Getting Started: Graduate Student Checklist

For New Students

For Health Insurance and Immunization Requirements navigate to the After Registration chart.

After Admission

What to Do What it is Who Needs to do this
Create a CNet ID Create your CNET ID and password. If you are a former student or an alumnus of the University, you can reclaim your CNET ID at the same site. All Students
Check your email Check your University of Chicago email account. You are responsible for reading all University correspondence. All Students
Set up your UChicago account Check your current courses, mailing and billing addresses, grades, and more in your myUChicago account. All Students
Read student policies Familiarize yourself with publications and policies that govern your student life. All Students
Subscribe to cAlert Subscribe to the cAlert system so that the University can quickly contact you in the event of an emergency. All Students
Request accommodations Request disability accommodations (if needed). All Students
Browse Student Resources Browse the Graham School's student resource page for student-life related resources. All Students
Send Official Transcripts If you applied with unofficial transcripts, have your institution/s send us official transcripts on or before the second week of the quarter. Registered students who do not have official transcripts on file by the end of the second week, will have their course registrations withdrawn. All Students
Comply with Immunization Requirement The State of Illinois requires all students to provide proof of Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus/Diphtheria vaccination. Graduate Student-at-Large (business and non-business), Master of Liberal Arts, MSc Analytics, MSc Biomedical Informatics, Returning Scholar, Urban Teachers Education Programs

After Registration: For All Students 

What to Do What it is Who Needs to do this
Obtain Student ID Obtain your Student ID Card at the Identification and Privileges Office at the Regenstein Library. All Students
Apply or waive student health insurance Student health insurance by Friday of the fourth week of your first quarter of registration or be automatically enrolled in and billed for basic coverage: Read about the period of coverage and charges.*GSAL/RS students who purchase student health insurance AND enroll in classes during spring quarter will automatically have their coverage extended through the summer. In order to decline summer coverage, students must petition to waive the insurance by 7th week of spring quarter. Read through the Health Insurance Help Sheet. Graduate Student-at-Large (non-business), Returning Scholar, Urban Teachers Education Programs
Order your insurance card. If you have elected health insurance it is important to order your insurance card to carry with you in case of emergencies. Graduate Student-at-Large (non-business), Returning Scholar, Urban Teachers Education Programs
Check your courses Make sure your courses are correct in your My UChicago account. All Students