Academics

The academic experience at the Graham School is just as accommodating as it is rigorous. As a student, you are welcome to take advantage of many of the world-class resources and services the University has to offer.

Resources

Academic and Professional Advice

Contact program staff who will provide you with advice or redirect your questions. Contact information can be found on program landing pages.

Books and Course Materials

For courses which require you to purchase books and other course materials, these can be purchased at the Barnes and Nobel book store in the Gleacher Center or on the main Hyde Park campus at the University of Chicago bookstore and Seminary Co-Op.

  • Consult your course syllabus for information on which store can meet your needs
Library (For Credit and Degree Students)

Access the world-class libraries of the University of Chicago and the services they have to offer. Choose from 6 campus libraries ranked as the 9th largest research library system in North America. Visit the Library site to find out more.

Web and IT
  • Log on to your account on myUChicago to access your academic record and other useful information. (For credit and degree students only)
  • Log on to your account on our website to access your registration record and contact information. (For noncredit and noncredit certificate students)
  • Chalk (availability will be indicated by course syllabus) access course materials and assignments or take online tests and surveys; faculty can maintain and post grades using the Grade Center and encourage communication and participation through the Discussion Board, and blog and wiki tools.
  • Purchase computers, hardware and software through University Solutions Center. (For credit and degree students only)

Select Policies

Expectations of Satisfactory Academic Performance and Curricular Requirements
  • Expectations of satisfactory academic performance can be found in the Graham School’s Student Information Manual
  • Curricular requirements vary based on program. Please consult your program’s webpage or staff for details.
Academic Honesty: Plagiarism and Fraud

Plagiarism: It is contrary to justice, academic integrity, and to the spirit of intellectual inquiry to submit another’s statements or ideas of work as one's own. To do so is plagiarism or cheating, offenses punishable under the University's disciplinary system. Because these offenses undercut the distinctive moral and intellectual character of the University, we take them very seriously.

Proper acknowledgment of another's ideas, whether by direct quotation or paraphrase, is expected. In particular, if any written or electronic source is consulted and material is used from that source, directly or indirectly, the source should be identified by author, title, and page number, or by website and date accessed. Any doubts about what constitutes "use" should be addressed to the instructor.

Academic Fraud: Charges of academic fraud against students are subject to the University's policy on academic fraud when the regulations of the external sponsors (e.g. the federal government) are involved as determined by the Office of the Provost. In all other cases, charges of academic fraud against students are subject to this academic fraud policy only to the extent that they involve dissertations of students who have received their degrees, or work published or submitted for publication; other cases of academic fraud by students are subject to the Graham School’s disciplinary system.

Accomodations

Disability Accomodations
  • Visit Disability Services for more information on how the University can accommodate your specific needs and requests
  • Accommodations are also provided for students who are injured but not permanently disabled. Visit Injured Student Resources for guidelines