Graduate Admissions

You've been admitted—now what? Take the next steps to complete your enrollment.

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The information on this page is for students admitted to a master's degree program or enrolled in courses through Graduate Student-at-Large.

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Step One: Secure Your Spot

  • Log into the application portal with the same login information you used to apply.
  • Confirm your enrollment by accepting your offer and paying your deposit. This must be completed before any additional steps.
  • Obtain your UChicago ID, an eight-digit number starting with “12,” which will appear in an email after you pay your deposit.
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Step Two: Create Your CNetID

Once you obtain your UChicago ID number, you can create your CNetID (Chicago Network Identifier), required to access most online services at the University of Chicago, including wireless, cMore, Canvas, Wiki, file storage, and campus email.

Create CNetID

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Step Three: Set Up Your UChicago Email

Visit the IT Services website for information on how to set up your campus email. Students are expected to check and respond to their UChicago email regularly. 

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Step Four: Complete the Enrollment Checklist

All admissions reviews are conducted with unofficial transcripts. All admitted students must provide an official transcript showing the conferral of your undergraduate degree, the date of conferral, and your area of study. Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution granting the degree. If transcripts are being sent electronically, please instruct your institution to send it through the e-transcript service at

Alternatively, you may request your official paper transcript in the original school sealed envelope to be sent by USPS first-class mail or express shipping to:

The University of Chicago Professional Education
Attention: Admissions
455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Suite 950
Chicago, IL 60611

Submit your immunization records.

You must comply with the University's health insurance requirements to remain in good standing. If you have elected health insurance coverage, do not forget to order your student health insurance card to carry with you in case of emergencies.

If you are interested in financial aid to help finance your graduate education, you can work with the University of Chicago’s Graduate Aid office. As a newly admitted student, you are eligible to begin working with a financial aid representative. View instructions on applying for funding.

GSAL students do not qualify for financial aid.

You may request any necessary accommodations through Student Services.

The University’s electronic emergency mass notification system enables University officials to provide notifications and updates to enrollees prior to, during, or after an emergency. Sign up for cAlert.

View the UChicago Student Manual.

Master's candidates: View the Graham Student Manual

Check your mailing and billing addresses, grades, and other vital information in your my.UChicago account.

In order to obtain a visa and enter the US with the correct status, you must obtain a certificate of eligibility: Form I-20 (F-1) or DS-2019 (J-1). Please visit the Office of International Affairs for additional information.

Program-Specific Tasks

Individual programs may have additional tasks to complete such as pre-enrollment course requirements, webinars, and orientation events. Program staff will notify you via email.

Resources for Current Students

As a student, you are welcome to take advantage of many of the world-class resources and services the University has to offer.