Graduate Student-at-Large Program

All day
Through August 6, 2019

Jul. 25

Graduate-Student-At-Large (GSAL) is a non-degree program that provides students who already have a B.A. degree the opportunity to enroll as full-time students at the University of Chicago. International GSAL students can take undergraduate and graduate courses at University of Chicago College; the Graduate Divisions of the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities; and the various graduate schools, such as the Divinity School, Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago Law School, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, and the School of Social Service Administration.

As part of the GSAL program, students will receive a UChicago academic transcript, as well as research and classroom experience at a top research institution, networking opportunities with M.A. and Ph.D. student classmates, and potential letters of recommendation from UChicago faculty. In addition, students can receive in-depth academic guidance during the program and post-program graduate school application advisement towards future graduate school admission with fellowship opportunities. Over the years, many GSAL students have transitioned into M.A., MBA and Ph.D. programs at the University of Chicago.

GSAL international students will receive J1 visas, and may stay up to three academic quarters, as long as they are in good academic standing and are receiving academic advising. All international students must have a TOEFL score of 104 or IELTS of 7.

Interested international students looking to begin classes by October 1, 2019 should submit an application by August 15, 2019. Online information sessions will be held on July 25, 2019 between 8-9am CST, and on August 6, 2019 between 12-1pm CST. To attend July’s online information session, please apply here; for August’s online info session, apply here. For more information about the GSAL program, please click here.