Graduate Student-at-Large

Ayman Moawad

“It seemed the most natural and convenient way for me to get back on track,” Ayman says. “And it was a great way to get closer to the different departments I was interested in at the University of Chicago.” Read more

Stacy Zhu

The GSAL program allowed me to explore. It allowed me to see how far I could go. If something didn’t work out for me, fine, I thought, but at least it wasn’t for lack of trying. Read more

Augustin Chapuis-Doppler

For me, being French, the courses I took through the GSAL program were doubly beneficial. Not only did they expose me to a critical aspect of American culture, which will be important down the road, but also they pushed me into situations where I had to use the English language in ways I never had before. Read more

Brian Goggin

It was really a perfect match. I needed more math and here were these amazing courses—and the Graham School offered the perfect way to take them. Read more

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Students accepted to the Graduate Student-at-Large (GSAL) program at the University of Chicago have already completed their bachelor’s degrees, and enroll in regular graduate and undergraduate courses at the University of Chicago. They may take courses at the College, in the Graduate Divisions of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities, and at the graduate schools in Divinity, Public Policy, Social Work, Business, and Law. The GSAL program serves as a bridge to take students from their undergraduate studies to graduate and professional degree programs of all types, helping you to determine whether graduate school is right for you, whether a particular field of study is the right field for you, and, if so, whether that particular program or school is a good fit for your academic success.