How to Apply to the Editing Certificate

Along with the completed online application, we require:

  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume or CV
  • Transcript confirming completion of a bachelor’s degree

Students may take one course without applying to the program.


Once you are accepted into your program, expect to be contacted by Kerry Armbruster, karmbruster@uchicago.edu, for course advising. You may begin taking courses immediately. Course registration closes seven days before the start of any class.

Members of related professional associations such as the Editorial Freelancers Association, Chicago Women in Publishing, Independent Writers of Chicago, the Council of Science Editors, and American Copy Editors Society qualify for a 10% discount when able to provide proof of current, valid membership. The professional membership discount is not available for online registration. Please call 773.702.1722 to register. If you are a member of an organization not listed above, please contact editing@uchicago.edu.