in the MPCS, please complete: non-MPCS Student Course Request form.
Students have active status for one quarter after admission and are eligible to register for classes (please note that not registering for classes will result in not having any student life benefits).
If you have not enrolled in at least one course within the past two quarters, you will need to renew your status. Contact Program Manager, Mitchell Catalano or Associate Director, Esther Pandian-Riske to renew your status.
Before registering for undergraduate or graduate courses, check for holds on your account that may impact registration before your enrollment date. Prior to the registration period, use the online registration tools available in MyUChicago. For any restrictions or alerts on your account, please contact Program Manager, Mitchell Catalano or Associate Director, Esther Pandian-Riske immediately.
Quick link to University Academic Calendar
GSAL/RS students should contact GSAL staff for course guidance and selection.
Add/Drop is available during the first three weeks of the quarter. Students are permitted to drop classes through Friday of the third week of the quarter. Students can also add classes through the third week with instructor consent, although most classes are closed after first week.
Weeks 1–3: Drop requests submitted by 4:30 pm Friday of third week will receive 100% tuition refund
Week 3: Classes may not be dropped after Friday 4:30 pm
Week 4–10: Withdraw from courses. Must be done before the final exam. In some cases, withdrawal requests must be made earlier in the quarter; check with GSAL staff for specific divisional policy. A grade of W will be recorded on the transcript, and no tuition refund will be granted. Non-attendance does not constitute dropping or withdrawing and may result in a failing grade.
"Today, there are high expectations across many industries to bolster the analytical rigor behind must-win company initiatives, but that frequently ends up being a little aspirational without the proper rigor…For me, learning more about the MScA program while I was taking classes through the GSAL program was an invaluable experience…I’m truly grateful for the GSAL program, as it played a critical role in ultimately deciding to pursue my MScA."
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