I could have sworn that I read somewhere that when you get accepted to UChicago you get a free scarf. Is that true? If so, does it come directly with your acceptance letter (so you'll know by looking at the package if you got in or not)? Thanks :)
When analyzing applications are you more interested in applicants who have high GPAs and high ACT scores or the people who tend to have a fairly high GPA and ACT scores, but balance it with other factors such as volunteer work, school activities, internships, ect.?
In all things, balance.
We look at applications holistically, meaning, we take every aspect of your application into account. It is important for us to know that you will be a good fit in the UChicago community, and the only way for us to know that is if we look at how you respond to the application essays, where you spent your time in high school (did you babysit? were you a varsity athlete? were you caption of your debate team?), and, yes, your GPA and test scores, among other things.
“You’ll make mistakes, but as long as what you’re focused on is what you’re passionate about, all the other things will fall into place. If there’s anything you’re going to give less priority to, it shouldn’t be your passion. You can never go wrong with that.”—Great advice from Dan Rubin, in celebration of The Great Discontent turning three today. (via creativesomething)
“I have found my home here in Chicago— its delicious and diverse restaurants keep me fed, its countless concerts and plays keep me entertained, and the hum of traffic by the lake provides a backdrop to my naps.”—Ryan O., class of 2013
Dear UChicago, I am in love with your school. Seriously, I love UChicago so much that applying feels a lot like preparing for a marriage proposal. I got a fee waiver a few months back, but I don't know what to do with it. One of my friends go one, and she said that the form wasn't a fee waiver but rather a form to apply for a fee waiver. Is this the case? If so, should I send the fee waiver in the mail now or wait until I apply? Thank you so much, and also, I love your Tumblr.#alwaysreblog
Adorable! We sent out a fee waiver option to many students who may want one earlier in the summer. It’s designed to be easy to use if you need it, easy to ignore if you don’t, honor-system style— we want to make it easy/not scary for people who could benefit from the fee waiver to get one without having to ask. To use it, simply fill out the information on the form and upload the form to your UChicago account— that’s it! You can send it in at any time during the year you plan to apply (so, don’t send it in now if you’re a junior, but if you’re a senior you’re welcome to upload it to your account or mail it to us even if you haven’t finished your application yet).
For anyone who didn’t get the mailer but could use the waiver, here’s a link to grab one online: https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/pdfs/fee-waiver.pdf
We would like to welcome all of the new students who arrived on campus yesterday. Take this week to learn more about UChicago, make friends, explore the amazing city of Chicago, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! We are so excited to have you and bring you into our little community.
Hyde Park’s Seminary Co-op Bookstore is not merely a bookstore. It is a community. It is a small town. It is a church, a sacred place.
…so says renowned legal scholar/former UChicago professor/Co-Op member Cass Sunstein in what he calls a “love letter” to our store, which ran in the chicagotribune yesterday. Touched, honored, misty-eyed - we are all of these things and more.
Great to see one of our local bookstores getting some love!