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Editing Certificate Application Requirements

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. A bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for the program.

Once students are accepted into the program, they can begin taking courses immediately. Course registration closes 10 days before the start of any class.

Applicants must submit

  • Completed online application
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Personal statement
  • Current resume or CV

Students may take one course without applying to the program.

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.

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