Nope! While you are welcome to continue in a language you have previously studied if you wish to, our list of available languages goes far beyond what most high schools offer— including languages like Polish, Czech, Arabic, Akkadian, Ge’ez, Norwegian… — and you’re certainly welcome to start taking a new language on campus to satisfy the foreign language requirement.
Interviews are not a required part of the admissions process, but students who wish to interview may do so in one of two ways. Seniors are welcome to interview on-campus before they have applied, but must register for one of our available spaces here to do so. Many of our students interview with alums in their area— we know it can be difficult to make it to campus. Students who have applied will be able to request an alumni interview through their UChicago Account, which is established after submitting an application (don’t worry if you’re an early bird and have submitted already but don’t have a UChicago account, we haven’t yet activated this option). While we aren’t able to provide an interview option to every student who requests one, we do try to accommodate as many students as we can! You can learn more about interviews online here.
We figured we’d get this one out of the way by itself since it is important: apply for aid when you apply for admission. We encourage any student who is interested in applying for financial aid to do so at the time you submit your application. Although it is a bit of work, applying for aid as a domestic student does not impact your likelihood of acceptance, and doing so when you apply makes it more likely that you will receive your aid decision when you receive your admissions decision. For more information about applying for need-based financial aid (such as required forms, our Net Price calculator, and financial aid application timelines), please see here.