Graduate Student-at-Large

Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal

GSAL also gave me a starting point for converting some of my exploratory zeal into well-channeled career efforts. Read more

Tushar Vaidya

"The program fulfilled my needs better than I expected because I got to take classes, teach classes, and do research all at the same time.” Read more

Andrea Wandrey

During the course of her Master’s studies at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in Germany, student Andrea Wandrey had a strong desire to expand her horizons and study at a top-tier university in the United States. Read more

Zhicao Fang

"Professors love to help you in whatever way they can. That’s one of the greatest things I ever experienced at U of C and in the GSAL program.” Read more

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Spring Deadline

March 15, 2016 at 11:59 CT
(International students requiring F1 visas: January 25, 2016)

Quarter begins March 28, 2016


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As a UChicago graduate student, you'll have access to faculty who are leading experts in their fields and accomplished teachers and mentors.

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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.