How to Apply


Complete an online application

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

You must submit official transcripts to:

Andy Leahy
Admissions Coordinator, the Graham School
The University of Chicago
1427 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

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.

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.

Apply Online


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.

Quarter Application Deadline
Spring 2017 March 1, 2017 at 11:59 CT
(International Students Requiring Visas: January 25, 2017)
Summer 2017 May 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT
(International Students Requiring Visas: April 15, 2017)
Autumn 2017 August 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT
(International Students Requiring Visas: July 25, 2017)
Winter 2017 November 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CT
(International Students Requiring Visas: October 15, 2017)